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Spain and England meet at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on Sunday in a final that promises to be epic.

Will Spain win its fourth European title? Can England's men's team win its first?

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Spain are favourites to reach the final as their brilliant, precise pressing style has blown everyone away at this tournament. Luis de la Fuente's young team defeated France in the semi-finals The genius of 16-year-old Lamine Yamal (he turns 17 the day before this final) got them going and Dani Olmo scored the winning goal on the comeback. Spain are still trying to dictate the tempo of the game, but their counterattacks and transitions are devastating and can hurt you in so many ways.

England are somehow in the final and Gareth Southgate’s stars have shown incredible resilience. They have been behind in their last 16 games, the quarter-finals and the semi-finals, but have won them all and their The semi-final victory against the Netherlands was their best performance of the tournament as they continue to improve and trend in the right direction. Ollie Watkins was the hero off the bench, scoring yet another late goal for England as the Three Lions know they need to improve but they have the talent to hang on in games and when it matters most, someone turns up with the best performance. Underdog status should actually suit England well as they are playing in the final of the European Championship for the second year in a row.

How to watch Spain vs EnglandStream link and start time

Begin: 3:00 p.m. ET, Sunday (July 14)
Stadion: Olympic Stadium, Dortmund
How to watch and stream on TV in the USA: Fox Sports


News and focus on the Spanish team

The biggest injury concern is Alvaro Morata, who was injured during the celebrations following Spain's semi-final win over France when a security guard slipped and hit him. They are already missing Pedri after he was injured in the quarter-final against Germany, but Olmo has stepped in for Pedri and has had a huge impact. The big question is whether Robin Le Normand and Dani Carvajal will step straight back in after missing the semi-final against France through suspension. Jesus Navas and Nacho have used all their experience to step in, but it looks like Luis de la Fuente will start with Le Normand and Carvajal. Young duo Lamal and Nico Williams have been a revelation on the wings, and when they play well, Spain play well. Fabian Ruiz and Rodri also get on wonderfully in central midfield and will look to gain control of the engine room and push Spain far forward.

News about the English team, focus

The Three Lions have a fairly set line-up at this point and the main question is whether Luke Shaw is now fit enough to start the game. He came on at half-time for Kieran Trippier in the semi-final and gives England natural balance as a left-back in their 3-4-2-1 system. There is also the possibility that England switch to a back four to prevent Spain from finding space wide behind their full-backs. But considering how well the back three has worked in the last two games, both in terms of maintaining defensive solidity and giving England's talented attackers freedom, it is likely that Southgate will stick with this formation.

Prediction Spain vs England

This is a real clash of styles but it seems like Spain will come out on top as their ability to transition in transition moments means they can win the game at any time. England will hold out and have chances but this will be by far their biggest challenge of the tournament. Spain – England 2:1.

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