Challenge Italy in Euro 2020 Final, Can England End the 55-Year Curse?


Suara.com – The England national team has made it to the final of its first major tournament in 55 years after defeating Denmark in the semifinals of Euro 2020, Thursday (8/7/2021) early morning WIB.

In the match at Wembley Stadium, London, The Three Lions – the nickname of the England national team – managed to beat their opponent with a score of 2-1 through extra time.

England were surprised by Denmark’s quick goal in the 30th minute. Mikkel Damsgaard tore the nets Jordan Pickford through a charming free kick.

Gareth Southgate’s side equalized nine minutes later. Bukayo Saka’s pass to Raheem Sterling was prevented by Simon Kjaer but the ball went into his own net.

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The 1-1 score lasted until normal time ended, and in the first extra-time round, England managed to turn ahead through Harry Kane.

England got a penalty in the 104th minute after Raheem Sterling was fouled in the box by Danish wing-back Joakim Maehle.

Harry Kane’s shot as the executor was denied by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, but he was able to snatch it back to bring England to a 2-1 win.

The hard work of Sterling and his friends finally brought England to their first major tournament final after the last time they did it in 1966 – when they won the World Cup.

In the final, England was waiting for Italy, who qualified after defeating Spain via penalty shootout with a score of 4-2 after a 1-1 draw for 120 minutes.

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The big question also arises, whether the new generation of England’s national team can end the curse that has existed for 55 years where they have never again felt achievement in a major tournament.


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