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EURO 2020: Is it coming home or its going Rome?
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Fri, 9 Jul 2021   ||   Nigeria,
 

Friday 9th July, 2021: As the world is looking up to the upcoming Euro 2020 between England and Italy, the trending slogan right now is, “is it coming home or its going Rome.”

For England, their slogan is “it’s coming home” while Italy’s own is “it’s coming Rome”, the question now is where is it going to?

On Sunday, Italy, who beat Spain on penalties shoot-out in the semi-finals, will play with England. England qualification was reached after extra time was given when playing with Denmark in their semis.

Recall that England are on the verge of ending their 55 years of hurt thanks to Wednesday night’s emotional semi-final win over Denmark at Wembley.

The Three Lions who had ended 55 years of drought secures their first appearance in a major international final since lifting the World Cup in 1966.

CEOAFRICA checks showed that various theories have been pouring in by different football analysts on which team is favorably to lift the trophy comes on Sunday.

While some are of the views that England, the team that has travelled the least at Euro 2020, are now the overwhelming favorites to lift the trophy, others are said Italy will take the trophy home.

The match will be roared on by nearly England 60,000 spectators but unfortunately Italy fans are not permitted to travel because of Covid restrictions.

Italy on the other hand is a team that is completely in form right now, with high numbers of quality players combined in the squad, as they arrived at Euro in a curious position with unbeaten in 27 games making it 33 matches unbeaten run presently.

Gareth Southgate side believes Sunday would certainly be a storybook ending to the tournament for a side that have previously never reached the showpiece, so putting of their best is adequately require.

Roberto Mancini side on the other hand were considered ‘dark horses’ at the outset of the tournament but have firmly thrust themselves into the discussion for lifting the trophy after impressive victories over the likes of number one team in the FIFA ranking of the world football, Begium, and Spain.

There is a saying which goes ‘it is the end that will justify the means’, with the current form of England who only conceded one goal throughout the tournament and Italy side who is the king of unbeaten, Sunday night will decide.

The final match is scheduled to take place on Sunday 11th of July, 2021, at Wembley Stadium, London, England, kicking off by 8:00pm.

 

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