Euro 2020 Final: England face Italy on StarTimes

England's players celebrate after winning the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final football match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium in London on July 7, 2021. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / POOL / AFP)

After an exhilarating 50 EURO 2020 matches already played, England and Italy will be squaring it out in the final match slated for Sunday night where the Three Lions will be aiming for a first major tournament win after 55 years bolstered by the major appearance taking place on home soil.

As the official broadcaster of the tournament, pay television platform StarTimes Kenya has dedicated World Football (HD), TV3 and Sports Premium (HD) as the dedicated channels for the broadcast of EURO 2020 final. The channels will have additional offerings including multi-language commentary in English, Kiswahili and French respectively.

The broadcaster will also air the match on StarTimes mobile application – StarTimes ON, where soccer fans will be in a position to stream the EURO 2020 Final on Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD) and Ultra High Definition (UHD).

“We are proud to have entertained Kenya’s football enthusiasts throughout this tournament at the comfort of their homes and as we look forward to put icing on the cake during the final, our multiple broadcast platforms namely the aerial, satellite and streaming will beam the game live as the football titans will be squaring it out to be crowned champions of Europe,” noted StarTimes Regional Marketing Director Mr. Aldrine Nsubuga.

The last time England played a final in Wembley was in 1966, when they beat Germany 4-2 to lift the World Cup – for the first and only time – and on Sunday they will be looking to win the Euros for the first time.

To get to the final, the Three Lions had to overcome some stiff opposition in the semi-final from Denmark, who took the lead only to lose to an extra-time penalty scored by England’s captain Harry Kane.

Going into the tournament, Gareth Southgate’s team were the favorites to win and they have looked impressive – particularly in the knock-out rounds. England’s success has been built around a solid defense – that has conceded just once in the six matches at the tournament – and the danger men upfront, Kane and Raheem Sterling.

The two could hardly be more different. Sterling dazzles with his skill and loves to dribble into the box, while Kane is a powerful centre forward who uses his strength and size to be a constant threat.

Italy, meanwhile, earned their place in Sunday’s final with a penalty shoot-out win against Spain, with young goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma being the match winner as he saved Álvaro Morata’s decisive spot-kick.

The Azzurri’s appearance in the final is somewhat of a surprise as they were not considered as one of the top favourites to lift the trophy for just the second time in their history. But victories against the world’s top ranked team, Belgium, and Spain, can leave no doubt that they deserve to be facing England at Wembley in the championship match.

Coach Roberto Mancini has managed to blend the team into a cohesive unit with veterans like Giorgio Chiellini (36 years) and Leonardo Bonucci (34) marshaling the defense, while going forward 23-year old Federico Chiesa and Manuel Locatelli have been impressive.

The match kicks off at 10pm on World Football, TV3 and Sports Premium channels.

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