UEFA EURO 2016
Italy already qualified for next round in UEFA EURO 2016
Red Elephant Content Services
It has been a near-perfect start for Italy at UEFA EURO 2016. Two wins and two clean sheets puts the Azzurri at the top of Group E on six points.
The Italians opened their UEFA EURO 2016 campaign with a stylish win over Belgium in Lyon, with Emanuele Giaccherini and Graziano Pelle both getting on the scoresheet. Belgium, who entered the tournament as the top-ranked side despite having never won a major tournament, were given a football lesson by the Italians.
The second match was equally comfortable, with the Brazilian-born striker Eder clinching a 1—0 win over Sweden. The Italians have been solid in defence and clinical up front. The Juventus defensive quartet of Gianluigi Buffon, Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Leonardo Bonucci have only been breached on a few occasions, but still nobody has been able to score.
Bonucci also contributed going forward, his delightful 50-metre pass setting up Giaccherini for the first goal against Belgium. For a squad that was not highly rated going into the tournament, the Italians will find encouragement from the form of Pelle — who scored late in the first game after wasting two good chances — and Ciro Immobile, who looked lively off the bench against Belgium.
“In a tournament like this, you need an alchemy of people who get on well together,” said Italy coach Antonio Conte. “The biggest satisfaction for me tonight is to see how happy they all were, also those on the bench. There's a very good spirit in this squad.”
Italy’s final game against the Republic of Ireland is on Thursday, 23 June, at 5:00 am AEST. Qualification to the round of 16 has already been assured.
UEFA EURO 2016: see all 51 games of UEFA EURO 2016 LIVE on beIN SPORTS on Foxtel.
How to watch: stream beIN SPORTS LIVE even when you're on the move. Foxtel Go is included with your Foxtel package and is available on a number of mobile and tablet devices1. If you sign up now, you don’t need to wait to watch Foxtel - download the Foxtel Go app and start streaming the same day (SD only) 2. Find out more.
The Best of Football on Foxtel gives you:
• UEFA EURO 2016 – see all 51 games LIVE on beIN SPORTS
• Caltex Socceroos –international friendlies & all Round 3 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers LIVE on FOX SPORTS
• CONEMBOL FIFA World Cup Qualifiers – see every South American qualification game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on beIN SPORTS & beIN SPORTS CONNECT3
• 2016/17 UEFA Champions League - see every game LIVE on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS CONNECT3
• La Liga, Series A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 LIVE on beIN SPORTS
• MLS - LIVE coverage from every round on beIN SPORTS
• FA Cup – 59 games from Round 1 through to the FA Cup Final plus the Community Shield
• 2016/17 Hyundai A-League season – every game LIVE on FOX SPORTS
From July 1:
3 dedicated English Football Club channels from Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Manchester United featuring all Premier League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup matches from these clubs on delay plus additional special club programming.
1Available to Foxtel Residential Cable & Satellite customers with an STU, excluding Optus TV feat Foxtel customers and to Foxtel Play customers. You must subscribe to a channel (or relevant tier) in your residential pack or Foxtel Play subscription to access content available from that channel. Not all channels/content available on all Foxtel Go devices. Available on compatible smartphones, tablet, PC & Mac devices with an eligible operating system (PC & Mac not available to Foxtel Play subscribers). See full list here: foxtel.com.au/foxtelgo Recommended internet speeds apply. Internet connection required. ISP and data charges may apply. Video quality may vary according to 3G/4G and WiFi service. Only available for use in Australia. Foxtel and some services not available to all homes
2Access to Foxtel Go is available, while we arrange the connection of your Foxtel TV service at home, for a maximum of 60 days from the date you subscribed to Foxtel, changed your service address or the first day after the end of your cooling off period (if applicable). Once your Foxtel service is installed you will continue to have access to Foxtel Go as a part of your package. If your install date is more than 60 days after this date your Foxtel Go access will be disabled and will be reactivated when your Foxtel service is installed.
3beIN SPORTS CONNECT is a separate product made available to Foxtel Sports customers by beIN SPORTS. Requires compatible smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac. Internet connection required. ISP and data charges