‘It’ll come home at the World Cup’: English sportstars react after losing Euro 2020 title to Italy

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It didn’t come home. Italy put an finish to England’s Euro 2020 goals, ending their Wembley occasion in the cruellest style with a penalty shootout defeat in the remaining on Sunday.

The entire of England had been brimming with hope and expectation, however the Italians had the final phrase. While Italy now have two European Championships to add to their 4 World Cup triumphs, England’s look ahead to silverware stretches right into a 56th yr.

For the hosts it had all began so brightly, after they took the lead inside two minutes by a cracking Luke Shaw purpose, however they had been then reeled in by a cannier, extra skilled facet on the night time. With his facet locked at 1-1 in opposition to Italy after 120 minutes of the Euro 2020 remaining, the recreation was determined from the penalty spot and three of Southgate’s gamers missed to reward the title to the Italians.

With the clock ticking up in direction of 120 minutes, the England supervisor introduced on 23-year-old Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho (21). Both took kicks in the shootout, with Rashford hitting the submit and Sancho’s penalty saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma.With England needing to rating to keep alive, 19-year-old Bukayo Saka was referred to as on to take what proved to be the remaining spot-kick, Donnarumma saving once more to safe the trophy for Italy 3-2 on penalties.

Here is how the sporting world reacted:

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