ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Belgium


Match Worn Shirt


Spinazzola Leonardo


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This shirt was issued for Leonardo Spinazzola for the “Euro 2020” quarter-final game between Italy and Belgium which took place in Munich, “Allianz Arena”, on July 2nd 2021. At the minute ’79 Spinazzola was stretchered off the pitch with an Achilles tendon rupture, ending his time in the tournament. On 5 July, Spinazzola underwent a successful surgery of his left Achilles tendon. Italy set up the semi-final match with Spain after edging an exhilarating tie the game with Belgium. All three goals in the Azzurri’s 2-1 came in the first half, with brilliant strikes from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne opening up a two-goal lead. However, the deficit was halved just moments later after Romelu Lukaku converted from the penalty spot following a clumsy foul from Giovanni Di Lorenzo on teenager Jeremy Doku, who was a standout performer among some of the Belgium’s more established stars. Lukaku had two great opportunities to equalize in the second half, but some last-gasp Italian defending prevented the Inter Milan forward from getting a clean look at goal. Italy played with its back to the wall for much of the game, but Belgium’s lack of cutting edge up front meant that its veteran central defensive pairing of Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci was rarely troubled.

ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs Spain


Match Worn Shirt


Chiellini Giorgio


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This shirt was worn by Giorgio Chiellini during the “Euro 2020” game between Italy and Spain which took place in London, “Wembley Stadium”, on July 6th 2021. In June 2021, Chiellini was included in Italy’s UEFA Euro 2020 squad. In their second group match against Switzerland in Rome on 16 June, he had a goal disallowed for an apparent handball and was later forced off in the first half due to injury; Italy won the match 3–0, allowing them to advance to the round of 16 of the tournament. He recovered from his injury and in the semi-final, Chiellini received considerable media attention for his antics on Spanish captain Jordi Alba during the draw for the penalty shootout. Italy beated Spain on penalties to reach the Euro 2020 final after an enthralling semi-final at a noisy Wembley.


ITALY NATIONAL TEAM


EURO 2020


Italy vs England


Match Issued Shirt


Jorginho


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This shirt was issued for Jorginho for the “EURO 2020” Final shirt between England and Italy. The UEFA Euro 2020 Final was a football match that took place at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on 11 July 2021 to determine the winner of UEFA Euro 2020. It was the 16th final of the UEFA European Championship, a quadrennial tournament contested by the senior men’s national teams of the member associations of UEFA to decide the champions of Europe. Originally scheduled for 12 July 2020, the tournament had been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. In front of a crowd of 67,173, Italy won their second European Championship, beating final debutants England 3–2 in a penalty shoot-out following a 1–1 draw after extra time. England’s Luke Shaw opened the scoring in the second minute of the match, the fastest goal ever scored in a European Championship final, only for Leonardo Bonucci – who was later named the man of the match – to equalise midway through the second half. England had a 2–1 advantage in the shoot-out after two kicks each, only for their last three takers to miss, allowing Italy to come back and win 3–2. It was Italy’s first major title since the 2006 FIFA World Cup and their first European Championship since winning it on home soil in 1968; it put them level with France and only one title behind Spain and Germany. England became the third nation in the 21st century to lose the European Championship final on home soil after Portugal in 2004 and France in 2016. After the match, England’s unsuccessful penalty takers (Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka) were subjected to racial abuse on social media. The event was also marred by crowd disorder and incidents of violence before and after the game.

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As Jorginho holds both Italian and Brazilian citizenship, he was eligible to play for both the Italian and Brazilian national teams. In 2012, he was called up for the first time for Italy U21. In 2014, Jorginho expressed his desire to represent Italy rather than Brazil internationally, and he received his first call up to the Italy senior squad in March 2016, under manager Antonio Conte, for the team’s international friendlies against Spain and Germany. He made his international debut for Italy on 24 March, coming on as a last-minute substitute for Marco Parolo in a 1–1 draw against Spain at the Stadio Friuli in Udine. After initially being included in Conte’s preliminary 30-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016, on 31 May, Jorginho was later excluded from the final 23-man squad. In spite of his positive club form for Napoli, Jorginho was not initially called up to the Italian side under Conte’s successor, Gian Piero Ventura. Although rumours circled in the media regarding the possibility of Brazil’s coach Tite calling Jorginho up to his squad in autumn 2017, as he had not yet appeared for Italy in a competitive match, Jorginho denied rumours that he wanted to switch to the Brazilian national team. He later made his first competitive appearance for Italy under manager Ventura in a 0–0 home draw against Sweden on 13 November, in the second leg of the World Cup play-offs against Sweden, at the San Siro in Milan; however, Italy’s 1–0 away loss in the first leg on 10 November saw Sweden advance on aggregate, meaning that Italy had failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years. On 7 September 2018, in Italy’s first UEFA Nations League match at home to Poland in Bologna, Jorginho scored his first international goal from the penalty spot to secure a 1–1 draw. On 8 September 2019, he scored his second international goal, from the penalty spot once again, in a 2–1 away win over Finland, in a Euro 2020 qualifier. On 12 October, Jorginho scored his third international goal, once again from a penalty kick, in a 2–0 home win over Greece, which sealed Italy’s qualification for Euro 2020. He scored his fourth international goal from the penalty spot once again on 18 November, in a 9–1 home win over Armenia in Italy’s final Euro 2020 qualifier, also assisting Nicolò Zaniolo’s second goal during the match.In June 2021, he was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020 by manager Roberto Mancini. On 6 July, following a 1–1 draw after extra-time against Spain in the semi-final of the competition, Jorginho scored the decisive penalty kick in the resulting shoot-out to send Italy to the final; during the match, he completed a tournament high of eight interceptions. In the final on 11 July against England at Wembley Stadium, after a 1–1 draw following extra time, his spot-kick was saved in the penalty shootout by Jordan Pickford, but Italy would go on to win 3–2 in the shootout. Throughout the touranement, he covered the most ground of any player (86.6 km in total),[59] made the most recoveries alongside alongside Manuel Akanji (46), and completed the second most passes of any player after Aymeric Laporte (497 out of 529 attempted, with a 93% passing accuracy);[61] he also won the most fouls (19) and made the most interceptions (25) of any other player, breaking Marcel Desailly’s record of 24 interceptions in a single tournment from UEFA Euro 1996, since these statistics first began to be recorded at UEFA Euro 1980.For his performances, he was included in the team of the tournament.

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These gloves were worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the first three games of Euro 2020 between Italy and Turkey which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 11th 2021, Italy against Switzerland which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 16th 2021 and Italy against Wales which took place in Roma, “Stadio Olimpico”, on June 20th 2021. Due the texture of the gloves with rubber details on, they are very recognizable from match’s footages. In June 2021, Donnarumma was included in Italy’s squad for UEFA Euro 2020. In his first game at the competition, on 11 June against Turkey, he kept a clean sheet in a 3–0 win for Italy. In the semi-final against Spain on 6 July, following a 1–1 draw after extra-time, he saved Álvaro Morata’s spot-kick to help Italy to a 4–2 penalty shoot-out victory, which allowed Italy to advance to the final of the tournament. On 11 July in the final against England at Wembley Stadium, following a 1–1 draw after extra-time, Donnarumma saved two spot kicks during the penalty shootout, including the decisive final kick, to win the tournament for Italy for the first time since 1968. For his performances throughout the competition, including keeping three clean sheets, making nine saves, and conceding only four goals in seven appearances, he was named player of the tournament by UEFA, the first time a goalkeeper had won the award.

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These boots were worn by Gianluigi Donnarumma during the Euro 2020 training sessions with Italy National Team. In the 2020–21 season, Donnarumma continued to be a starting goalkeeper (with Ciprian Tătărușanu as a primary back-up) and the team’s occasional captain, in particular during the latter part of season. He appeared in all but one game in Serie A and 11 times in the Europa League as Milan finished second and reached the round of 16, respectively. Prior to and during the season, the club’s management made numerous attempts to extend Donnarumma’s expiring contract yet failed to meet the player’s wage demands of €1 million per month as well as €20 million in agent commission for Mino Raiola and pulled out of the negotiation in late May 2021. On 26 May 2021, Milan director of football Paolo Maldini confirmed that Donnarumma would leave Milan when his contract expired on 30 June. During his time with Milan, Donnarumma made 251 appearances for the club in all competitions, keeping 88 clean sheets, and played a key role in helping the club finish second in Serie A (and qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2014) in his final season. For his performances, Donnarumma was named Lega Serie A Best Goalkeeper. On 16 June 2021, Donnarumma agreed a five-year contract with Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), as reported by Fabrizio Romano and The Guardian. According to reports, PSG offered him a salary of €12 million per season. He passed his medical in Florence on 21 June.[59] On 15 July 2021, Donnarumma officially joined PSG and signed a five-year contract until 30 June 2026.