Italy’s Leonardo Spinazzola attends a training session. Reuters
Lorenzo Insigne says Italy are gunning for Euro 2020 glory in honour of left-back Leonardo Spinazzola, who is out of a tournament he has lit up after injuring his Achilles tendon in the Azzurri’s thrilling quarter-final win over Belgium.
There’s an indicator of why England have never won the European Championship. In nine attempts, they have never won an opening match at the tournament. Not even when their first match was at Wembley in 1996.
For months, Italy’s players have been repeating the same mantra: “Our strength is in the group. We don’t have a single standout player.”
Italy’s unbeaten streak won’t last forever, and Austria coach Franco Foda is plotting to be the one to stop it. The Italians have become one of the favorites at the European Championship after winning all three of their games in the group stage, scoring seven goals
A jubilant Congolese footballer Ben Malango expressed his delight after joining the UAE football club Sharjah on a three-year deal on Wednesday.
In a series of videos and photos Sheikh Hamdan wrote on Instagram, “No excuse” on the video and carried on with his pals on the trip.
The Emirati clocked a timing of 51:50 seconds in the third round of the competition. The event had nine rounds in total where 70 swimmers were in action. The top 16 advanced to the semi-finals while the best eight managed to find their way to the final, which will take place on Wednesday.