Reigning Euro winners Italy will seek to kick off their title defense on the right footing when they take on Albania on June 15th.

With reigning Euro champions Italy, plus Spain and Croatia making up three of the four teams in Group B, it's no surprise that many pundits have referred to this quartet as the proverbial "Group of Death". All four teams from this group will be in action on Saturday, and Italy will certainly want to get their title defense off on the right footing as they take on Albania.

Here is all you need to know.

How can I live stream Italy vs Albania?

Fans in the United States have plenty of options to live stream Italy vs Albania, which kicks off at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST). Live streaming choices include Foxsports.com and the Fox Sports App, while fuboTV and Sling TV also provide other ways to tune into this game.

Meanwhile, if following matches via radio is your cup of tea, SiriusXM will be providing audio commentary of all matches during UEFA EURO 2024.

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How can I watch Italy vs Albania on TV?

Viewers in the United States can watch Italy vs Albania live on FOX.

Preview: Italy vs Albania

Although Italy come into this competition as the reigning title holders, there are still major doubts about the Azzurri and as to how far they can get in this summer's tournament. Currently led by Luciano Spalletti, who masterminded Napoli's successful Scudetto-winning campaign back in in 2023, Italy will be determined to prove doubters wrong as to their ability to compete on the big stage after failing to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. 

To date, Spain are the only team to have won back to back European Championships, with La Roja achieving this feat in 2008 and 2012. Italy, naturally will be hoping to do likewise, and a win in this summer's tournament would help the Azzurri pull level with both Spain and Germany for the most titles won (three). Italy do come into this competition in solid form, and are unbeaten in their last six games. Notably, they have shown some signs of the same kind of defensive formidability that they have been well-known for over the years and have not conceded a goal in over 300 minutes of playing time - albeit over half of those minutes were during two friendly ties against Bosnia and Turkey, during which Italy scored just one goal.

Fortunately for Italy, perhaps, they will be facing an opponent who has not historically troubled them much in the past. Albania, who are only featuring at their second ever Euro competition, have never beaten Italy, with losses in every single one of their last four meetings. Despite a solid qualifying campaign that saw them top their group, Albania, who are currently being led by Brazilian boss Sylvinho, will certainly face a tall task ahead to get out of a quartet that also includes Spain and Croatia for company.

Team news: Italy vs Albania

Italy: Key Azzurri player Nicolo Barella is expected to overcome a muscular issue, but may not start on Saturday. Additional players still working their way back from injury include Davide Frattesi and Nicolo Fagioli.

Albania: No current injury concerns for Albania ahead of this match.

Match facts: Italy vs Albania

  • This will be Italy's fifth meeting with Albania - and to date, the Azzurri have won all four of their prior encounters
  • Albania are making their second ever appearance at a European Championship after making their debut in 2016

Broadcast info: Italy vs Albania

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Match details, result and original broadcast info

Italy 2 - 1 Albania

June 15, 2024 3:00pmBVB Stadion Dortmund (Dortmund)

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