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Haunted Forever: Rice Channels Italy Defeat as Fuel for Euro 2024 Victory

On Sunday, England aims to seize the Euros trophy for the first time but must first overcome Spain, who have clinched the title thrice. Declan Rice vividly recalls the searing disappointment from England's 2020 Euros final loss to Italy, which he admits will torment him indefinitely. Driven by this bitter memory, Rice is rallying his teammates to find redemption in their upcoming clash against Spain. Earlier this week, England secured their spot in the 2024 Euro final by narrowly defeating the Netherlands 2-1 in Dortmund.…

Switzerland Confident of Decimating Italy Following Strategic Formation Shift

Luciano Spalletti opted for a 4-3-3 lineup for Italy's Euro 2024 clash with Switzerland. Unfortunately, this strategy led to a 2-0 defeat. Swiss coach Murat Yakin was confident of victory over Italy in their last-16 encounter upon learning of Italy's tactical switch. Having edged past France in Euro 2020, the Swiss team has now reached the quarter-finals for the second time by defeating the reigning champions in Berlin. Switzerland outperformed Italy across various metrics including shots, shots on target, expected…

Switzerland Triumphs 2-0 Over Italy: Vargas Unleashes Spectacular Goal as Defending Champions Bow Out of Euro 2024

Switzerland marched into the Euro 2024 quarter-finals with a commanding 2-0 takedown of Italy in Berlin, spotlighting Ruben Vargas's pivotal goal and assist. Merely 27 seconds into the second half, Vargas unleashed a masterful curler from the edge of the box, building on his earlier assist that set up Remo Freuler’s opening strike. Truth told, the score somewhat flattered Italy, who barely slipped past Group B after a dramatic last-minute leveler against Croatia. This upset ensures Spain alone retains its title as the only…

Freuler’s Bold Confidence: Switzerland Ready to Tackle Italy in Thrilling Last-16 Showdown

In Berlin this Saturday, Switzerland aims to thwart Italy's chances of securing a consecutive Euro title victory. Stationed second in Group A after Germany, Murat Yakin's Swiss squad is itching to snap an 11-game win drought against the Azzurri this weekend. Midfielder Remo Freuler, fresh from a stint with Bologna, sees the match as more than just a game. “My life’s work resides in Italy. Though dear, this match suspends all feelings. It’s mere competition,” he stated. Freuler emphasized the gravity of the impending…

Euro 2024: Italy Stuns Croatia, Spain Triumphs with Unbeaten Streak

David Raya Martin (Back), the Spanish goalkeeper, made a stellar save during the UEFA Euro 2024 Group B clash between Spain and Albania in Dusseldorf, Germany, on June 24, 2024. (Xinhua/Meng Dingbo) Mattias Zaccagni's late dramatic 1-1 tie against Croatia ensured reigning champions Italy moved into the Euro 2024 group stage's next phase. Meanwhile, Spain rounded off Group B with a flawless 1-0 victory over Albania in the group's final match on Monday. Croatia began the match with an aggressive stance, knowing that only a…

Euro 2024 Thriller: Italy Clinches Spot in Final 16, England’s Controversy Continues to Stir Debate

In the buildup to England's climactic group game, the online chatter has fixated on the mounting pressures they face. Lineker's Stormy Spotlight At Euro 2024, Gary Lineker found himself in the eye of a media tempest, a saga that dominated social platforms come Monday. As the matches unfolded, Spain prolonged their streak of victories, while Italy narrowly averted an early exit by securing a crucial draw against Croatia. Today, we delve into the standout social media snippets from the German-hosted tournament. The…

Zaccagni Shines as Super Sub: Italy Keen to Honor Spalletti with Euro 2024 Triumph

Reigning champs Italy were teetering on the brink of an early Euro 2024 exit until Mattia Zaccagni, summoned from the bench, conjured a spellbinding play. In a dire moment with Italy lagging behind due to a goal by Luka Modric in Leipzig, all seemed lost for the defending champions. They were on the verge of clinching third in Group B, a position fraught with uncertainty regarding their progression. Yet, in the dying breaths of stoppage time, Zaccagni emerged as the savior. With a first-time curler that flew past Croatian…

Euro 2024 Analysis: Modric Sets Record, Italy Secures Last-Minute Victory, and Spain Maintains Flawless Run

Euro 2024's final group matches were chock-full of thrills and spills this past Monday. Spain breezed through their group, clinching a hat-trick of victories by narrowly defeating Albania 1-0 in Dusseldorf. In Leipzig, chaos ensued as Italy, the defending champs, clawed back to a 1-1 tie with Croatia, securing a spot in the round of 16. Here’s a snapshot of the day’s standout stats. Croatia 1-1 Italy: Modric's Milestone Goal Almost Clinches It Luka Modric, aged 38 years and 289 days, smashed the record as the oldest…

Spain Triumphs Over Italy 1-0: Calafiori’s Own Goal Clinches Group B Victory for the Spectacular Spanish Team

Riccardo Calafiori unintentionally netted an own goal, handing Spain a 1-0 triumph over Italy in their second outing at Euro 2024, thus cementing their leadership in Group B. Spain's victory, following a resounding 3-0 win against Croatia, showcased their dominance, though they should have clinched a wider victory margin in Gelsenkirchen. Despite Gianluigi Donnarumma's stellar goalkeeping and Pedri's squandered opportunities, early second half saw Calafiori's mishap give Spain the lead. Post-goal, Luciano Spalletti's…

De la Fuente Praises Spain’s Squad as Supreme Global Contenders Following Victory Over Italy

Under the keen stewardship of Luis de la Fuente, Spain has soared to the zenith of their group at Euro 2024 by capably dispatching Italy. Despite daunting anticipation about their group's level of challenge, Spain swiftly dismantled mighty opponents; a dominant 3-0 victory over Croatia was followed by a tight 1-0 win against Italy this Thursday. Securing the summit of Group B with a match yet to be played, a self-inflicted goal by Riccardo Calafiori nudged Spain past the current champions. In their recent clash in…

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