The 2020 European Championship finally gets underway tonight after a year long delay due to Covid-19.
The opening match takes place at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome as Italy host Turkey in Group A.
Turkey will be looking for a better showing than 2016, when they finished third in a group also containing Croatia, Spain and Czech Republic, and failed to qualify for the last 16 as one of the best third-placed teams, losing out to Northern Ireland on goal difference.
Italy, runners-up in 2012, are the group favourites this time around, with head coach and former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini leading the Azzurri to a major tournament for the first time, following their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
That marked the first time in 60 years that the four-time world champions had not appeared at FIFA’s prestigious event.
Highlights of the match will be shown on ITV from 11.10pm, and a full replay on BBC One at 12.40am.
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