Reside updates from the primary semi-final happening at London’s Wembley Stadium.
- Italy unbeaten of their final 32 video games
- Spain aiming for a report fourth continental crown
- Kick-off: 19:00 GMT
- Winner to face England or Denmark within the ultimate on Sunday
When is kick-off?
In two hours – 19:00 GMT
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— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) July 6, 2021
Highway to the semis
Beat Turkey 3-0
Beat Switzerland 3-0
Beat Wales 1-0
Beat Austria 2-1 (after ET)
Beat Belgium 2-1
Drew 0-0 with Sweden
Drew 1-1 with Poland
Beat Slovakia 5-0
Beat Croatia 5-3 (after ET)
Beat Switzerland 3-1 (penalties)
— Italy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@azzurri) July 6, 2021
How Luis Enrique obtained Spain to the semis
Spain’s coach Luis Enrique has coped with private tragedy and the impact of unfavourable public opinion to rally his younger squad and make them the semi-finals.
He incurred the wrath of many followers and enormous sections of the Spanish media for leaving Sergio Ramos out of his squad and selecting no gamers from Actual Madrid.
The coach turned extra heads by solely selecting a 24-man squad as a substitute of 26 and for encouraging French-born defender Aymeric Laporte to modify nationalities and lead the workforce’s defence as a substitute of Ramos.
He then stored Sergio Busquets within the squad after the midfielder examined optimistic for COVID-19, exhibiting a way of persistence he didn’t afford Ramos, who had missed a lot of the final season via harm.
Radio Marca described Luis Enrique as “pigheaded”, including Spain have been “not reduce out to win this Euros and everyone knows it”.
Unbeaten Italy vs possession kings Spain
Italy vs Spain marks a blockbuster first semi-final at Euro 2020 with Tuesday’s recreation the most recent episode in a burgeoning rivalry between the nations assembly in a fourth consecutive European Championship.
Italy have received all 5 matches at this yr’s match. Spain boast a median possession of 67 p.c.