Switzerland v Italy: Expected lineups


The knockout stage of Euro 2024 is set to begin, with Italy facing Switzerland in a crucial round of 16 match. Luciano Spalletti’s Italy, who finished second in Group B thanks to Mattia Zaccagni’s last-minute goal against Croatia, will face Switzerland, who ended up behind Germany in Group A.

The Swiss team came close to defeating Germany in their final group stage match, finishing the first phase with one win (against Hungary) and two draws.

Team News:

Italy: After the dramatic draw against Croatia that secured their place in the round of 16, Spalletti is likely to stick with a four-man defense. Jorginho is expected to be left out, with Fagioli taking his place in midfield. El Shaarawy and Chiesa are set to flank Scamacca in attack. Dimarco hasn’t recovered from injury, while Bastoni’s fitness is still in question.

Switzerland: The Swiss will be without former Udinese player Widmer due to suspension.

Probable Lineups:

Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Mancini, Bastoni, Darmian; Barella, Fagioli, Cristante; Chiesa, Scamacca, El Shaarawy. Coach: Spalletti

Switzerland (3-4-3): Sommer; Schar, Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez; Stergiou, Xhaka, Freuler, Aebischer; Ndoye, Embolo, Vargas. Coach: Yakin


Serie A obsessive.