Saturday November 30 2019
Italy learn Euro 2020 fate

Italy have been drawn Turkey, Wales and Switzerland in the Euro 2020 group stage.

The draw was held in the Romanian capital of Bucharest on Saturday evening, with Francesco Totti making an appearance on stage.

In a complicated process to assign the teams, Italy were already placed in Group A due to the Olimpico being among the host venues.

To celebrate 60 years of the European Championship, next summer’s tournament is being held all over Europe in 12 cities.

The Azzurri previously faced Turkey at Euro 2000, beating them 2-1 with goals from Antonio Conte and Filippo Inzaghi.

Italy have never before faced Switzerland or Wales at a Euros, although they have lost just nine of their 66 meetings with the two countries.

They will open the tournament against Turkey in Rome on June 12 and have the advantage of playing all their group games at the Olimpico.

Roberto Mancini’s side host Switzerland on June 17 in their second match, before welcoming Wales four days later.

Euro 2020 groups in full:

Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland

Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia

Group C: Netherlands, Ukraine, Austria, Georgia/Belarus/North Macedonia/Kosovo

Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland/Israel/Norway/Serbia, Czech Republic

Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Bosnia-Herzegovina/Northern Ireland/Slovakia/Republic of Ireland

Group F: Iceland/Romania/Bulgaria/Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany