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Euro 2020 Open Watch Thread: Day 10

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Two games at the same time, man.

Italy Portraits - UEFA Euro 2020 Photo by Giorgio Perottino - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

We’ve reached the part of the group stage when it’s very easy to remember when the games are happening each day. Mainly because if you know what time one game in the group kicks off, then the same can be said for the other two teams in the group.

And since Italy is in Group A, they’re first up in this kind of situation.

Roberto Mancini’s boys, arguably the most impressive team through two games at Euro 2020, look to wrap up the top spot in Group A with either a draw or a win against the fightin’ Aaron Ramseys from Wales, the team that is closest to the Azzurri in the standings. The other fixture of the day, third-place Switzerland and last-place Turkey, will be played at the same time since that’s the way they do things when we hit the final game of each group.

Due to the fact that there’s an odd number of four-team groups in the 28-team field, that means Italy and the rest of Group A are the only thing going on today at Euro 2020.

Today’s schedule:

  • Italy vs. Wales
  • Turkey vs. Switzerland

As you probably can guess, both of these games start at the same time, with a 6 p.m. kickoff time in Europe set for these two Group A fixtures. That means the Stadio Olimpico will be rockin’ a little earlier than it has been the previous two Italy matches at Euro 2020.

Mancini and his fancy gray suit jacket is expected to do heavy squad rotation after the Azzurri’s opening two games essentially had the same 11 players starters. That means somebody like our resident master of the facial expressions Federico Chiesa will likely get his first start of the tournament in place of Domenico Berardi on the right wing.

Considering that he has seen limited minutes off the bench with Berardi playing so well to begin the tournament, you better believe Freddie Church is going to be raring to go.

Let us hope that Chiesa leads Italy to another win.

They’ve looked good for the first two games of the group stage, which is something that Italy doesn’t exactly do at major tournaments throughout their history. But if this is a team trending toward the different, then it’s could be the start of something special rather than just something we say just Italy beating up on teams who aren’t all that special.

Italy vs. Wales

MATCH INFO

When: 6 p.m. local time and across Europe; 5 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 12 p.m. on the East Coast; 9 a.m. on the West Coast

Where: Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy

HOW TO WATCH

Television: ESPN (United States); TSN3, TSN5, CTV (Canada); BBC One (United Kingdom); Sky Sports Uno, Sky Sport 252, Sky Sport Football, RAI Uno

Online/mobile: WatchESPN, fuboTV (United States); TSN.ca, TSN app, CTV app (Canada); BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Web (United Kingdom); Sky GO Italia, RaiPlay, NOW TV (Italy)

Turkey vs. Switzerland

MATCH INFO

When: 6 p.m. local time and across Europe; 5 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 12 p.m. on the East Coast; 9 a.m. on the West Coast

Where: Bakı Olimpiya Stadionu, Baku, Azerbaijan

HOW TO WATCH

Television: ESPN2 (United States); TSN2 (Canada); ITV4 (United Kingdom)

Online/mobile: WatchESPN, fuboTV (United States); TSN.ca, TSN app (Canada); The ITV Hub (United Kingdom)

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