Euro 2020: Italy – Turkey
The opening match in the European Championship in football will be played at the Olympics Stadium in Rome on the eleventh of June in 2011. The match will start at 21.00 and it will be the start of what we hope will be one month of fantastic football matches all across Europe. This is only one out of four matches that will be played at this stadium during the European Championship, but hopefully, it will be a venue that will give Italy a great start on their first international tournament in a while!
Italy has a very solid team, and they come to the European Championship as an interesting team. Not many people expect Italy to win the tournament, but if they are lucky, then they might very well end up winning everything as well.
Even though the Olympic Stadium has space for more than almost 70,000 spectators, it will only be filled to 25% capacity during the European Championship because of COVID-19. The only stadium which will be used at 100% capacity is Puskas Arena in Budapest. That is, by the way, a very interesting stadium during the tournament, because that is where France will play against Portugal and also Hungary against Portugal and Hungary against France!
In other words, there will only be somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 spectators actually watching the match between Italy and Turkey at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. But, the number of people who will watch this match online will be extreme. Since it is the opening match of the tournament, we do expect more than 100,000,000 people to watch the match in front of their screens and online.
What do you think about the tournament? Do you believe Italy has a chance to win the European Championship in football? Will they beat Turkey?