The epic Roberto Mancini battle cry that put fire in Italy players’ bellies

Over the past decade, Roberto Mancini has carved out a niche for himself as one of the best managers in the world. The Italian manager has had success with clubs such as Manchester City and Inter Milan and now has proved himself on the international stage with the Italian national team. Mancini’s Azzurri side won…

Photo – Ted Lasso star shows support for racially abused England trio

Racism in football reared its ugly head again after England lost their Euro 2020 final fixture against Italy. The penalty shootout loss at Wembley had dire repercussions for Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. The trio, who had missed their penalties, suffered a barrage of racial abuse on social media in the aftermath of…

Watch: Shirtless Jordan Pickford singing Cher in wild homecoming footage

Jordan Pickford had himself quite the homecoming party if a little footage doing the rounds online is to be believed. The Everton goalkeeper enjoyed a stellar Euro 2020 campaign with the England national team. A campaign that saw England reach the finals of the tournament and lose to Italy on penalties. Although England lost, the…

Watch: Giorgio Chiellini places South American curse on Bukayo Saka

Superstition is often entangled with football and footballers. While certain players have lucky shin pads or pre-match rituals, some managers are biased towards certain clothing on the touchline in the biggest of matches. When something is rendered to be out of control on the football pitch, many footballers resort to superstition–the most recent instance of…

Watch: Original artist resprays defaced Marcus Rashford mural in Manchester

Ever since England’s heartbreaking loss to Italy in the 2020 European Championship final on penalties, the brunt of the nation fell on three unfortunate footballers. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were the unlucky trio who missed from the spot as the Azzurri won the EURO 2020 final at Wembley, as their misses triggered…

Watch: Kalvin Phillips rushes over to console Bukayo Saka in a brilliant show of camaraderie

Kalvin Phillips was one of England’s stand-out performers throughout the 2020 European Championship. The Leeds United man covered a total of 83 kilometres in the competition, and acted as the much-needed marathon runner in the history-making English contingent who reached a first major international final after 55 years–but his most important sprint was one which…

Watch: Harry Maguire wrecks in-goal camera with cannonball penalty

Although England would have preferred to have eventually won the shootout against Italy, they did manage to score the best penalty of the lot. Harry Maguire was fiercely precise with his attempt as he demolished the in-goal camera with a cannon of a shot. Having scored from both of their attempts as opposed to Italy,…

Watch: Giorgio Chiellini cripples Bukayo Saka with horse-collar tackle

In what turned out to be one of the most brutal moments of the final, Giorgio Chiellini stopped Bukayo Saka in his tracks with the kind of tackle which is now banned in the NFL. It was simply not to be England’s night at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Italy triumphed over the Three Lions in…

Watch: Ciro Immobile caught with his pants down, literally

22-year-old Donnarumma’s heroics in the penalty shoot-out secured European glory for Roberto Mancini’s men, who could claim that they deserved their fate after being the strongest side in the competition all month long. If the campaign was a memorable one, then the scenes after securing the prize were as memorable if not more–as the ecstatic…

Watch: Leonardo Bonucci pulling no punches – ‘It’s coming to Rome’

Football was meant to come home this summer, but instead, it went to Rome–as proudly masqueraded by none other than the experienced Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci, who made sure to rub it in the English faces. Gianluigi Donnarumma’s heroics under the crossbar ensured that the Azzurri reigned supreme, as Roberto Mancini’s experienced unit got the…

Watch: Gianluigi Donnarumma punches out Bukayo Saka’s penalty to crush England’s dream

Football did not come home after all, as Italy were the cause of England’s heartbreak in the 2020 European Championship final at Wembley Stadium. The Three Lions found themselves in a major international final after 55 years, but Gareth Southgate’s men fell at the very last hurdle before achieving eternal glory as they lost to…

Watch: Hordes of ticketless fans storm Wembley entrances before Euro final

The Euro 2020 final between England and Italy is not off to the best start if the stadium security is concerned. English fans broke the makeshift barriers and tried to enter the Wembley Stadium without a ticket to attend the game. The police seem outnumbered and were unable to stop the mob from penetrating the…

Watch: Leeds United fans reveal catchy new chant for Kalvin Phillips amid Euro-mania

After 55 years, England finally finds itself in a major international final again. The Three Lions will meet Italy in the 2020 European Championship final on Sunday, and whatever the outcome might be after the end of the game at Wembley Stadium–the nation is proud of what this squad has achieved so far. Supporters of…

How England weaved a 54-pass move to see off Denmark in semis

England delivered a masterclass in game management deep in extra time as the Three Lions put together a 54-pass, 11 player move to keep the ball away from Denmark. When Harry Kane sent England ahead in the 104th minute at Wembley, the entire nation was on the brink of reaching their first major international final…

Watch: Kalvin Phillips pulls off ‘touch of Euro 2020’ against Denmark

Kalvin Phillips performed an audacious piece of skill that might as well go down as the ‘touch of the tournament’ once it finishes. The Leeds United star brought a long ball to a full stop and passed it to Mason Mount in one motion during the semi-final win against Denmark on Wednesday. England booked their…

Watch: England fan attempts to flash-blind Kasper Schmeichel at Wembley

England reigned supreme over Denmark in Wednesday’s 2020 European Championship semi-final at Wembley Stadium. A Mikkel Damsgaard free-kick in the first half was cancelled out almost immediately by a Simon Kjaer own goal. England had the better chances throughout the game but could not make any telling difference, and hence the match finished 1-1 in…

Watch: Mourinho and Wenger slam VAR mismanagement

Football might as well be coming home after all but not without its fair share of controversy as veteran managers Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger slammed VAR for mismanaging the extra-time penalty decision at Wembley. England progressed to the final of the 2020 European Championship after getting past Denmark in a hard-fought match at Wembley…