Italy and Belgium go to the field this afternoon at the Allianz Stadium in Turin: at 3 pm the starting whistle of the consolation final, valid for the third and fourth place in the Nations League. According to the regulations, unlike the semifinals and the big match for the title at San Siro, in the event of a tie there will be no extra time but it will go directly to penalties.
The unbeatableItaly from Roberto Mancini fell against the Spain. After 37 consecutive useful results the Azzurri lost (1-2) in the semifinal of Nations League played at San Siro: Ferran Torres e Gavi the protagonists of the victory of the Red Furies who also avenge the defeat (much more painful) suffered at the European Championships on penalties. The Iberians remain at the “Meazza” for the final on Sunday with France which is worth the trophy, the national team moves to Turin where they will face Belgium (beaten 2-3 by the transalpines) for the consolation placement. Third place is up for grabs at the Allianz Stadium in Turin (kick-off at 3pm) and, last but not least, the desire to get out of the field and the competition with your head held high.
There will be no Juventus player Leonardo Bonucci, one of the negative protagonists of the match that excluded us from the highlight match. Expelled for a double yellow card (two ingenuities that made the Azzurri’s task more difficult against a strong opponent and on the ball), the defender apologized to the group and the coach (“could have been more careful”, Mancini’s words in the post-match interviews), he said he was angry with himself leaving the national team retirement early. Given his unavailability for today’s match, he immediately reached his home club.
What happens if Italy draws with… in the final for 3rd place of the Nations League
In the event of a draw between Italy and Belgium at the end of the 90 minutes, what happens? If for the major final, the one that is worth the title and trophy, extra time will be used first (two of 15 minutes) and then penalties will not be the same for the final which will designate the third and fourth ranking of this edition. of the Nations League. In fact, according to the format and the rules of the competition, there are no extra times (they were for the semi-finals). To decide the placement we will go directly to the shots from the spot.