The Azzurri are presently having fun with a 27-match unbeaten streak, although they continue to be simply behind absolutely the favourites, together with France, England and Belgium.
They’re joined by Wales and Switzerland in Group A, with Mancini keen to copy the group stage efficiency of Euro 2016, after they topped a bunch together with Belgium, together with a advantageous 2-0 win over the Purple Devils to kick off their marketing campaign, which ended within the quarter-finals with a penalty shoot-out defeat to Germany.
Turkey, in the meantime, seem primed to trigger an upset or two this summer time and are led by Lille’s Ligue 1-winning striker Burak Yilmaz, whereas Şenol Güneş’ aspect additionally possess a sturdy defence.
Right here’s every little thing it’s essential to know concerning the recreation on the Stadio Olimpico in Rome
When is the match?
Turkey vs Italy is scheduled to begin at 8pm BST on Friday, 11 June, signalling the beginning of Euro 2020.
The sport will happen at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy, dwelling of Roma and Lazio, whereas there shall be 25-45 per cent of the stadium’s capability to offer the Azzurri with dwelling help.
The place can I watch on TV and is there a dwell stream?
You possibly can watch the sport on BBC One without cost, whereas there will even be a dwell stream for UK viewers on the iPlayer. Protection begins at 7pm BST.
What’s the staff information and who’s within the squad?
Mancini will go for a 4-3-3 right here, Donnarumma will sit between the sticks behind Bonucci and Chiellini, whereas Florenzi has a minor knock, which might imply Di Lorenzo steps in and Spinazzola ought to be most well-liked to Emerson on the left.
Jorginho, recent from his half in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph, will pair up alongside Barella, whereas Locatelli stands out as the third member of that midfield forward of Pellegrini, given Verratti shouldn’t be in peak situation. Insigne and Motionless are certain to begin with Chiesa prone to edge out Berardi for that ultimate spot.
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 Motionless, Lorenzo Insigne, Giacomo Raspadori
Turkey can have Demiral and Soyuncu on the again, with talisman Yilmaz main the road, with Calhanoglu and his set-piece supply certain to be key at this event.
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
Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Chiesa, Motionless, Insigne.
Turkey (4-1-4-1): Çakir; Celik, Söyüncü, Demiral, Meras; Yokuslu; Karaman, Yazici, Tufan, Calhanoglu; Yilmaz.
We’ll go for a house win right here, however this might be a rollercoaster given Turkey’s means to combine it with the heavyweights of European soccer. However the Azzurri ease to a 2-1 victory in Rome.