Latest news: Will Ferrell encourages Sweden at Euro 2020
The latest news on the European Football Championship:
American actor Will Ferrell wants Sweden to beat Ukraine in the round of 16 of the European Championship.
Ferrell is married to a Swede and sent “his best wishes” to the Euro 2020 team in a short video posted on Twitter by the Swedish Football Association.
Ferrell is shown dressed in national team clothing and yells “you are so smart, you are so strong, you are so fast, you play fabulously well” before chanting “we are all sweden fans”.
Spain will take six players from the European Championship squad to the Tokyo Olympics.
Spain say Unai Simón, Eric García, Pau Torres, Pedri González, Mikel Oyarzabal and Dani Olmo will be on the squad.
Simón, Torres, Olmo and Pedri are titular for “La Roja” at Euro 2020.
Spain beat Croatia 5-3 in overtime on Monday to advance to the quarter-finals.
The three players over 24 of the Spanish team will be Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Mikel Merino.
Cristiano Ronaldo thanked the Portuguese fans for their support and said the team “will be back stronger”.
The reigning champions lost to Belgium 1-0 on Sunday in the round of 16 of the European Championship.
Ronaldo said in an Instagram post that “we didn’t get the result we wanted” but “we gave it our all” and “we are proud of our journey”.
He says the national team is “deeply and sincerely grateful” to the fans for being behind the team “from start to finish.”
He says that this team “has proven that it can still give a lot of happiness” to the Portuguese people.
Ronaldo finished the tournament with five goals and remains Euro 2020’s top scorer. He is tied with former Iranian striker Ali Daei as the all-time leading male scorer in international football with 109 goals.
It’s England against Germany. At Wembley Stadium. Again.
It will be the round of 16 of the European Championship this time, but there have been others in the past.
England beat West Germany in overtime in the 1966 World Cup final for the national team’s biggest triumph in football. But the West Germans won 3-1 in the 1972 European Championship quarter-finals, then won on penalties in the 1996 semi-finals.
The match at Wembley is the first of the day. Sweden will face Ukraine at the end of the match in Glasgow.