Roberto Mancini has been saying for weeks that all 26 members of his squad are starters. And after beating Wales 1-0 on Sunday despite making eight changes to his starting lineup at the European Championship, it's hard to argue with him.
With Euro 2020 fortunes already settled for both teams, the final game of Group C action for North Macedonia and the Netherlands will give both nations an opportunity to take stock.
If there is an understanding between Ukraine and Austria heading into Matchday 3 of Euro 2020, it’s certainly an unspoken one. Both teams sit on three points with the final match on the horizon in a tournament where four points has traditionally been enough for passage out of the group stage. It stands to reason, then, that a draw would work out just fine for both teams.
In what has been an emotionally taxing 10 days for Denmark after having lost Christian Eriksen to a cardiac episode during their first match on June 12, the Danes still have a shot at the knockout round of Euro 2020 if they can manage to pick up their first win of the tournament on Monday against Russia and get some help.
Finland isn’t supposed to be here. Finland, in their first ever Euro, shouldn’t have the opportunity to advance to the knockout stage on Matchday 3. But that’s just what the team with the longest pre-tournament odds has the chance to do when they meet Belgium on Monday in St. Petersburg.
England's group stage finale against the Czech Republic goes Tuesday and with top spot in Group D up for grabs, there have been some rubmlings about Harry Kane's fitness as he has been subbed off and failed to score in both games.
A terrific display of team defending and a wonderful performance in goal from Péter Gulácsi gave the fans at Puskas Arena something to cheer about in Budapest as Hungary managed a draw against the tournament favourites. Attila Fiola netted the opening goal of the game, while Antoine Griezmann answered in the second half for France.
After dropping their first match against Portugal in a score that flattered the Portuguese side, Hungary came out and played an intense defensive game from start to finish and were able to draw tournament favourites, France in front of an electric crowd in Budapest. The TSN Euro panel discusses how Hungary was able to give themselves hope in the Group of Death.
After an expertly booted ball from French keeper Hugo Lloris, Kylian Mbappé was able to corral the bouncing ball and put it into a scoring position where Antoine Griezmann fired it home to level the score with Hungary.
Attila Fiola got the crowd at Puskas arena in Budapest out of their seats late in the first half when he stunned the French and opened the scoring on a beautiful goal thanks to a composed run.
TSN's Daniel Zakrzewski takes a look at PSG's reported transfer targets and highlights the entertaining fans of Scotland that scared away former England goalkeeper David Seaman.
Coverage of Portugal and Germany begins at 11:45am ET/8:45 am PT on TSN 1/4 and streaming on TSN.ca, the TSN App and TSN Direct.
The first meeting at a major tournament in 25 years between England and Scotland was short on fireworks, but a dogged effort by the Tartan Army held England to a 0-0 draw in Group D action from Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium in London. The draw puts England on four points, still on course for the Round of 16, and kept Scotland's hopes of advancing alive.
Unless you played soccer as a kid in Toronto, you probably haven't heard of the Driftwood Hispanic Soccer League. Several of its graduates are currently helping Canada in its quest for this country's first World Cup berth since 1986, but the work Driftwood is doing goes beyond just producing talented players. TSN Soccer analyst and Canada’s most capped men’s player, Julian de Guzman has more.
A 1-1 draw in Glasgow put the Czech Republic on the verge of the knockout round and kept Croatia's hopes of advancing from Group D alive. Ivan Perisic's wonderful goal in the second half cancelled out Patrik Schick's first-half goal, his third of the tournament, from the spot with everything to play for heading into Tuesday's final matchday.
Another 0-0 draw wasn't in the cards for Sweden. An Emil Forsberg penalty in the 77th minute gave the Blagult a 1-0 win over Slovakia to put them on the precipice of the knockout round of Euro 2020. Should the Swedes advance, it would be the first time the team will have reached the Round of 16 at the Euro since 2004.
Denmark and Belgium players halted their European Championship match Thursday for a stadium-wide minute’s applause for Christian Eriksen.
Belgium made it two wins in two games and have paved their passage through to the Round of 16 at the European Championship. Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne were both instrumental in Belgium's second-half comeback and the TSN Euro panel breaks down the influence from the latter in Belgium's victory over Denmark.
The Netherlands got the job done against Austria in Group B action from Amsterdam, winning 2-0 to make it two wins in two matches and advance to the knockout round of Euro 2020. Memphis Depay scored from the penalty spot early in the first half before Denzel Dumfries, with his second goal of the tournament, wrapped up the three points midway through the second half.
Two goals in five minutes midway through the first half gave Ukraine its first win of Euro 2020, edging North Macedonia 2-1 and getting their first win at the Euro since 2012.
North Macedonia put up a valiant effort but it wasn't enough to overcome Ukraine's two first-half strikes. Catch all of the extended highlights from this Group C fixture.
Ukraine came away with their first victory of Euro 2020 but there was some concern with the dip in performance from the first half to the second. Have they shown enough to prove they have what it takes to advance? The TSN Euro panel discusses their performance and explain why North Macedonia could have come away with a point.
We want big international sports events to be a distraction from our every day lives. But watching Christian Eriksen’s medical emergency in Denmark’s opening game of Euro 2020 was a sudden reminder that whether it’s a world class athlete or a fan in the stands, everyone is bound together by the precious frailty of life. Matthew Scianitti explains why the most significant moment of Euro 2020 has already happened.
Italy became the first team to reach the knockout round of Euro 2020 with a comfortable 3-0 win over Switzerland at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli was the star man, scoring two goals for the Azzurri, who made it two wins from two matches to vault atop of Group A.
Semi-finalists in 2016, Wales got their first victory of Euro 2020 with a 2-0 win over Turkey in Baku with a stylish effort that put the team on the precipice of the knockout round. The loss puts Turkey's chances of reaching the knockout stage on the brink.
When Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney ordered his teammates to form a circle around Christian Eriksen on the field, he was acting partly on instinct and partly from experience.
Russia defender Mario Fernandes was taken to the hospital with a suspected spinal injury after landing on his back in a fall Wednesday during a European Championship game against Finland.
Several spectators were treated in the hospital for injuries caused by a protestor who parachuted into the stadium before France played Germany at the European Championship, UEFA said Tuesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored on a penalty kick against Hungary on Tuesday to take sole possession of the record for most career European Championship goals.
After a shaky buildup to the tournament that saw them lose to Spain and North Macedonia, Germany will look to uphold their reputation as one of the best on the pitch and give head coach Joachim Löw a proper send off in his last tournament with the squad.
Slovakia proved to be too much for 10-man Poland on Monday as they opened up their Euro 2020 campaign with a 2-1 victory in Group E action from St. Petersburg. Poland striker Grzegorz Krychowiak was sent off in the 62nd minute for a second booking, marking the first red card of the tournament.
A tantalizing second half saw a pair of goals and a red card as Poland and Slovakia battled in an entertaining Group E match. Check out the extended highlights right here.
Shortly after Grzegorz Krychowiak's sending off, Milan Skriniar made Poland pay by smashing in Slovakia's second goal in the 69th minute.
Robert Mak took it upon himself to score a wonder-goal as he nutmegs Bartosz Bereszynski before finishing off the goal for Slovakia.
Three-time champions Spain were frustrated by Sweden in a scoreless draw to open up their Euro 2020 campaigns from Sevilla in Group E action. Despite waves and waves of attack and dominance in possession, Luis Enrique's side couldn't find the final ball to beat goalkeeper Robin Olsen.
Spain had plenty of chances to come away with full points but could not finish as they had to settle for a scoreless draw with Sweden. The TSN Euro panel breaks down Spain's missed opportunities and explain why Sweden will come away with positive thoughts from the result.
Spain's Alvaro Morata and Sweden's Alexander Isak both came so close to opening the scoring but both players were unable to finish to keep the game scoreless in the first half.
Patrik Schick's record-breaking goal for the Czech Republic from half stunned everyone watching and the TSN Euro panel dissects the strike and analyzes how truly special it was.
Patrik Schick's first match of Euro 2020 won't be one he will soon forget. The Bayer Leverkusen striker scored two goals - including an outstanding volley from just inside the Scotland half - to give the Czech Republic a 2-0 win in Glasgow to vault atop of Group D.
Glasgow was brimming with hope and excitement for their home side but Patrik Schick's impressive brace ruined the party for Scotland as the Czech Republic picked up the victory. Have a look at the extended highlights from this Group D clash.
The Czech Republic showed its organization and discipline in their opening win against Scotland but the star of the game was Patrik Schick, who scored twice, which included the goal-of-the-tournament. How does this defeat hurt Scotland's chances in Group D? The TSN Euro panel discusses.
Patrik Schick stunned the Glasgow crowd into silence with an extraordinary blast from just inside the halfway mark to beat Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall with the goal-of-the-tournament. The goal is the longest in the European Championship in recorded history at 45.5 metres away from goal.
Despite winning its first major trophy at Euro 2016, it was a disaster start for Portugal and things seemed dire for the talented team. We revisit the final group game five years ago between Portugal and Hungary which set the tone for the rest of the tournament for the eventual champions.
A brewing feud between France strikers Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud has gone public, potentially threatening team unity ahead of the opening match against Germany at the European Championship.
Cristiano Ronaldo is still Portugal's star man, but even if you manage to shut him down, you still have a plethora of talent to deal with on the defending Euro champions.
For the second time in the past 21 years, France enters the Euro as the defending World Cup champion. The last time they did that was in 2000 when they claimed their last European championship. Can they do it again?
Belgium has the No. 1-ranked team in the world right now, but nothing to show for it. Will Euro 2020 be the last chance for Belgium's golden generation to bring home some silverware?
Euro 2020 will be Jogi Low's final tournament in charge of Germany, but what remains to be seen is how Die Mannschaft send their World Cup-winning manager off?
Few will forget Iceland's Cinderella run to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals. Is there a team at Euro 2020 that has the same kind of magic in it?
Steven Caldwell is joined by his brother Gary, a former professional player and coach, to discuss Scotland's return to the big stage at Euro 2020.
For a few years now, Kylian Mbappe has been looked upon as the next great generational player in world soccer. Already able to flaunt a World Cup title, he's ready to lead France to another European championship and he's only 22 years old. Matthew Scianitti has more on France's dazzling main man.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored to lead Portugal to a 4-0 win over Israel in its final warm-up match before defending its European Championship title.
Diego Llorente has become the second Spain player infected with the coronavirus ahead of the European Championship. The Spanish soccer federation said Llorente tested positive on Tuesday and was put into isolation, two days after captain Sergio Busquets had to leave the team's training camp because of the virus.
Since winning back-to-back European Championships that bookended a World Cup title, Spain has struggled to re-establish its dominance on the international stage. That could change at Euro 2020.
If the Netherlands are going to win Euro 2020, it will be without Donny van de Beek. The Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) announced on Tuesday that the Manchester United midfielder had been withdrawn from the 26-man squad due to a groin injury.
Kevin De Bruyne joined up with the Belgium squad on Monday ahead of the European Championship after undergoing a 20-minute operation on his fractured nose and eye socket.
For months, it appeared that Netherlands captain Georginio Wijnaldum would be joining former international manager Ronald Koeman at Barcelona once his Liverpool contract expired, but that no longer appears to be the case. The BBC's Simon Stone reports the 30-year-old midfielder is set to sign for Paris Saint-Germain after receiving a bumper contract offer.
A tense tug-of-war between Russia and Ukraine has spread to soccer, with Russian officials and lawmakers denouncing the design of the Ukrainian national team's shirt for this month's European Championship.
Some England fans booed the team again Sunday for taking a knee before kicking off a warm-up game for the European Championship.
Spain's preparations for the European Championship have taken a hit after captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday.
An adjustment to the handball rule will be in effect for Euro 2020, UEFA confirmed on Friday. According to a rule change that was officially approved in March by the International Football Association Board, an accidental handball by an offensive player in the build-up to a goal will no longer be considered a foul.
Spain’s group of young debutants beat Lithuania 4-0 in a warm-up match for the European Championship on Tuesday. The Spain team was made up of players from the under-21 squad, as well as its coach, after captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for COVID-19.
Karim Benzema missed a penalty and hit the post on his international return as France warmed up for the European Championship with a 3-0 home win against Wales on Wednesday.
Turkey, Italy, Wales and Switzerland will contest Group A at Euro 2020. Meet their full squads.
Group B at Euro 2020 is made up of Denmark, Finland, Belgium and Russia. These are their teams.
Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia will do battle for Group C supremacy at Euro 2020. Meet the four teams.
England, Croatia, Scotland and the Czech Republic will be vying for top spot in Group C. Meet these four teams.
If there is a Group of Death at Euro 2020, it's Group F. Meet the squads of Hugary, Portugal, France and Germany.
Watched by almost 15,000 fans, Spain and Portugal drew 0-0 in Madrid in a warm-up match for the European Championship which attracted the biggest crowd Friday for any event in Spain since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sweden was just starting to dream a little bigger ahead of the European Championship with its greatest ever player back in the squad after Zlatan Ibrahimovic ended his five-year international retirement in March. All that optimism has been punctured, though, after the 39-year-old Ibrahimovic ruled himself out of the tournament last month because of a knee injury.