LONDON (AP) — It’s being billed as the best team of the tournament against, in effect, the host nation. The European Championship final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on Sunday has all the makings of a tight and tense title match.
Here’s where the game could be won and lost:
Midfield is the department where Italy undoubtedly has the edge in terms of quality and experience.
Marco Verratti is one of the few genuinely world-class midfielders at the tournament, Jorginho is a newly crowned Champions League winner and is the conductor of play in front of the defense, while Nicolo . . .