Italy v Wales commentary: Bale and co eye progress to Euro 2020 knockout stage

Wales face Italy in their final Euro 2020 Group A tie as they eye progress to the knockout phase.

Robert Page’s Wales are second in the group having drawn with Switzerland and beaten Turkey.

Wales take on Italy in their final Euro 2020 Group A tie

Wales take on Italy in their final Euro 2020 Group A tie

The Welsh will go through as runners-up if they get a point against Italy but they should have enough to be one of the best third-place teams even with a defeat.

Roberto Mancini’s Italy have been hugely impressive so far, beating Switzerland and Turkey both 3-0.

The Azzurri are yet to be truly tested in the tournament and will likely rotate their ranks today.

Italy v Wales: How to listen

This Group A match will take place at 5pm on Sunday, June 20.

Full coverage from the Stadio Olimpico will be live on talkSPORT, with our pre-match build-up starting at 3pm.

Adrian Durham will be your host and commentary will come from Joe Shennan and Dean Ashton.

Coverage of Switzerland v Turkey will be on talkSPORT 2 at the same time. Dan Windle presents with commentary from Steve Hothersall and David Connolly.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

App iPhone – Download from the Apple store

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Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

TV – Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Virgin Media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

Ramsey helped Wales beat Turkey to put them on the brink of the Euro 2020 knockout stages


Ramsey helped Wales beat Turkey to put them on the brink of the Euro 2020 knockout stages

Italy v Wales: Squads

Italy: Donnarumma, Toloi, Bonucci, Bastoni, Emerson Palmieri, Verratti, Jorginho, Pessina, Bernardeschi, Belotti, Chiesa.

Subs: Sirigu, Di Lorenzo, Spinazzola, Locatelli, Castrovilli, Insigne, Acerbi, Cristante, Immobile, Barella, Raspadori, Meret.

Wales: Ward, Connor Roberts, Gunter, Rodon, Ampadu, Neco Williams, Morrell, Allen, Ramsey, Bale, James.

Subs: Hennessey, Ben Davies, Lockyer, Wilson, Tyler Roberts, Moore, Norrington-Davies, Jonathan Williams, Brooks, Adam Davies, Mepham, Levitt.

Referee: Ovidiu Alin HateganEditDelete

Bale and co face Mancini’s Italy today

Bale and co face Mancini’s Italy today

Italy v Wales: What has been said?

Gareth Bale believes Wales could benefit from a knockout Euro 2020 game at Wembley.

Wales have not yet qualified for the round of 16, but they play Italy in Rome on Sunday knowing victory would see them top Group A and set up a Wembley date against probably either Austria or Ukraine.

“It would be a fantastic result for us if we were to beat Italy,” said Wales captain Bale.

“Obviously we’d win the group and I guess have a slightly easier game going into the next round.

“For the Welsh fans to come and watch us is something we’d love to do. The aim for us is to win the group and then that game would be at Wembley, which would be great for Wales fans.

“Italy play very good football, very attacking football, and don’t concede too many.

“They are a very well-equipped all-rounded team, but it doesn’t mean they don’t have weaknesses. We’ve worked on things and we definitely think there’s areas we can exploit.”

Italy’s former Manchester City boss Mancini compared Wales to Stoke at his pre-match press conference by saying ‘they were a very tough nut to crack’.

Told about Mancini’s comment, Bale quipped: “I never knew Stoke were that good!

“Winning always breeds confidence, that winning mentality. The win (against Turkey) gives us more confidence going into this game.”

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