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England’s huge gamble backfires in Euro 2020 final

By , in Sport , at July 12, 2021 Tags: ,

With just seconds remaining in the Euro 2020 final, England manager Gareth Southgate took a gamble.

The game was headed to penalties and his thoughts had turned to who would step up from 12 yards for the Three Lions.

On came Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho – two players Southgate would use in the penalty shootout against Italy.

It was a gamble that backfired for Southgate with both players missing from the spot as Italy won the shootout 3-2.

Football is the game of fine margins. Southgate changed his starting 11 that beat Denmark in the semi-final to recall Kieran Trippier in a back five.

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