Italy enter Euro 2020 as the dark horses after failing to make an impact in international football over the last few tournaments. Since Fabio Cannavaro lifted the World Cup in 2006, the Italians have struggled to replicate that success in international football, going through several managers along the way and ending two of their tournaments at the group stages.
Former Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini, took over from Gian Piero Ventura as the national team manager in 2018, after they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958. Now, the Italians have been drawn in a group containing Turkey, Switzerland and Wales and on paper, they are favourites to advance through to the knockout stages of the competition, however, the other teams in the group will all feel like they have a good chance to also qualify as they are at a similar level.
Wales were one of the highlights of the last Euros with a series of impressive performances, including a 3-1 victory against Belgium and advancing to the semi-finals where they were defeated by eventual champions Portugal. Turkey and Switzerland both impressed in the qualifying stages, as Switzerland topped their group and Turkey finished second to world champions France, who they were unbeaten against and beat 2-0.