The Euro 2020 Trophy’s Going Rome and not Home

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The Euro 2020 Trophy's Going Rome and not Home
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The EURO 2020 tournament which took place in 2021 due to the pandemic had begun last month in the second week of July and concluded last night. In a tournament comprising of 24 top European national teams, it’s quite prestigious to win the title.

Defending champions Portugal was shown the doors earlier along with the current World Cup Champions France. This tournament saw many underdogs fighting their way towards the Knockouts and some even reached the Semis, such as Shevchenko’s Ukraine. When England beat Ukraine in London’s Wembley, the whole English populace was almost sure that the trophy is ‘Coming Home for the first time ever as England has never won the tournament. The last major international trophy they won was in the 60s.

Italy had fought their way through to the finals as Roberto Mancini, the coach/manager had built an exceptional team this time around. With their Fifa 18 upset, the Azzurri’s were more determined than ever. The stage was set in the historic Wembley Stadium.

With Luke Shaw’s very early goal, right in the 2nd minute of the match, the British Royals, David Beckham and all the 80,000 strong English fans were then certain that football’s finally coming home. But Bonucci’s equalizer sent the game to extra-time, finally to be decided by the penalties.

Guess what, the Italians won the final as the player of the tournament Gianluggi Donnarumma saved the last two of England’s penalties. There was an extreme hush among the crowd in Wembley as the Azzurri’s made their way towards the podium. It was done, the trophy was going to Rome, instead of finally coming home.

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