Football News: England Reach Euro 2024 Final, Set to Face Spain

All eyes are on the upcoming Euro 2024 final as England booked their place to face Spain in the showpiece match. The Three Lions have reached the final of the European Championship for the second consecutive time after a dramatic 2-1 win over the Netherlands.

England’s Road to the Final

Gareth Southgate’s men were defeated by Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley three years ago, and they will now look to put that right on Sunday to win the tournament for the first time. Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins was the hero for England in the semi-finals, coming off the bench to fire a dramatic last-gasp winner.

The final will be England’s first on foreign soil after the 1966 World Cup final and the Euro 2020 finals were played at Wembley. The match between England and Spain will kick off at 8 pm UK time on Sunday, July 14, at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. talkSPORT will have live coverage of the game presented by Adrian Durham, with commentary from Jim Proudfoot and former England captain Stuart Pearce.

Team News

In team news, Luke Shaw is in line to make his first start of the tournament in the final, slotting in as a left-wing back to deal with teenage sensation Lamine Yamal. Spain, meanwhile, will welcome back Robin Le Normand and Dani Carvajal from suspensions, while they are also hopeful that Alvaro Morata will be fit after a bizarre incident during their semi-final celebrations.

“England’s journey to the final has been eventful, with some underwhelming group-stage performances followed by heroics from Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane in the last-16, and a penalty shootout win over Switzerland in the quarter-finals. They now face a formidable opponent in Spain, who have looked impressive throughout the tournament.”

The Euro 2024 final promises to be a thrilling encounter as England seek to claim the trophy for the first time, while Spain aim to add to their international silverware. Football fans around the world will be tuning in to witness the conclusion of this European Championship.

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