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For England, football might just be coming home!



It’s England for the Euro 2020 final, the first time in 55 years that England will be playing a final match at senior level!

It’s also the first time England will be playing the final match of the European Nations Cup, and in front of their home fans.

Moreover, it will be on the sacred turf of Wembley! What a hard won victory to the final match.

They came from a goal down to beat Denmark 2-1. Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling are the men of history setting up England’s  first major tournament final since 1966.

Gareth Southgate’s heroes will face Italy on Sunday in a showdown that will see either the Three Lions lift their first trophy since the 1966 World Cup or Roberto Mancini’s men win their second title.

Kane smashed home the winner – a penalty won by Sterling – a minute before the end of the first period of extra time.


The award created controversy as referee Danny Makkelie failed to stop play with two balls on the field. Also the challenge on Sterling from Joakim Maehle was deemed soft.

The Danes had earlier stunned the whole of England with a superbly-struck free kick on 30 minutes from the country’s rising star, Sampdoria forward Mikkel Damsgaard.

But England hit back superbly, six minutes before the break, when Bukayo Saka’s low ball was turned past Denmark keeper Kasper Schmeichel by Simon Kjaer with Sterling poised to score.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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