Both pieces of history were all before Italy took the trophy 3-2 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw following extra-time
The final knockout match will be between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on Sunday evening at 8pm.
The action gets underway early on Friday evening with Switzerland taking on Spain in Saint Petersburg.
The quadrennial international men’s football championship of Europe, which is being held in 11 cities in UEFA countries, was initially scheduled to hold from June 12 to July 12, 2020.
European football’s governing body said all ties level on aggregate at the end of the second leg would now go to extra time
Television replays showed Chelsea defender Ruediger putting his mouth on Pogba just before half-time in France’s 1-0 win over Germany in Munich on Tuesday.
The football world was shocked when the Inter Milan midfielder suddenly collapsed on the pitch during the Denmark vs Finland Euro 2020 fixture.
Then, Group Stage will bring more top-class action with matches such as Belgium vs. Russia and England vs. Croatia on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
It had been suggested that the game between Chelsea and Villarreal could be switched to Istanbul in compensation for the Champions League final being moved from the Turkish city to Porto due to coronavirus restrictions.
The 24 competing teams have been divided into six groups, with the Group F being labelled the “Group of Death” for containing three former Euro champions — Germany, France, Portugal — and two-time FIFA World Cup runner-up Hungary.
The annual FIFA Congress voted in favour of a proposal on Friday to investigate the feasibility of staging the men’s and women’s competitions biennially, rather than every four years, as it is now.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had said the aim was to reduce new daily cases to below 5,000 and also revive the crucial tourism industry
The project “lived” just for a few days after it was announced, apparently crumbling under the pressure of the widespread criticism and the resistance of governing bodies
Manchester City and Chelsea are currently due to meet in Istanbul for the showpiece event on May 29, but Turkey has been placed on the UK Government’s “red list” after a surge in coronavirus cases.
The statement said the 12 founding clubs have suffered “unacceptable third-party pressures, threats, and offences” to abandon the project and “therefore desist from their right and duty to provide solutions to the football ecosystem.”
European football’s governing body said it had agreed the increase from 23 players “to mitigate the risks of teams facing a shortage of available players for certain matches due to possible positive Covid-19 test results and subsequent quarantine measures”.
UEFA said this followed agreement with Polish authorities.
The withdrawals by Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham came just 48 hours after the league’s unveiling late on Sunday following a furious response from fans and officials.
The ruling, from a mercantile court in Madrid, said the soccer governing bodies must refrain from “directly or indirectly” hindering the creation of the breakaway league.
“Taking the total number of teams from 32 to 36 in the UEFA Champions League, the biggest change will see a transformation from the traditional group stage to a single league stage including all participating teams.