Euro 2020 has been postponed for a year due to the pandemic, but Europe is now ready for a football summer.
Twenty-four nations are striving for glory with games spread across the continent, and Italy is aiming for the European title for the second time after winning the trophy on home soil in 1968.
The Azzurri want to get off to a good start against Turkey, which could be a surprise package in Group A.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Turkey against Italy is scheduled for this evening, Friday 11 June 2021, at 8:00 p.m. CET.
The game will take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy and will accommodate 25-45 percent of the stadium’s capacity.
Where can you see Turkey versus Italy?
TV channel: Today’s game will be televised for free on BBC One.
Live broadcast: UK viewers can watch the game online for free on the BBC iPlayer.
Team news Turkey vs. Italy
Italy coach Roberto Mancini, who already misses Marco Verratti, suffered another pre-match blow when Lorenzo Pellegrini was out with a muscle injury and was replaced by Gaetano Castrovilli.
Goalkeeper: Altay BayÄ±ndÄ±r, Mert GÃ¼nok, UÄurcan ÃakÄ±r
Defender: Zeki Ãelik, ÃaÄlar SÃ¶yÃ¼ncÃ¼, Kaan Ayhan, Merih Demiral, Mert MÃ¼ldÃ¼r, Ozan Kabak, RÄ±dvan YÄ±lmaz, Umut MeraÅ
Midfield player: Yusuf YazÄ±cÄ±, Dorukhan TokÃ¶z, Ä°rfan Can Kahveci, Okay YokuÅlu, Orkun KÃ¶kÃ§Ã¼, Ozan Tufan, Taylan AntalyalÄ±, Hakan ÃalhanoÄlu
Forward: Burak YÄ±lmaz, Cengiz Ãnder, Enes Ãnal, AbdÃ¼lkadir ÃmÃ¼r, Kerem AktÃ¼rkoÄlu, Halil Ä°brahim DerviÅoÄlu, Kenan Karaman
Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alex Meret, Salvatore Sirigu
Defender: Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Emerson, Alessandro Florenzi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Rafael Toloi
Midfield player: Nicolo Barella, Bryan Cristante, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Stefano Sensi, Marco Verratti
Forward: Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Giacomo Raspadori
Expected lineups Turkey vs. Italy
Turkey: akir; Meras, Soyuncu, Demiral, Celik; Yokuslu, Tufan; Karaman, Calhanoglu, Yazici; Yilmaz
Italy: Donnarumma; Florenzi, Chiellini, Bonucci, Spinnazola; Locatelli, Jorginho, Barella; Insignia, Immobil, Chiesa
Prediction Turkey vs. Italy
Considering Italy has won four world championships, calling them Dark Horses for each tournament is a problem – but they are flying a little under the radar this summer and should have a victorious start.
Head-to-Head (h2h) course and results
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