UEFA speak out on Jorginho decision in Euro 2020 final

UEFA referees chief Roberto Rosetti has clarified why Italy midfielder Jorginho was not sent off for a controversial challenge on England’s Jack Grealish during the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. Jorginho was shown a yellow card for the tackle by on-field referee Bjorn Kuipers and the VAR official on duty saw no reason to intervene, despite painful contact from the Italian’s boot high up Grealish’s leg. Rosetti has explained that Jorginho’s contact with the ball first to win the tackle, prior to following through and connecting with Grealish, was the crucial factor. Had there been no contact with the ball first and Jorginho had solely made contact with his opponent, it would have been red. “[Kuipers] saw Jorginho trying to play the ball

How the 142 goals at UEFA EURO 2020 went in

Leonardo Bonucci's equaliser in the final was the 142nd goal at EURO 2020 – we analyse how every one was scored.UEFA EURO 2020 set new landmarks for the most goals scored and the highest goals per game ratio at any finals. UEFA.com decided to dissect all 142 goals, analysing how, when and where they came about and noting any changing trends from previous tournaments.61: Right foot43: Left foot27: Head11: Own goalsRelated ArticlesWere these the best games at UEFA EURO 2020?Jul 11, 2021UEFA announce Euro 2020 Team of the TournamentUEFA announce their Team of the Tournament for Euro 2020, with Raheem Sterling, Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker, Pedri, Romelu Lukaku, Gianluigi Donnarumma & more.Tom Gott|10:55 AM GMT+1Leonardo Spinazzola pens emotional letter to

Which club have had the most EURO winners?

Spanish and German national teams have won more EUROs than any other country but when it comes to club sides, which have provided the most EURO-winning players?After UEFA EURO 2020, players from 104 different clubs have collected winners' medals over the years, with Atalanta, Lazio and Sassuolo joining the list thanks to Italy's Wembley triumph.Lyngby have currently provided twice as many winners as Manchester United but no side have come close to the success of Bayern München, Real Madrid and Barcelona – no surprise, perhaps, given Germany and Spain are the competition's most successful teams. However, with four victors this time around in Giorgio Chiellini, Federico Chiesa, Leonardo Bonucci and Federico Bernardeschi, Juventus have now emulated that trio by getting to

Marcus Rashford mural restored after vandalism

The mural of Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford which was vandalised following the Euro 2020 final has been fully restored by the original artist.Alongside Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, Rashford missed a penalty in the shootout finale against Italy, and explicit graffiti was soon found on the Manchester mural targeting both Rashford and soon-to-be club teammate Sancho.Akse has repaired the mural / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/Getty ImagesThe vile messages were soon covered up by messages of support from the local community in Withington, but thankfully, original artist Akse has returned to the mural to restore it to its former glory.Thousands of messages of support have been left at the scene, which only adds to the emotional nature of the mural."The

Grading every England player’s Euro 2020

The rollercoaster that was Euro 2020 is over, and it was a memorable one for England for all sorts of reasons.Gareth Southgate's men made it all the way to the final - their first time there since 1966 - and gave fans one of the most memorable summers they have ever seen. It might not have ended well, but the overwhelming feeling is one of positivity.Let's grade every player's performance.Pickford was outstanding / Visionhaus/Getty ImagesPickford didn't concede a goal until the semi-final and was a driving force behind England's success.He made some excellent saves and looked like a real leader at the back, blossoming into the kind of players fans have always wanted him to be.Ramsdale was on the fringes

Luke Shaw’s Euro 2020 displays are finally seeing him get the credit he deserves

For precisely 64 minutes and 19 seconds, Luke Shaw's name was pencilled into English footballing history as the winning goalscorer in his country's first ever European Championship final.Few will need reminding that said statement has since been revised a little, and he's now joined Kieran Trippier as the protagonist in irritating 'life peaked at this moment' tweets from 15-year-olds.[embedded content]While the Manchester United left back's fairytale moment was soured by those dastardly Italians on Sunday night, his performance in the final - and the five outings that went before it in this summer's competition - proved he's back to his best and should be recognised as one of Europe's top left backs.Heading into Euro 2020, a lot of the discourse

UEFA announce Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament

UEFA have decided on their Team of the Tournament for Euro 2020, with five representatives from winners Italy making the cut.With goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma winning the award for the tournament's best player, his inclusion in the squad was always assured, and there were a handful of other Italians who most expected to make the cut.?? Introducing the official Team of the Tournament for #EURO2020 Who would be your captain? ? pic.twitter.com/goGLi6qQzj— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) July 13, 2021In defence, Leonardo Bonucci earns a spot at centre back alongside Harry Maguire, and the pair are flanked by some international teammates at full back. Kyle Walker is in on the right, with Leonardo Spinazzola doing enough to seal a spot on the

England stars Harry Kane, Tyrone Mings & Marcus Rashford respond strongly to racist abuse on social media

The football and wider sporting community has come together to defend the England stars who were racially abused following their Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy on Sunday night. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka each missed penalties in England's unsuccessful shootout, and as it so often does in the age of social media, anger and disappointment quickly boiled over into abuse. You didn't have to look far to find racist vitriol on the usual social media platforms, with Saka - a 19-year-old playing in his first major tournament - forced to delete his Instagram account hours after the game. The FA quickly condemned the reaction, and Gareth Southgate has labelled the hateful messages sent to his players 'unforgivable'

Federico Chiesa has established himself as a superstar with blistering Euro 2020

It feels like we set off on a month-long festival through European football just days ago but, somehow, Euro 2020 has reached its conclusion already. Italy blew the tournament away - they now stand at 34 unbeaten - and acting more like assertive lions rather than the 'dark horses' they were supposed to be. The Azzurri eventually tasted glory as they beat England 3-2 on penalties in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley, securing their first European Championship crown for 53 years. Italy lift the trophy / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty ImagesIt was a tournament victory based on collective spirit, efficient and creative play, and disciplined defensive work. But there were also several stunning displays among Roberto Mancini's squad

Police ‘surprised’ by England fans rushing Wembley at Euro 2020 final

A spokesperson for Scotland Yard has said the police were 'surprised' at the disturbing scenes before the Euro 2020 final, in which a significant number of ticketless England fans forced their way into Wembley.The Metropolitan Police had warned fans without a ticket not to travel to London ahead of the clash with Italy, which was England's biggest game on home turf since the 1966 World Cup final.But footage emerged in the build-up to the game which showed huge numbers of fans flagrantly ignoring those warnings, Some even forced their way into the stadium, and police and security have been heavily criticised for their failure to control the situation. But Scotland Yard's Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor claims they were caught

The Euro 2020 alternative awards

It came, it went, and it left one hell of a mark. Euro 2020 was one of the best international tournaments in living memory, and when the dust settles, even beaten finalists England will look back on it with a smile on their faces and fond memories. Before we officially say goodbye to the competition that welcomed in the summer and cheered us all up after 18 months stuck in the throes of a pandemic, however, 90min has taken a look back at some of the highlights, and come up with an awards list like no other. Here are your Euro 2020 alternative awards. ? What a goal! What a celebration!Hungary have shocked France.#HUN 1-0 #FRA??? Watch: https://t.co/TrUauNiyxt#bbceuro2020 #euro2020 pic.twitter.com/ZgqLzIOCu0—

Bukayo Saka must not let final heartbreak detract from brilliant Euro 2020

Euro 2020 could not have ended worse for Bukayo Saka.The Arsenal starlet followed Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho in missing a penalty in the final shootout, and then woke up to thousands of derogatory comments on his social media accounts targeting him because of the colour of his skin.Football can be so cruel.But for your personality. For your character. For your bravery... We’ll always be proud of you. And we can’t wait to have you back with us, @BukayoSaka87 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/a6fVTb0y1j— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 11, 2021It's a horrible way for this tournament to end, and the severity of the situation means this will likely be Saka's defining memory of Euro 2020, and that's a travesty. He played 271 minutes this

Raheem Sterling has salvaged his reputation with stunning Euro 2020

Euro 2020 will do a lot for the careers of a lot of different players, but nobody will benefit from the tournament quite like Raheem Sterling.The 26-year-old came into the competition in arguably the biggest rut of his senior career. He had been undoubtedly underwhelming at club level for Manchester City and ended the season as a bit-part player behind England teammate Phil Foden in the pecking order.Sterling had a rough year at City / David Ramos/Getty ImagesThere was a general feeling that Sterling may have past his sell-by date. He was being linked with a move away from City, who had Foden as their new star, and many fans felt he was nowhere near good enough to be England's

Euro 2020: Player performances up to the final – ranked

A gripping European Championship is over and Italy are champions for the first time since 1968.But how did the Azzurri's top performers compare statistically to the other standout players at the tournament?Using Opta's player index – which calculates ratings based on data collected from every game – Stats Perform can reveal the leading 20 Euros stars.Starting at 20, this countdown unsurprisingly ends at one with an Italian champion...Related ArticlesEngland vs Italy: Euro 2020 final combined XI England news: 90min selected a combined Three Lions and Italy XI ahead of the Euro 2020 final. Matt O'Connor-Simpson|Jul 11, 2021England vs Italy lineups for Euro 2020 finalThe lineups for the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy at Wembley have been revealed. Matt O'Connor-Simpson|Jul 11,

Euro 2020 player of the tournament – Marco Verratti

Roberto Mancini's transformation of Italy has been remarkable, with Sunday's Euro 2020 triumph a far cry from their World Cup qualification failure prior to his 2018 arrival.While that has touched on all areas of the team, there are few players in the squad for whom the perception has changed more than Marco Verratti.As Verratti sat out the second leg of Italy's unsuccessful World Cup play-off against Sweden due to suspension, it's fair to say there were plenty who doubted whether he was truly the man to build a team around.After all, former Italy international Francesco Graziani was particularly damning of the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder after a 3-0 defeat to Spain in World Cup qualifying in September 2017, suggesting he wasn't "even

Euro 2020 – The final team rankings

Italy are European champions for the first time since 1968 after Gianluigi Donnarumma's heroics in the penalty shoot-out defeat of England following a 1-1 draw at Wembley, completing a remarkable transformation in their fortunes.It was less than four years ago that the Azzurri failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but Roberto Mancini came in and steadied the ship before steering them to European glory, with the final stalemate also seeing their record unbeaten run extended to 34 matches.The engrossing finale brought the curtain down on a gripping and exhilarating tournament, which Italy began in thrilling fashion with a 3-0 win over Turkey a month ago that set the tone for their glorious campaign.With Euro 2020 over, Stats Perform has

Euro 2020 player of the final – Marco Verratti

Marco Verratti had a watching brief by the time the Euro 2020 final was settled from the penalty spot, but Sunday's Wembley showpiece had belonged to the Italy midfielder.As was the case in the previous knockout rounds at the tournament, Verratti was substituted against England. That did not prevent him from delivering the game's standout performance according to Opta's player index.Verratti has a little of everything to his game, able to harry opponents, then carve them open having dazzled them with extended passing displays.This was a match that perfectly suited his wide-ranging skills.No Italy player made more tackles (five, tied with Emerson) or recovered possession more often (eight, also tied with Emerson) than Verratti, helping to limit England to 34.4

How Roberto Mancini & Italy’s players reacted to winning Euro 2020

Italy secured their second European Championship crown on Sunday night as they beat England 3-2 in a dramatic penalty shootout at Wembley, after 120 minutes of action had seen the sides deadlocked at 1-1.The Azzurri got off to a nightmare start as Luke Shaw put the Three Lions ahead - scoring the fastest goal ever scored in a European Championship final in the process - to send the vast majority of the 60,000 Wembley crowd wild.But Italy gained control of the game as time wore on and Leonardo Bonucci's scruffy equaliser midway through the second half was more than deserved after a sustained period of pressure. For all of their possession, though, Roberto Mancini's side were unable to breakthrough again

Gareth Southgate provides update on his England future after Euro 2020 final defeat

England manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed that he plans to remain in charge of the Three Lions for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after guiding the team to the final of Euro 2020.Southgate is under contract until the conclusion of the World Cup cycle ending in December 2022, but has no plans to walk away early in the wake of defeat to Italy at Wembley on Sunday night.FA chief executive Mark Bullingham had earlier even said at the end of the group stage that Southgate would be offered a new contract beyond 2022 regardless of the rest of the tournament.Southgate himself has labelled talk of a possible extension as ‘inappropriate’ at this time but will have his eyes on

Jack Grealish hits back at Roy Keane over penalty comments

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish has hit out at claims that he did not want to take a penalty in England's Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy on Sunday.After Harry Kane and Harry Maguire both scored their penalties, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho failed to convert and the decisive kick was given to 19-year-old Bukayo Saka, who had never taken a penalty before in his senior career.Saka was in tears after missing the decisive penalty / Laurence Griffiths/Getty ImagesSaka saw his effort saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma, after which Roy Keane laid in to both Grealish and Raheem Sterling for what he saw as a refusal to take a penalty."If you're Sterling or Grealish, you cannot sit there and have a young