HOW TO WATCH THE FINAL BETWEEN ENGLAND AND ITALY: Kick off, Date, Venue, and Free Online Streaming Services.
Will Italy cut short England’s dream to win a European Cup at Wembley?
With home advantage, the England team has a high chance to lift a trophy at the end of the day, but the Italian side boasts a pool of players with vast experience and the love and pride of the shirt.
England has for a long time enjoyed phenomenal stars like Andy Cole, Allan Shearer, Sir Bobby Shelton, Paul Scores, David Beckham, Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerald, and Rio Ferdinand.
Yet, they have not featured in any finals since winning the World Cup in 1966. Again, they have participated in nine European championships since it was first staged in 1960.
The Three Lions’ best performance was a third finish in 1968 on Italian soil, while in 1966, they manage to the semi-final, losing to Germans on spot-kicks—with Gareth Southgate missing his spot-kick in a tournament they hosted.
Again, they lost on spot-kicks to host Portugal and Italy in the quarterfinals of 2004 and 2012.
Worst still was witnessed in 1980, 1988,1992, and 2000 when the Three Lions failed to progress beyond the group stages.
Most recently, under Southgate, they were humiliated by first-timer Iceland in the Round of 16. So ‘It’s Coming home’ was a cry out of utter optimism, and it’s looking real by Sunday’s Euro 2020 finals.
Englishmen, for the first time, are in the final of the Euros. They came first in Group D with seven points. They saw off Germany in the Round of 16, eliminating Ukraine in the semi-finals, then sinking a Danish side after added time following Damsgaard’s spectacular free-kick and Raheem Sterling’s forcing an own goal resulting in 1-1 in 90 mins. Later the England captain, Harry Kane, slotted away a penalty rebound from Kasper Schmeichel in the quarterfinals to face Azzuri in the finals.
England predicted starting XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice, Mount; Saka, Kane, Sterling.
Italy’s record at the Euro is not that impressive. Being second to Brazil in terms of World Cups won, Italy’s European championships are pretty different on the other hand.
However, after featuring in 12 European championships since its inception in 1960, they have managed one trophy, one final, third and fourth play-offs once, and one semi-final.
They have won 16 games, 16 draws, and six losses while in these 12 Euro tournaments.
Hence, after failing to qualify in the 2018 Russian World Cup finals, Italy under Roberto Mancini has won over 33 games before the Euro 2020 finals.
In the Euro 2020 finals, they top group A with seven points then pushed off Austria after 90 mins. Then Belgium in semi-finals before eliminating three times Euro’s winners Spain through penalty shootout after each side failed to win in the 90 mins and 30mins added time following their 1-1 draw.
So, with a rock-solid defensive partnership with Giorgio Chiellini (who first played against England in the under 21 in his first official Italian shirt at the New Wembley. 14 years have passed, yet he is the only player from either side who is still playing), and no-nonsense Leonardo Bonucci will give England attackers a hard time.
Italy’s predicted starting XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Verratti, Jorginho, Barella; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
Both the teams go head-to-head
So, these two teams have met 27 times. Italy won 11, drawing eight, while England has to celebrate eight wins. On May 13, 1933, England came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw. Therefore, on Sunday 11 at Wembley Stadium, England and Italy under the watch of referee Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands); Sander van Roekel, Erwin Zeinstra (assistant) from the Netherlands, too; Carlos Del Cerro Grande from Spain (fourth official); Juan Carlos Yuste Jimenez from Spain (Reserve Assistant Referee); Bastian Dankert from Germany (Video Assistant Referee); Pol van Boekel from the Netherlands, Christian Gittelmann, Marco Fritz from Germany( Assistant VAR) will meet for the 28th time in this year Euro 2020.
That said, this is not a game to miss. Follow this guide to learn where to watch or stream live Euro 2020 from the comforts of your choice worldwide for free.
So, how do you watch the Euro 2020 final?
How to watch or stream live England vs. Italy in the UK
It’s coming home! It’s coming home! It is the new soccer anthem in England today. So, the Euro 2020 final will be at Wembley Stadium at 8 pm UK time.
Again, this is a significant game in the UK. So, major free-to-air broadcasters will bring you the final life.
To begin, ITV, lead by Ian Wright, Roy Keane, and defender maestro Garry Neville will be the coverage ‘flower girls’ from 7 pm to 8 pm ahead of 8 pm kick-off BST on ITV Hub. Expect high game analysis and tactical breakdown from these pundits.
Alternatively, BBC1, with Alan Shearer, Jermaine Jenas, and Gary Lineker straight from Wembley Stadium from 7 pm BST.
If you can’t access a TV, you can live stream Euro2020 free at BBC iPlayer. However, ITV Hub is accessible on many devices: PC, mobile phones, and tablets.
Note that these two (ITV and BBC1) are free as long as you are in the UK. Also, for those outside the UK but have home subscriptions, logging in with your details and then use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) will route you back to the subscription of your choice.
How to watch or stream live England vs. Italy from outside your country
For soccer fans worldwide who happen to be outside their countries and have an online subscription, VPN (Virtual Private Network) is an excellent tool to route you back to your country’s streaming services. You can watch the England & Italy match using a VPN.
VPN allows one to bypass geo-blocking by owners of various sites. Note that it is a legal, easy, and cheap way to access. Again, it encrypts your browsing, therefore shielding you against cybercriminals or government agencies.
The preferred VPN is Express VPN.
How to watch or stream live in the US for free and without a cable
USA football fans, too, you can watch this amazing finale between England Italy.
ESPN offers exclusive rights to the Euro2020 final, which will cruise at 3 pm ET and noon PT. Also, for those who have ESPN as part of your cable package, you can go ahead and view it on the ESPN website.
How to watch or stream live England vs. Italy Australia
Fans from the great land of Australia, Euro 2020 is the showpiece of its time at Optus Sport. Worse, you will have to wake up early, yes! Early (5 am AEST).
Optus sport offers their customer a suitable subscription plan: $14.99 per month, $29.99 for three months (good to save your money), and $99 for a whole year.
That being said, Optus is accessible through a PC, tablet, mobile device or, Fetch TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast right through any device as mentioned above.
If you happen to leave Australia before the #Euro2020Grandfinale, Express VPN will serve you best.
How to watch or stream live England vs. Italy Canada
Soccer lovers from Canada have two choices. To watch Euro 2020, you can either take a French TVA Sport or English TSN.
The kick-off will be at 3 pm ET and noon PT, so go ahead and log in with your details registered and watch the game of your lifetime.
Again, not everybody is a subscriber. So, my friends, too, you can access this finale #ENGITAL through various digital platforms. TVA Sports Direct and TSN Direct will entertain you non-stop just for $19.99 per month. Also, these sites can be accessed through laptops, tablets, and mobile phones.
For Canadians who are abroad, use a VPN to avoid geo-blocking—just in case.
How to watch or stream live England vs. Italy New Zealand
Fans from New Zeeland can watch it live on Sky Sport at 7 am NZST. Chilly! Yeah?
Since Sky Sport in New Zee is a paid pack, subscribers can also watch online at Sky Go services. So, for non-subscribers, go ahead and take a streaming-only platform (weekly) at the cost of $19.99 only.
How to watch or stream live England vs. Italy in Africa.
Euro 2020 final is awaited all over the continent. Many will be in the comfort of their homes, especially when most countries have administered curfews and lockdowns.
So if you are caught in one of these government directives, you can watch this year’s Euros 2020 final at:
SuperSport will be airing a meeting between England vs. Italy. EST will be at 2200hrs, WAT at 2000hrs, CAS 2100hrs, and of course, fans from the south of the continent will be glad that they are closer to the headquarters of SuperSport (Dstv).
Those of you unable to connect to DStv or SuperSport platform—ShowMax Pro subscribers can stream live. For non-subscribers, you can use VPN (Virtual Private Network) to access foreign land streaming services you have subscribed to online.
A preferable VPN is Express VPN.
In addition, those with tablets can join thousands of fans to stream live on beIN Sports, ESPN, Startimes, and Canal+ Afrique, among others.
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