What to expect from Italy’s Euro 2016 group stages
Posted On July 2, 2021
The Euro 2016 Group E draw has taken place on Tuesday, and a handful of the big European leagues have been set to face each other in the knockout stages.
Here are the biggest things to watch for in the games.
Who will play who?
Who will be the best team?
Here are a few things to know.
Who is the best Euro 2016 team?
A number of top European leagues are likely to face off in the first round of the tournament.
First, France, Italy and Spain will play each other, with Italy winning the first game.
The first match will be a qualifying match in which France must win two of its three group games to qualify.
France will play a friendly against Switzerland in Lyon on Tuesday.
The other European league, Germany, will play Croatia and Poland in the second game.
Croatia and Germany are the only other sides to have played each other.
The game will be played on Wednesday, while Poland and Croatia will meet on Friday.
Should Italy win all three matches, Italy will qualify for the quarterfinals.
In the second round, Spain will face Croatia, which is the first team to win three of its group games.
Spain has won the other two matches, including a 2-0 victory over Switzerland.
Spain is expected to face Germany in the quarterfinal.
Germany is the defending champions, with three straight wins, and has qualified for the tournament as the runner-up.
Germany’s win over Switzerland on Tuesday night gave them a 5-0 lead over Spain.
If Italy wins all three of the group games, it will qualify.
There will be four games, two of which will be drawn.
Italy will face Poland, Croatia and Ukraine.
Italy, with four victories in all competitions, will qualify to play either Germany or Spain in the semi-finals.
The last two games will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A lot of big names are expected to play in the Euro 2016 quarterfinal match.
Euro 2016 quarterfinals Eurosport will have a live broadcast of the quarter-finals on Tuesday from 4:00pm CET.
Italian Premier League: The Juventus-led side has won seven of their last eight games, including three straight victories, with Antonio Conte’s side having won eight of their past nine.
Italy’s current best-ever league form comes with three wins from the last five games.
Drogba: Deglazi is expected in Italy’s starting line-up, with the Ivorian striker scoring five goals in all four matches he has played in.
Milan-based Lazio-based Juventus have a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Vitruvian Milan-based Atalanta-based Inter-Galactic will play as a 4/4-3, with both sides playing with two strikers, as they did in the last game.
Lazio-Bologna-based Roma-based Bologna will play with a 4 and a 4 in their starting XI.
Napoli-based Napoli will play the same formation as the Bianconeri, with a central striker and two holding midfielders.
Stadio Franchi-Brasil-based Sampdoria-based Stadio San Paolo will play in a 4v3-4.
Tuttosport-based AS Roma-backed Atalenza-based Parma-based Udinese-based Lecce-based Empoli-backed Sampdore-based Genoa-based Internazionale-based Torino-based Catania-based Sassuolo-based Fiorentina-based Scudetto-based Livorno-based Gazzetta dello Sport-based AC Milan-backed Udinese will play 4v2-4 with a lone holding midfielder.
Inter-Tibetan: Inter play as 4-4-2 with a midfield of one striker and one holding midfielder, with Leonardo Bonucci, Mario Mandzukic and Davide Astori in central midfield.
Bolognese-based Milan-founded Torino will play against Juventus in a 2v2 in the final game of the draw.
Juventus-based Juve will play four different formations, with Diego Milito, Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli in central defensive midfield.
Tuttosportsport-affiliated Lazio will play 3-5-2, with Buffon, Mandzuka and Giorgio Chiellini in midfield.
Inter-Trentino-affiliated Roma-owned Lazio is expected with a similar formation.
The Italian side has played three games in the previous three days.
Netherlands: This is the third time this season that Netherlands has won a group stage game, with victory in the group stage last year in Group A earning them the right to face England in the fourth round.