VIDEO: LIVE STREAM: Finally!  Italy and Turkey kick off the European Football Championship

Turkey-Italy is the opening match of Euro 2020 tonight at 9 pm. At Sporza you are of course at the right place to follow the match live, in image, text and sound. You can read all the news in the run-up to the competition here.

  1. 1′first half, minute 1. Kick-off. After a year of waiting, it’s finally here! Turkey kicks off the European Football Championship. Will Italy immediately hand over its business card or will the Turks provide a surprise? .
  2. 1′ first halffirst half, minute 1 match started
  3. 20:57before, 8 p.m. 57. Time for the national anthems. After the Turkish, the Italian national anthem now sounds. As usual, the Azzurri sing along with passion. .
  4. 20:54in advance, 8 p.m. 54. Turkey as a dangerous outsider. Italy is counted among the favorites for final wins. It is also high time for the Italians to unpack at a major tournament. There have been no successes since the world title in 2006. Turkey surprised in the qualifying campaign by getting 4 out of 6 against world champions France and is seen as a dangerous outsider. .
  5. 20:48in advance, 8 p.m. 48. We Are The People. After Andrea Bocelli and a colorful fireworks festival, there is now a virtual performance by Martin Garrix, Bono and The Edge. They perform the official European Championship song with We Are The People. .
  6. 20:46before, 8:46 p.m. Impressive, Andrea Bocelli. Philip Joos.
  7. 20:45before, 8:45 p.m. Andrea Bocelli sings Nessun Dorma. The opening ceremony started with a lot of fireworks and some virtual tricks. Now Andrea Bocelli silences the fans present with a beautiful version of Nessun Dorma. In any case, we are wide awake, completely ready to start this European Championship! .
  8. 20:39before, 8:39 p.m. Comeback at major tournament. Both Italy and Turkey are celebrating their return to a major tournament tonight. Three years ago, both countries were missing from the World Cup. Both teams were present at the previous European Championship in 2016, but it was not a great success. Italy became group winner in the group with Belgium, but just like the Red Devils, died in the quarterfinals. For Turkey, the previous European Championship was already over after the group stage. .
  9. 20:37before, 8:37 p.m. Opening ceremony. Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta kick off the opening ceremony of this European Championship. The Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli Nessun Dorma will soon be singing. .
  10. 20:23before, 8:23 PM. Will Italy continue unbeaten run? Only 2 countries completed a clear round in the qualifying campaign for this European Championship: Belgium and Italy. An impressive 30 out of 30 for the Squadra Azzurra, which is unbeaten even after more than 27 matches under national coach Roberto Mancini. The upcoming European Championship could break the all-time record of 30 games without defeat, which dates back to the 1930s. .
  11. 20:17before, 8 pm 17. We (Orange) played against Turkey and we really went on the beet bridge. We trailed 3-0 with three times Yilmaz. It is a solid squad that is good at transition and standard situations. Quarter-finals could be feasible. Youri Mulder.
  12. 20:13before, 8 p.m. 13. Home sweet home. The Italians can take maximum advantage of the home advantage in this group stage. They play against Turkey, Switzerland and Wales at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Due to the corona measures, only a limited number of tifosi will be able to experience the opening match in the stadium. With 16,000 supporters, the stadium will be only a quarter full tonight and during the next 2 matches. .
  13. 20:11before, 8 pm 11. Italy is good organisationally, and they have been playing well for the past two years. It’s fun football. They attack and concede few goals. That makes Italy a dangerous team. I don’t see them as underdogs, but as a fellow favorite. Youri Mulder.
  14. 20:09in advance, 8 p.m. 09. Italy without Verratti. The Azzurri have to do without Marco Verratti as is known. The midfielder will certainly miss the first two group matches due to a knee injury. He is replaced in the starting lineup by Manuel Locatelli, who plays for Sassuolo. .
  15. 19:38in advance, 7 pm. Maasmechelen is ready for a festive evening: “Italy or Turkey? Friendship is the most important”.

    Maasmechelen is ready for a festive evening: “Italy or Turkey? Friendship is the most important”

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