FOLLOW LIVE: Italy, Spain tangle in Saint-Denis; Winner gets Germany

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To say Spain and Italy are world football superpowers would be an understatement, and the European giants will face off at a relatively early stage in EURO 2016.

Italy’s two wins and a loss were enough to win its group, but Spain’s loss to Croatia meant its 2-1 record dropped it into Monday’s match at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.


It’ll be Italy’s 3-5-2 against a Spanish attack riddled with household names: Silva, Ramos, Busquets, Pique.

Spain has ousted Italy from the last two EURO tournament, the last time being a a secure 4-0 beating at the 2012 final.

The winner gets the task of beating giants in successive attempts, as Germany waits in the wings. Kickoff is at Noon ET.