He shoots, he scores! Euro 2016 group play continues when Belgium takes on rival Italy at 3pm EST on June 13th. Fans expect Belgium to reach the semifinals but first they must tackle a tough Italian team. Catch all the action from Stade de Lyon in France online with us!
Belgium will be taking on Italy in Euro 2016 group play during a match-up soccer fans across the world have been waiting for since Euro 2012 when Italy came up short in this international tournament. These two will be stumbling into this huge game with a long list of injuries to key players and yet also big name strikers ready for action. There are tons of marquee footballers on both sides of the lines so this game should be jam-packed with amazing feats of athleticism. Watch the game online here and don’t miss a moment of great Euro 2016 soccer action.
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There is so much soccer happening right now it is the best time of year to be a fan. Defense may be the big difference in this early tournament game. The Belgium team have suffered major setbacks to their key defenders due to injury including, Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Lombaerts, and Dedryck Boyata who are all expected to sit out this big game. However, captain Eden Hazard is expected to play despite his recent injuries.
The Italian squad is a completely opposite situation. Their defense is strong, healthy and may be a key factor when facing the incredible scoring capabilities of their European neighbors. The Italians will have their own top-notch strikers going to work in this game. Antonio Candreva will be ready for action for the Italians as will Stephan El Shaarawy, aka The Pharaoh, who will likely be working from the left-wing slot. Support Italy by shopping the team’s merchandise here on iTunes!
The last and only time Belgium have been able to defeat the monster Italians in a competition match was way back in 1972 during the European Championship by a score of 2-1 in aggregate. The two countries last met in less formal action in Nov. 2015. That game saw Belgium besting the Italians 3-1 in the exciting match.
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What do you think HollywoodLifers? Who will you be rooting for in this big game? Do you think Belgium has what it takes to defeat the intimidating Italian team or would you like to see Italy move on with the victory? Let us know who you think will win this awesome Euro 2016 game!