England v Italy LIVE commentary: Kick-off time, latest team news and full talkSPORT coverage as heroic Three Lions eye Euro 2020 glory at Wembley this weekend

England will be looking to win their second ever major title when they take on Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions have been brilliant yet again this summer and the nation is dreaming of glory this weekend.

England and Italy face off at Wembley in the Euro 2020 final this weekend

‘It’s Coming Home’ has rung out across the country in recent weeks and England have responded in brilliant fashion on the pitch.

They beat old foes Germany in the last-16 before smashing Ukraine 4-0 in the quarter-finals.

Harry Kane and co then saw off Denmark on Wednesday night to book their place in the final at Wembley.

Not since the World Cup in 1966 have England tasted glory at the highest level but their current crop of stars could now end that long, long wait.

Italy, who have been quite brilliant this summer, stand in England’s way.

Roberto Mancini’s Azzurri have seen off powerhouses Belgium and Spain to reach the final and will be brimming with confidence.

It should be a thrilling final with England and Italy definitely being the two best teams of the tournament.

talkSPORT has brought you all 51 Euro 2020 games live this summer and will be under the Wembley arch for one more…

England’s route to Euro glory

We couldn’t, could we?

Last 16: Beat Germany 2-0

Quarter-final: Beat Ukraine 4-0

Semi-final: Beat Denmark 2-1 (AET)

Final: Vs Italy (8pm, Sunday July 11, London)

Every game will be LIVE on talkSPORT – we’ve got the Euros covered!

England v Italy: How to listen

The final will take place at 8pm on Sunday, July 11.

Full coverage from Wembley will be live on talkSPORT, with our extended pre-match build-up starting from BOXPARK Wembley at 1pm.

Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot, Stuart Pearce and Sol Campbell.

We’ll also have exclusive analysis from Jose Mourinho throughout the day plus pitch-side updates from Faye Carruthers.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

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England are facing Italy in the final of Euro 2020
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England v Italy: Squads

Playmaker Phil Foden missed England’s training session on the eve of the Euro 2020 final against Italy.

The Man City ace was conspicuous by his absence from training on Saturday morning, when the rest of the 26-man squad prepared at St George’s Park.

Foden did not train on grass as a precaution, with England confirming the 21-year-old was ‘sitting out due to a minor knock’.

Three Lions boss Southgate will provide an update on him at Saturday night’s press conference, where he will be joined by captain Harry Kane.

England

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United)

Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atlético), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ben White (Brighton)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Dortmund), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Jadon Sancho (Dortmund)

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Italy stand between England and a first-ever Euros triumph
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Italy

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Alex Meret (Napoli), Salvatore Sirigu (Torino)

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson (Chelsea), Alessandro Florenzi (Paris), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma), Rafael Tolói (Atalanta)

Midfielders: Nicolò Barella (Inter), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Marco Verratti (Paris), Gaetano Castrovilli (Fiorentina)

Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Torino), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo)

Southgate has cemented his name in England folklore already
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England v Italy: What has been said?

England manager Gareth Southgate: “We’ve got to enjoy the fact we’re in the final but there’s one more massive hurdle to conquer. 

“Italy are a very good side, I’ve thought that the last couple of years. They are in outstanding form and have defensive warriors who have been through everything. It’s a great game to look forward to.”

England midfielder Jordan Henderson: “It’s full focus on Sunday, the biggest game of our lives. We’ve got to try and make everybody happy again in this stadium and in this country. 

“A huge opportunity for us as a group, as a country, and we’ll give it absolutely everything.”

Italy coach Roberto Mancini: “We have been working towards this for many years so we are very happy and I can only thank the players for what they have done so far. We have won nothing yet; we will have to win on Sunday to consider it a success. 

“England will have an entire stadium behind them. It will be on us to put them under pressure. A final is a bit different from other games, we will have to play with focus but also with joy because you can only win a final if you take pitch to have fun.”

Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini: “This championship has been very emotional, from the first match against Turkey until now. 

“It’s a dream we’ve been chasing over the years, a dream our coach slowly put in our minds until it started coming true. He told us to have in our minds the idea of winning the EURO. 

“We thought he was crazy, but over the last few years he has created a team which is now on the brink of doing just that.”

 

England have enjoyed a summer to remember

England v Italy: Pathway

Round of 16

Saturday 26 June

Wales 0-4 Denmark
Italy 2-1 Austria (AET)

Sunday 27 June

Netherlands 0-2 Czech Republic
Belgium 1-0 Portugal

Monday 28 June

Croatia 3-5 Spain (AET)
France 3-3 Switzerland (pens: 4-5)

Tuesday 29 June

England 2-0 Germany
Sweden 1-2 Ukraine (AET)

Quarter-finals

Friday 2 July

Spain 1-1 Switzerland (pens: 1-3)
Belgium 1-2 Italy 

Saturday 3 July

Czech Republic 1-2 Denmark
Ukraine 0-4 England

Semi-finals

Tuesday 6 July

Italy 1-1 Spain (pens: 4-2)

Wednesday 7 July

England 2-1 Denmark (AET)

Final

Sunday 11 July

Italy vs England (20:00, London)