Today, the first match of the UEFA European Football Championship will take place in Rome, Italy, in which the national teams of Italy and Turkey will compete. 112.international tells the main news of the first playing day of Euro 2020.
The match of the day
Today is the first playing day of Euro 2020 and only one match will take place. The national team of Italy will play against the national team of Turkey at Stadio Olimpico, Rome. The team of Roberto Mancini is considered to be a favorite; however, the current team of Turkey can cause problems for the rival and take points. The Turks have the youngest team at Euro and the young football players will try to show themselves at the large championship.
Marco Verratti from Paris Saint-Germain F.C. will not help Italians due to the trauma. Roberto Mancini has slight changes in the squad; however, the play of the Italian team will not change dramatically. The team of Şenol Güneş prepares for the play; no trauma reported.
Not only football matters
Before the football game, the opening ceremony will be shown in Rome. The festive show will start in an hour before the play at 21:00. The UEFA made a decision that the opening ceremony will be held online to enable the fans all over the world to participate in such a great event.
The main element of the opening is the performance of DJ Martin Garrix, Bono and Edge from U2. The authors of Euro 2020 anthem We Are The People will sing it in the digital model of Stadio Olimpico. 3-D video was shot in London; however, the UEFA stated that the atmosphere of the Italian stadium reproduced perfectly.
Other interesting facts
The national team of Turkey made a decision to make sweet and symbolic action – all coaches who worked with the team were invited for the opening match. One of the guests of the play is the current coach of FC Dynamo Kyiv - Mircea Lucescu, who trained Turks in 2017-2019. It is also known that veteran of Turkish football Fatih Terim will be present.
Besides, the fans in Italy are allowed to visit Euro games. After the long pause without ‘alive” football, Rome fans would be able to watch the first match of their national team at the continental championship. However, Stadio Olimpico will not be packed fully; 16,000 fans will support the team of Italy at the beginning of Euro 2020.
Euro 2020 had to take place last summer; however, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed for 2021. It starts on June 11 and will end in a month with the final in London.