Fans of the round ball can start rubbing their hands. UEFA Euro 2020, played in 2021 due to the global health crisis, will start this Friday, June 11 with a clash between two major world football nations: Turkey against Italy at 7pm at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. 24 teams in eight pools take part in this beautiful continental competition from June 11 to July 11, 2021.
The opening match of UEFA Euro 2020 will be played this Friday, June 11, 2021 at 7pm in Rome. Italy, a beautiful team in reconstruction, finds the solid Turkish formation. A match that officially launches this prestigious continental competition, the title of which is held by Portugal, the winner of France in 2018. Italian coach Roberto Mancini remains confident even though he admits that the first games of a competition are always difficult to play.” The first match is always the most difficult, you have to be free mentally (…). If we do things as we know how to do them, with peace of mind, we will get there”, the Italian technician told the press on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Italy has secured the top spot in qualifying with 10 wins in as many matches and remains on an impressive 27 games without defeat.
But, Turkey is a tough opponent with nice individualities and a solid defense that only conceded three goals in the Playoffs campaign. The 35-year-old Turkish striker, Burak Yilmaz, French champion with Lille, says he is confident before this match against the Italians under the presence of 25% of the audience, or about 16,000 supporters. ” We are not afraid of anyone on the field. We want to start the competition in the best way possible,’ said the 1m88 Turkish giant.
France, the 2018 world champion, is one of the favourites of this competition, with other major football nations such as Germany, England, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands or Spain.