Preview of today’s Euro 2016 matches

Today, the last two nations to make it to the quarter finals will be known as Italy will face Spain at 6 p.m., while England will play against Iceland at 9 p.m.

Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci of Italy during a training session ahead of their UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16 match against Spain
Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci of Italy during a training session ahead of their UEFA EURO 2016 Round of 16 match against Spain

Italy vs Spain

This match will be a replay of the previous Euro cup final in 2012. On that day, the Spanish managed to beat Italy 4-0 to win their second successive Euro cup.

Both sides will be coming into this match from a defeat. Italy lost 1-0 to the Republic of Ireland, whereas Spain lost 2-1 to Croatia. This will sure make this match a tight encounter.

These two sides played against each other thirty five times. Both of them won ten matches each. The remaining fifteen games ended up in a draw.

The referee of this match will be Cüneyt Çakır from Turkey.

England vs Iceland

This game will involve two teams with different ambitions. Iceland are living a dream after making it to the last sixteen as group winners. On the other hand, there is a lot of pressure on the English who were considered as favourites, but are still to show that they really deserve such title.

England will start as favourites; however, they are finding it difficult to penetrate their oppositions. This will sure be an issue since Iceland showed that they possess a well organised defence.

Both teams met only two times in their histories. England won one match, while the other ended up in a draw.

The match will be controlled by Damir Skomina from Slovenia.

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