Is Italy vs Austria on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Euro 2020 fixture

Is Italy vs Austria on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Euro 2020 fixture
Everything you need to know

Italy meet Austria in the last 16 of Euro 2020 tonight in the first game of the knockout stages and the winner will play either Belgium or Portugal in next weekend’s quarter-finals.

The Italians cruised through to the knockout stages with three wins out of three, beating Turkey, Switzerland and Wales without conceding a goal. Austria had a fairly smooth passage too with two wins qualifying second behind Netherlands in Group C.

Here’s Lorenzo Insigne, the Italy forward: “We have watched some of Austria’s matches. We haven’t discussed any details yet but, from what we’ve seen, they are a very physical team who can run and press the entire match. But we won’t let ourselves be influenced by them; we’ll play our football. All we need to do is stay calm and prepare for this match like all the others in order to go out and play a great game.”

Here is everything you need to know.

When is the match?

Italy vs Austria kicks off tonight at 8pm BST.

How can I watch on TV and online?

The match will be broadcast live on BBC One in the UK, and licence-fee payers can stream the game online via the iPlayer or the BBC website.

What is the team news?

Roberto Mancini must decide whether to pick Marco Verratti, who returned from injury in Italy’s third game and impressed, or to go back to the rising star Manuel Locatelli who shined in the opening two games. For Austria, they have a full squad other than the injured Valentino Lazaro.

Predicted line-ups

Italy: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Acerbi, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Locatelli; Berardi, Immobile, Insigne

Austria: Bachmann; Lainer, Dragović, Hinteregger, Alaba; Laimer, Grillitsch, X. Schlager; Sabitzer, Baumgartner; Arnautović


Italy 8/15

Draw 3/1

Austria 7/1


Italy have been the team of the tournament so far and there is no reason to doubt them here. Italy 1-0 Austria.