Italy v England: Road to Euro 2020 final - in pictures

How the two teams earned their spot at Wembley

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After a tournament held in 11 different countries over the past month, we have finally reached the final of Euro 2020.

England play host to Italy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday as Gareth Southgate's side look to win their nation's second major tournament, 55 years after beating West Germany to lift the World Cup at the same — albeit rebuilt — venue.

The Italians are in a more familiar setting in terms of major final appearances, having won the World Cup four times and the European Championships once. Roberto Mancini's team also enter this final after going a remarkable 33 games unbeaten and beating Belgium, the world's No 1 ranked team, and Spain in the knockout stages.

England, though, are also in a good place by improving on their semi-final appearance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, having only conceded one goal in the finals and also ending a 55-year wait for a knockout tie victory over Germany in the last 16.

Both teams finished top in the tournament's group stage. Italy enjoyed a 100 per cent record after beating Turkey, Switzerland and Wales, while England defeated Croatia and the Czech Republic, while drawing with Scotland.

After a slow start to the finals, England captain Harry Kane now has four goals, leaving him one shy of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrick Shick of the Czech Republic in the race for the tournament's golden boot. Kane's teammate Raheem Sterling has three goals while five Italian players — Ciro Immobile, Federico Chiesa, Manuel Locatelli, Matteo Pessina and Lorenzo Insigne all have two.

To see how both teams completed their journey to the final, take a look through the gallery above.



Updated: July 11, 2021, 11:28 AM