Italy v Switzerland live stream, ITV, Wednesday 16 June, 8pm BST
Italy will book their place in the knockout stage of Euro 2020 if they beat Switzerland on Wednesday.
Roberto Mancini’s side delivered arguably the performance of the tournament to date when they cruised to victory over Turkey on the opening night. The former Manchester City manager has modernised the Azzurri, bringing down the average age of the squad and encouraging a proactive, press-and-possess approach. They were utterly dominant against a disappointing Turkey team, and the confidence garnered from that victory will stand them in good stead ahead of this game.
Mancini is unlikely to tinker too much with his side, but Marco Verratti will probably start in midfield if he is passed fit in time to feature. Ciro Immobile arrived at Euro 2020 with doubts over whether he could step up, and his goal last Friday went some way to answering his critics. Another one here would be welcome for Italy, who will hope to win the European Championship for a record fourth time this summer.
Switzerland picked up a point against Wales on Saturday, but they were a little unfortunate that it was not all three. Vladimir Petkovic’s side were the better team for most of the game, although the manager’s decision to take off Xherdan Shaqiri in the second half backfired. Wales came back into the game thereafter, but Switzerland had still done enough over the 90 minutes to be disappointed with a draw.
The game plan will be different against Italy. Switzerland took the initiative and, for the most part, controlled possession against Wales, but that will not be possible when they face Mancini’s men. Breel Embolo, who impressed last time out, could be key in helping his team transition from defence to attack. The three-man backline of Manuel Akanji, Nico Elvedi and Fabian Schar will also be in for a busy evening.
Kick-off is at 8pm BST and the game is being shown on ITV/ITV Hub. See below for watching details where you are.
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If you’re out of the country for any Euro 2020 fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you still want to catch Harry Kane's in-swinging corners without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.
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How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for UK subscribers
Euro 2020 matches will be broadcast live by the BBC and ITV.
The BBC is showing two of Wales' group games and the huge England vs Scotland clash, with ITV set to show two each of England and Scotland's group games.
How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for US subscribers
Cord-cutters are in luck, too, as you can get both channels without having an expensive cable package. Of the many options, the best for soccer fans wanting to watch a Euro 2020 live stream is fuboTV.
It's a complete end-to-end cable replacement service, which offers ESPN, ABC and over 120 other channels on plans starting from $64.99 a month - and you can take up a FREE FuboTV trial offer.
Another great option is Sling TV, whose Sling Orange package features ESPN channels for just $35 a month - check out Sling and make a saving on your first month. New or existing subscribers to US streaming services can still access the platform of their choice from abroad, too - all you need is the help of a good VPN.
How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for Canadian subscribers
Soccer fans with a cable subscription can watch a Euro 2020 live stream on TSN and French-language channel TVA Sports.
Better still, these channels will let you watch matches online, too - either by registering with details of your pay TV provider, or by signing up for a standalone streaming package.
The TSN Direct streaming service can be had from just $7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month and can be purchased by anyone.
Similarly, the TVA Sports Direct service is also perfect for cord-cutting fans in Canada, costing just $19.99 a month.
And don't forget that a VPN is the way to get a Euro 2020 live stream if you're away from Canada during the tournament.
How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for Australian subscribers
In Australia, there's only one place to tune into Euro 2020, with Optus Sport set to show all 51 matches of the tournament.
Optus coverage can be streamed via mobile and tablet with the channel's app, while cord-cutters can also access the service on Fetch TV, Chromecast or Apple TV.
And if you leave Oz at any point during the tournament, simply use a VPN to tune in as normal - scroll up for more information.
How to watch a Euro 2020 live stream for New Zealand subscribers
The official broadcaster for Euro 2020 in New Zealand is Sky Sport, which is available as part of a range of pay TV packages.
Subscribers can watch online using the country's Sky Go service, while cord-cutters and anyone else can try the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform - where a weekly pass costs just $19.99.
Anyone in New Zealand from abroad or vice-versa can use a VPN as outlined above.
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