MOTD: Euro 2016 Live

Belgium v Italy

Belgium v Italy



Belgium v Italy (Kick-off 8.00pm). Gary Lineker presents all the action from both teams' opening Group E fixture, which comes from the Stade de Lyon. Belgium are playing in their first European Championship finals since they co-hosted the competition with the Netherlands in 2000. They failed to progress from the group stage on that occasion, losing 2-0 to this evening's opponents in the process. Nevertheless, they are fancied by many to have an excellent campaign this time around, despite having to work hard to top their qualifying table ahead of Wales. The likes of Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne are part of what has been heralded as a golden generation for Belgian football and they have recently reached the top of the FIFA rankings. In contrast, the Italians finished second in both 2000 and the most recent staging four years ago, but have slipped down the rankings in recent years and are not considered among the favourites. However, they qualified in comfortable fashion, going unbeaten to finish ahead of Croatia and Norway, suggesting they cannot be completely ruled out. With commentary by Steve Wilson and Martin Keown, and analysis by Gianluca Vialli and Thierry Henry.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Gary Lineker
Commentator Steve Wilson
Commentator Martin Keown
Guest Thierry Henry
Guest Gianluca Vialli