The backbone of Italy: reliable, inseparable and at Euro 2020,

Italy’s qualifying for the Euro 2020 final in many ways underlined a radical change in the country’s football culture. Roberto Mancini’s team is young, lively and adventurous, designed around a stylish and technical midfielder and equipped with a bright, offensive style. If it was this vision of Italy that carried the team to the group …

How Italy Locked Defense Up To Advance To The EURO 2020 Final

[Follow live news updates from the Euro 2020 Championship.] LONDON – Jorginho stood before the crowded ranks. Italy‘s fans straightened their backs and gasped. Each of them knew what was coming. Likewise, Spain’s goalkeeper Unai Simón stirred and trembled in his line with a tense energy. There is an inevitability with Jorginho and penalties. He …