Appreciating the players to win the Champions League and Euros in the same year

Italy’s victorious Euro 2020 campaign has capped a stellar season for midfielder Jorginho, with the Chelsea star completing a rare European double for club and country. Jorginho followed Champions League success at club level by winning the European Championship with the Azzurri this summer, becoming just the tenth player to win both competitions in the … Read more

Forza: How Mancini’s archetypal Italians have rekindled my love for the Azzurri

When did you first fall hopelessly in love with Italy, its national football team, and its players who cannot help but be very, very Italian? For me it was early July 1982 as Paolo Rossi ruthlessly shot down a sumptuous Brazil under a blazing Catalonian sun. Twice the arch-assassin struck only for the Seleção to … Read more

Southgate reminds England stars that ‘Everest’ isn’t conquered yet ahead of Ukraine quarter finals tie

Gareth Southgate has reminded his England stars that there is still more work to be done, ahead of their quarter-final clash with Ukraine on Saturday evening. After a comfortable, yet slightly underwhelming group stage display from the Three Lions, they produced arguably their best showing of the tournament to see-off arch-rivals Germany in the last-16, … Read more

‘Complete package’ – Lampard backs ‘intelligent’ Mount for instant recall despite 10 day isolation

Frank Lampard has backed Mason Mount for an instant recall into the England side despite the midfielder undergoing a 10-day period of isolation away from the squad. Mount and Ben Chilwell have been forced into a period of self-isolation after coming into close contact with Chelsea teammate and Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour on Friday, with … Read more

Five of the best jerseys ahead of Euro 2021

This summer will bring a festival of football as the rescheduled European Championships take place, the continent’s best competing to be crowned as champions of Europe. The tournament will begin in June and take place for a month. Wembley hosting the latter stages with the semi-finals and final scheduled to take place at England’s national … Read more

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