Italy players celebrate after winning Euro 2020. Photo: Frank Augstein/AFP via Getty Images

Brian Kerr – Former Republic of Ireland manager High point The re-emergence of Denmark. It came as a surprise to everyone else but not us, having pla(...)

Italy’s manager Roberto Mancini  during the  Euros  quarter-final against Belgium in Munich on July 2nd.   Photograph: Andreas Gebert/AFP via Getty Images

The article in Gazzetta dello Sport was only laying out the facts but it read like an audible groan. “Spain again,” ran the opening line in Italy’s pi(...)

Roberto Mancini says fans of Italy and Spain should be the majority at Wembley for their Euro 2020 semi-final. Photograph: Getty Images

Roberto Mancini believes it is “very unfair” that the vast majority of the 60,000 spectators expected at Wembley on Tuesday for the Euro 2020 semi-fi(...)

England’s Harry Kane celebrates after scoring the third goal during the quarter-final match between Ukraine and England in Rome last night. Photograph: EPA

1) England (up 1) Gareth Southgate’s team moved into the semi-finals with an almost complete performance against Ukraine. Not only were they solid in(...)

Italy celebrate their 2-1 victory over Belgium in Munich. Photograph: Christof Stache/Getty

Belgium 1 Italy 2 Farewell then, to Belgium’s Golden Generation, who perhaps were doomed to futility as soon as they’d been burdened with the name. W(...)

Italy defender Leonardo Spinazzola takes a shot at goal against Austria  at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Ben Stansall/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Leonardo Spinazzola is probably not the fastest at Euro 2020. And yet, nobody has run faster during the tournament. The Italy left-back was clocked by(...)

Matteo Pessina scores Italy’s  second goal past Austria goalkeeper  Daniel Bachmann during the Euro 2020 round of 16 match  at Wembley Stadium. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Italy 2 Austria 1 (aet, 0-0 after 90 mins) Italy scored twice in extra time through substitutes Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina to give the Euro 2(...)

Italy’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma  vies for the ball with Wales’ midfielder Aaron Ramsey   at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/POOL/AFP

As Italy cruised to their 11th consecutive victory under Roberto Mancini, a rare note of disapproval was heard from the stands. The whistles in the 8(...)

 Manuel Locatelli (right)  celebrates with his Italy  team-mates after scoring his second goal in the the Euro 2020 game against Switzerland  at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Riccardo Antimiani/EPA

Italy 3 Switzerland 0 This is not a drill. Six days into Euro 2020, Italy became the first team to qualify for the knock-out stages courtesy of two b(...)

Lorenzo Insigne scores  Italy’s  third goal during the Euro 2020  Group A match against Turkey  at the Stadio Olimpico  in Rome. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/Getty Images

Turkey 0 Italy 3 Well hello there, Italy. It’s good to have you back. On a taut and muggy night in Rome, a statement performance from what we now hav(...)