Hosts Italy are the first team to book their place in the knockout stage of the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament after Switzerland were emphatically dispatched by the Italians. Italy thrashed the Swiss 3-0 to underline their credentials as one of the favourites for the tournament.
Italian national team manager Roberto Mancini deserves huge credit for the way he has been able to turn Italy into one of the best teams in European football and world football. Former Inter Milan and Manchester City boss Mancini was appointed at a time when Italian football was struggling but he has been able to rejuvenate the team. He took charge of the team shortly after Italy failed to make it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.