Ronaldo, Pogba & Shaw miss out on UEFA’s Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament
Cristiano Ronaldo was the biggest omission as UEFA named the Euro 2020 Team of the Tournament.
Five players from competition winners Italy made the best XI announced on Tuesday, though there was no place for Golden Boot winner Ronaldo.
The Portugal forward scored five times, as did the Czech Republic’s Patrik Schick, but Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku got the nod in a front three with Federico Chiesa and Raheem Sterling.
Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire were the other England representatives in the team.
But there was no place for fellow defender Luke Shaw, who scored in the final to cap a fine tournament, or his Manchester United team-mate Paul Pogba, one of the tournament’s stars before France’s elimination in the last 16.
Player of the tournament Gianluigi Donnarumma was joined by Italy quartet Leonardo Bonucci, Leonardo Spinazzola, Jorginho and Chiesa.
However, midfield star Marco Verratti missed out despite some influential performances in the knockout stages.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Pedri were the sole representatives for Denmark and Spain respectively, both teams having gone out in the semi-finals.
Lukaku also edged out Harry Kane, Karim Benzema and Emil Forsberg, who all ended up with the same goal tally (four) as the Inter forward.