Italy have an edge in the clash of two likeable teams

I wasn’t born when England last played in the final of a major tournament. I don’t know whether it says something about my youthfulness but it says a lot about England’s acquaintance with success in recent times. Be that as it may; England have a chance to consign their wretched history, … well, to history […]

England’s time aah gaya

“England will never, ever have a better opportunity to win the Euros,” said former England forward Alan Shearer after his country’s thumping 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-final of Euro 2020. He is right. Denmark, England’s semi-final opponents on Wednesday, should be wary. Shearer was part of the English side that could have won […]

Italy have one foot in the final

I had never been a fan of Italy’s but Euro 2020 has transformed me. I cannot praise the Azzurri enough these days. As Italy are getting ready to take on Spain for a place in the final, there is universal acclaim for the way Roberto Mancini’s side have been playing. They are unbeaten in 32 […]

England must do it in Italian capital

England are in the quarterfinals of Euro 2020 but the euphoria in the home of football might suggest that the Three Lions have actually gone all the way. Gareth Southgate’s team have a long way to go to lay their hands on the trophy. They must win three matches on the trot. The path to […]

Denmark vs the Czech Republic guarantees entertainment

Did you ever think Denmark vs the Czech Republic would be one of the quarter-finals at Euro 2020? I never did. It was indeed a miracle that Denmark got out of Group B because no team had advanced to the knock-out round after losing their first two matches in the league. The Danes and the […]

A classic you should not miss

No football fan would want to miss Belgium vs Italy in Euro 2020. It is the pick of the quarterfinal fixtures after the giant-killing act of Switzerland precluded the possibility of France vs Spain. The meeting between Belgium and Italy will be a chess game on grass. If you enjoy watching the sport the world […]

After frying the French, the Swiss can do anything

Resurgence is the key word for Spain and Switzerland, who will be meeting in the first quarterfinal of Euro 2020 on Friday. Spain woke up to their resplendent history while the Swiss overcame their historical contentment to survive a knockout round in ages. The quarter-final will be a clash between two teams with contrasting approaches […]