Cristiano Ronaldo missing in Euro 2020 team of the tournament as Italy and England stars dominate list
- UEFA names three England stars in their team of the tournament after the recently concluded Euro 2020 championship
- Italy are the champions and they have five key players in the squad while the runners up produced three
- Romelu Lukaku, Pedri and Denmark's Hojbjerg are the only ones representing their national teams in the squad
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Raheem Sterling, Harry Maguire, and Kyle Walker are the only three England stars named in the UEFA 2020 team of the tournament.
The trio were impactful in the Three Lions' journey to the final of the competition but bowed to Italy through penalties on the final day at Wembley Stadium.
They also produced the second-highest number of players on the team after the Azzurri who had five including their goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Manchester City winger Sterling scored three goals all through the tourney - two in the group stage against Croatia and Czech Republic and the third against Germany in their last-16 game.
He also went ahead to win the man of the match award once following his impressive performance in their opening group game last month as reported by Sky Sport.
Harry Maguire, Manchester United defender, was recognised for his explosive display at the central defence position for the English team. He was also named man of the match twice.
Kyle Walker was outstanding for Gareth Southgate's men for his incredible recovery speed and versatility at the back. His overlapping prowess was also impressive.
Stats had it that the Man City right-back was never dribbled successfully by any attacker whatsoever all through his stay on the pitch in the competition.
Euro 2020 team of the tournament
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy); Kyle Walker (England), Leonardo Bonucci (Italy), Harry Maguire (England), Leonardo Spinazzola (Italy); Jorginho (Italy), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Denmark), Pedri (Spain); Federico Chiesa (Italy), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium), Raheem Sterling (England).
Jose Mourinho blasts England players
Legit.ng earlier reported that Jose Mourinho has lashed out at England players after leaving Bukayo Saka to play their last penalty in their Euro 2020 defeat to Italy At Wembley Stadium over the weekend.
The duo of Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford had already missed their spot-kicks and were banking on the 19-year-old to help them stretch the shootouts into sudden deaths.
However, Gianluigi Donnaramma saved the Arsenal youngster's effort and handed the Azzurri their second European Championship in history.