The game kicks off at 8pm BST on Friday, June 11 and, in the UK, will be televised on BBC One or via the BBC iPlayer.
ABC and ESPN are sharing broadcast rights for the tournament in the United States, with ESPN showing this opening game. Kick-off is at 3pm ET / 12pm PT.
The match will take place in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico, home ground of both Roma and Lazio.
Roberto Mancini’s Italy are one of 11 host nations and will begin their campaign as Group A favourites when they take on the Turkish at the Stadio Olimpico tonight, before group rivals Wales and Switzerland meet in Baku tomorrow.
Italy’s squad is a mix of veteran graft – in the shape of Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Jorginho – and fresh young talent like Alessandro Bastoni and Federico Chiesa. Whatever team Roberto Mancini picks is going to full of quality.
Turkey are being tipped as dark horse in some quarters, however, having beaten Netherlands 4-2 in a World Cup qualifier earlier this year. Burak Yilmaz is a constant goal threat and his will be an intriguing battle with the Italian defence.
The reason to watch
The global pandemic means this is the longest gap between international tournaments we’ve ever experienced and that should be enough to have every football fan in anticipatory mood.
For those who need more reasons to watch, Italy haven’t conceded a goal in 2021 and haven’t lost a game since 2018 — but this is by no means a formality.
The Italians are up against a young Turkey side once again managed by Senol Gunes, the man who masterminded the country’s run to the 2002 World Cup semi-final, and many observers believe he has a more talented group of players at his disposal this time around.
Goalkeepers: Adam Davies, Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward
Defenders: Ethan Ampadu, Ben Cabango, Ben Davies, Chris Gunter, Tom Lockyer, Chris Mepham, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Connor Roberts, Joe Rodon, Neco Williams
Midfielders: Joe Allen, David Brooks, Rubin Colwill, Daniel James, Dylan Levitt, Joe Morrell, Aaron Ramsey, Matthew Smith, Jonny Williams, Harry Wilson
Forwards: Gareth Bale, Kieffer Moore, Tyler Roberts.