Euro 2020

Man jailed for racially abusing Rashford, Sancho and Saka after Euro 2020 final

  • Jonathon Best livestreamed himself on Facebook
  • Best sentenced to 10 weeks in prison

Jonathon Best, 52, posted a rant about Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka, who missed penalties in the shootout against Italy which England lost, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

Football goes to Rome! England’s 55 years of hurt go on after heartbreaking shootout

Italy have won the European Championship after beating England in a heartbreaking penalty shootout at Wembley.

Bukayo Sako, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho all missed from the spot as England’s spot-kick curse reared its ugly head once again.

England’s young stars were left in tears as a packed-out Wembley showed their appreciation, but the 55 year wait for another international trophy continues.

It was a particularly painful ending for manager Gareth Southgate, who missed the crucial penalty in Euro ‘96, and was unable to exorcise those demons 25 years on.

‘Outrageous’ strike sends Italy into Euro final after penalty shootout thriller

Both sides were unsuccessful with their opening shots at goal but it was Joringho who proved the winner, slotting the penalty after Alvaro Morata’s spot kick was saved.

It was a heartbreaking twist for Morata, who had scored Spain’s opening goal in the second half to silence his critics.

Jorginho, meanwhile, never looked like missing as he performed his trademark hop, sending Unai Simon the wrong way and then slotting it to send the Italy faithful into delirium.

Kane confident of Euro 2020 spot

England captain Kane has been sidelined since January 1 due to a hamstring tear that required surgery.

Having previously suggested it was unlikely the striker would return until May, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho last week confirmed he was back in training ahead of schedule.

Kane believes he could be on the pitch in just over a month and will be ready to lead his country at the European Championship.

"In my head, I am definitely at the Euros," Kane told ES Magazine.

Portugal the underdogs against France and Germany

The three heavyweights were drawn together in a tough-looking Group F for next year's tournament, with a play-off contestant still to be added.

France and Germany will enter as winners of the past two World Cups, while Portugal are preparing to defend the trophy they unexpectedly won in 2016.

Santos' side were also crowned inaugural Nations League champions in June but the wily 65-year-old coach quickly positioned his team as underdogs.

"It will be a strong group, two favourites and a candidate," Santos told reporters.