Italy wins the Euro 2020 trophy
Italy has won second European Championship trophy after defeating England by 3-2 in penalty shoot-out in final of Euros 2020 trophy at Wembley Stadium in London.
- This is the first major international trophy won by Italy since their 2006 FIFA World Cup win.
- Azzurri had last won continental title back in 1968.
- Italy had also reached the final in Euro 2000 and Euro 2012. But it but had lost respectively to France and Spain.
- England was also targeting for its first European Championship trophy and first major international football title after winning FIFA World Cup at home in 1966.
UEFA European Football Championship
It is the primary association football competition among senior men’s national teams of members of Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). It determines the continental champion of Europe. Competition has been held every four years since 1960. Euros 2020 was postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. It was originally called as “European Nations’ Cup”. Its named changed to current form in 1968. Individual events are branded in form of “UEFA Euro [year]”. In the tournament, host nations qualify automatically while other members are required to compete in qualifying process.
Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)
UEFA is the administrative body for football, beach soccer and futsal in Europe. It is among six continental confederations of world football’s governing body FIFA. It comprises of 55 national association members. Apart from representing national football associations of Europe, it runs nation & club competitions such as UEFA European Championship, UEFA Nations League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, UEFA Champions League, and UEFA Super Cup. It also controls the prize money, regulations and media rights for these competitions.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2021