Italy-England, historic matchup in the World

Italia-Inglaterra, duelo de históricos en los Mundiales
Pirlo scored this Panenka to decide the penalty shootout against England in the European Championship 2012. PHOTO: EITB

Last update 8 July, 2021 by Alberto Llopis

Italy-England, five champion stars, four for the Italians and one for the English. A match that despite facing two classics, it has not been a record in the final phases of a great tournament. Now they play the title of the Eurocup 2020, a trophy that the Italians have won once and the English none.

The history of matches between Italy and England

Italy and England they have seen each other twice in the history of the World Cup. It was in Italia 90, where the hosts beat the English by two goals to one in the match that decided the third and fourth place of the Italian event and in the Brazil World Cup 2014 where the result was repeated with the 2 a 1 for Italians.

¿How many games have Italy and England played?? Until the final of the euro 2020 both teams have faced each other 27 occasions, con 11 victories for the Italians, eight for the English and eight draws. Italy did not win any of the first 8 matches that faced both teams while England have only won one of the last 7 clashes between both teams.

In the history of the European Championship they have also faced each other on two occasions and on both occasions the country of the boot took the jack to the water. In 1980 they won by 1-0 in the group stage with a goal from Marco Tardelli and in 2012 in the penalty shootout with the already remembered ‘penalty and lo Panenka‘ released by Andrea Pirlo.

The final of the Eurocup 2020

The final of the Eurocup that is played on 11 July 2021 will mark a before and after Italy is going for its second tournament after winning that of 1968 and lose the end of the year 2000 against France with a ‘golden goal‘ and of 2012 thrashed by Spain (4-0). England wants to finally put its name on it winners of the European Championship. The English are playing their first Euro Cup final and their first grand final since 1966.

Alberto Llopis

Hanged for football fully. Attempt to gather letters and tell stories in Specialist retro football Current. Football Coach Level II. You can follow me on @AlbertiniLlopis @colgadosfutbol
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