Italy scores 3, beats Switzerland in Euro 2020

Locatelli's first goal came after a textbook exchange with Sassuolo teammate Domenico Berardi midway during the first half in Rome. His second came with a long and low shot shortly after the fracture that abandoned Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer immobile.

Italy scores 3, beats Switzerland in Euro 2020

Ciro Immobile added the final goal from long range in the 89th.

Giorgio Chiellini had a goal waved off by video inspection early in the game because of a handball. Then the Italy captain exited with a clear left thigh injury.

Wales is following with four points after earlier beating Turkey 2-0 in Baku.

Switzerland has one stage and Turkey has zero.

Italy will next play Wales while Switzerland meets Turkey in the last group matches.


Italian police shut off streets about 2 kilometers from the Stadio Olimpico in Rome after an explosive device was attached to a parked car about four hours before the game between Italy and Switzerland.

There was no indication of any connection to the tournament.

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi wrote on Twitter the apparatus was placed on the car of a town parks recorded. Italian news agency LaPresse says the rudimentary device did not explode and that authorities began an investigation.


Gareth Bale played a lobbed pass over the opposing defense and Ramsey down it before knocking it past onrushing Turkey goalkeeper Ugurcan Çakir in the 42nd minute.

Bale had a chance to make it 2-0 in Baku however he missed from the penalty spot in the 61st minute. Connor Roberts added the second in the last minutes of this game.

Wales has four points in Group A out of its original two matches while Turkey has zero after dropping both of its games.

Turkey had strong support from traveling lovers and many locals in near ally Azerbaijan.


Romelu Lukaku claims the Belgium players will kick the ball out of play in the 10th minute of their game against Denmark therefore the stadium can pay tribute to Christian Eriksen with a minute's applause.

The lovers at Parken Stadium are arranging a loud ovation to get Eriksen at the 10th minute of this Euro 2020 game since the midfielder wears the No. 10 shirt for Denmark. Lukaku claims both teams will quit playing to join in the tribute.

Lukaku says"we will kick out the ball for a throw-in to prevent and applaud and indicate this instant."

Eriksen stays in a Copenhagen hospital near the scene after suffering cardiac arrest during Saturday's game against Finland. Lukaku is teammates with Eriksen in Inter Milan and sent a greeting to the Dane after scoring in Belgium's 3-0 win over Russia.


Belgium trainer Roberto Martinez states playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is prepared to play at least part of the game against Denmark on Thursday.

De Bruyne missed Belgium's opening 3-0 win over Russia at Euro 2020 because of a facial fracture sustained in the Champions League final but has taken part in full training the last few days.

Martinez says the Manchester City midfielder has been given"the green light to maintain a game situation." He adds that"now it's a matter of how long Kevin can play" and that he will use the two remaining group games to gradually bring De Bruyne back to full match fitness.

Belgium plays Finland in its final Group B match.


Massive numbers of fans are chanting for Turkey since the team warms us to get its European Championship match against Wales in Baku.

A lot of the stadium is sporting Turkish crimson and chanted loudly as the team was announced.

The audience was clearly larger than the 8,782 who saw Wales play Switzerland in Azerbaijan last week.

Posters reading"one people, two states" and"Turkey, our hearts beat with you" were on the walls of the subway system at town.


Aleksei Miranchuk's curling shot in first-half stoppage time gave Russia a 1-0 win over Finland and its initial points at the European Championship.

The playmaker exchanged passes with striker Artem Dzyuba before clipping onto his favored left foot and drifting an angled shot into the top corner.

Both matches were played at Saint Petersburg Stadium.

The Finns could have qualified for the knockout stage using a match to spare with a triumph. They are playing in their first major soccer tournament and began using a 1-0 win over Denmark in a game marked by Christian Eriksen's collapse.

Russia dropped Mario Fernandes to a possibly severe spinal injury in the first half. He was taken to the hospital.


The Brazilian-born back was carried off on a stretcher in the 26th minute after a protracted period of treatment on the area in St. Petersburg. He had jumped for a header and was not able to break his fall since he landed on his rear again.

Russia says Fernandes has a spinal column injury.


Finland fans wearing the white-and-blue colours of the national team are starting to make themselves noticed inside Saint Petersburg Stadium ahead of the European Championship game against Russia.

St. Petersburg is significantly less than 125 miles from the border and many of the approximately 4,000 visiting fans expected at the game have made the journey on buses.

Many of the jerseys being worn possess the name Jari Litmanen on the back. The former Ajax, Barcelona and Liverpool forwards is considered the country's greatest player but never got the chance to play at a major soccer championship.

Euro 2020 is the first major tournament Finland has qualified for. The group is guaranteed to progress to the knockout stage with a triumph.


Denmark trainer Kasper Hjulmand expects Christian Eriksen to put on his match jersey whilst watching the team's European Championship game against Belgium from the hospital.

Denmark faces the Belgians in Copenhagen on Thursday in the group's first game because Eriksen's collapse against Finland.

Hjulmand states"I think he'll be in his shirt and watch the match."

Hjulmand additionally pointed out that the hospital treating Eriksen is so near Parken Stadium that the midfielder will be able to"hear everything" during the game. Fans are arranging a standing ovation to get Eriksen throughout the 10th minute of the game in honor of the No. 10 shirt.


Germany defender Antonio Rüdiger says that he regrets putting his mouth France midfielder Paul Pogba's back in a match at the European Championship.

Rüdiger was revealed holding Pogba from supporting and placing his mouth in a biting gesture to the Frenchman's back towards the finish the first half of France's 1-0 triumph in Munich on Tuesday.

Rüdiger says"I should not go like that with my mouth to his spine" and provides"it seems unfortunate."

The Germany defender had stated before the game that his team would need to be"disgusting" to conquer the World Cup champions.

Pogba said following the match that he and Rüdiger were friends and had known each other for a very long moment.

Pogba says he believes Rüdiger"nibbled" on him a little and adds it had been"nothing large" and"belongs to yesteryear."

Rüdiger says he does not anticipate any retrospective punishment for this incident. Neither Spanish referee Carlos del Cerro Grande nor movie assistant Juan Martínez Munuera took any action on Tuesday despite being conscious of it.


Austria forward Marko Arnautovic was suspended by the team's match against the Netherlands on Thursday to get a North Macedonian opponent.

He was enticed by the North Macedonian football federation of insulting Ezgjan Alioski. Arnautovic's father is Serbian and his mother is Austrian.

Arnautovic might have been prohibited for 10 games if UEFA had found his comments to be racist or insulting based on ethnic origin.

Arnautovic afterwards insisted on Instagram to get"some heated words" and said he was not a racist.

Netherlands coach Frank de Boer says"it's a pity (for Austria) because he's a really good player."


Flying a little plane with a banner attached across the Netherlands' training area for the European Championship is apparently turning into a thing.

First it was a sign saying"Frank. Just 4-3-3!" At a message to trainer Frank de Boer to play an attacking lineup at the team's opening match at Euro 2020.

Ahead of the group's second match of the championship against Austria on Thursday.


Greenpeace has apologized for the harms brought on by a protestor whose parachute landing"didn't go as intended" until Germany's game against France at the European Championship.

UEFA said"several people" were hospitalized while the person connected with overhead camera wires and caused debris to fall on the field and main grandstand.

Greenpeace spokesperson Benjamin Stephan says"that was never our intention. The paraglider was to fly over the scene and drop a latex ball with a concept of protest on the field."

The protestor's parachute had the slogan"KICK OUT OIL!" and "Greenpeace" written on it.

Stephan says"technical issues meant the pilot was forced to land at the scene. We deeply regret this place people in danger and apparently injured two persons."

The protestor has been led away by safety stewards.

UEFA called the actions"dangerous and reckless" and stated"law enforcement will take the essential action."


It is time for groups to begin playing their next matches at the European Championship.

Italy will find an opportunity to win again in Rome as it confronts Switzerland from the late game, Finland can do the same against Russia in St. Petersburg in the first match, and Wales will face Turkey in Azerbaijan in between.

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