In Italy, anticipation is growing for Super Sunday, with Matteo Berrettini fighting for the Wimbledon title and the Azzurri facing England in the Euro 2020 final.
Argentina will face Brazil in the Copa America final in the early hours of Sunday, before Conor McGregor takes on Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 at roughly 5 a.m. BST.
The focus then shifts to Wimbledon, as Novak Djokovic takes on hotshot Berrettini with a chance to win his 20th Grand Slam.
Around 2 p.m. BST, the 25-year-old takes to the center court.
The anticipation is growing in Italy for a historic athletic Sunday when Roberto Mancini’s Italy team takes on England in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium, with the Azzurri looking to win their first major tournament title in 15 years.
And ahead of a historic day for Italy, sports newspapers in Italy have been unable to contain their excitement.
Berrettini won at Queen’s last month, becoming the first Italian in 144 years to reach the men’s singles final.
On Saturday morning, the headline in Gazzetta dello Sport read: ‘W for Italy,’ with Berrettini on the left side of the cover and Mancini on the right.
At 2pm BST, Matteo Berrettini will face Novak Djokovic in the men’s singles final at Wimbledon; at 8pm BST, the Italian men’s football team will face England in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley. ‘Never seen before on Sunday, we play two super finals,’ the front page read, before laying out Berrettini’s ‘historic’ performance in reaching the Grand Slam final, while hinting that Mancini can
Meanwhile, the headline of Corriere dello Sport combines Wembley and Wimbledon: ‘Wembledon’.
‘First Berrettini-Djokovic, then Italy-England: we couldn’t have asked for anything better,’ reads the main page, which has photos of Berrettini, Mancini, and the Azzurri line-up.
The main page also responds to Gareth Southgate’s pre-match prediction that the English will be underdogs in Sunday’s showpiece.
‘W for Italy,’ runs the top page of La Gazzetta dello Sport, with photographs of Bennettini and Mancini. ‘Wembledon,’ reads the front page of Corriere dello Sport, which merges the terms Wimbledon and Wembley for ‘Wembledon.’
Berrettini dominates the cover of Tuttosport, with the headline: ‘You are already in history!’
‘With the words ‘an fantastic Sunday awaits us,’ Mancini appears at the bottom of the page.
The Italians have tried to play mind games ahead of their crucial match against England.
The two European giants have been the tournament’s finest teams, and a tight match is expected at Wembley.
The Italians have tried to boost the psychological pressure ahead of the crucial final at Wembley. Nevertheless, they were disappointed with the decision to award England a disputed penalty after a foul on Raheem Sterling against Denmark.
The punishment, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, was given as a favor to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his part in delaying the formation of the European Super League.
In other news, Giorgio Chiellini has said that “England’s bench alone might win the Euros,” and that the Three Lions’ reaching the final was “expected” because they “played six out of seven games on home soil.”