Sunday evening was the final match of Euro 2020. The game saw England take on Italy. After a tense match which ended in penalties, Italy won their first European Championship since 1968. Neil and Tom talk about the vocabulary from this story so you can talk about it too.

Video chapters:
0:00​​​​​​​​​​ – Introduction
0:28 – Story
1:28 – Headline 1: Italy erupts in celebration after Euro soccer triumph (Reuters)
4:08​​ – Headline 2: ‘It’s my responsibility’: Gareth Southgate shoulders blame for England’s Euro 2020 final defeat (Independent)
6:55 – Headline 3: Euro 2020 Final: Small number of fans broke into Wembley, say police (BBC)
9:20 – Language summary

The story:
There’s ecstasy in Italy but agony in England after Gareth Southgate’s men were beaten on penalties in the final of Euro 2020. While in Rome, the party went late into the night after Italy won their first European championship since 1968.

Key words and phrases

expresses something suddenly and with force

*Violence erupted at the political rally last weekend.
*Villagers were evacuated when the volcano threatened to erupt.

shoulders blame
accepts responsibility

Children should not have to shoulder the blame for their parents’ mistakes.
This is your mistake. Don’t expect me to shoulder the blame for you!

broke into
entered without permission

*Thieves broke into the museum late last night.
*Hackers have caused damage after breaking into the bank’s computer system.

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