Saturday 7/24/21
EURO 2020

Belgium take on Italy and Swiss tackle Spain in Euro quarters

Top-ranked Belgium take on fellow form side Italy later on Friday as the first Euro 2020 quarter-finals take place
01 July 2021, Bavaria, Munich: Italy Head Coach Roberto Mancini leads a training session for the team ahead of Friday's UEFA EURO 2020 quarter-final soccer match against Belgium. Photo: Federico Gambarini/dpa
Italy Head Coach Roberto Mancini leads a training session ahead of Friday's quarter-final match against Belgium. Photo: Federico Gambarini/dpa

Top-ranked Belgium take on fellow form side Italy later on Friday as the first Euro 2020 quarter-finals take place.

Both teams have 100% records so far at the tournament and meet in Munich with Belgium having major injury doubts surrounding creative midfielders Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne.

The first quarter-final in St Petersburg pits Switzerland, the conquerors of world champions France, against free-scoring Spain.

The Spanish started the tournament slowly with two draws but then thumped Slovakia 5-0 and Croatia 5-3 after extra-time in the last 16.

The game is taking place in Russia's second city despite soaring coronavirus cases there.

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