sport news Euro 2020 final: Harry Kane leads the line but who else makes England vs ...

sport news Euro 2020 final: Harry Kane leads the line but who else makes England vs ...
sport news Euro 2020 final: Harry Kane leads the line but who else makes England vs ...

England are gearing up for their first major final in 55 years when they take on Italy in the climax of Euro 2020 at Wembley later this evening.

Gareth Southagte's men have conceded just one goal all tournament, that coming in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over Denmark. 

Italy, meanwhile, won every game on the way to their semi-final against Spain, where they came out on top on penalties.

Sportsmail has taken a look at both nations and picked out a combined XI with ahead of the huge showdown in the capital... 

England will feature in a major final for the first time in 55 years when they face Italy tonight

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England will feature in a major final for the first time in 55 years when they face Italy tonight

Italy have had a brilliant tournament and will be hoping to break hearts at Wembley

Italy have had a brilliant tournament and will be hoping to break hearts at Wembley 

GOALKEEPER -  GIANLUIGI DONNARUMMA

Tough to leave out Golden Glove winner Jordan Pickford but Italy's stopper has been the standout goalkeeper of the tournament.

Standing at 6ft 4in, Donnarumma is a truly commanding presence between the sticks.    

The 22-year-old has that aura of needing something special to beat him and you just knew he was going to save at least a couple in Tuesday's shootout.

It's easy to see why he is about to get paid the big bucks at PSG.

Gianluigi Donnarumma has been the standout goalkeeper of the tournament so far

Gianluigi Donnarumma has been the standout goalkeeper of the tournament so far

LEFT BACK - LUKE SHAW 

Leonardo Spinazzola would have been hard to ignore before his devastating injury but Luke Shaw fully deserves his place in this XI.

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Solid in defence and effective going forward, the Manchester United man has maintained the fine form he demonstrated during his club campaign. 

Three assists to his name and a member of a back four that has conceded just one goal all summer. There's not much more that needs to be said. 

Luke Shaw has solidified his reputation as one of the best left backs in the world

Luke Shaw has solidified his reputation as one of the best left backs in the world 

CENTRE BACK - HARRY MAGUIRE

The doubters from the early stages of his United career have certainly gone silent.

Fit again, Maguire is England's best defender by a comfortable margin.

Adept at hoisting forward long balls, and equally as comfortable bringing out possession from the back, the United captain is the heart of England's defence.

Harry Maguire is England's best defender and has been fantastic since returning from injury

Harry Maguire is England's best defender and has been fantastic since returning from injury

CENTRE BACK - GIORGIO CHIELLINI

Speaking of heart, it would be hard to argue that any player has more than Italy's veteran skipper.

An absolute colossus at the back, Chiellini gives the impression that he would literally be willing to die for his every time he steps on the pitch.

The 36-year-old is a true leader and is as experienced as they come. He was simply immense against Spain and Belgium.

Giortgio Chiellini's experience and leadership make him a commanding presence at the back

Giortgio Chiellini's experience and leadership

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