Which players from England and Italy are club team-mates?
We take a look at the England and Italy squads ahead of the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. Several international team-mates represent the same clubs, but who are they?
Gareth Southgate and Roberto Mancini may already know their starting elevens for Sunday's final at Wembley. Some players will be naturally disappointed at being left out, others will have a chance to make history for their countries. After an epic Euro 2020, it will be time for both squads to recover ahead of the new 2021/22 campaign, which will get underway across Europe in August. We take a look at which players will be leaving their international environments to return to their clubs together for pre-season.
England and Manchester City are currently enjoying the impressive work done in the underage system in the UK over the last decade. John Stones, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling have been instrumental in guiding England to Wembley this summer. Sterling, left out by Pep Guardiola at certain stages of the 2020/21 Premier League season at City, has been given a key role in Gareth Southgate's attack, scoring three goals and providing one assist in the tournament so far.
Italian players Emerson and Jorginho will face Chelsea team-mates Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount and Reece James in the final. Jorginho has experienced playing against England's midfield double pivot of Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips in the Premier League. Chilwell and James haven't featured for Southgate's team as much as they may have expected pre-tournament, but should they win Euro 2020, they will cap off a remarkable season, having lifted the Champions League with Chelsea.
Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Federico Chiesa, and Federico Bernardeschi share the same dressing room in Turin with Serie A giants Juventus. All four have played their part in Euro 2020. Chiesa scored the all-important semi-final strike versus Spain, curling beyond Unai Simón to give Italy the lead before Juventus team-mate Álvaro Morata popped up with a late equaliser to drag the game into extra-time. Jorginho scored the winning spot-kick to send the Azzurri into the final.
Serie A champions
Inter have just two representatives playing in Roberto Mancini's squad at Euro 2020. Nikolo Barella and Alessandro Bastoni will be hoping to add international success to their 2020/21 Scuedetto title.
Maguire, Shaw, Rashford, Sancho
Jadon Sancho will become a Manchester United player for the 2021/22 season, after the Premier League club finally got their man from Borussia Dortmund. Described as one of the longest transfer saga's in history, Dortmund eventually decided to come to an agreement with United for the England winger mid-tournament. Sancho has had minutes under Gareth Southgate on the way to the final, however Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw have been key components in England's defensive success at Euro 2020.
Shaw has been outstanding at left-back, while Maguire is one of the leaders in the squad. The pairs form will be great news for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the new Premier League season. Marcus Rashford and Sancho are very good friends off the pitch and it remains to be seen how they will click on it at Old Trafford. For now though, all eyes are on Sunday's final, before they jet off for a well deserved holiday.
Recommended in English
- NFL How and where to watch Broncos vs. Chiefs
- NFL Who plays Sunday night football tonight, week 13
- NFL What's the problem with Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins?
- LALIGA Barcelona: Gavi taken to hospital with concussion
- NCAA How much money do NCAA football coaches make?
- COVID-19 What is the natural rate of unemployment formula?