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Turkey v Italy comment LIVE: Euro 2020 finally kicks off in Rome this Friday – full talkSPORT coverage and team news


The European Championship finally kicks off in Rome on Friday as Italy faces Turkey in the opener.

One year after its original date, Euro 2020 will kick off as the tournament celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Roberto Mancini’s Italy host Turkey in Euro 2020 opener
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The Group A opener sees Roberto Mancini’s exciting Italian side face off against Turkey’s potential black horses in an intriguing match.

Italy finished second at Euro 2012 but failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2018 and hope to impress this summer.

Meanwhile, Turkey have a talented squad for this summer’s flagship tournament and will be looking to create a surprise on opening day.

talkSPORT will bring you the 51 matches of the European Championship live and we will be launching our coverage in the Italian capital.

Turkey v Italy: How to listen

This opening of Group A will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday 11 June.

Full coverage of the Stadio Olimpico in Rome will be streamed live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match prep starting at 7pm.

Adrian Durham will be your host and comments will come from Joe Shennan and Dean Ashton.

To connect, click on the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen …

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Radio– talkSPORT is available across the UK via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

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Turkey v Italy comment LIVE: Euro 2020 finally kicks off in Rome this Friday – full talkSPORT coverage and team news
Leicester star Caglar Soyuncu is part of a talented squad in Turkey
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Turkey v Italy: Teams

turkey

Goalkeepers: Altay Bayindir (Fenerbahçe), Ugurcan Cakır (Trabzonspor), Mert Gunok (Istanbul Basaksehir)

Defenders: Kaan Ayhan (Sassuolo), Zeki Celik (LOSC Lille), Merih Demiral (Juventus), Ozan Kabak (Liverpool), Umut Meras (Le Havre), Mert Muldur (Sassuolo), Caglar Soyuncu (Leicester), Rıdvan Yilmaz (Beşiktaş)

Midfielder: Taylan Antalyalı (Galatasaray), Hakan Calhanoglu (AC Milan), Halil Dervisoglu (Brentford), Irfan Can Kahveci (Fenerbahce), Orkun Kokcu (Feyenoord), Abdulkadir Omur (Trabzonspor), Dorukhan Tokoz (Besenerbiktas), , Ok Yokuslu (West Brom)

Before: M. Kerem Akturkoglu (Galatasaray), Kenan Karaman (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Enes Unal (Getafe), Cengiz Under (Leicester), Yusuf Yazici (LOSC Lille), Burak Yilmaz (LOSC Lille)

Turkey v Italy comment LIVE: Euro 2020 finally kicks off in Rome this Friday – full talkSPORT coverage and team news
Turin striker Andrea Belotti will be a key man for Italy this summer
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Italy

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Alex Meret (Naples), Salvatore Sirigu (Turin)

Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Emerson (Chelsea), Alessandro Florenzi (Paris), Leonardo Spinazzola (Roma), Rafael Toloï (Atalanta)

Midfielder: Nicolo Barella (Inter), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Matteo Pessina (Atalanta), Marco Verratti (Paris)

Before: Andrea Belotti (Turin), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo)

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