Euro 2020 was delayed by a year due to the pandemic, but Europe is now ready for a summer of football.
24 nations are going for glory with games spread all over the continent, and Italy are looking to win the Euros for a second time after lifting the trophy on home soil in 1968.
The Azzurri will be looking to get off to a good start against Turkey, who could be something of a surprise package in Group A.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Turkey vs Italy is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off tonight – Friday, June 11, 2021.
The match will take place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy, hosting 25-45 per cent of the stadium capacity.
Where to watch Turkey vs Italy
TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised on BBC One for free.
Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online for free via the BBC iPlayer.
Turkey vs Italy team news
Italy boss Roberto Mancini, who is already missing Marco Verratti, suffered another blow in the build-up to the game when Lorenzo Pellegrini was forced out with a muscle injury, and will be replaced by Gaetano Castrovilli.
Goalkeepers: Altay Bayındır, Mert Günok, Uğurcan Çakır
Defenders: Zeki Çelik, Çağlar Söyüncü , Kaan Ayhan, Merih Demiral, Mert Müldür, Ozan Kabak, Rıdvan Yılmaz, Umut Meraş
Midfielders: Yusuf Yazıcı, Dorukhan Toköz, İrfan Can Kahveci, Okay Yokuşlu, Orkun Kökçü, Ozan Tufan, Taylan Antalyalı, Hakan Çalhanoğlu
Forwards: Burak Yılmaz, Cengiz Ünder, Enes Ünal, Abdülkadir Ömür, Kerem Aktürkoğlu, Halil İbrahim Dervişoğlu, Kenan Karaman
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alex Meret, Salvatore Sirigu
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Emerson, Alessandro Florenzi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Rafael Toloi
Midfielders: Nicolo Barella, Bryan Cristante, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Stefano Sensi, Marco Verratti
Forwards: Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Giacomo Raspadori
Turkey vs Italy predicted lineups
Turkey: Cakir; Meras, Soyunco, Demiral, Celik; Yokuslu, Tufan; Karaman, Calhanoglu, Yazici; Yilmaz
Italy: Donnarmma; Florenzi, Chiellini, Bonucci, Spinnazola; Locatelli, Jorginho, Barella; Insigne, Immobile, Chiesa
Turkey vs Italy prediction
Consdering Italy have won four World Cups, calling them dark horses for any tournament it a stretch – but they are flying under the radar a little this summer, and should get off to a winning start.
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