Well, against all odds we are finally here. England enters its first ever European Championship final and has a chance for its first major trophy since the 1966 World Cup. While the start of the tournament came with plenty of doubts, the Three Lions have made it clear in the knockout rounds that this is no fluke run.
The current England squad has the smallest amount of Tottenham Hotspur representation of the past decade or so, but like Spurs, the team ultimately comes down to Harry Kane. The captain went scoreless in the group stage, but four goals in the last three matches — including the semifinal winner against Denmark — has put Kane front and center once again.
On the other side of the pitch is Italy, who took down Spain in penalties after getting past Austria and Belgium. This will be no easy task for England, but we now are just 90 minutes away from football actually coming home. Perhaps this is the year the storybook ending finally comes true.
England vs. Italy
- 3:00 pm ET, 8:00 pm UK
- ESPN (USA), BBC One (UK)
- Harry Kane
And a bonus: the United States of America! A stunning win over Mexico gave the Americans the inaugural Concacaf Nations League title, and now the reserve team begins its quest for the 2021 Gold Cup. Gregg Berhalter has decided to give the European-heavy starters some time to rest, so this tournament’s roster is very MLS-heavy.
The USA will be expected to advance from Group B, which features Canada, Martinique, and Sunday’s opponent, Haiti. However, this squad is not necessarily that familiar with each other and certainly does not feature many regulars. Every match is important for every single player one this squad, as World Cup qualifying rapidly approaches.
United States vs. Haiti
- 8:30 pm ET, 1:30 pm UK
- Fox Sports 1 (USA), Premier Sports 1 (UK)