Euro 2020 Preview! Matchday. 1 The highly anticipated European Championships kick-off tonight at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
After being delayed for one year, Euro 2020 will kick-off tonight. Turkey will face Italy in the first game of the tournament, in group A.
Other teams in the group are Wales and Switzerland.
Italy seems to be the favourites to top this group. However, none of the teams that they are grouped with are pushovers in any way whatsoever.
Each team has players of the highest pedigree.
Wales boast the likes of 4-time UEFA Champions League winner and captain Gareth Bale. His form has dwindled in recent seasons, but he still remains one of the players to look out for at the championships.
Switzerland has some of the most enterprising young players Europe has to offer. The likes of Denis Zakaria and Manuel Akanji will be keen to prove themselves on the European national stage.
The Swiss also have the experienced 2-time UEFA Champions League winner Xherdan Shaqiri in their squad. Former Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka will be leading the side into group A.
The Turkish are another side with some of the best young players Europe has to offer. The likes of Enes Unal, Ozan Kabak and Cengiz Under will be hoping to recreate the glory days for Turkey.
Italy is managed by Roberto Mancini. The former Manchester City head coach has resurrected an old and lethargic Italy team.
This has been helped by the surge of talented young players to come from the country.
Matchday 1 – Turkey vs. Italy – Group A
- Stadio Olimpico
- 11 June 2021