Belgium is training hard to meet Italy at the greatest football event of the year. The upcoming game will take place at the Stade de Lyon on June 13 this year at 9 PM. Belgium – Italy euro 2016 match is keeping its fans alert as it’s going to be a spectacular football fight. The teams will meet in the Group E, together with Ireland and Sweden.
Both teams are decisive to get a step closer to UEFA European Championship Cup 2016. Under the strict guidance of their coaches, both Belgium and Italy have good past records and good chances to win.
|29/03/16/03/16||Portugal - Belgium||2-1|
|13/11/15||Belgium - Italy||3-1|
|13/10/15||Belgium - Israel||3-1|
|10/10/15||Andorra - Belgium||1-4|
|06/09/15||Cyprus - Belgium||0-1|
|29/03/16||Germany - Italy||4-1|
|24/03/16||Italy - Spain||1-1|
|17/11/15||Italy - Romania||2-2|
|13/11/15||Belgium - Italy||3-1|
|13/10/15||Italy - Norway||2-1|
|1||Republic of Ireland||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Neither Belgium nor Italy had problems qualifying for the match. But experts tend to think that Belgium are more likely to win this game. Italy is no longer as strong as it used to be some time ago. Belgium in its turn enjoys continuous rises and enhancements.
Italian key player Pelle has scored only nine goals this season. The lack of motivation or some other factors might prevent him from showing a good game this time. Even though Italy is one of the most powerful football teams in the world, they are expected to lose this battle against Belgium.
Italian team is coached by Antonio Conte who is experiencing problems, which will most probably affect the preparation and the very game. Even though Italy has a strong defense on their side, they still got weaker in total and now have fewer chances to fight another powerful team – Belgium.
The first time they met was in the year 1954 at FIFA World Cup in Lugano where the game ended with the 4-1 victory of Italy. Later on, Belgium won with the result 2-1 at UEFA European Championship in 1972 in Brussels. Their next meeting at UEFA Championship 1980 ended with a draw game in Rome. And finally, Italy won with the result 2-0 at UEFA EURO 2000 in Brussels.
Belgium is one of the oldest football teams that was formed in 1895. Playing under the nickname Red Devils, this year in France they hope to match or even exceed their previous achievements, one of which is the fourth place at the 1985 World Cup. The team is currently coached by Marc Wilmots. The leading present-day scorer is Marouane Fellaini. The major goalkeeper is Thibaut Courtois.
Belgium – Italy euro 2016 match is going to be decisive for the team as they had to wait three decades to qualify for the UEFA European Championship. After they showed good results in 1972, they only managed to appear twice in group stages – in 1984 and 2000 – but failed to move further.
The team was formed in 1898 and is playing under the nickname Azzurri (Blues). Italy is known as a 4-time FIFA World Cup winner – in 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006. They were also the champions of Europe only once – in 1968 in Rome after the replayed match with Yugoslavia. The team is currently coached by Antonio Conte. The leading present-day scorer is Daniele De Rossi. The major goalkeeper is Salvatore Sirigu. This match is going to be very decisive for Italy as for the sixth time in a row they should secure their place in a final.
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