Live updates: Euro 2016 - Spain v Italy

Italy supporters pose on the stands before the Euro 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland. photo / AP
Italy supporters pose on the stands before the Euro 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland. photo / AP

Live updates of the European Championships Round of 16 clash between Italy and Spain.

The standout match of the Round of 16. A rematch of the 2012 final win 4-0 by Spain.

According to Opta, This will be the 35th encounter between Italy and Spain. The record is perfectly balanced so far with 10 wins each and 14 draws. It will also be the sixth encounter between Italy and Spain in the European Championships (including four in the last three editions), making this the most played fixture in the history of the tournament.

Spain have eliminated Italy in their two previous encounters in the knockout stages of the EURO: 0-0 (4-2 after penalties) in 2008; 4-0 in the 2012 final.



- NZ Herald

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