Euro 2020 LIVE: France OUT on penalties, England vs Germany build-up, Belgium BEAT Portugal to set up Italy clash

EURO 2020 is rolling on at pace as we continue the knockout stages.

And England will have a home advantage like never before, with no fans from Germany able to travel to Wembley.

That also means the Three Lions will be given 17,000 extra tickets for Tuesday's game.

Meanwhile Gareth Bale stormed out of an interview following Wales' 4-0 loss to Denmark after being asked whether he would retire.

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  • Joshua Jones

    GOOD MORNING EUROS FANS

    World champions France were dumped out of the Euros last night with a penalty shootout defeat to Switzerland.

    The French were 3-1 up with just ten minutes left when they conceded twice.

    And with extra time finishing 3-3, the Swiss ended up winning 5-4 on penalties after Kylian Mbappe missed the decisive spot kick.

    Switzerland will now play Spain in the quarters, who beat Croatia 5-3 after also conceding two late goals to send the match to extra time.

    But Alvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal’s quick-fire double ensured their team booked their flight to St Petersburg for Friday’s encounter.

    Elsewhere, England star Kyle Walker is gunning for Manchester City team-mate Ilkay Gundogan and Chelsea’s German contingent.

    The ace is set to line up in a five-man defence tonight as Gareth Southgate looks to reach the quarters.

    Walker said: “It gives you that little bit of knowledge that you need when you're coming up against these world-class players that they are.

    "Obviously I play with Gundo at City so I know what he's about. I know what his strengths, his weaknesses are.

    "I played a lot against a lot of them in the Champions League final, so hopefully we can just go and do the nation proud.”

    England could also face a Germany side missing THREE of their key players.

    Joachim Low has revealed that Gundogan, Antonio Rudiger and Robin Gosens are doubts for the crunch clash at Wembley.

    Finally, Belgium could be without star men Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard for their Euro 2020 quarter-final with Italy.

    The pair, both 30, suffered ankle and hamstring injuries respectively in the Red Devils' victory over Portugal on Sunday night.

  • Anthony Chapman

    FRANCE 3 SWITZERLAND 3 (4-5 PENS)

    World champions France have been dumped out of the Euros after a penalty shootout defeat to Switzerland.

    Kylian Mbappe missed the decisive spot kick as the Swiss set up a quarter-final clash with Spain.

    France were leading 3-1 with ten minutes left before two late goals from Switzerland sent the game to extra time.

    But with nobody able to break the deadlock, the game went to penalties and it was the Swiss who were left victorious as Yann Sommer saved Mbappe's effort.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY JOSE MOURINHO

    For me, England versus Germany is not a last-16 match, it is a semi-final.

    Whoever wins, I cannot see them failing to make the final.

    But I like this England team and now that Portugal are out, I am supporting England and I want to see Harry Kane collecting the trophy on July 11.

    READ THE REST OF JOSE’S THOUGHTS HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    SOUTH OF HEAVEN

    Gareth Southgate reckons England’s players can become football legends today — by lifting the whole nation with a famous win over Germany.

    The Three Lions boss said: “Every time you pull an England shirt on you have the opportunity to score a goal that will be shown forever and to create a bit of skill or be involved in a match that lives on in the memory.

    “That’s the beauty of playing for your country. If you think of all the big players in history, there are significant memories in club football, European football.

    “But when you picture those great players, it’s normally in an international shirt that their biggest memories are formed.

    “That is the case every time you pull on an England shirt. It is an opportunity that few get and these lads have earned it. I’m sure they are going to relish that.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY DAVID FACEY

    Fabrice Muamba hopes his remarkable recovery from a terrifying heart ordeal provides inspiration for Christian Eriksen.

    Muamba said: “I just had a sick, empty feeling in the bottom of my stomach when it happened, because it was obvious he was going through the same thing as me.

    “The worst part was seeing his wife on the pitch while he was being treated by the doctors and medics. It made me think about how my father was in the stands watching the game when I suffered my heart attack.

    “He had to rush down to be in the ambulance with me, although of course I never knew about that until afterwards.

    “I sent Christian a message on WhatsApp wishing him a full and speedy recovery and saying I am available to speak about my experiences any time he wants to reach out to me.

    “I was advised not to play football again because of the stress it placed on my heart. But I hope Christian’s problem is not so bad and that he will be given the all-clear to play.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    FROM SUNSPORT’S CHARLIE WYETT

    Gareth Southgate is set to revert to a three-man defence against Germany.

    The England boss will look to match his opponents by playing a team reminiscent of the side which reached the World Cup semis in 2018.

    Likely lineup: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw; Foden, Kane, Sterling

  • Anthony Chapman

    INJURY HEADACHES

    Germany have been hit by a major fitness scare which has left Joachim Low fearing he will be without THREE of his key players to face England.

    Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan is a concussion doubt after feeling dizzy in training and the Germans are now fearing a non-coronavirus bug is sweeping through the squad.

    Toni Rudiger has been unable to train since the 2-2 group stage draw with Hungary because of an infection, and yesterday defender Robin Gosens was struck down too.

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXTRA TIME – FRANCE 3 SWITZERLAND 3

    Paul Pogba scored an outrageous rocket from distance for France against Switzerland.

    But the world champions conceded a late equaliser, sending the game into extra time!

    There's now another 30 minutes of Euros action coming up!

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  • Anthony Chapman

    CROCKED MONSIEURS 

    Belgium could be without star men Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard for their Euro 2020 quarter-final with Italy.

    The pair, both 30, suffered ankle and hamstring injuries respectively in the Red Devils' victory over Portugal on Sunday night.

    Boss Roberto Martinez said: "The initial information that we have from medical staff is positive for both, they will remain with the squad and they have no structural damage.

    "But we are running up against time and it is very difficult to see them fully fit. So, we have to take it day by day to try and get them fit."

  • Anthony Chapman

    HT – FRANCE 0 SWITZERLAND 1

    World champions France are currently LOSING to the Swiss in their last-16 Euros clash.

    Haris Seferovic headed his side ahead with just 15 minutes on the clock to take advantage of France's unusual formation change.

    And fans were left fuming when the ITV Hub CRASHED, leaving UK viewers unable to watch the clash altogether!

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  • Anthony Chapman

    FER REAL

    Bruno Fernandes was meant to be the man to inspire Portugal to a second straight European Championship victory.

    But to be blunt, the Man United ace was utterly anonymous at the tournament.

    Here’s a close look at how poor Fernandes was at Euro 2020…

  • Anthony Chapman

    HOMECOMING 

    Jamal Musiala admits facing England is a special feeling for him – but insists he will not struggle to send them crashing out of Euro 2020.

    The Bayern Munich ace, who could have played for the Three Lions, said: "I made a conscious decision to play for Germany.

    "Of course it's no ordinary game for me. England is my second home and I had a lot of great years there, made a lot of friends and learnt a great deal.

    "I don't want to forget my time there and it's not something you can just shrug off. It will be a special match for me."

  • Anthony Chapman

    FT – CROATIA 3 SPAIN 5

    Spain scored twice in extra time to book their place in the Euro quarter finals.

    Luis Enrique's men were 3-1 up in normal time before two late Croatia goals forced an extra half hour of football.

    But quick-fire strikes from Alvaro Morata and Mike Oyarzabal saw Spain bounce back to secure victory and set up a clash against either France or Switzerland.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    TEAM NEWS – FRANCE VS SWITZERLAND

    Didier Deschamps has switched to a 3-4-3 system for France's last-16 tie against Switzerland.

    Clement Lenglet is in at the heart of the defence, with Adrien Rabiot playing at left wing-back.

    Meanwhile, Xherdan Shaqiri starts for the Swiss, with Denis Zakaria also involved tonight.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    EXTRA TIME – CROATIA 3 SPAIN 3

    Croatia have taken Spain to extra time after scoring TWICE in the final five minutes of their last-16 clash!

    There will now be an additional 30 minutes of football to play.

    And if the scores remain level, the match will go to penalties.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    WALK THIS WAY

    Kyle Walker is gunning for Manchester City team-mate Ilkay Gundogan and Chelsea’s German contingent.

    He said: “It gives you that little bit of knowledge that you need when you're coming up against these world-class players that they are.

    "Obviously I play with Gundo at City so I know what he's about. I know what his strengths, his weaknesses are.

    "I played a lot against a lot of them in the Champions League final, so hopefully we can just go and do the nation proud.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    S-PAINFUL MOMENT

    An eventful first half saw Spain score a bizarre own goal to hand Croatia the lead in their last-16 tie.

    Athletic Bilbao goalie Unai Simon appeared to get a slight foot to Pedri's back-pass as the ball sailed past him in the 20th minute.

    But Pablo Sarabia fired in an equaliser in the 37th minute to restore parity.

    And with at least 45 minutes left, the scores remain level at 1-1 with a place in the Euro quarters at stake.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    SPOT PICKS

    England take on Germany at Wembley tomorrow for a place in the Euro 2020 quarters.

    And Three Lions fans are already dreading the prospect of a penalty shootout against their old foe.

    But who should step up for England should the game be square after 120 minutes?

    Here, SunSport has put together a list of Gareth Southgate’s best options…

  • Anthony Chapman

    ‘DISGRACE’

    This is the shock moment that Cristiano Ronaldo booted the captain’s armband seconds after throwing it to the floor after Portugal were dumped out of Euro 2020.

    The Juventus striker was obviously fuming after the defending champs were eliminated by Belgium thanks to a Thorgan Hazard thunderbolt.

    Ronaldo was seen throwing the blue armband to the turf while Belgium players celebrated reaching the quarter-finals.

    And now further footage has emerged of the 36-year-old then launching it with his boot as his frustration boiled over.

    VIDEO: Watch fuming Cristiano Ronaldo KICK Portugal captain’s armband after throwing it to floor following Euro 2020 exit

  • Anthony Chapman

    TEAM NEWS – CROATIA VS SPAIN

    Croatia have sent out the big guns in midfield, with Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic joining legendary Real Madrid man Luka Modric.

    Nikola Vlasic and Ante Rebic are on the wings, with Dominik Livakovic between the sticks.

    Meanwhile, Alvaro Morata continues to lead Spain's attack and is joined by Man City ace Ferran Torres.

    Sergio Busquets is deployed as the holding midfielder, with Man City centre-backs Eric Garcia and Aymeric Laporte at the heart of defence.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    KO BLOW

    David De Gea is out of Spain’s Euro 2020 last 16 clash with Croatia.

    The Manchester United goalkeeper was injured in training ahead of today’s showdown.

    De Gea, 30, took part in the session at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium yesterday.

    But he was forced out of the training drills with what is believed to be a thigh injury.

  • Joshua Mbu

    GRIEZI DOES IT

    World champions France take on Switzerland at 8pm!

  • Joshua Mbu

    ‘I’M SURE HE KNOWS THE PLAYERS’

    Marcus Rashford has backed England team-mate Jadon Sancho to make an impact against Germany.

    The Man Utd-linked winger Sancho currently plays in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dourtmund.

    And tomorrow he’ll be facing some familiar faces when England take on Germany at Wembley.

    Rashford said: “In a way, yes, because he’s played a lot of football against them, more than the rest of us.

    “I’m sure he knows the players, their characteristics, strengths and weaknesses and he’s definitely someone that can exploit them.

    “If one thing doesn’t quite work we have a big opportunity to change things and adapt in the game.

    “Adaptability is one of the biggest skills in football and there’s a lot of times in a game where you have to change or tweak something slightly to hurt your opponents.

    “The fact that he’s played against them a lot, he’s hurt them a lot as well, it will be a big factor for us.”

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  • Joshua Mbu

    SHAQ'S READY

    Shaqiri is gearing up to face France in the Round of 16 later today!

  • Joshua Mbu

    RONALDO SPEAKS OUT

    Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took to Instagram after last night's disappointing lost to Belgium.

    Taking to Instagram after Portugal failed to defend their European title, he wrote: "We didn't get the result we wanted and we left the race sooner than we wanted. 

    "But we are proud of our journey, we gave everything to renew the title of European Champions and this group proved that it can still give much joy to the Portuguese.

    "Our fans were tireless in supporting the team from start to finish. 

    "We ran and fought for them, in order to live up to the trust they placed in us. It was not possible to get where we all wanted, but here is our sincere and profound thanks.

    "Congratulations to Belgium and good luck to all the teams that remain in the competition. As for us, we will come back stronger. Force Portugal!"

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