The Azzurri have been unbeaten for 27 video games, although midfield maestro Marco Verratti will hope to shake off a knock to encourage the four-time World Cup winners to the latter levels of the competitors.
Turkey could possibly be darkish horses although, with a sturdy again line, together with Leicester’s ÇaÄlar Söyüncü and Juventus star Merih Demiral.
However Mancini is assured and thrilled by the progress made beneath his steerage up to now: “I just like the environment that’s developed throughout the workforce and what the youthful gamers have managed to realize in such a brief area of time, thanks partially to the assistance they’ve acquired from the extra skilled gamers within the group. Typically gamers want extra time, however these kids are fast to study and have improved so much, and since they’re so younger, they’ll nonetheless enhance additional.”
Right here’s all the things you might want to know in regards to the sport on the Stadio Olimpico in Rome
When is the match?
Turkey vs Italy is scheduled to begin at 8pm BST on Friday, 11 June, signalling the beginning of Euro 2020.
The sport will happen at Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy, dwelling of Roma and Lazio, whereas there will probably be 25-45 per cent of the stadium’s capability to supply the Azzurri with dwelling help.
The place can I watch on TV and is there a dwell stream?
You’ll be able to watch the sport on BBC One totally free, whereas there may even be a dwell stream for UK viewers on the iPlayer. Protection begins at 7pm BST.
What’s the workforce information and who’s within the squad?
Mancini will go for a 4-3-3 right here, Donnarumma will sit between the sticks behind Bonucci and Chiellini, whereas Florenzi has a minor knock, which might imply Di Lorenzo steps in and Spinazzola ought to be most well-liked to Emerson on the left.
Jorginho, recent from his half in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph, will pair up alongside Barella, whereas Locatelli will be the third member of that midfield forward of Pellegrini, given Verratti will not be in peak situation. Insigne and Motionless are certain to begin with Chiesa prone to edge out Berardi for that last spot.
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Alex Meret, Salvatore Sirigu
Defenders: Francesco Acerbi, Alessandro Bastoni, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Emerson, Alessandro Florenzi, Leonardo Spinazzola, Rafael Toloi
Midfielders: Nicolo Barella, Bryan Cristante, Jorginho, Manuel Locatelli, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Stefano Sensi, Marco Verratti
Forwards: Andrea Belotti, Domenico Berardi, Federico Bernardeschi, Federico Chiesa, Ciro Motionless, Lorenzo Insigne, Giacomo Raspadori
Turkey may have Demiral and Soyuncu on the again, with talisman Yilmaz main the road, with Calhanoglu and his set-piece supply certain to be key at this match.
Goalkeepers: Altay BayÄ±ndÄ±r, Mert Günok, UÄurcan ÇakÄ±r
Defenders: Zeki Çelik, ÇaÄlar Söyüncü , Kaan Ayhan, Merih Demiral, Mert Müldür, Ozan Kabak, RÄ±dvan YÄ±lmaz, Umut MeraÅ
Midfielders: Yusuf YazÄ±cÄ±, Dorukhan Toköz, Ä°rfan Can Kahveci, Okay YokuÅlu, Orkun Kökçü, Ozan Tufan, Taylan AntalyalÄ±, Hakan ÇalhanoÄlu
Forwards: Burak YÄ±lmaz, Cengiz Ünder, Enes Ünal, Abdülkadir Ömür, Kerem AktürkoÄlu, Halil Ä°brahim DerviÅoÄlu, Kenan Karaman
Turkey XI: Cakir, Celik, Demiral, Soyuncu, Meras, Yokuslu, Karaman, Tufan, Yazici, Calhanoglu, Yilmaz
Italy XI: Donnarumma, Florenzi, Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola, Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli, Berardi, Motionless, Insigne
We’ll go for a house win right here, however this could possibly be a rollercoaster given Turkey’s capacity to combine it with the heavyweights of European soccer. However the Azzurri ease to a 2-1 victory in Rome.