June 29 – While the British government continues to trumpet the success of its vaccine rollout across the country, theEU’s head office in Brussels has warned UEFA to be careful when staging the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 at Wembley because of the rise of the highly contagious delta variant of Covid-19.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 29 – It was dubbed, variously, Magic Monday, Manic Monday and the greatest ever day of the Euros following two epic back-to-back encounters.
By Samindra Kunti
June 28 – In the end, after 120 minutes of sheer drama, industry and balletic skills that reaffirmed football’s endearing qualities, there was redemption for Unai Simon, Alvaro Morata and Spain with a 5-3 overtime win for the ages against Croatia.
June 28 – The increase in the number of penalties awarded at Euro 2020 has won approval from UEFA’s referees chief who says it shows VAR is working correctly.
June 28 – Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic has admitted that losing one of his superstar players for tonight’s last-16 clash with Spain, Ivan Perisic, is a complete shock, saying he was “the best player in the group phase.”
By Samindra Kunti in Amsterdam
June 27 – It took Denmark 27 minutes to break Welsh resistance. From the edge of the box, Kasper Dolberg took a couple of touches to engineer space and curl a sumptuous strike in between two defenders and goalkeeper Danny Ward. The Johan Cruyff Arena exploded with raucous joy. The press box was showered with beer and half-naked men ran around in wild celebration.
June 25 – UEFA have appointed an ethics and disciplinary inspector to investigate “potential discriminatory incidents” during Euro 2020 Group F match between Germany and Hungary at Munich’s Allianz Arena.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 24 – So now we know the last-16 line-up at Euro 2020 and some pretty tasty ties there are too.
June 24 – Euro 2020, the most significant international tournament outside of the World Cup, is currently recording impressive viewing figures across the continent, with some nations enjoying success on and off the field.
By Samindra Kunti in Saint Petersburg
June 24 – Sweden claimed surprise top spot in Group E with a stoppage time winner from Viktor Claesson in a 3-2 victory over Poland to eliminate Paulo Sousa’s disappointing team from the continental finals.
June 23 – Crowd capacity at Wembley will be raised to more than 60,000 for the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020, the largest attendance at any sporting event in the country for 15 months.
June 22 – The mayor of Munich has described as “shameful” a ruling by UEFA to ban his city’s plans to illuminate the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours in support of LGBTQ+ rights for tonight’s Germany-Hungary Euro 2020 clash.
June 23 – Nike lead Adidas 9-8 in the Euro 2020 battle of the kit suppliers though Adidas take pride of place when it comes to the biggest deal, spending €85.2 million on their German partnership, compared to Nike’s biggest deal being the €60.8 million they spend with England.
By Andrew Warshaw
June 22 – In the land of Hans Christian Andersen, a modern fairytale has been written to warm the hearts of football fans worldwide.
June 22 – Covid-19 has struck at the heart of the England and Scotland squads ahead of tonight’s Euro 2020 Group D finale, ruling out three players including Scotland’s key midfielder Billy Gilmour who will miss his country’s must-win game against Croatia just when they need him most.