MOTD Live: UEFA Euro 2020
Turkey v Italy
Finally, after a 12-month delay, football’s European Championship gets underway as Italy face Turkey in the first group-stage game at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. The Azzurri go into the match as favourites and will be keen to impress after the disappointment of failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but Turkey should not be underestimated.
For the first time ever, the tournament will be played in 11 host cities. For England and Scotland, in Group D with Croatia and the Czech Republic, this means the welcome home comfort of playing group games at Wembley and Hampden Park. Wales complete the home nations’ strong presence in the competition and, together with Switzerland, are in the same group as Italy and Turkey.
For those still gripped by football fever after the full-time whistle, tonight also sees the launch of Crouchy’s Year-Late Euros: Live (10:55pm BBC One; 11:25pm in Wales), in which Peter Crouch, Maya Jama and Alex Horne will be talking all things Euros alongside celebrity guests live from Wembley.
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