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Euro 2020: Good experience watching football, says Rishabh Pant on England vs Germany match at Wembley

India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant turned up at the Wembley Stadium to watch England’s Round of 16 clash against Germany on Tuesday. England defeated Germany by 2-0 to cement their place in the quarterfinals.

Rishabh Pant (right) with a friend at Wembley Stadium

Rishabh Pant (right) with a friend at Wembley Stadium (Courtesy: Instagram)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • England beat Germany by 2-0 in their Round of 16 clash at Wembley
  • England will face Ukraine in the quarterfinal on Saturday
  • Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane scored the goals for England

India’s wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is making the most of the 20-day break given by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) before the five-match Test series against England, from August 4.

The swashbuckling batsman turned up at the Wembley Stadium to watch England’s Round of 16 clash against Germany on Tuesday. England beat Germany by 2-0 to stay alive in the competition.

“Good experience watching football,” Rishabh Pant wrote on Instagram.

Rishabh Pant and his fellow teammates are enjoying a 20-day break following their eight-wicket loss against New Zealand in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Pant scored a brisk 41 in the second innings, but it was not good enough for Team India as they were bowled out for 170 runs in the second innings. New Zealand rode on an unbeaten 96-run stand between skipper Kane Williamson (52 not out) and Ross Taylor (47 not out) to win the match.

However, Pant witnessed a match, where Gareth Southgate’s England buried their agonizing past by knocking out Germany from the Euro 2020. past Just like in England’s two group wins, Raheem Sterling was on the scoresheet, breaking the tense deadlock in the 75th minute. But this time Harry Kane finally scored his first goal at Euro 2020, easing the pressure on the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot winner’s shoulders.

It was England’s second-ever win in the knockout stage of the European Championship. The last such triumph came on penalties against Spain at Euro ’96 before the hosts were denied a place in the final by Germany in that shootout.

It was on penalties that Germany also beat England in the 1990 World Cup semifinals. Then there was the English goal wrongfully disallowed as Germany knocked the English out of the 2010 World Cup.

Now England will play Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarterfinals on Saturday in Rome, eying a return to Wembley for the semifinals and the final.

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