Wembley prolongs host hex
The stadium of Wembley gazed out
the extent of the host hex on the Eurocup with defeat
of England against Italy, who achieved in London his second continental title
after winning the penalty shoot-out.
In the sixteen editions contested only three times he won
the local team. It was in Spain 1964, with Spanish triumph, in Italy 1968,
with a transalpine victory, and, the last, in France 1984, when the set
Gallic beat Spain on Paris.
Since then and after nine European Cups played, no host
has won the cup. Only in Portugal 2004, on France 2016 and in this,
on the Euro 2020, the organizing team reached the final. In the
First, the Portuguese box was surpassed by Greece. In the one five years ago
years, the French team fell into overtime with Portugal. And in that of
this Sunday, England was beaten by Italy.
In this edition and despite the fact that the competition was multi-site, with
eleven organizing cities, was London the one that hosted the final phase.
Both the semifinals and the last game, with Wembley as stage
and England as host. Also defeated.