Italy’s starting line-up is unlikely to change significantly ahead of their second Group A game against Switzerland on Wednesday after a confident 3-0 win over tired Turkey last week.

Italy had to work, but their ability to hold the ball and forcing Turkey to make desperate, lavish movements if the ball was lost paid off, leaving Mancini in a comfortable position ahead of the Swiss clash in the Italian capital.

“We had a good game against Turkey. It was important to start well in Rome and I think it’s a satisfaction for everyone with us,” said Mancini.

“It was a wonderful evening, so I hope many others like it.”

Italy are considered to be one of the most versatile teams in the tournament and Mancini certainly has enough depth on the bench to rotate some players, but he won’t want to take any chances as a win over Swiss would seal Italy’s qualifying for the round of 16 with a game too save.

The timeless Giorgio Chiellini led the team with a solid defensive performance against Turkey, while strikers Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne both scored their first goals of the tournament. An outstanding performance by Roma Leonardo Spinazzola on his home pitch means that the full-back should also be in the starting blocks.

The Azzurri have battled their way through qualifying, winning all 10 games to lead their group and are currently unbeaten in 27 games, a run that dates back to September 2018.

They will face Switzerland on Wednesday June 16 before they face Wales in the Italian capital on Sunday June 20.

Euro 2020 marks their return to great tournament football five years after they made it to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Italy Euro 2021 squad

Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan), Alex Meret (Naples), Salvatore Sirigu (Turin)

Defender: Francesco Acerbi (Lazio), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Naples), Emerson Palmieri (Chelsea), Alessandro Florenzi (Paris St. Germain), Leonardo Spinazzola (Rome ), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta)

Midfield player: Nicolo Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Rome), Jorginho (Chelsea), Manuel Locatelli (Sassuolo), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Rome), Stefano Sensi (Inter), Marco Verratti (Paris St. Germain)

Attacker: Andrea Belotti (Turin), Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Bernardeschi (Juventus), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Ciro Immobile (Latium), Lorenzo Insigne (Naples), Giacomo Raspadori (Sassuolo)

Italy Euro 2021 games

  • Turkey 0 Italy 3, Friday June 11th
  • Italy vs. Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16 – 8 p.m.
  • Italy vs Wales, Sunday June 20th – 5pm

See the full TV program for Euro 2020 2020 List for the tournament.

Group A current table status