England will come against Italy at the Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at 3:00 PM (ET) in the UEFA European Championship 2020 Final. The Wembley Stadium in London will host the tournament finale since it has the highest capacity of all of the stadiums.
This will be their 28th overall meeting. Italy are the slight favorites in head-to-head clashes, having celebrated a victory on 11 occasions so far; England have grabbed a triumph eight times to this day, and an equal number of eight games have ended in a draw.
Their most recent game was played on March 27, 2018, when the Azzurri salvaged a late 1-1 draw in an International Friendly. It promises to be an even more exciting clash as these two countries clash for the first time in more than three years, this time to determine the new Euro 2020 champion.
How many UEFA European Championship Finals have England played in?
England will appear in the first final in a major event since 1966. It will be England's first participation in a final for the European Championship and the first one since winning a 1966 World Cup in the final of a major event. For any European country, it is the longest interval between the World cup/Euro finals (55 years).
England will compete in the Euro 2020 Final while hosting the event, marking the 11th time a European nation has competed in a major tournament final as the host in the World Cup/Euro competitions. England accomplished the same in 1966, defeating Germany 4-2 at Wembley Stadium. Both of the past two European host nation finalists (Portugal in Euro 2004 and France in Euro 2016) lost in the final; prior to this, only one of the first eight had lost in the final (Sweden at the 1958 World Cup).
The 13th UEFA Euro country to qualify for the Final is England and the first newcomers to the final phase since the 2004 Euro Final clash between Greece and Portugal. The only two countries to appear at the final but to never be proclaimed European Champions are Yugoslavia (1960, 1968) and Belgium (1980).