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After Euro 2020, received message that without me France might have won, says Mbappe

Paris [France]: France striker Kylian Mbappe has revealed that after Euro 2020 came to an end, he received a message from the national team that they could have won had Mbappe not been a part of the side.France was sent packing by Switzerland through a shootout in the last-16. The side was viewed as the favourites to win the tournament after bringing home the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but in the end, Italy won the European Championship. “I have never taken a single euro to play for the French national team and I will always play for my national team for free. Above all, I never wanted to be the problem. But from the moment where I felt like that I was starting to become a problem and that people felt I was a problem. … I received the message, that my ego was…

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Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma declared player of the tournament at Euro 2020

Moscow, Jul 12: The goalkeeper of the Italian national team, Gianluigi Donnarumma, was declared Player of the Tournament at the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship. The Azzurri won the Euro 2020 tournament for the second time on Sunday. The first time that the Italian national team won the continental title was in 1968. It played in the finals in 2000 and 2012, but lost to France and Spain, respectively. Italy beat England 3:2 on penalties on Sunday, following the 1:1 draw after extra time at London’s Wembley Stadium. Donnarumma saved two hits in the penalty shootout. Portugal national football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo became the top scorer of the 2020 European Championship, winning the Golden Boot award. Portugal lost to Belgium 0:1 during the round-of-16, but Ronaldo had already scored five goals in his team’s first four games. This year, the UEFA European Football…

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Italy seal EURO 2020 title win by beating England 3-2 on penalties

London, Jul 12: Following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes and extra time at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday night, Italy won the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship by beating England 3-2 on penalties. This was the second time Azzurri won the Euro 2020 tournament. The first was in 1968. It competed in the finals in 2000 and 2012, but lost to France and Spain, respectively. England took the lead with a Luke Shaw strike in the 2nd minute, the quickest ever goal in a Euro final. Italy, unbeaten in 33 matches before this final, slowly edged their way back into the game and were level in the 67th minute when Leonardo Bonucci pounced after England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford turned Marco Verratti’s header onto a post. From there on, England struggled to find their composure but managed to hold on to take the game…