Italy beat England in a penalty shootout to win the European Championship at Wembley Stadium in London on July 11, 2021. “It’s coming to Rome. It’s coming to Rome,” Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci shouted into a TV camera amid the celebrations, mocking the famous lyric “it’s coming home” from the England team’s anthem.
It was less than four years ago that Italy plunged to the lowest moment of its soccer history by failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades. Now, they are the best team in Europe. Roberto Mancini, Italy’s coach, led the team on a