In Group A of UEFA EURO 2020, Italy will face Turkey in Rome on Friday 11 June. Kick-off at 21:00.
Towards Turkey – Italy LIVE
What’s the story?
Guide to host cities of EURO 2020: Rome
The opening match of UEFA EURO 2020 will, as always, have a special atmosphere. Italy are undefeated in 27 games and will also have the boost of the home crowd at the Olimpico on his side. Turkey, for their part, will try to avoid a fifth defeat in their debut EURO match.
Where to watch the game on TV
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Turkey: Uğurcan Cakir; Zeki Celik, Merih Demiral, Caglar Soyuncu, Umut Meras; Okay Yokuslu, Ozan Tufan, Hakan Calhanoglu, Kenan; Cengiz Under, Burak Yilmaz
Italy: Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Church, Building, Insigne
The opinion of the reporters
Discover the teams: Turkey
Görkem Kirgiz, reporter Turchia: Although they are a very young team and with several players who have not yet reached the top of their careers, Turkey has the qualities to get through the group stage. Then it will take a bit of luck, but the team has what it takes to become the revelation of the tournament.
Paolo Menicucci, Italy reporter: Italy has the talent to get to the bottom of the tournament. To get his hands on a trophy that has been missing since 1968, he will have to take care of every little detail. And then there is Ciro Immobile, winner of the 2020 Golden Shoe, who will be able to make the blue dream possible.
The words of the coaches
Senol Gunes, Sat Turchia: “The result we get in the first match will be very important. A draw or a win could create havoc in the group. That’s what we hope for. I want to see a team alive, even if a defeat comes. happened, but we won’t have to stop there! “
Discover the teams: Italy
Roberto Mancini, Italy coach : “It is a difficult group. Obviously, in this competition you cannot find weak teams. Every team here is very well prepared tactically, technically and physically. Turkey is a strong opponent, with technical and performing players”.
State of form (all competitions, the most recent match is indicated at the beginning)
Turkey – Wales – Wednesday 16 June, Baku
Italy – Switzerland – Wednesday 16 June, Rome