The team earned victories over Turkey, Switzerland and Wales in the group stage, but then was taken to extra time before beating Austria in the round of 16.
An impressive 2-1 victory over top-ranked Belgium followed, giving Italy a record 13th consecutive win. That streak ended in the semifinals, but Italy still advanced by beating Spain 4-2 in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw.
Italy has reached the final with a mixture of attacking flair and solid defense, which has seen it concede only three goals at the tournament.
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