In today’s list we see some of the most important stakes among the azzurri and the Three lions, with historical dominance in the plane of victories (11) of the first and the same for the second that draws (8) in 27 games.
June 15, 1980. In Italy 1980, a clash could be seen on the second day of Group B, with the hosts triumphing thanks to Marco Tardelli’s goal in the 79th minute.
England would be out of that competition by finishing in third place, while Italy was second and went directly to the match for third and fourth place, where they lost (1-1 and 8-9 on penalties) against Czechoslovakia.
July 7, 1990. In Italy 1990, the hosts were eliminated (1-1 and 4-3 on penalties) by Argentina, while exactly the same result was produced in favor of West Germany against England.
In the match for third place, Roberto Baggio put his team ahead in the 71st minute, with a subsequent draw by David Platt and the final goal by Salvatore Schillaci “Totò” for the final victory (2-1).
June 24, 2012. The leadership of Group D in England and Italy’s second place in C saw them meet in the quarter-finals of Poland and Ukraine in 2012.
In that stake there were no goals in 120 minutes of play, which had to be resolved from eleven meters. In England they converted Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney, missing Ashley Young and Ashley Cole. In Italy only Ricardo Montolivo failed, but Mario Balotelli, Andrea Pirlo, Antono Nocerino and Alessandro Diamanti scored.
June 14, 2014. Both teams made their debut in Brazil 2014 facing each other. Claudio Marchisio opened the scoring and a quick response from Daniel Sturridge brought the game into halftime. In the second half, Mario Balotelli gave the final victory (2-1).
In that edition, neither of them managed to pass the group stage against all odds, lagging behind the qualifiers Costa Rica and Uruguay.
July 11, 2021. The most important confrontation between both teams will take place in this Eurocup, specifically in its final. The English come to eliminate (2-1) Denmark, while Italy has done the same (1-1 and 4-2 on penalties) against Spain.