Euro 2020: Italian press called England boring while Spanish newspapers suggested foul play

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Italian press called England boring while Spanish newspapers suggested foul play was responsible for their place in the final after Raheem Sterling received a penalty – stick it on the dressing room wall, guys











You don’t have to be Michael Fish to spot the salt rocks raining down on Madrid.

Thursday morning some of the mainland papers were a real treat.

The Italian press called England boring and said Gareth Southgate’s side need the referee to reach a first final in 55 years. Stick it on the locker room wall, guys.

There was a lot of anger on the continent over England’s penalty against Denmark

The Italian press called England boring and said Gareth Southgate's side need the referee to reach a first final in 55 years.

The Italian press called England boring and said Gareth Southgate’s side need the referee to reach a first final in 55 years.

But it was tame compared to Marca. Even my elementary Spanish can detect the bitterness that flows from their verdict.

It looks like they think Raheem Sterling lost a * little * easily in overtime to Denmark.

“English football can stop lecturing the rest of the continent about diving. Still saying how frowned upon when a stranger tries to cheat the referee. In pure English football, this is not done. Except in the semi-finals of the Euro of course “, they wrote.

Spanish newspaper Marca went so far as to suggest England's qualification was suspect

Spanish newspaper Marca went so far as to suggest England’s qualification was suspect

Cool stuff. Marca even suggested that a foul play could explain England’s progress.

“The error was so clear that it makes (their) qualification suspect,” the newspaper said.

“Remember that out of their seven games played, six will have been at Wembley. It’s a shame because it undermines one of the best Euros ever. ‘ Call me Tomasz Schafernaker but the forecast looks very grim for Monday morning if Hurricane Raheem wreaks even more havoc on Italy.

Speaking of Spain, Tuesday’s semi-final against Italy produced a technical zone awash in style.

Roberto Mancini and Luis Enrique were the sartorial leaders throughout the tournament and their personal clash did not disappoint: the Italian boss stuck with that glorious gray blazer, the Spanish coach opted for a dark jeans-sweater combo dark.

Maybe it’s time to dig up the vest, Gareth.

Despite all their manager’s loot, Italy’s success at this tournament has been a tragedy for Proper Football Kits fans.

Roberto Mancini and Luis Enrique were the clothing favorites of the entire tournament

Roberto Mancini and Luis Enrique were the clothing favorites of the entire tournament

No problem with the blue patterned beauty they wore against Spain. It is the white outdoor kit that shocks.

Italy has been one of Puma’s many teams at this championship. Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland were also. All four wore similar second shirts.

They are so bland that it hurts: each has a little more a thin band on the chest and the name of the country written in full.

Worse than your average Sunday League team.

So budget you would feel assaulted if it cost your local market trader £ 5.

A saving grace?

Only bureaucratic idiocy should prevent England and Italy from wearing their trademark colors on Sunday.

The Italy Away Kit is bland with a bit more a thin strip on the chest and the name of the country

The Italy Away Kit is bland with a bit more a thin strip on the chest and the name of the country

We are in 2021 (or 2020 + 1 if you are the UEFA marque team). And yet laser pens are still a thing, apparently.

Wembley fans on Wednesday night could only bring a bag the size of an A4 sheet. They had to have a face covering, ID and all the usual trimmings.

Quite remarkable, then, that some morons still make room in their pockets for a light show.

As Harry Kane prepared to take his overtime penalty, Kasper Schmeichel’s face featured a streak of bright yellow light.

Fortunately, that didn’t deter the keeper. Imagine taking Marca if that was the case.

Fan pointed a laser pen at Kasper Schmeichel's face ahead of Harry Kane's penalty

Fan pointed a laser pen at Kasper Schmeichel’s face ahead of Harry Kane’s penalty


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