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FIFA ranking: 7

Coach: Roberto Mancini

Mancini has revived Italy’s fortunes since taking over in 2018 after they failed to qualify for the World Cup. The team are unbeaten in their last 25 games to match the record of 2006 World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi’s run without defeat.

Captain: Giorgio Chiellini

The rock at the heart of the Italy defence, Chiellini will hope to lead his side to their first European Championship title since 1968, having endured the disappointment of 2012 when they lost 4-0 to Spain in the final.

Top player: Ciro Immobile

The experienced Lazio centre forward is enjoying a strong season for club and country with 27 goals so far and will be expected to provide the main goal threat for the Azzurri.

Tournament history    

Italy won their first and only European Championship in 1968in Rome, beating Yugoslavia 2-0 in a replay two days after a 1-1draw, but they did not qualify for the next two editions.

Following a semi-final run in 1988, Italy were runners-up in2000 after losing 2-1 to France and missed out on the title yet again in 2012 when they were thrashed 4-0 by Spain in the final.

Recent form  

2021 Lithuania 0-2 Italy     World Cup qualifying
2021 Bulgaria 0-2 Italy      World Cup qualifying
2021 Italy 2-0 N. Ireland    World Cup qualifying
2020 Bosnia 0-2 Italy        UEFA Nations League
2020 Italy 2-0 Poland        UEFA Nations League

Tournament fixtures    

June 11: v Turkey, Rome
June 16: v Switzerland, Rome
June 20: v Wales, Rome