Euro 2020 was launched in style on Friday night with a stunning opening ceremony that included plenty of artistic flair before Italy defeated Turkey 3-0 in the opening game.
The highlight was a stirring rendition of Nessun Dorma, one of football's most famous songs, by Italian opera tenor Andrea Bocelli.
Turkey expects a tough match against Italy in Friday's UEFA EURO 2020 opener in Rome, the Turkish national football team manager said on June 10.
"I expect tomorrow's match will be in a high level technically, tactically and physically," Şenol Güneş said in a pre-match press conference, referring to both teams' high concentration and challenging playing style on the pitch.
Retired Romanian international football player Florin Raduidioiu said on Thursday that it is painful that Romania's national football team does not participate in the EURO 2020 football championships, given that Bucharest is a host city, adding that any change in the national team should to start with the coach Mirel Radoi.