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Euro 2020 Final Will Be The Finale to The Greatest Day Of Sport Ever

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Euro 2020 Final Will Be The Finale to The Greatest Day Of Sport Ever

England vs Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday will headline the ultimate day of sport on July 11th.

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Harry Kane's extra time goal, following up Kasper Schmeichel's save from the striker's own penalty, earned England their first major tournament final since 1966.

After 27 million people tuned into ITV on Wednesday night, the entire country is likely to be glued to the television for the final against Italy, who beat Spain on penalties on Tuesday, with both ITV and BBC showing the game.

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The nation will either be celebrating as one or consoling itself come the end of Sunday but it's not the only amazing sporting occasion on the day, even if it is the most important.

England players celebrate after Harry Kane's winner. Image: PA Images
England players celebrate after Harry Kane's winner. Image: PA Images

Sunday's sport actually kicks off at 1 am when Brazil and Argentina play each other in the Copa America final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

That game will see former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar go head-to-head, after Emi Martinez's penalty heroics helped Argentina get past Colombia in the semi final.

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The hosts will be looking to win their second back-to-back Copa title but the main story comes from Lionel Scaloni's team.

For all of Messi's incredible number of title and cup wins at club level, the six time Ballon d'Or winner has never won an international trophy.

The 34-year-old has been to two Copa America finals, both lost on penalties to Chile, and a World Cup final, lost in extra time to Germany.

His lack of silverware with the national team is one of the few criticisms people have of the Barca captain in the discussion for greatest player of all time debate.

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Messi will have another chance at glory with the national team. Image: PA Images
Messi will have another chance at glory with the national team. Image: PA Images

The Copa America final will finish around 3 am, UK time, as long as there's no extra time or penalties, and that's perfect timing for UFC 264.

Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will face each other once again, in the deciding rubber fight of their trilogy, in the main event of the card.

The Irishman won the pair's first fight back in 2014 but, earlier this year, the Diamond exacted revenge on his rival in their rematch.

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Poirier could have been fighting for the vacated lightweight title in May but chose the third fight with the Notorious instead, in what could be a great fight.

Sean O'Malley is first on the main card and Gilbert Burns vs Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson is the co-main event.

Poirier was victorious when the two met earlier this year. Image: PA Images
Poirier was victorious when the two met earlier this year. Image: PA Images

The fighting will finish around 6 o'clock on Sunday, leaving viewers with plenty of time to get a good eight hours sleep before their next installment of sport.

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SW19 will play host to Wimbledon Gentlemen's Singles final on Sunday, with the action on Centre Court kicking off at 2pm.

Though they'll be no Rafa Nadal, not in this year's tournament, or Roger Federer, who got beat in Wednesday's quarter final, the final could see a moment of history.

Should world number one Novak Djokovic get past Denis Shapovalov, in Friday's semi-final, then the 34-year-old will have the chance to tie with Nadal and Fed at the top of the men's singles grand slam charts.

Djokovic is on the verge of history. Image: PA Images
Djokovic is on the verge of history. Image: PA Images

The two legends have 20 each and Djokovic went one behind when he won last month's French Open. A sixth win at Wimbledon, and third in-a-row, would see him go level.

After all that excitement attention will turn to Wembley and England's chance to guarantee that football finally comes home!

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Dustin Poirier, Football, Euro 2020, Neymar, Lionel Messi, Wimbledon, England, Novak Djokovic, Argentina, Copa America, UFC, Brazil, Italy

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