Italy vs England at Wembley today is a classic Euro 2020 final. Italy are bidding for their first Euro title since 1968, while England, 1-0 up at halftime, are on course for their first major title since 1966. Italy vs England is free to watch on the BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (4K) and ITV Hub (opens in new tab) (HD) today. Make sure you know how to watch an Italy vs England live stream, wherever you are in the world.
The team news is in and England will revert to a back-five for today's Euro 2020 final against Italy, meaning Bukayo Saka misses out. Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire and John Stones across the back, with Trippier on the right of defence and Luke Shaw at left-back. Kane and Sterling will lead the England attack.
Date: Sunday 11th July 2021
Kick-off time: 8pm BST
Location: Wembley Stadium, London
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AUS stream: Optus Sport (opens in new tab) (AU$14.99)
Italy are without left-back Leonardo Spinazzola, but Jorginho, Nicolo Barella and Marco Verratti make up a world-class midfield trio. Manuel Locatelli will have to watch from the bench but Federico Chiesa starts, having helped Italy beat Spain in the semi-final.
"[Raheem Sterling] is genuine world class but when there is a set back he doesn't sulk he looks for solutions," Rio Ferdinand told the BBC. "He is meticulous about his preparations and his recovery and the reward he is getting out on the pitch is because of those things."
Wembley is already rocking with 60,000-plus excited football fans, including VIPs Tom Cruise and David Beckham, to ready to see Italy vs England in the much-anticipated Euro 2020 final tonight at 8pm BST / 3pm ET / 9pm CET.
England have lost in the semi-finals of five major tournaments: the 1968 and 1996 Euros, the 1990 and 2018 World Cups and the 2019 UEFA Nations League. But Gareth Southgate's Three Lions have impressed throughout Euro 2020, with Sterling and Kane showing true grit to overcome Denmark 2-1 in the semi-final.
Italy's last Euro title came when they hosted in 1968. Since then, the Azzurri have stumbled twice at the final hurdle, losing out to France in 2000, then Spain in 2012. But having defeated Spain 4-2 on penalties to make the final, Italy remain unbeaten in 33 matches and Roberto Mancini is favourite to lead his men into the history books.
"This championship has been very emotional, from the first match against Turkey until now," Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini told UEFA. "It's a dream we've been chasing over the years, a dream our coach slowly put in our minds until it started coming true."
England have never beaten Italy in a major tournament. So, is it coming home or going back to Rome? The Italy vs England start time is 8pm BST on Sunday 11th July. Read on for more details on how to watch an Italy vs England live stream for free, wherever you are in the world.
Italy vs England live stream
If you're a UK citizen trying to watch from abroad, make sure to use a VPN so that you can access an Italy vs England free live stream wherever you are in the world.
We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Full details on how to use a VPN below.
Elsewhere, RAI in Italy, ORF in Austria, TF1 in France, ARD and ZDF in Germany, and Mediaset in Spain will be offering free live streams within their respective territories.
Watch an Italy vs England live stream anywhere in the world using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Italy vs England live stream rights holders, you won't be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
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Watch an Italy vs England live stream in the USA
ESPN and ABC have the rights to air the Euro 2020 final in the United States. If you have subscribed as part of your cable package, you can stream Italy vs England via the ESPN and ABC websites.
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Watch an Italy vs England live stream in Australia
If you're in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport (opens in new tab) provides live coverage of the Euro 2020 Italy vs England final for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 for six months. This channel also shows Premier League and Champions League football during the normal season.
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Watch an Italy vs England live stream in the UK
ITV has the rights to Euro 27 games; BBC has the rights to 25 games and the first and second pick of the games at the last 16 and quarter-final stages. Both stations wil show tonight's Euro 2020 final featuring the Three Lions.
Italy vs England confirmed line-ups
England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw; Mount, Kane, Sterling
Italy: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Verratti, Jorginho, Barella; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne
Euro 2020 fixtures
All times show in BST
Euro 2020 Final
Sunday 11 July
Italy vs England (20:00, London)
Euro 2020 host cities
For the first time ever, the Euros are being spread across Europe rather than held in one location. Dublin has withdrawn due to coronavirus restrictions and been replaced by Seville. Here are the 11 host cities:
Wembley Stadium – London, England
Hampden Park – Glasgow, Scotland
Estadio de La Cartuja – Seville, Spain
Krestovsky Stadium – Saint Petersburg, Russia
Baku Olympic Stadium – Baku, Azerbaijan
Allianz Arena – Munich, Germany
Stadio Olimpico – Rome, Italy
Johan Cruyff Arena – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Puskás Aréna – Budapest, Hungary
Arena Națională – Bucharest, Romania
Parken Stadium – Copenhagen, Denmark