Switzerland vs. Italy live score: Euro 2024 updates, result in Round of 16 as reigning champions aim for quarterfinals

The Euro 2024 knockout stages have arrived and we begin with reigning champions Italy looking to book their spot in the quarterfinals by seeing off Switzerland.

The Italians arrive at the Round of 16 as runners-up of their group, and only scraped through thanks to a dramatic 98th-minute leveller against Croatia.

They’ll need to be at their best if they’re to overcome an unbeaten Switzerland side, with veterans Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri still proving they can play their best football on the biggest stage.

The Sporting News is following Switzerland vs. Italy live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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Switzerland vs. Italy live score

  1st Half Goal scorers
Switzerland 1 Freuler 37′
Italy 0  

Venue: Olympiastadion, Berlin

Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

Starting lineups:

Switzerland starting lineup (3-4-3): Sommer (GK) — Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez — Rieder, Xhaka, Freuler, Aebischer — Ndoye, Embolo, Vargas.

Italy starting lineup (4-3-3): Donnarumma (GK) — Di Lorenzo, Mancini, Bastoni, Darmian — Barella, Fagioli, Cristante — Chiesa, Scamacca, El Shaarawy.

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Switzerland vs. Italy live updates, highlights from Euro 2024

HT: That’s it for the first half where Switzerland have the lead after looking the much better side. Italy appear to be struggling for ideas when going forward but they need that to change rapidly otherwise they’ll be flying home…

41 mins: Italy look lost for inspiration right now as they search for an equaliser but everything they throw at Switzerland, their defence has an answer. 

37 mins: GOALLLL! Freuler fires Switzerland into the lead after a beautiful sets himself up before smashing past Donnarumma. 

35 mins: Xhaka gets past Barella but the Italian has a little clip of his heels to bring him down and he’s shown the first yellow card of the game. 

32 mins: Rodriguez lets fly with his left foot but it’s miles out and was always rising over the bar. 

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26 mins: El Shaarawy has his first opportunity but his shot is well blocked. 

24 mins: HUGE chance for Switzerland. Italy’s defence appeared to stop as they thought Embolo was offside but he was played on and he couldn’t curl the ball past Donnarumma.

18 mins: El Shaarawy wins a free-kick after a foul from Xhaka. Barella catches the Swiss defence sleeping with a cheeky lofted ball but Di Lorenzo, who is in behind, can’t get the shot off.

12 mins: Xhaka finds Ndoye but the Swiss forward can’t make a good connection and his effort goes wide. Barella is back on the pitch and seeing if he can continue. 

9 mins: Barella’s gone down injured and is holding his hamstring…

8 mins: Italy have steadied the ship slightly and are seeing more of the ball now but Switzerland are the side looking the more dangerous going forward. 

3 mins: It’s an incredibly bright start from the Swiss as they’ve already found space in behind Italy’s defence and have been on the front foot right from the kickoff. 

1 min: We’re underway!

5 mins before kickoff: We say it every time it’s played but Italy’s national anthem is superb. Kickoff is next…

15 mins before kickoff: The atmosphere is building nicely in Berlin and we’re almost ready for the national anthems. 

30 mins before kickoff: A reminder that if this game is a tie, we will head to extra time. Stat: 15 of Italy’s last 26 knockout matches at major international tournaments have gone to extra time, including four of their last five…

1 hour before kickoff: The team news is out! Here are your starting lineups for the first round of 16 game this weekend. 

Switzerland starting lineup (3-4-3): Sommer (GK) — Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez — Rieder, Xhaka, Freuler, Aebischer — Ndoye, Embolo, Vargas.

Italy starting lineup (4-3-3): Donnarumma (GK) — Di Lorenzo, Mancini, Bastoni, Darmian — Barella, Fagioli, Cristante — Chiesa, Scamacca, El Shaarawy.

1 hour 30 mins before kickoff: Do not underestimate Switzerland! They have reached the knockout stages at each of the last six major international tournaments (Euros/World Cup) since the start of the 2014 World Cup. The only nation from Europe currently enjoying a longer such run is France (7 in a row).

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2 hours before kickoff: Hello, and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Switzerland vs. Italy. It’s the knockout stages. There’s place in the quarterfinals at stake. There could even be penalty shootout. We’re excited. Let’s get going!

Switzerland vs. Italy kickoff time

This Euro 2024 match kicks off from the Olympiastadion on Saturday, June 29 at 6 p.m. local time in Berlin.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories around the globe:

  Date Kickoff time
USA/Canada Sat, Jun. 29 12 p.m. ET
USA/Canada Sat, Jun. 29 9 a.m. PT
UK Sat, Jun. 29 5 p.m. BST
Australia Sun, Jun. 30 2 a.m. AEST
India Sat, Jun. 29 9:30 p.m. IST

Switzerland vs. Italy lineups, team news

Breel Embolo starts again after an injury-ravaged spell and continues to lead the attack, where Ruben Vargas and Dan Ndoye join him.

Switzerland starting lineup (3-4-3): Sommer (GK) — Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez — Rieder, Xhaka, Freuler, Aebischer — Ndoye, Embolo, Vargas.

Italy coach Luciano Spalletti is has reverted to a 4-3-3 after the patchy results of his back three experiment against Croatia. There will be a new face in defence, with Gianluca Mancini replacing the suspended Riccardo Calafiori. Left-back Federico Dimarco sat out training with a calf complaint on Friday and Matteo Darmian starts in his place. 

The Italy boss has made changes up top as Federico Chiesa stays in the starting lineup, while Gianluca Scamacca also has another go at centre-forward at Mateo Retegui‘s expense. Sky Italia reported on Friday that Stephan El Shaarawy was poised to complete a three-man forward line and he indeed starts.

Italy starting lineup (4-3-3): Donnarumma (GK) — Di Lorenzo, Mancini, Bastoni, Darmian — Barella, Fagioli, Cristante — Chiesa, Scamacca, El Shaarawy.

Switzerland vs. Italy live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
USA FS1, Univision, TUDN Fubo, Fox Sports app/website, ViX, Univision Now, TUDN app/website
Canada TSN1, TSN4, TLN, CTV, TVA Sports TVA+, CTV app, VIVA
UK BBC One BBC iPlayer/website
Australia  — Optus Sport
India Sony Ten 2, 3, 2HD, 3HD JioTV, Sony LIV
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USA: Switzerland vs. Italy from the Olympiastadion will be televised in the United States on FS1, with a Spanish-language broadcast via TUDN, and Univision. These channels are available to stream on Fubo with the latter offering a FREE seven-day trial. ViX is also an option.

Radio coverage of the match can be followed on SiriusXM FC.

UK: Saturday’s match will be shown in the U.K. on BBC One and the free-to-air broadcaster’s iPlayer and BBC Sport website platforms.

Canada: TSN and CTV are the main English language broadcasters for Euro 2024 while TVA provides French language options.

Australia: Australia’s sole broadcaster for the European Championship is Optus Sport. 

India: Euro 2024 matches are available to watch on on JioTV and Sony LIV. Switzerland vs. Italy can also be viewed on Sony Ten Network on TV.

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