Finally the long wait is over. Five years later, Italy returns to the stage of a huge international competition. Tonight Euro 2020 starts and it does it with a bang: at 21:00, the kick-off of the match between Turkey and the Azzurri. Immobile and his teammates will try to start the continental event against Senol Gunes’ national team in the best possible way. Tuttomercatoweb.com he will follow it live from the Olimpico tonight and with his correspondents all over Rome and in the retreats so as not to miss a minute of this great event. Follow it with us.
20.05 – Here ends the live approach to the kick-off of Turkey-Italy, the inaugural match of Euro2020. Stay on the pages of TMW to follow the LIVE text of the race by TMW (Click here)!
19.50 – Official formations – The formations for the first Euro 2020 match between Turkey and Italy are official, kick-off at 21:00 at the Olimpico in Rome.
ITALY (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne. All: Mancini.
TURCHIA (4-1-4-1): Cakir; Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Meras; Youkuslu; Karaman, Tufan, Calhanoglu, Yazici; Yilmaz.
19.38 – Italy arrived at the Olympic stadium – Less and less is missing from the Azzurri’s debut at the 2020 European Championship Roberto Mancini has just arrived at the Olympic stadium with the official bus.
19.25 – Azzurri towards the Olimpico – Here we are, Italy has left the hotel to head towards the Olimpico. The official formations of the match against Turkey, debut of Euro2020, will also be announced shortly.
18.07 – Buffon before Turkey-Italy: “Go blue. An internal people is at your side “- “Come on Azzurri. An internal people is at your side” is the message via Twitter that Gianluigi Buffon, former Italian captain who retired from the national team after the sensational failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, wanted to publish in view of tonight’s match at ‘ Olympic against Turkey that will open Euro2020.
15.42 – A single formation doubt for Gunes: Yazici favorite on Under – There are no big doubts about the formations that will take to the field tonight at the Olimpico for the debut match of Euro 2020. Mancini also in yesterday’s finishing confirmed the 4-3-3 tried in the week, with Locatelli and Berardi as owners. Choices also made for Gunes, who has only one doubt: Yazici is the favorite over Under for a jersey from the first minute.
15.15 – Vip fans at the Olimpico from Turkey – Of the approximately 1000 Turkish fans expected for the inaugural match of the 2021 European Football Championships between Italy and Turkey, about 200, mostly VIPs, politicians and people belonging to the world of sport, landed at Fiumicino airport with two flights of Turkish Airlines airline landed yesterday afternoon. According to what has been learned, for these fans who landed in the Roman airport, a special security channel dedicated to them was set up by the police at the exit of Terminal 3; others of them, already accredited, have instead passed through the State Ceremonial. Waiting for them at the airport exit some buses with which they were then transferred to the capital.
13.53 – Ceferin: “I don’t like the European in 11 different nations” – “We are happy, this European is a message of hope, it is the light at the end of the tunnel. Football gives hope to the people and this is important for us, we can’t wait to start and it was obvious to choose Rome to start over.” Words and thoughts of Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA president who gave an interview to the microphones of ‘Rai Sport’ on the day of the start of the European Championship.
Will we never see a European in 11 different countries again?
“I am not in favor of this formula and I don’t think we will do it again soon.”
12.10 – The probable formations of Italy-Turkey
Italy (4-3-3) – Donnarumma; Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne.
Turkey (4-1-4-1) – Cakir; Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Meras; Yokuslu; Karaman, Tufan, Yazici, Calhanoglu; Yilmaz.
12.04 – Gianni De Biasi presents Turkey: “Weak point? Demiral is not in his best moment Gianni De Biasi is the coach of that Azerbaijan who faced Turkey in a friendly match last May 27. During an interview with ‘Tuttosport’, the Italian coach warned Mancini and his boys about the main dangers that the Turks could face tonight at the Olimpico: “It’s a team that has players with international experience. Yilmaz, Celik, Yazici they won the French championship with Lille, while we all know Calhanoglu. They made a huge impression on me, certainly Yilmaz is the absolute driver. Midfielders Yokuslu and Tufan are the souls of the team. “
De Biasi also talked about the weaknesses: “In defense they are not strong. It seems strange, but they did not impress me. Demiral is not in his best moment, while Soyuncu is paying for the long season with Leicester. In the open spaces he can go into trouble “.
10.55 – Rays proud: “Rome the city of the restart“- On the sidelines of the symbolic ribbon cutting in Piazza del Popolo, which sets the stage for the UEFA Festival events, the mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi he talks about the return of the public to the stadiums and the opening match of Euro2020: “It is a great restart, Rome is the city of the restart. We are proud to host UEFA Euro 2020. We have had a tough year. Now let’s look ahead. We are working hard to build a secure present and future. The best thing is that it reopens to fans always in compliance with Covid regulations. The Romans were very good. In order to make something safe, we have decided to extend the fan zone to various points in the city. This right spirit to start over. Now let’s cheer on Italy, a great good luck to the national team. ”
10.21 – Ribbon cut, off to the UEFA Festival in Rome – The symbolic ribbon cutting that kicks off the 2020 European Championship took place in Piazza del Popolo, at least as regards the Roman appointments: the mayor of Rome physically carried out the scissoring Virginia Raggi, in the presence of the UEFA EURO 2020 Extraordinary Commissioner of Rome Daniele Frongia, the President of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) Gabriele Gravina and the CEO of UEFA Events SA Martin Kallen:
9.45 – The former coach Ventura sees the blues as favorites – “Italy is among the favorites”. Word of Gian Piero Ventura. The former coach, guest of the column Face to face its AllMercatoWeb, speaks of the blue adventure at Euro 2020, which will begin tonight at 21 with the opening match against Turkey: “She has made an important journey, she is surrounded by great enthusiasm and affection. There is a lot of conviction and therefore I see all the conditions for competing in an important European ”.