Is it her first win in 61 years or her second win in 53 years?
England, the “football’s closing price,” defeated Denmark and reached the final of the 2020 European Football Championship for the first time. England beat Denmark 2-1 after extra time in the semifinals of the tournament in London on Sunday. England will play the final match against Italy, the “Ajuri Legion,” at Wembley Stadium in London, which is called the “Holy Land of Football.” England have never won the tournament in more than 60 years, which began in 1960. The semifinals of the 1968 and 1996 tournaments are the best in Italy’s 53-year history since winning the championship in 1968.
England were dragged 0-1 by Denmark’s Mikel Damsgaard in the 30th minute, but tied the score with Denmark’s own goal in the 39th minute. England’s Buchayo Saka passed the ball from the right side to the front of the net and hit Danish defender Simon Kiehr’s body. England won a penalty kick in the 14th minute, just before the end of the first half of extra time, when Raheem Sterling broke through the goal and tripped over the opponent’s foot. Harry Kane’s shot as a kicker was blocked by the goalkeeper, but Kane kicked the ball back to win.
After the game, there was an opinion that Sterling’s penalty kick was “Hollywood Action.” Although VAR (Video Reading) was carried out, the decision was not reversed. On the screen, Sterling does not appear to have tripped over Danish defenders’ feet. In response, many soccer players, including AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho, said, “There is a problem with the penalty kick decision.” “I didn’t watch TV,” Kane said after the game. “I thought it was a penalty kick,” he said. “I’m happy to play the final on my home turf.”
England and Italy are both striking a striking balance in offense and defense at this tournament. Still, Italy stands out in offense and England in defense. Italy has 12 points, ranking second behind Spain (13 points). England are fourth with 10 points. In defense, Italy has three runs and England has one run. England went on a scoreless run in five games to the quarterfinals. Italy have not lost a point in three games. He is ranked first and second in the game without losing a point, respectively.
In the attack, Italy boasts a variety of attack routes, with five players including Immobile scoring two goals each. England, on the other hand, has focused on scoring routes, with Kane scoring four goals and Sterling scoring three goals. England’s leading striker Kane was sluggish early in the tournament, but scored his first goal in the round of 16 against Germany, finding a sense of goal and scoring every game. The two teams have faced each other 27 times in A-matches so far, with 11 wins, 8 draws and 8 losses, Italy has a slight advantage.
More than 60,000 spectators are expected to visit the stadium in the final. The unilateral cheering of the home crowd, who suffered from a severe Euro thirst, is expected to work in England’s favour. According to the British media The Sun, the price of ticket scalpers for the final has soared to a maximum of 50,000 pounds (about 79.14 million won. It is traded at between 3 million won and 15 million won on ticket trading sites.