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Italy vs Turkey live stream: How can I watch Euros opening game for … Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:00:00 +0100-Follow all the latest updates from the Stadio Olimpico as Euro 2020 finally gets under way.

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Turkey vs Italy LIVE: Latest Euro 2020 updates

June 11, 2021

Countdown to Euro 2020: Daily briefing

Follow live coverage of Italy vs Turkey as Euro 2020 gets under way in Rome tonight following the tournament’s opening ceremony.

The tournament, delayed 12 months by the coronavirus pandemic, finally kicks off on Friday night ahead of a feast of football over the next month across the continent where Europe’s best team will be crowned.

Roberto Mancini’s Italy are one of 11 host nations and will begin their campaign as Group A favourites when they take on the Turkish at the Stadio Olimpico tonight, before group rivals Wales and Switzerland meet in Baku tomorrow.

Italy’s squad is a mix of veteran graft – in the shape of Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Jorginho – and fresh young talent like Alessandro Bastoni and Federico Chiesa. Whatever team Roberto Mancini picks is going to full of quality.

Turkey are being tipped as dark horse in some quarters, however, having beaten Netherlands 4-2 in a World Cup qualifier earlier this year. Burak Yilmaz is a constant goal threat and his will be an intriguing battle with the Italian defence.

Follow all the latest build-up and action from the Stadio Olimpico – including that opening ceremony – throughout right here:

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Roberto Mancini’s Italy were one of only two teams – alongside Belgium – to win each and every one of their 10 qualifying matches for the Euros.

The Azzurri scored 37 goals in their Euro 2020 qualification matches at an avergae of 3.7 per game, which was the same tally as they scored in qualification for Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 combined (37 goals in 22 games).

Mancini’s men are also unbeaten in their last 27 matches, the second longest undefeated run in their history, and have won eight consecutive games, three short of their record winning streak set in 2019.

They have kept clean sheets in each of those eight victories and have gone 785 minutes (over 13 hours) without conceding a goal.

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:40
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Around 16,000 fans are expected to attend the opening fixture of Euro 2020 between Turkey and Italy at the Stadio Olimpico when it kicks off later this evening. Supporters are expected at all 51 games across the 11 host countries this summer as Europe looks to continue its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tonight though, Turkey will have their work cut out as Roberto Mancini’s Italy have won their last eight games without conceding a goal and are unbeaten since 2018. However, Turkey’s squad includes three of Lille’s Ligue 1 title-winning team, striker Burak Yilmaz, midfielder Yusuf Yazici and defender Zeki Celik which could provide a solid spine for the underdogs this evening.

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:36
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A number of factors could see this European Championship play out differently to any before it.

Despite the many differences between the squads at Euro 2020, there has been one almost universal message in the camps. Managers like Gareth Southgate and Luis Enrique have been telling their players to “seize a rare opportunity”, but that is much more specific than the usual easy motivational line. They are two men who know as well as anyone that success in international football doesn’t necessarily come down to a team’s quality. It is whether they are in the right place at the right time.

That is a factor only set to be amplified this summer, that could see these European Championships skew more than any other tournament:

A number of factors could see this European Championships play out differently to any before it

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:32
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Turkey are without Cenk Tosun, their top scorer in qualifying, who misses Euro 2020 after injuring his knee in April. 35-year-old Lille striker Burak Yilmaz will lead the line, while winger Cengiz Under is expected to get the nod to play back at the Olimpico following his loan spell at Leicester from Roma.

Juventus centre-back Merih Demiral and Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu are set to partner each other at centre-back with Okay Yokuslu – who spent last season on loan at West Brom from Celta Vigo – at the base of midfield.

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:28
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Italy could name the same team that beat the Czech Republic in a friendly last week. Domenico Berardi has scored in each of his past four appearances for the Azzurri and is expected to get the nod on the right wing ahead of Federico Chiesa.

Italy have asked UEFA for permission to replace Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini with Fiorentina’s Gaetano Castrovilli in their Euro 2020 squad after the midfielder picked up an injury in training.

Manuel Locatelli is set to start in midfield with Marco Verratti still stepping up his fitness after a knee injury. Roberto Mancini puts his faith in the solid defensive triangle of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and his two centre-backs Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:24
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This will be the first major tournament game to be held in Italy since the 1990 World Cup.

Italy have never lost at the Stadio Olimpico in a major tournament, that is the World Cup or European Championship, winning six and drawing two at tonight’s venue. They also haven’t conceded a single goal in each of their last seven games.

Can Roberto Mancini’s side continue such form this evening and kick off their Euros campaign with a winning start?

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:18
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Turkey have never beaten Italy, losing seven of the 10 encounters between the sides, although the two most recent fixtures, both friendlies played in 2002 and 2006 respectively, ended in 1-1 draws.

The only meeting at a major tournament came exactly 21 years ago (on 11th June weirdly) at Euro 2000, when the Azzurri won 2-1 thanks to goals from Antonio Conte and Pippo Inzaghi.

Okan Buruk equalized for Turkey scoring their first ever goal at a European Championship finals in the process.

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:11
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Here we go! It’s less than two hours now until the delayed Euro 2020 kicks off with Turkey facing Italy in the opening match of the tournament.

This competition is a ‘Euros of Everywhere’ according to Uefa president Michel Platini with games being played all over the continent from Glasgow in Scotland to Baku in Azerbaijan.

The idea of a transcontinental tournament came about as a celebration for the 60th anniversary of the first European Championship and has been touted as a ‘one-off’ special event.

Tonight’s opening fixture is being held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, which is the home to Serie A sides Roma and Lazio and is the centrepiece of the Foro Italico sports complex.

Roberto Mancini’s Italy will be right at home as they face a Turkey side tipped to do surprisingly well in the competition despite their underdog status.

Italy’s squad is a blend of experience and youth with the likes of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini shepherding the up-and-coming talent of Federico Chiesa and Alessandro Bastoni. They are favourites to win Group A and will want to get their campaign off to a winning start this evening.

Turkey, meanwhile, are an intriguing prospect. Burak Yilmaz is their biggest threat in front of goal, having bagged a hat-trick against the Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier that Turkey went on to win 4-2 back in March. With Wales and Switzerland also in their group Turkey will feel they have a strong chance for progressing to the knockout stages especially if they take points off Italy tonight.

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:04
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The atmosphere is building in the Italian capital with the visitors making plenty of noise as you might expect.

There are only set to be 16,000 supporters in the ground this evening but you can imagine they will still make themselves heard.

Kick-off not too far away now at the Olimpico.

Ben Burrows11 June 2021 17:56
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Is this a good omen for Italy?

Their manager tonight could play a bit, you know, and scored the opening goal of the 1988 tournament in Germany.

33 years later he’ll be hoping his side grab the first goal tonight on their way to what he hopes will be the first three points of the group stage.

Ben Burrows11 June 2021 17:45
Countdown to Euro 2020: Daily briefing

Follow live coverage of Italy vs Turkey as Euro 2020 gets under way in Rome tonight following the tournament’s opening ceremony.

The tournament, delayed 12 months by the coronavirus pandemic, finally kicks off on Friday night ahead of a feast of football over the next month across the continent where Europe’s best team will be crowned.

Roberto Mancini’s Italy are one of 11 host nations and will begin their campaign as Group A favourites when they take on the Turkish at the Stadio Olimpico tonight, before group rivals Wales and Switzerland meet in Baku tomorrow.

Italy’s squad is a mix of veteran graft – in the shape of Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Jorginho – and fresh young talent like Alessandro Bastoni and Federico Chiesa. Whatever team Roberto Mancini picks is going to full of quality.

Turkey are being tipped as dark horse in some quarters, however, having beaten Netherlands 4-2 in a World Cup qualifier earlier this year. Burak Yilmaz is a constant goal threat and his will be an intriguing battle with the Italian defence.

Follow all the latest build-up and action from the Stadio Olimpico – including that opening ceremony – throughout right here:

1623433220

Roberto Mancini’s Italy were one of only two teams – alongside Belgium – to win each and every one of their 10 qualifying matches for the Euros.

The Azzurri scored 37 goals in their Euro 2020 qualification matches at an avergae of 3.7 per game, which was the same tally as they scored in qualification for Euro 2016 and World Cup 2018 combined (37 goals in 22 games).

Mancini’s men are also unbeaten in their last 27 matches, the second longest undefeated run in their history, and have won eight consecutive games, three short of their record winning streak set in 2019.

They have kept clean sheets in each of those eight victories and have gone 785 minutes (over 13 hours) without conceding a goal.

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:40
1623432978

Around 16,000 fans are expected to attend the opening fixture of Euro 2020 between Turkey and Italy at the Stadio Olimpico when it kicks off later this evening. Supporters are expected at all 51 games across the 11 host countries this summer as Europe looks to continue its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tonight though, Turkey will have their work cut out as Roberto Mancini’s Italy have won their last eight games without conceding a goal and are unbeaten since 2018. However, Turkey’s squad includes three of Lille’s Ligue 1 title-winning team, striker Burak Yilmaz, midfielder Yusuf Yazici and defender Zeki Celik which could provide a solid spine for the underdogs this evening.

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:36
1623432732

A number of factors could see this European Championship play out differently to any before it.

Despite the many differences between the squads at Euro 2020, there has been one almost universal message in the camps. Managers like Gareth Southgate and Luis Enrique have been telling their players to “seize a rare opportunity”, but that is much more specific than the usual easy motivational line. They are two men who know as well as anyone that success in international football doesn’t necessarily come down to a team’s quality. It is whether they are in the right place at the right time.

That is a factor only set to be amplified this summer, that could see these European Championships skew more than any other tournament:

A number of factors could see this European Championships play out differently to any before it

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:32
1623432483

Turkey are without Cenk Tosun, their top scorer in qualifying, who misses Euro 2020 after injuring his knee in April. 35-year-old Lille striker Burak Yilmaz will lead the line, while winger Cengiz Under is expected to get the nod to play back at the Olimpico following his loan spell at Leicester from Roma.

Juventus centre-back Merih Demiral and Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu are set to partner each other at centre-back with Okay Yokuslu – who spent last season on loan at West Brom from Celta Vigo – at the base of midfield.

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:28
1623432277

Italy could name the same team that beat the Czech Republic in a friendly last week. Domenico Berardi has scored in each of his past four appearances for the Azzurri and is expected to get the nod on the right wing ahead of Federico Chiesa.

Italy have asked UEFA for permission to replace Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini with Fiorentina’s Gaetano Castrovilli in their Euro 2020 squad after the midfielder picked up an injury in training.

Manuel Locatelli is set to start in midfield with Marco Verratti still stepping up his fitness after a knee injury. Roberto Mancini puts his faith in the solid defensive triangle of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and his two centre-backs Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini.

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:24
1623431888

This will be the first major tournament game to be held in Italy since the 1990 World Cup.

Italy have never lost at the Stadio Olimpico in a major tournament, that is the World Cup or European Championship, winning six and drawing two at tonight’s venue. They also haven’t conceded a single goal in each of their last seven games.

Can Roberto Mancini’s side continue such form this evening and kick off their Euros campaign with a winning start?

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:18
1623431493

Turkey have never beaten Italy, losing seven of the 10 encounters between the sides, although the two most recent fixtures, both friendlies played in 2002 and 2006 respectively, ended in 1-1 draws.

The only meeting at a major tournament came exactly 21 years ago (on 11th June weirdly) at Euro 2000, when the Azzurri won 2-1 thanks to goals from Antonio Conte and Pippo Inzaghi.

Okan Buruk equalized for Turkey scoring their first ever goal at a European Championship finals in the process.

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:11
1623431044

Here we go! It’s less than two hours now until the delayed Euro 2020 kicks off with Turkey facing Italy in the opening match of the tournament.

This competition is a ‘Euros of Everywhere’ according to Uefa president Michel Platini with games being played all over the continent from Glasgow in Scotland to Baku in Azerbaijan.

The idea of a transcontinental tournament came about as a celebration for the 60th anniversary of the first European Championship and has been touted as a ‘one-off’ special event.

Tonight’s opening fixture is being held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, which is the home to Serie A sides Roma and Lazio and is the centrepiece of the Foro Italico sports complex.

Roberto Mancini’s Italy will be right at home as they face a Turkey side tipped to do surprisingly well in the competition despite their underdog status.

Italy’s squad is a blend of experience and youth with the likes of Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini shepherding the up-and-coming talent of Federico Chiesa and Alessandro Bastoni. They are favourites to win Group A and will want to get their campaign off to a winning start this evening.

Turkey, meanwhile, are an intriguing prospect. Burak Yilmaz is their biggest threat in front of goal, having bagged a hat-trick against the Netherlands in a World Cup qualifier that Turkey went on to win 4-2 back in March. With Wales and Switzerland also in their group Turkey will feel they have a strong chance for progressing to the knockout stages especially if they take points off Italy tonight.

Michael Jones11 June 2021 18:04
1623430585

The atmosphere is building in the Italian capital with the visitors making plenty of noise as you might expect.

There are only set to be 16,000 supporters in the ground this evening but you can imagine they will still make themselves heard.

Kick-off not too far away now at the Olimpico.

Ben Burrows11 June 2021 17:56
1623429906

Is this a good omen for Italy?

Their manager tonight could play a bit, you know, and scored the opening goal of the 1988 tournament in Germany.

33 years later he’ll be hoping his side grab the first goal tonight on their way to what he hopes will be the first three points of the group stage.

Ben Burrows11 June 2021 17:45


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Turkey vs Italy LIVE: Euro 2020 team news, line-ups and latest build … Fri, 11 Jun 2021 16:00:00 +0100-Turkey and Italy tonight get Euro 2020 under way as the rescheduled tournament finally begins following a long wait.

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Italy vs Turkey: How can I watch Euros opening game on TV in UK today?

June 11, 2021

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urkey and Italy tonight get Euro 2020 under way as the rescheduled tournament finally begins following a long wait.

After delays of a year due to the pandemic, UEFA’s flagship national tournament kicks off this evening with 24 teams in action all across the continent.

Rome is the venue for the very first game of a competition that has been a long time coming, and neither Turkey nor Italy will want to get off to a difficult start as the games start to come thick and fast.

TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised on BBC One for free, with coverage from 7pm BST for an 8pm kick-off.

Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online for free via the BBC iPlayer.

Live coverage: Standard Sport will bring you all the match action, analysis and reaction on Friday night via our live blog.


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