A superb volley from Nicolo Barella just after half-time and Domenico Berardi's 63rd-minute penalty were enough for the Azzurri to see off a Belgium team missing the injured Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard to win the third-place playoff. The European champions, beaten by Spain in their semi-final on Wednesday to lose after going 37 matches without a defeat, played with verve on a gorgeous sunny day at Turin's Allianz Stadium but Belgium's poor luck continued following their last-gasp semi-final defeat to France.
France has warned its citizens against travelling to Spain and Portugal because of a surge in cases caused by the fast-spreading Delta variant. The French government allows people to travel to all EU members as long as they are fully vaccinated and show a negative test on their return. The bloc’s digital Covid certificate also allows EU citizens to travel freely across borders but members still retain the right to deny entry from certain countries.