Italy v Spain [EURO 2020]

1 Name: 606 2021-07-06 19:13
Italy v Spain (20:00 BST)

The atmosphere could be interesting tonight because fans who could have flown in from Italy and Spain would have to quarantine and therefore miss the game.

That means the crowd is likely to be made up of UK-based Italians and Spaniards, as well as neutrals.

Italian FA president Gabriele Gravina says they have been given 125 tickets - out of a possible 60,000 crowd.

"It is unfair that there are no fans from Italy and Spain," says Italy boss Roberto Mancini. "But it is better to play in front of the public than in front of a few people - that is the beauty of sport."

Looking through the picture agencies and both countries seem well represented outside a wet Wembley so far.

Italy only make the one enforced change with Chelsea's Emerson replacing Leonardo Spinazzola at left-back.

Otherwise it's the XI who beat Belgium 2-1 last time.

Italy: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson, Jorginho, Barella, Verratti, Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne

Subs: Sirigu, Locatelli, Belotti, Berardi, Pessina, Acerbi, Cristante, Bernardeschi, Bastoni, Florenzi, Toloi, Meret.

Alvaro Morata is left out of the Spain starting line-up in one of three changes from their penalty shootout win over Switzerland.

Mikel Oyarzabal, usually more of a winger, takes his place up front.

Dani Olmo replaces the injured Pablo Sarabia out wide - and Eric Garcia takes the place of Pau Torres at centre-back.

Spain: Simon, Azpilicueta, Garcia, Laporte, Jordi Alba, Koke, Busquets, Gonzalez, Ferran Torres, Oyarzabal, Olmo.

Subs: de Gea, Diego Llorente, Pau Torres, Marcos Llorente, Morata, Gerard, Thiago, Sanchez, Gaya, Rodri, Fabian, Traore.
2 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 19:30
Aymeric Laporte was born in France and didn't move to Spain until he was 16
Emerson Palmeiri was born in Brazil and didn't move to Italy until he was 20
Why is this allowed?
3 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 19:37
France didn't want to play him
very based to become a mercenary
4 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 19:39
euro 16 "portuguese" champions

Anthony Lopes, born in France
Raphael Guerreiro, born in France
Kevin Rodrigues, born in France
Adrien Silva, born in France
Pedro Mendes, born in Switzerland
Cedric Soares, born in Germany
Pepe, born in Brazil
Rony Lopes, born in Brazil
Ricardo Ferreira, born in Canada
Danny, born in Venezuela
Rolando, born in Cape Verde
Gelson Martins, born in Cape Verde
Gedson Fernandes, born in Sao Tome and Principe
Edgar Ie, born in Sao Tome and Principe
Jose Bosingwa, born in RDC Congo
William Carvalho, born in Angola
Helder Costa, born in Angola
Danilo Pereira, born in Guinea-Bissau
Eder, born in Guinea-Bissau
Bruma, born in Guinea-Bissau
5 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 19:44
sterling was born in jamaica to jamaican parents

he literally has no connection to england whatsoever
6 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 19:50
Afaik Laporte played with the youth France national teams and he wanted to represent France but they preferred ngubus over him, funny thing is he's gonna play a semifinal within some minutes whereas France got eliminated
7 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 19:51
I support whoever wins this game. Crush the nordoids/Anglos. For Raffaella Carrà.
8 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 19:52
Raffaella carrà's death on the day before this game is a sign of the singularity
Kinda spooky
9 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 19:53
went from supporting russia to ukraine and now italy
pretty disappointing euro
10 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 19:57
shitaly are gonna bottle this so hard, i cannot wait to watch the shitalians seethe, i hope their mothers kill themselves out of shave with a single segment of spaghetti through the heart

more arrogant fans on here
11 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 19:58
Fucking hell /sports/ slow today.
12 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 19:59
13 Name: SFBEkills 2021-07-06 20:00
How can anyone who calls themself a football fan want Spain to win? Most semen slurping team of all time. At least Italy is fun to watch since they actually attack. They're both diving bitches who always cry to ref so it's going to be an embarrassing slurpfest regardless.
14 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:01
1-0, do it now
15 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:05
Won’t be mad for the result. To be honest making it to the semis was good enough for this mess of a team and Luis Enr*que. Lets not have hard feelings and show we’re not anally fractured like swedes and aquafresh.
16 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:19
tfw never watched a footy game at night before
bros... what's it like to go to a pub with the lads and have a bunch of pints watching the game. NA sports just aren't the same
17 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:24
we're here, we are watching, and I know you can feel us breathing down your necks.
18 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:26
S-pain lads why ur commentators says things like "la perdimos", "estamos forzando el corner"?
are you this retarded?
Watching the match in Tele5 btw
19 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:29
20 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:30
be professionel football player
play the most important game in my career
the opposition goalkeeper leaves his goal, I literally just have to shoot to score
suddenly spaghetti falls out of my pockets
21 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:32
Also is it just me or have Spain and Italy played a lot in the Yuros lately? This is like the fourth time they’ve played each other in like the last 3 Yuros. It’s like US and Ghana in the WC ;)
22 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:34
I fucking wish I had the initiative to move to a tacky Spanish seaside town and just run a little pizza-bar or some shit on the beach. Just living in the bar if I had to. Sleeping in the kitchen at night.

I'm so envious of the Bongs or other disgusting pinkskins from the north whom have done this.

I love Spain so god damn much.
23 Name: SFBEkills 2021-07-06 20:36
Imagine being English and thinking you have a chance against either of these two, first let's try to beat Denmark shall we lads?
24 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:38
second semi final on wednesday
finale on sunday
it could have all ended in three weeks
25 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:40
How much time is Spain going to keep this athleticism with 60 more minutes in the legs?

Clock’s ticking tictacs
26 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:42
why are people shocked when the guy literally named IMMOBILE is bad???
27 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:43
These two fucking teams absolutely suck. hurts to watch this shit. England already won.
28 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 20:47
spend all your training sessions passing around titi caca instead of learning how to score
29 Name: Anonymous 2021-07-06 21:17
Both teams are shit.

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