Very little is missing for the official start of the European Championship, the competition initially scheduled for last summer and postponed to June this year.
A Euro 2021 it will be Italy by Mancini, included in Group A: the Azzurri, whose final list was made known on the night of June 1, they will make their debut with Turkey, before facing Switzerland and Wales. Three challenges that will sanction the eventual qualification of Roberto Mancini’s team, who, as stated by the coach, is aiming for the final victory.
When does Italy play? Below are the dates of the matches of the Azzurri regarding the group stage of Euro 2021.
Euro 2021, calendar Italy
When will Italy play at Euro2021? The European Championship will begin on 11 June, when the Azzurri will be involved in the first match of the competition against Turkey of the “Italians” Calhanoglu, Demiral, Ayhan and Muldur; the starting whistle is scheduled at 21.00.
Five days later, on June 16th at 9pm, it will be Switzerland’s turn, while on the 20th Italy will close its group stage with the match against Wales.
Below are the dates and times of the matches of the Azzurri, which will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. This is the calendar of Italy:
- Turkey-Italy (group A) – Friday 11 June, 9 pm. Olympic Stadium, Rome
- Italy-Switzerland (group A) – Wednesday 16 June, 9 pm. Olympic Stadium, Rome
- Italy-Wales (group A) – Sunday 20 June, 6 pm Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Euro 2021: the dates of the group stage and the elimination stage
The matches of the group stage, in which the 24 teams, divided into 6 groups, participate, start on 11 June e ends Wednesday 23 June 2021. The top two teams in each group will enter the knockout phase, as well as the four best third-placed teams from the six groups.
After a short break of just two days the knockout stage. The round of 16 and quarter-finals will be played between 26 June and 3 July at 6 pm and 9 pm; the semifinals, on 6 and 7 July, at 9 pm.
If Italy were to pass the round as first or second in the standings of group A, they would play the round of 16 on 26 June. If instead he were to pass the round as third place on June 27th.
These are the dates of the round of 16, quarter-finals and semi-finals of Euro 2021.
- Round of 16: Saturday 26, Sunday 27, Monday 28, Tuesday 29 June
- Quarter-finals: Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd July
- Semifinal: Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 July
When Italy plays: the calendar before Euro 2021
Last commitments before Euro 2021 for Roberto Mancini’s national team. The Azzurri are preparing to make their debut at the European Championship, but first we have to complete the approach march; on May 28 the team had no problems getting rid of San Marino, winning 7-0, but now they are expected – as is normal – for a more demanding challenge. But when Italy plays?
The blues will take the field against the Czech Republic on Friday 4 June at 8.45 pm, in what will be the last friendly match before the debut match of Euro 2021 against Turkey.
The two teams will take the field at the Dall’Ara stadium in Bologna: a good test for Mancini’s Italy, who after a week will be involved in the opening match of the European Championship. Then it will get serious, the Azzurri want to be ready: after a World Cup watched from home, there is the desire to move forward in the tournament.