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Three England Players Make Euro 2020 Team Of The Tournament As Luke Shaw Misses Out

Adnan Riaz

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Three England Players Make Euro 2020 Team Of The Tournament As Luke Shaw Misses Out

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England stars Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire and Raheem Sterling all secured their respective places in UEFA's Team of the Tournament for Euro 2020.

The Three Lions' hopes of lifting the Euro 2020 title were crushed after a penalty shootout defeat to Italy at Wembley on Sunday.

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UEFA has now dropped the Team of the Tournament for this summer's Euros, with three England players making the final cut.

Gianluigi Donnarumma, who was named Player of the Tournament, takes his place between the sticks thanks to his impressive form for the Euro 2020 champions.

Ahead of the Italy No 1 is a centre-back partnership of Leonardo Bonucci and Harry Maguire.

Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini were widely praised for their superb partnership for Italy, while Maguire was a crucial figure in the England backline under Gareth Southgate.

Joining Bonucci and Maguire in the four-man backline are England star Kyle Walker and Italy star Leonardo Spinazzola at right-back and left-back respectively.

Walker was in scintillating form for England, with Roma manager Jose Mourinho naming the "phenomenal" Manchester City full-back his Player of the Tournament.

Spinazzola was in dazzling form for Roberto Mancini's men before he ruptured his Achilles tendon in Italy's 2-1 win over Belgium in the quarter-finals.

The 28-year-old Italian full-back fended off fierce competition from Luke Shaw for his place in the Team of the Tournament.

Shaw, 26, scored the opener against Italy in the final and was widely hailed for his performances at the Euros, even earning praise from legendary Brazilian Roberto Carlos.

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Credit: PA

Italy star Jorginho, who has been tipped as a shock contender for the Ballon d'Or, is in a three-man midfield alongside Spain's Pedri and Denmark's Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

UEFA Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament

  • GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy)
  • RB: Kyle Walker (England)
  • CB: Leonardo Bonucci (Italy)
  • CB: Harry Maguire (England)
  • LB: Leonardo Spinazzola (Italy)
  • CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Denmark)
  • CM: Jorginho (Italy)
  • CM: Pedri (Spain)
  • RW: Federico Chiesa (Italy)
  • ST: Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
  • LW: Raheem Sterling (England)

Raheem Sterling finished one behind Harry Kane in England's goalscoring charts at Euro 2020, but the Manchester City star was named in the Team of the Tournament ahead of his England teammate.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Italy star Federico Chiesa is out on the right wing, with Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku leading the frontline.

Another notable omission from the Team of the Tournament is Cristiano Ronaldo, whose Portugal side crashed out of the last 16 against Belgium.

The 36-year-old Juventus superstar was awarded the top scorer award at Euro 2020.

Ronaldo scored five times at this summer's Euros and was tied with the Czech Republic's Patrik Schick, but the Portugal captain scooped the top scorer accolade due to his one assist.

Lukaku scored four times at Euro 2020 and was tied third in the top scorers alongside Kane, Sweden's Emil Forsberg and France's Karim Benzema.

Topics: Harry Maguire, Football, Euro 2020, UEFA, England, Luke Shaw, Kyle Walker, Raheem Sterling

Adnan Riaz
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