Written by Connor Suess
Euro 2020 Group A includes Italy, Turkey, Wales and Switzerland. Group A begins play on Friday with Italy facing Turkey in the opening match. Wales then plays with Switzerland on Saturday morning.
To find out more about the Euro 2020 tournament, including matches, venues, format and how to watch, read the full Euro 2020 overview.
|what or what||Euro 2020|
|when||Friday 11 June – Wednesday 7 July 2021|
|Where||Stadiums all over Europe|
|World Health Organization||24 teams in the group stage|
|broadcast TV||ESPN, Univision, TUDN (USA)|
|Live broadcast||PremiumTV (Worldwide)|
(Result in European Championship 2016) – lost in the finals to Germany 1 (6) – 1 (5)
Italy will likely be the favorites to win Group A, and Italy will seek to prove that it is still one of Europe’s footballing superpowers. Team with veterans, including Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) and Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) and quality youngsters, including the likes of Nicolo Barilla (Inter Milan) and Federico Chiesa (Juventus, on loan from Fiorentina), Italy will look to create the perfect combination to go the distance. . Surprisingly, Italy has won the tournament only once, in 1968 against Yugoslavia, and will look to claim the much-needed glory that the tournament will bring.
While the likes of Bonucci and Chiellini are likely to compete in their last Euros, Italy will be hoping to draw on a mix of youth and experience in this tournament. With quality across the pitch, including the esteemed goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan) and the midfield trio of Barilla and Jorginho (Chelsea) and Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain) supplying the prolific Cerro Immobile (Lazio). To get rid of the problems of previous tournaments and restore the glory that Italian fans so desperately long for. It was the closest they came to winning the championship in 2012, as Spain crushed them 4-0.
Italy squad (subject to change)
Defense – Defense: Giorgio Chiellini (JuventusDefense: Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) Defense: Alessandro Florenzi (Paris Saint-GermainDefender: Francesco AcerbiLazioDefense: Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea) Defense: Leonardo Spinazzola (RomeDefender: Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli) Defender: Alessandro Bastoni (international(Defender: Rafael Toloi)Atalanta)
Midfielders – MF: Bryan Cristante (Rome) MF: Jorginho (Chelsea) MF: Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain) MF: Nicolo Barella (International) MF: Lorenzo Pellegrini (Rome) MF: Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo) MF: Stefano Sensi (international)
Forwards – Forwards: Andrea Belotti (Turin) Forward: Ciro Immobile (Lazio) Forward: Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) Forward: Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus) Forward: Federico Chiesa (Juventus) Forward: Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) Forward: Giacomo Rasbadori
(European Championship 2016 result) – lost in the round of 16 to Poland 1 (4) – 1 (5)
The Swiss will be looking to wow the crowd and take a deeper tour of the 2016 Euros. Switzerland have never won this competition, but looking at the team, this might be their best chance for glory. It always seems that in the big tournaments, Switzerland always shows up and gives a big headache to the competing teams.
Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool) will always be one of the first names on the team sheet and someone all fans should watch. He loves big matches, especially in this competition. Switzerland will have a strong and defensive midfield, led by the likes of Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Monchengladbach) and Stephen Zuber (Eintracht Frankfurt), and a back line made up of players such as Akanji (Dortmund), Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach) and Mbabo (Wolfsburg) will add a few. Young to seasoned team. Keep an eye out for the Swiss because they can stun Italy at the top.
Switzerland lineup (subject to change)
Defense – Defense: Ricardo Rodriguez (TurinDefender: Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund), DF: Nico Elvedi (Borussia Monchengladbach), DF: Loris Benito (Bordeaux), DF: Eray Cömert (Basel), DF: Silvan Widmer (intrepidDefender: Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg), DF: Becir Omeragic (Zurich), DF: Fabian Scheer (Newcastle United), DF: Jordan Lutumba (Nice)
Midfield – Midfielder: Granit Xhaka (Arsenal), MF: Xherdan Shaqiri (Liverpool), MF: Steven Zuber (Eintracht Frankfurt), MF: Denis Zakaria (Borussia Moenchengladbach), MF: Remo Froeller (Atalanta), MF: Edmilson Fernandez (Mainz), MF: Gabriel Sue (Eintracht Frankfurt), MF: Christian Wassnacht (Young Boys)
(Result of European Championship 2016) – Eliminated in the group stage
While the likes of Belgium, England and France get the most attention surrounding these Euros, there is a dark horse looming in the first group. The Turks are a force to be reckoned with, and while they may not have superstars like Mbappe, Kane, or De Bruyne, they are a very tight-knit and hardworking unit. They will look to rewrite the failures of recent European Championships after being eliminated in the group stage in 2016.
The strong central defenders of Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester City) and Mira Demiral (Juventus) will try to stop the likes of Bale, Immobile, Ensen and Shaqiri. Turkey also has plenty of options in midfield with the likes of Yusuf Yazici (Lille), Hakan Calhanoglu (AC Milan) and Cengiz Ander (Leicester City on loan from Roma). Of course, the main man to watch out for is the 35-year-old striker from Lille who goes by the name of Burak Yilmaz. Yilmaz has scored eighteen goals in all competitions for the French side who will go on to win the First Division to break the dominance of Super Saint-Germain. With a strong side not conceding many goals and coming off an impressive 4-2 victory over the Netherlands in March during the World Cup qualifiers, Turkey will be looking to slip into second place and cause several turmoil throughout the tournament.
Turkey lineup (subject to change)
Defense – Defense: Kan Ayhan (SassuoloDefender: Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester CityDefense: Maryam Demiral (Juventus), DF: Zeki Celik (Little), DF: Umut Meras (Le Havre), DF: Ozan Kabak (Liverpool), DF: Rıdvan Yılmaz (Beşiktaş), DF: Mert Muldur (Sassuolo)
Midfield – Midfielder: Abdulkadir Omur (Trabzonspor), Midfielder: Cengiz Onder (Leicester), Midfielder: Hakan Calhanoglu (AC Milan), MF: Okay Yokuşlu (West Bromwich Albion), MF: Youssef Yazigi (Lil), MF: Irfan Kahveci (Fenerbahce), MF: Dorokhan Tokoz (Besiktas), MF: Orkun Kokcu (Feyenoord), MF: Taylan Antalyale (Galatasaray)
Forwards – Forward: Burak Yilmaz (Lille), Forward: Khalil Ibrahim Dervisoglu (Galatasaray), Forward: Kenan Karaman (Fortuna Dusseldorf), striker: Anis Unal (Getafe), Forward: Kerem Akturkoglu (Galatasaray)
(European Championship 2016 result) Lost in ½ finals Portugal 2-0
In the last tournament, Wales stunned the whole world when he fulfilled a dream of reaching the semi-finals. Now, the Reds will be looking to repeat this magical sequence again, with a much smaller team facing a tough group. Daniel James (Manchester United) and Harry Wilson (Cardiff City, on loan from Liverpool) are two of the young stars looking to help carry Wales through a highly competitive challenge. Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United, on loan from Chelsea FC) and Joe Rodon (Tottenham Hotspur) are also hoping to strengthen a squad that has struggled to keep a clean sheet in recent years.
Of course, the man everyone will look up to is Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur, on loan from Real Madrid). Bale has been Wales’ main star since he came on the scene more than a decade ago, and with Aaron Ramsey (Juventus) Wales they will be looking for another path, perhaps with a fairy tale ending.
Wales squad (subject to change)
goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessy (Crystal Palace), Adam Davis (Stoke City), Danny Ward (Leicester City).
Defenders: Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur), Joe Rodon (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Conor Roberts (Swansea City), Tom Lockyer (Luton Town), Nico Williams (Liverpool), Ben Kabango (Swansea City), Reese . Norrington Davis (Sheffield United), Chris Gunter (Charlton Athletic)
Midfielders: Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea), Matthew Smith (Manchester City), Joe Morrell (Luton Town), Joe Allen (Stoke City), Jonathan Williams (Cardiff City), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Harry Wilson (Cardiff). ). City) Dylan Levitt (Manchester United) Robin Colwell (Cardiff City).
Forwards: Kiefer Moore (Cardiff City), Dan James (Manchester United), Tyler Roberts (Leeds United), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).
How to watch Euro 2020
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