Switzerland are the Euro 2020’s dark horses as they target Spain in the first quarter-final on Friday to carry on their heroic march.
The Swiss will kick off in Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia at 17:00 GMT against the former champions, Spain, as both teams are set to vie for the semifinal ticket.
SWITZERLAND vs. SPAIN
Date / Time: Friday, July 2, 2021, 17.00 BST; 12pm EDT
Venue: Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg, Russia
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
On TV: ITV 1 (UK); ESPN (USA); elsewhere
Streaming online: ITV Hub (UK); ESPN+, PrendeTV (USA)
Belgium, which is trying to win its first major soccer tournament three years after a third-place finish at the World Cup, hasn’t lost in 13 games and is the top-ranked team in the world. The Italians haven’t been beaten in a national team record 31 matches, though they were taken to extra time by Austria in the round of 16. Belgium has only beaten Italy once before in a competitive game _ in the 1972 European Championship quarterfinals.
The Granit Xhaka-led Swiss national team stunned the world of football on June 28 when they beat France in the Round of 16 in Bucharest. The match at the National Arena ended 3-3 to go to extra time and then to penalties to decide the winner.
Matches on Friday:
Switzerland vs Spain (9.30 pm IST)
Belgium vs Italy (12.30 am IST, start of Saturday in India)
How to watch the live telecast of Euro Cup 2020?
The live telecast will take place on Sony Sports Channels. Sony TEN 3 with live broadcast the matches in Hindi Commentary. Sony TEN 4 HD/SD will live broadcast the matches in Tamil, Telugu languages.
With that unexpected win, Switzerland, known as “Nati” (National team), advanced to their first ever quarter-finals in the European Championships.
France were leading the match 3-1 after midfielder Paul Pogba’s stunning long-range effort into the top corner of the Swiss goal in the 75th minute.
BELGIUM vs. ITALY
Date / Time: Friday, July 2, 2021, 20.00 BST; 3pm EDT
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SLO)
On TV: BBC One (UK); ESPN (USA); elsewhere
Streaming online: BBC iPlayer (UK); ESPN+, PrendeTV (USA)