THISDAY

England Face Italy in Euro 2020 Final Live on Star Times

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England will finally be playing in their second major football final on Sunday after 55 year as they face Italy in the Euro 2020 championsh­ip match. The match will be aired live and in HD on the affordable pay-TV platform, Star Times at 8 pm.

The last time England played a final in Wembley was in 1966, when they beat Germany 4-2 to lift the World Cup - for the first and only time - and on Sunday they will be looking to win the Euros for the first time.

To get to the final, the Three Lions had to overcome some stiff opposition in the semi-final from Denmark, who took the lead only to lose to an extra-time penalty scored by England’s captain Harry Kane.

Going into the tournament Gareth Southgate’s team were the favourites to win and they have looked impressive – particular­ly in the knock-out rounds.

England’s success has been built around a solid defence - that has conceded just once in the six matches at the tournament - and the dangermen upfront, Kane and Raheem Sterling.

The two could hardly be more different. Sterling dazzles with his skill and loves to dribble into the box, while Kane is a powerful centre forward who uses his strength and size to be a constant threat.

Italy, meanwhile, earned their place in Sunday’s final with a penalty shoot-out win against Spain, with young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma being the match winner as he saved Álvaro Morata’s decisive spot-kick.

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