Euro 2020 kicks off in Rome on June 11
Italy will host four Euro 2020 matches in Rome.
Euro 2020 is finally here, a year late due to covid-19, with Rome among the 11 host cities stage the 51 devices of the long-awaited European football championship.
Rescheduled tournament kicks off in Rome Olympic Stadium, when Italy faces turkey Friday June 11 at 9:00 p.m.
In accordance with coronavirus protocols, the stadium will accommodate 25% of its capacity.
Rome will also host two more Group A matches – with Italy facing Switzerland (at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 16) and Wales (at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday June 20) – plus one quarter final match at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday July 3.
Who are the players of the Italian team for Euro 2020?
The 26-man team chosen by the manager Roberto Mancini for the Euro 2020 tournament are as follows:
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 Tolói.
Midfielder: Nicolò Barella, Bryan Cristante, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Stefano Sensi, Marco Verratti.
Before: Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Immobile, Lorenzo Insigne, Giacomo Raspadori.
Where to watch Euro 2020 matches in Rome
Rome has established a Football village in Piazza del Popolo where fans can cheer on Italy in their quest to win Euro for the second time after lifting the trophy at home in 1968.
The Football Village in Rome will open its doors to the public on June 11 at 10:00 a.m. and will remain open until 11:00 p.m. each evening until July 11.
In addition to giant television screens, the village will host football fields where visitors can compete for free, as well as a stage for djs and musicians.
To comply with Italian covid-19 regulations, a maximum of 1,680 visitors will be allowed to enter the Football Village.
Place du Capitole, headquarters of Rome’s city hall, will host two special events on the evenings of Friday June 11 and Saturday June 12, at 9.45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m.
Fans can admire a videomapping, a sound and light show with live musical performances retracing the history of Italy in Euros from 1968 to 2021.
At Via dei Fori Imperiali, opposite the Roman Forum, a maximum of 1000 people will be allowed to watch the four matches of the Stadio Olimpico on giant screens on June 11, 16, 20 and July 3.
What are the Euro 2020 groups?
The 24 participating countries are divided into six Euro 2020 groups of four teams:
group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland
Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia
Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia
Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic
Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia
Group F: Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany
With 24 teams competing for 16 knockout places in matches taking place across Europe, the group winners, runner-up and top four teams ranked third will qualify.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the next round, the round of 16. The best four thirds will also qualify for the round of 16.
After that, Euro 2020 will have the quarter-finals, the semi-finals and the final.
If two opposing teams in the group are tied on points, the positions will be determined first by the goal difference, then by the head-to-head balance between the teams.
For more details, including fixtures, see the UEFA Euro 2020 website. Cover photo: Dmytro Larin / Shutterstock.com.