Excitement Euro 2020 final between Italy and England He even had cricket brothers on the edge of their seats as the match went into Penalty kicks. Cricketers around the world reacted to the thrilling final that went Italy’s way after Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka missed a penalty kick. Players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Kevin Pietersen, Jofra Archer, Ravichandran Ashwin and women’s cricketer Tammy Beaumont took to Twitter and congratulated both teams on a great display.
Tendulkar congratulated the Italian team and wrote: “Congratulations to the azzurri Flag of Italy on a hard win to become the #EURO2020 champion! Cup and well done England for reaching the finals and keeping the match alive until the end. What a refreshing sport this weekend!”
What a refreshing weekend sport! pic.twitter.com/41NnKNvJpy
– Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 12 July 2021
Petersen and Ashwin had some reassuring words for the English football team.
Coming home at the World Cup! We love this England team.
Lift your chin!
– Kevin Petersen (@kp24) July 11, 2021
Hide the vaccine and get yours (@ashwinravi99) July 11, 2021
England Pacer Jofra Archer was saddened by the loss.
Jofra Archer July 11, 2021
England Women’s star Beaumont wrote, “Congratulations to Italy. So proud of the England boys @! This is a good tournament for us! You can all hold your heads high. Let’s stand behind them now! #EURO2020.”
– Tammy Beaumont (@Tammy_Beaumont) July 11, 2021
– Chris Woks (@chriswakes) 12 July 2021
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) 12 July 2021
Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 11, 2021
England started superbly with full back Luke Shaw putting them ahead in the second minute of the match. However, the brave Italians returned in the second half through defender Leonardo Bonucci’s equalizing goal in the 67th minute.
Both teams failed to score any more goals as the match went into extra time and then into a penalty shootout, as Italy beat England 3-2.
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