Here is again‘Italy, beautiful and winning, back from a record streak of useful results: against Wales, third day ofEuropean, Mancini can match Pozzo, a record that has lasted a lifetime. To do this he must continue to win, or at least draw, in the match with Wales (kick-off at 18) which holds the record in group A. Qualification for the round of 16 is already certain, it remains to be seen whether it will take place first or second. A not insignificant difference, according to the scoreboard that is already on the horizon. Finishing at the top possible a crossing with Belgium in the quarters, then France (possible, not sure after yesterday’s misstep) in the semifinals.
But Italy does not make calculations, it plays to win even today. “The biscuit does not concern us, we want to win”, said the coach yesterday. despite the fact that a robust turnover is expected today. Necessity also due to the great heat: “It is the third game in ten days. I would have done it even if it had been decisive”.
THE LIKELY FORMATIONS
Italy-Wales (6 pm, Rai1 TV and Sky Sport)
Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bastoni, Acerbi, Emerson Palmieri; Verratti, Jorginho, Locatelli; Church, Belotti, Insigne. Herds Mancini
Wales (4-2-3-1): Ward; Roberts, Mepham, Rodon, B. Davies; Allen, Morrell; Bale, Ramsey, James; Moore. All. Page
SWITZERLAND-TURKEY (6 pm, Sky Sport TV)
Switzerland (3-4-1-2): Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez; Widmer, Xhaka, Freuler, Zuber; Shaqiri; Embolo, Seferovic.
Turkey (4-2-3-1): Cakir; Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Muldur; Kahveci, Ayhan; Dervisoglu, Calhanoglu, Under; Burak Yilmaz.