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Saturday June 22 2019
U21 Euro Liveblog: Belgium v Italy

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from Italy’s European U21 Championship clash with Belgium, as a win might not be enough.

It kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT) at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia, more commonly known as the home of Sassuolo.

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Saturday June 22 2019
Di Biagio: 'Italy must win at all costs'

Gigi Di Biagio warned Italy U21s that “playing good football and not winning games is fairly futile” ahead of the crunch match with Belgium.

The final group game in the European Under-21 Championship kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

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Saturday June 22 2019
U21 Euro line-ups: Belgium v Italy

Moise Kean is dropped for turning up late to a team meeting, so Lorenzo Pellegrini, Manuel Locatelli, Federico Chiesa and Patrick Cutrone start in Italy’s must-win game with Belgium.

The concluding group match of the European Under-21 Championship kicks off at the Mapei Stadium at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

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Saturday June 22 2019
U21 Euro: All-star trident for Italy

Italy absolutely have to beat Belgium and hope for European U21 Championship progress, so we should see Moise Kean, Patrick Cutrone and Federico Chiesa together.

The final group game kicks off at Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

After a win and defeat, the Azzurrini need to beat Belgium and hope Spain see off Poland by no more than two clear goals.

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Friday June 21 2019
Kean: Italy 100% motivated

Juventus striker Moise Kean has assured Italy fans that they are ‘100 percent motivated’ to beat Belgium and qualify for the Euro U21 semi-finals.

The Azzurrini take on the Belgians tomorrow night needing a win and other results to go their way after they lost 1-0 to Poland on Wednesday.

“We’re 100 percent motivated, the match with Poland is in the past and now we’re focused on Belgium,” Kean said at a Press conference.

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Friday June 21 2019
'Chiesa most impressive at U21 Euros'

Belgium CT Johan Walem admits Federico Chiesa is the player ‘that’s impressed me the most’ ahead of his country’s final Euro U21 match against Italy.

Belgium will have nothing to play for on Saturday after defeats to Poland and Spain, whereas Chiesa starred in Italy’s opener against Spain, the Fiorentina winger scoring a brace in a 3-1 win.

“We must attack Italy,” Walem, an ex-Parma and Udinese midfielder, said at a Press conference.

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Friday June 21 2019
Di Biagio: Belgium 'most complicated'

Luigi Di Biagio is prepared for Italy’s ‘most complicated’ Euro U21 game against Belgium as he puts his faith in Juventus forward Moise Kean.

Italy’s 1-0 defeat to Poland on Wednesday means they must beat Belgium and hope for the best from Spain, potentially having to wait until Monday, if they are to reach the European U21 Championship semi-finals.

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Thursday June 20 2019
Shoulder injury for Orsolini

Bologna winger Riccardo Orsolini is out of Italy’s U21 European Championship clash with Belgium after suffering a shoulder subluxation.

The Azzurrini player came off at half-time during last night’s 1-0 defeat to Poland, but revealed to Sky Sport Italia he’d been playing through the pain.

“I got hurt 10 minutes in, but eventually it got too bad,” he told reporters with his arm in a sling.

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BLOG ITALIA
Wednesday June 19 2019
Azzurrini still offer hope for Italy

Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall maintains Italy’s U21 future is bright, regardless of their defeat to Poland.

The Stadio Dall’Ara in Bologna had been raucous and in the end infectious for the Azzurrini, as they came from behind to beat a good Spanish team by 3-1 in the first game of the Under-21 European Championship. As they stepped on to the same field to face Poland, they did it with the knowledge that their former opponents had beaten Belgium hours before. This meant that a win would see Italy go through to the next round, so could they do it with the same style?

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Wednesday June 19 2019
U21 Euro: Italy must win and wait

Italy must beat Belgium and hope for the best from Spain, potentially having to wait until Monday, if they are to reach the European U21 Championship semi-final.

The Azzurrini beat Spain 3-1, but lost 1-0 to Poland this evening, leaving them on three points with the Spaniards, while the Polish outfit have six.

Now Italy must beat already-eliminated Belgium on Saturday, but that might not be enough.

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