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Italy vs Spain: TV channel, live stream, team news & Euro 2020 semi-final preview

Roberto Mancini’s side will look to extend their record-breaking unbeaten run with victory over La Roja in a repeat of the 2012 final

Italy take on Spain at Wembley on Tuesday with a place in the Euro 2020 final against England or Denmark the prize for the winner.

The Azzurri go into the game as favourites thanks to a record-breaking 32-game unbeaten run, most recently a fine 2-1 win against Belgium, the world’s number-one ranked team, in the quarter-final.

Spain’s form has been less impressive, having won just one of their three group games before needing extra-time to beat Croatia 5-3 in the last 16 and edging past Switzerland on penalties.

However, Italy have won only two matches against La Roja in their last 14 fixtures in all competitions – a friendly triumph a decade ago and their last meeting at the Euros in 2016.

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Tuesday’s game is also a repeat of the Euro 2012 in Kyiv, which Spain won 4-0.

Ahead of the game, Goal has the details of how to watch on TV, stream live online, team news and more.

Game Italy vs Spain
Date Tuesday July 6, 2021
Time 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm BST

TV channel, live stream & how to watch

ESPN is showing the game live on TV in the United States (U.S.) An online stream for the match will be available on ESPN+ and the ESPN App.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN  ESPN+ and the ESPN App

BBC One will be showing the game live on TV in the United Kingdom (UK). BBC iPlayer is the online streaming service providing live coverage.

UK TV channel Online stream
BBC One BBC iPlayer

Team news & rosters

Position Italy players
Goalkeepers Donnarumma, Meret, Sirigu
Defenders Bonucci, Chiellini, Spinazzola, Toloi, Acerbi, Di Lorenzo, Emerson, Florenzi, Bastoni
Midfielders Cristante, Verratti, Barella, Castrovilli, Pessina, Jorginho, Locatelli
Forwards Immobile, Belotti, Insigne, Berardi, Bernardeschi, Raspadori, Chiesa

Italy will be without Leonardo Spinazzola against Spain after he suffered an Achilles injury in the win over Belgium.

The Roma wing-back has been one of the players of the tournament but now faces several months on the sidelines, with Emerson Palmieri set to replace him in the starting XI.

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Alessandro Florenzi is also back in contention after a calf problem, though Giovanni Di Lorenzo is likely to keep his place at right-back.

Predicted Italy starting XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne.

Position Spain squad
Goalkeepers Simon, Sanchez, De Gea
Defenders Garcia, P. Torres, Laporte, Azpilicueta, Alba, Gaya, D. Llorente
Midfielders Olmo, M. Llorente, Busquets, Rodri, Sarabia, Koke, Alcantara, Ruiz
Forwards Moreno, F. Torres, Morata, Pedri, Oyarzabal, Traore

Pablo Sarabia is doubtful for Spain after he was forced off early on against Switzerland with a muscle problem.

RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo, who came on for Sarabia against the Swiss, is battling with Gerard Moreno to replace him in the starting line-up.

Predicted Spain starting XI: Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, Garcia, Alba; Koke, Busquets, Pedri; F Torres, Morata, Moreno.

Recent results & head-to-head

Last five results

Italy results Spain results
Belgium 1-2 Italy (July 2) Switzerland 1-1 Spain (1-3P) (July 2)
Italy 2-1 Austria (AET) (June 26) Croatia 3-5 Spain (AET) (June 28)
Italy 1-0 Wales (June 20) Slovakia 0-5 Spain (June 23)
Italy 3-0 Switzerland (June 16) Spain 1-1 Poland (June 19)
Turkey 0-3 Italy (June 11) Spain 0-0 Sweden (June 14)


Date Result
September 2, 2017 Spain 3-0 Italy
Ocotber 6, 2016 Italy 1-1 Spain
June 27, 2016 Italy 2-0 Spain
March 24, 2016 Italy 1-1 Spain
March 5, 2014 Spain 1-0 Italy

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