All you need to know about EURO 2020 Group A. Check out the latest team news, match odds, betting tips & predictions as Turkey, Italy, Wales & Switzerland do battle to progress to the knockout stages of the competition.

Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

Head to Head Record (v Group Opponents)

Versus P W D L F A GD
Italy 10 0 3 7 5 18 -13
Wales 6 2 1 3 7 10 -3
Switzerland 15 8 3 4 21 20 +1

Record in Qualifying

P W D L F A GD
10 7 2 1 18 3 +15

Top Scorer in Qualifying

Cenk Tosun (5).

Best Finish at European Championships

Semi-Finalists (2008).

2016 European Championship Finish

Eliminated at Group Stage.

Coach: Senol Gunes

A former Goalkeeper for Turkish club side Trabzonspor, Gunes won no less than six Turkish titles with the Karadeniz Firtinasi. A coach with a very respectable record, he took his country to third place at their only World Cup in 2002. Upon returning to club management, he went on to coach Besiktas to two Turkish Championships before taking the reins of the national team once more in 2019.

"Italy didnโ€™t lose in the qualifiers and Switzerland are a successful team. The Wales game will be exciting too. Although Italy are the favourites, we are also strong, I think. We want to win and progress. Being in this tournament and also playing in the opening match makes us proud. In every opening game there are surprises and I hope we can spring one." - Senol Gunes

Key Player: Cenk Tosun

Senol Gunes has worked with Cenk Tosun before and certainly knows how to get a tune out of his target man. Tosun played under Gunes during his dual title winning spell at Besiktas. Tosun will play with his back to goal, hold the ball up and bring others into play. The big number 9, who turns 30 on the eve of the tournament, has an outstanding record for his national side with 18 goals in 45 appearances.

Cenk Tosun scores winning goal against Albania in Euro 2020 qualification

Did euro know?

Having made the final stages for the first time at Euro '96, Turkey have now qualified for five of the last seven European Championships.

What are the odds?

To win Euro 2020 - 50/1
To win Group A - 9/2


Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Head to Head Record (v Group Opponents)

Versus P W D L F A GD
Turkey 10 7 3 0 18 5 +13
Wales 9 7 0 2 23 5 +18
Switzerland 58 28 22 8 107 67 +40

Record in Qualifying

P W D L F A GD
10 10 0 0 37 4 +33

Top Scorer in Qualifying

Andrea Belotti (5).

Best Finish at European Championships

Winners (1968).

2016 European Championship Finish

Eliminated at the Quarter-Finals Stage by Germany (on penalties).

Coach: Roberto Mancini

As a club manager Roberto Mancini has won trophies in Italy, England and Turkey. As a player he never became the regular selection for Italian national team that some may have expected. A prolific scorer at club level, he managed just 4 goals in 34 appearances for the Azzurri.

Mancini tested positive for COVID-19 in November 2020
"Draws are always tough. They can be good or not so good, but thereโ€™s everything to play for in these games. Itโ€™s really important to be playing in Rome because itโ€™s one less trip, so thereโ€™s less fatigue." - Roberto Mancini

Key Player: Marco Verratti

A regular title winner in France with his club side Paris St Germain, Verratti is now looking to achieve success on the International stage. Mancini will be expecting his playmaking midfielder to pull the strings and set the tempo of matches, much like his predecessor Andrea Pirlo, big boots to fill Marco!

Did euro know?

Italy beat Leichtenstein by a 6-0 scoreline in March 2019. It was their first 6-0 victory in over 57 years, having defeated Turkey by the same scoreline back in 1962!

What are the odds?

To win Euro 2020 - 10/1
To win Group A - 4/7


Wales ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ

Head to Head Record (v Group Opponents)

Versus P W D L F A GD
Turkey 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3
Italy 9 2 0 7 5 23 -18
Switzerland 7 2 0 5 6 16 -15

Record in Qualifying

P W D L F A GD
8 4 2 2 10 6 +4

Top Scorers in Qualifying

Gareth Bale (2), Kieffer Moore (2), Aaron Ramsey (2).

Best Finish at European Championships

Semi-Finals (2016).

2016 European Championship Finish

Eliminated at the Semi-Finals Stage by eventual winners Portugal.

Coach: Ryan Giggs

Manchester United legend who took control of national team duties in January 2018. Won the English Premier League a record 13 times in his Old Trafford career and made 64 appearances for the Welsh Dragons between 1991 and 2007.

"Obviously, it's a tough group: all the groups are tough. It won't be easy. Italy won ten games in the group, really coming back with a very good manager, talented players. Ourselves, Switzerland, and Turkey, I think will be fighting for second place" - Ryan Giggs

Key Player: Gareth Bale

Coming into the twilight of his career and not getting as much game time as some Tottenham fans would have hoped for. But, Bale is a still the best talent that Wales bring to the tournament, and on his day can turn a match with is brilliance.

Gareth Bale loves playing for his country, could this spark a return to form?

Did euro know?

The Welsh Football Association is the third oldest football association in the world. It was founded in 1876 and only the English Football Association (1863) and the Scottish Football Association (1873) are older.

What are the odds?

To win Euro 2020 - 150/1
To win Group A - 13/2


Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Head to Head Record (v Group Opponents)

Versus P W D L F A GD
Turkey 15 4 3 8 20 21 -1
Italy 58 8 22 28 67 107 -40
Wales 7 5 0 2 16 6 +10

Record in Qualifying

P W D L F A GD
8 5 2 1 19 6 +13

Top Scorer in Qualifying

Cedric Itten (3).

Best Finish at European Championships

Round of 16 (2016).

2016 European Championship Finish

Eliminated at the Round of 16 Stage, lost 5-4 on penalties to Poland after 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.

Coach: Vladimir Petkovic

Born in Sarajevo, Petkovic has lived in Switzerland since 1997. He took the reins of the national team in 2014 and they've made it to every major finals since.

"Our group is tough, but we can still go through. For me, Italy are the big favourites. They had a perfect qualification campaign, with ten wins from ten games, and they also have the advantage of playing matches in Rome. Roberto Mancini has formed a good, young squad with a great mentality" - Vladimir Petkovic

Key Player: Granit Xhaka

Holding midfielder with a sweet left foot. Former captain for his club side Arsenal until a spat with fans meant he was stripped of the armband. Seems to have redeemed himself and back in favour since the arrival of Mikel Arteta at the Emirates Stadium in North London.

Granit Xhaka back in favour at Arsenal, can he do the same for Switzerland?

Did euro know?

Switzerland have managed to get out of the group stage of every major tournament under the guidance of coach Vladimir Petkovic, but have failed to progress in any knockout tie.

What are the odds?

To win Euro 2020 - 63/1
To win Group A - 9/2


Odds provided by 888 Sport and correct at the time of publishing.

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