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Euro 2020, Day 10: Matchday Open Thread

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Group A takes center stage as we swing into the final round of group stage matches.

Italy Training Session And Press Conference Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Day 10 of Euro 2020 is here, and with it comes the final set of group stage fixtures. Sunday's slate of matches is a bit light—only two, in fact—but there is no shortage of intrigue as Group A takes center stage. With a pair of 3-0 wins over their group rivals, Italy is safely through to the knockout stages and will seek to win the group by defeating Wales this afternoon.

The Welsh, for their part, need only a draw to secure second place in the group and safe passage to the knockout stages. However, if Gareth Bale cannot inspire an upset over Italy, Wales can still finish second in Group A if Switzerland fails to beat Turkey.

Meanwhile, if the Swiss defeat Turkey and Wales falls to Italy, Switzerland would actually claim second place in the group, but if the Swiss lose, they're donezo. Turkey has slim goal differential-based hopes of claiming one of the four knockout places awarded to third place clubs. but odds are their European adventure will come to an end this afternoon.

With both matches kicking off at Noon eastern, you'll need your remote handy and/or a two-screen set up.

Onto the matches!

Italy vs. Wales

Italy Training Session And Press Conference Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Time: 18:00 CET/12:00 EDT | Location: Stadio Olimpico, Roma

As we just mentioned, with Italy safely through to the group stages thanks to their unblemished record (two wins, zero goals conceded), Roberto Mancini will likely rotate his lineup for this match, including the long-awaited return of midfielder Marco Verratti. With Wales fighting for their Euro 2020 lives, Italy's B-Unit better be prepared for a dogged Welsh side—low stakes for Italy or not, this will be an intense match.

How to Watch

United States: TUDN Radio, ESPN, Sirius XM FC

United Kingdom: TalkSport Radio UK, BBC Radio 5 Live, The ITV Hub, STV Scotland, UTV, ITV 1 UK, S4C

Canada: TSN3, CTV, TVA Sports, TSN5, TSN App, TSN.ca, CTV App

Switzerland vs. Turkey

Turkey v Wales - UEFA Euro 2020: Group A Photo by Francois Nel - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Time: 18:00 CET/12:00 EDT | Location: Baku Olympic Stadium, Baku

With both nations chasing a place in the knockout stages, expect a tense match as Cengiz Ünder and Turkey go toe-to-toe with Granit Xhaka and Switzerland in Azerbaijan. Neither club has been terribly impressive over the past 10 days—only one goal scored combined—so the outcome could very well come down to set-pieces or the referee's whistle.

How to Watch

United States: SiriusXM FC, ESPN2, PrendeTV

United Kingdom: Talksport 2 Radio UK, The ITV Hub, ITV 4

Canada:TVA Sports 2, TSN App, TSN2, TSN.ca