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 Bayındır, Mert Günok, Uğurcan Çakır
Defender: Zeki Çelik, Çağlar Söyüncü, Kaan Ayhan, Merih Demiral, Mert Müldür, Ozan Kabak, Rıdvan Yılmaz, Umut Meraş
Midfield player: Yusuf Yazıcı, Dorukhan Toköz, İrfan Can Kahveci, Okay Yokuşlu, Orkun Kökçü, Ozan Tufan, Taylan Antalyalı, Hakan Çalhanoğlu
Forward: Burak Yılmaz, Cengiz Ünder, Enes Ünal, Abdülkadir Ömür, Kerem Aktürkoğlu, Halil İbrahim Dervişoğlu, 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.