Just one game left at Euro 2021 and it has all the ingredients to be the best one yet.
England will try to win its first major title since the 1966 World Cup when it hosts Italy in the European Championship final at Wembley Stadium in London. It already made history by advancing to its first final in the last 55 years and as host, it is also the favorite to win it.
Italy will be the opponent and the Azzurri won’t be an easy out for England. The Italians, who are chasing their second Euro title and first since 1968, are currently on a 33-game undefeated streak and they’ve played some of the best soccer of the tournament, knocking off quality teams like Belgium and Spain. England’s path in the knockouts included Germany, Ukraine and Denmark.
A capacity crowd is expected at Wembley and the pressure and expectations will be squarely on the English. They will be relying on Harry Kane (four goals), Raheem Sterling (three goals) and a stingy defense (only one goal allowed all tournament) to finally capture their first Euro title.
England vs. Italy live score
ENG: Luke Shaw (Kyle Walker) – 3rd min.
England vs. Italy updates and highlights
4th: That was the fastest goal ever to start a European Championship final match.
3rd min: England goal!!! Luke Shaw scores his first-ever England goal on a sweet volley. He took it in stride and beat the goalkeeper at the near post.
2nd min: Harry Maguire just gives away a corner, kicking it out, but Italy can’t take advantage.
1st min: We’re off.
2:55 p.m. ET: Finally, the anthems:
2:40 p.m. ET: Some “Sweet Caroline” to pass the final minutes here:
2:20 p.m. ET: The Italian fans at Wembley. Question is whether they can make themselves heard during the game:
2:15 p.m. ET: Warmup time. Italy’s out first. We’re getting there:
1:45 p.m. ET: Fans are taking their places at Wembley:
1 p.m. ET: Things don’t seem to be any better closer to Wembley, where fans are storming barriers.
12:00 p.m. ET: We can’t verify if this actually happened today, but it is cool and hard to pull off:
11:44 a.m. ET: Crowds of people were gathering hours in advance of the final and that was not necessarily a good thing in some places:
England vs. Italy starting lineups
Earlier reports were confirmed that England is going back to a three central defender formation with two wingbacks in Luke Shaw (left) and Kieran Trippier (right). Bukayo Saka makes room for Trippier.
Italy rolls out the same side that got past Spain with Ciro Immobile keeping his role at center forward despite rumors that the head coach was contemplating a switch.
Starting lineup (3-4-3, left to right): 1-Jordan Pickford-GK — 6-Harry Maguire, 5-John Stones, 2-Kyle Walker — 3-Luke Shaw, 4-Declan Rice, 14-Kalvin Phillips, 12-Kieran Trippier — 10-Raheem Sterling, 9-Harry Kane, 19 Mason Mount
Available subs: 23-Sam Johnstone-GK, 13-Aaaron Ramsdale-GK, 15-Tyrone Mings, 16-Conor Coady, 24-Reece James, 7-Jack Grealish, 8-Jordan Henderson, 17-Jadon Sancho, 25-Bukayo Saka, 26-Jude Bellingham, 11-Marcus Rashford, 18-Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 21-Gigi Donnarumma-GK — 13-Emerson Palmieri, 19-Leonardo Bonucci, 3-Giorgio Chiellini (C), 2-Giovanni Di Lorenzo — 6-Marco Verratti, 8-Jorginho, 18-Nicolo Barella — 10-Lorenzo Insigne, 17-Ciro Immobile, 14-Federico Chiesa
Available subs: 1-Salvatore Sirigu-GK, 26-Alex Meret-GK, 15-Francesco Acerbi, 23-Alessandro Bastoni, 24-Alessandro Florenzi, 25-Rafael Toloi, 5-Manuel Locatelli, 12-Matteo Pessina, 16-Bryan Cristante, 20-Federico Bernardeschi, 9-Andrea Belotti, 11-Domenico Berardi
How to watch the Euro 2021 final
- Date: Sunday, July 11
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV channel (USA): ESPN in USA
- Spanish-language TV (USA): Univision, TUDN
- Streaming (USA): fuboTV, ESPN+, TUDN app, TUDN.tv
- TV channel (Canada): TSN 1/4
- Streaming (Canada): TSN Direct
USA TV & streaming
The Euro 2021 championship match will be broadcast in the USA by ESPN in English and Univision and TUDN in Spanish.
Both those networks can be streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial). ESPN+ will carry the match for subscribers and the match will be available on the TUDN app for authenticated users.
Canada TV & streaming
The match will be carried by TSN 1/4 in Canada and it will also be streamed on TSN Direct, which is available to authenticated users with a TV service provider. Fans can also subscribe to TSN Direct without a provider.