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Your Essential Guide To Tonights Euro 2020 Final As Well As Other Interesting Topics

It’s a two-hundred-and-twenty-minute game

For the past 55 years, I’ve been in pain.

There have been numerous cliches spoken about tonight’s match, but we’ve assembled some far more insightful insights.

For example, England’s two Harrys (Kane and Maguire) are among 33 players with same name who have played for the country, alongside 61 Jacks and 60 Williams.

Gareth Southgate has a good chance of becoming the first England manager to win 40 games, surpassing Sir Alf Ramsey, who won 39.

It’s a two-hundred-and-twenty-minute game

For the past 55 years, I’ve been in pain.

There have been numerous cliches spoken about tonight’s match, but we’ve assembled some far more insightful insights.

STATS SUPPORT ENGLAND According to the Fink Tank computer model, England has a 57.8% chance of winning compared to Italy’s 42.2 percent. This is mostly due to the home advantage of playing at Wembley Stadium.

The experts also calculated that we have a 0.22 goal advantage.

0.22 of a goal, whatever it is

Meanwhile, investment bankers Goldman Sachs have analyzed 6,000 matches dating back to 1980 and feel England has a 58% chance of winning the Euros, despite the bankers previously predicting Belgium, who were eliminated in the quarter-finals, would win the tournament.

England and Italy have met 27 times, with Italy winning 11 games compared to England’s eight wins and eight draws.

Italy has never lost to England in a big tournament, which is concerning.

According to the Fink Tank computer model, England has a 57.8 percent chance of winning compared to Italy’s 42.2 percent, owing to Wembley’s home advantage. Did you know?

Throughout the six games he has played in this tournament, England midfielder Kalvin Phillips has run a total of 41.8 miles. Advertisement THE THREE PROUD LIONS The Football Association’s Three Lions insignia has its origins in the time of Henry I, whose coat of arms featured a lion rampant on a crimson background.

Three lions, proudly adopted by Richard the Lionheart during the Crusades, still fly on the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom.

Since 1872, the England football team has worn the logo on its shirts.

A crown over the lions was removed in 1949 as a small modification to distinguish it from the one worn by England’s cricket squad.

The FA recently unveiled a new ‘inclusive logo for grassroots football, which includes a lion, lioness, and cub.

DODGY TATTOOS Scientific research suggests that tattoos obstruct perspiration and can cause overheating, with footballers’ performance dropping by up to 5%.

While Harry Kane has no tattoos, teammate John Stones has a tattoo of his hero, former Barnsley player Norman Rimmington, as well as an picture of his ex-girlfriend.

Among Lorenzo Insigne’s many tattoos is a primitive painting of three stick figures on his neck, which is thought to represent a mother, father, and child.

SWEET CAROLINE (Neil Diamond) I’m not sure where it started, but I know it’s getting stronger Started in the spring, and spring turned into summer, and who’d have guessed you’d show up Hands, touching hands Reaching out, touching me, touching you Sweet Caroline Good times never felt so good I’d been inclined to believe they never would, but now I’m not so sure.

…Look at the night and it doesn’t seem so lonely We filled it up with only two And when I ache, how can I feel when I’m holding you One, touching one Reaching out, touching me, touching you Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so wonderful I’ve been inclined To believe they never would Oh no, no Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good I’ve been inclined To believe they never would Oh no, no Sweet Caroline Good times never seemed so good Sweet Caroline I believe they never would Oh no, no Sweet

ELECTRIC ‘BALL BUGGY A tiny, remote-controlled VW mini-ID.4 will bring the match ball to the middle circle tonight, as the automaker uses its Euros sponsorship to promote electric automobiles.

ARE YOU PLAYING CATCH-UP?

Have you ever wondered why you hear people down the street cheering for a goal that hasn’t yet occurred on your television?

The response is that, depending on the source, transmission delays may occur.

According to the comparison site Uswitch, analogue radio coverage is virtually instantaneous, digital radio and satellite TV delays are up to two seconds, cable is five seconds, and web streaming takes between ten and 45 seconds.

PUNDIT BINGO Be ready for a night of cliches from the television commentators.

You might make a list of the most frequently used and cross them off when you hear one from Gary Lineker’s BBC squad or their ITV opponents led by Sam Matterface.

‘…on the edge of your sofa,’ said the huge Italian, ‘Sterling is unplayable,’ ‘That was a great ball in, but no one was on the end of it,’ ‘engraving their name on the trophy,’ and so on.

ARE YOU CONFUSED BY VAR?

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is a tool used to assist and correct referees.

Officials in Nyon, Switzerland, have a bank of TV screens where they may review on-field situations and report back to the referee.

‘High line,’ a style of play in which defenders place themselves high up the pitch, near the halfway line – and ‘catenaccio,’ the basis of Italian football with a strong defense, which derives from the Italian word for ‘door bolt,’ are two other terms you could hear from experts.

Bjorn Kuipers, 48, is the multi-millionaire owner of a supermarket in his hometown of Oldenzaal, Netherlands, when he is not officiating.

In 2016, he was believed to be worth PS11.5 million.

To ‘express a sense of community,’ Hell wears a bright fluorescent pink outfit with a map of Europe on the front with country borders obliterated.

SAVE US FROM THE TERROR OF PENALTIES!

At major competitions, England has lost six and won three penalty shootouts.

Bjorn Kuipers (pictured), 48, is a multi-millionaire grocery owner in his Dutch hometown of Oldenzaal when he is not refereeing. One hazardous tactic is a ‘Panenka,’ in which the player makes a delicate kick under the ball, enabling it to dink over the diving goalie.

It was named after a Czech inventor who created it in 1976.

What if I told you that

Asprey of London created the sterling silver trophy, which was inspired by a winged Greek vase from 510BC.

Advertisement BACK OF THE NETTI? It weighs 17 pounds and stands 24 inches tall.

Here are a few useful Italian phrases: Sei cieco, arbitro?

(Are you blind, ref?) (Are you blind, ref?) Merita un cartellino rosso (He deserves a red card) Sta tornando a casa (It’s returning home) In fondo alla rete!

(Back of the net!) SAUCY SANCHO Jadon Sachnos’ fondness of Nando’s peri-peri chicken prompted the company to invite him to help launch a new ‘Sancho Sauce’ that is “fruity and spicy.”

He’s a winger, so it’s only natural that he’s on the wing.

A CAP WAS GIVEN TO EVERY ENGLAND PLAYER FOR EVERY APPEARANCE.

Toye, Kenning & Spencer of Bedworth, Warwickshire, created them by hand.

THE GROUCHO CLUB is a group of people who like to have a good time.

If you believe you see Groucho Marx when the TV cameras turn to the Italian coach’s bench during the game, don’t be fooled.

Since 1872, England’s football shirts have featured the Three Lions logo.

A crown over the lions was removed in 1949 to distinguish it from the one worn by England’s cricket team. With his manicured moustache, floppy hair, and thick-rimmed glasses, Italy’s assistant coach Alberico Evani is a doppelganger for the renowned comedian – and has been mocked on social media during the tournament.

The suave 58-year-old former AC Milan star has a legion of fans as well.

Mr Porter, the men’s fashion bible, said he looked far better than Gareth Southgate’s right-hand man Steve Holland, who it mockingly described as looking like a “retired geography teacher.”

If you believe you see Groucho Marx (right) when the TV cameras turn to the Italian coach’s bench during the game, don’t be fooled.

With six of the England squad’s spouses being university graduates, the term ‘wag’ is no longer used disparagingly about these footballers wives and girlfriends, says this team of brainboxes.

‘Wags’ originally appeared in The Mail on Sunday during the 2006 World Cup in Germany, when Victoria Beckham and others went shopping in Baden Baden.

However, it was coined in 2002 by personnel at a Dubai hotel while the England team was visiting on their way to the World Cup in Japan and South Korea that year.

Jordan Pickford’s wife Megan Davison, who has a degree in media studies, Harry Maguire’s mother Zoe, his girlfriend Fern Hawkins, who has a first-class degree in physics and physiotherapy, and friend Amelia Johnson.

Whereas the Wembley version of God Save The Queen lasts barely 44 seconds, Italy’s much more strident national anthem is more than twice as lengthy at one minute and 34 seconds, with references to victory being “made by God,” the Roman general Scipio, and the chorus “We are ready to die.”

Dellelmo di Scipio, Fratelli dItalia, LItalia se desta.

Stringiamci a coorte, chorus!

We’re on our way to death, LItalia.

Italia has awakened, brothers of Italy; Scipio’s helmet.

Let us join, chorus!

Italy has called, and we are ready to die.

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