Euro 2020 Shows There’s No Clear Tactical Model For Success

MANCHESTER, England - Four teams head to London for the final week of Euro 2020 and as well as promising close battles, the two semifinals present a fascinating clash of football styles and tactical approaches.

While football has its ideologues, who insist that a particular approach is the right way to play the game, the “final four” are proof that there really is no single formula to success.

England Dreams Of First Major Final In 55 Years, But Denmark Stands Determined

MANCHESTER - England have the chance to reach a first major final since their 1966 World Cup triumph when they take on Denmark at Wembley in Wednesday's Euro 2020 semifinal, but they will need to banish a history of stumbling at this stage.

Gareth Southgate's side were impressive in their 4-0 dismantling of Ukraine in Rome on Saturday, heralding a wave of euphoria in the country as media showered the team in praise.

After The Death Of His 9-Year-Old Daughter, Luis Enrique Is Unfazed By Spain’s Critics

LONDON - Spain coach Luis Enrique has coped with personal tragedy and the impact of negative public opinion to rally his young squad and lead them to the Euro 2020 semifinals.

Tuesday's game against Italy at Wembley is Spain's biggest match since they won the Euro 2012 final and victory would complete an eventful few weeks for the coach, who has been in the eye of the storm since before the tournament began.

Inglaterra A Puro Beautiful Game (Jogo Bonito) Le Hizo Cuatro A Ucrania Y Avanzó A Semis

Hasta ayer, Inglaterra había convertido cuatro goles en sus cuatro partidos en esta Euro 2020: uno a Croacia, cero a Escocia, uno a República Checa y dos a Alemania. Para muchos una cifra mezquina para un plantel lleno de talento ofensivo y candidato al título. Ante Ucrania, sin embargo, esa austeridad frente al arco rival se olvidó por completo. Inglaterra ganó 4-0 y terminó jugando con un estilo avasallador.

El jogo bonito o beautiful game de los ingleses se propició en gran parte por la tempranera apertura de la cuenta.

England Continues Waltz Through Its Cupcake Euro 2020 Schedule

England is lucky there’s no selection committee for the Euro 2020 knockout rounds. If there were, the Three Lions would never make the final four based on strength of schedule. But England won’t mind after crushing Ukraine 4-0 to advance to the semifinals on Saturday in Rome.

La Trivela De Joakim Maehle Es La Mejor Asistencia De Toda La Euro

Joakim Maehle ha estado fantástico durante la Euro 2020. El lateral izquierdo de Dinamarca lleva dos goles durante el torneo y hoy, en los cuartos de final ante República Checa, sacó una trivela que es imposible no considerar como la mejor asistencia de la competencia. Su aporte, de paso, sirvió para la victoria 2-1 de los daneses y para que la nación escandinava siga soñando con dar la sorpresa y repetir el título de la Euro 1992.

Phantom Corner Helps Denmark Continue Feel-Good Run Through Euro 2020

Given everything that has happened to Denmark during Euro 2020, only Czech Republic supporters will complain about a crucial call that went against them early in their quarterfinal match. Denmark was bafflingly awarded a corner in the opening minutes, setting up Thomas Delaney’s fifth-minute goal that sent the Danes on the way to a 2-1 win on Saturday in Baku, Azerbaijan. 

Kevin De Bruyne Admits He Played Italy With Torn Ligament — ‘It Was A Miracle That I Played’

MUNICH, Germany — Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said he had played in Friday's Euro 2020 quarterfinal defeat to Italy with a tear in his ankle ligaments.

Manchester City's De Bruyne was a doubt for the game after picking up the injury in the last-16 win over Portugal but said he had been determined to play.

"For me personally it has been four or five weird weeks. But I especially want to thank the medical staff," he said.

Spinazzola Se Rompió El Talón De Aquiles, Pero Antes Salvó A Italia Con Su Glúteo

No hay dudas de que Leonardo Spinazzola ha sido una de las grandes revelaciones de Italia durante la Euro 2020. El lateral es una constante amenaza ofensiva por la banda izquierda y además hace la chamba en labores defensivas. Lo demostró en la fase de grupos y ahorita, en los cuartos de final del torneo, donde la Azzurra eliminó a Bélgica. Es más, su presencia fue salvadora y es una lástima que se pierda el resto del torneo por una rotura del talón de Aquiles.