Italy to host by Gareth Southgate England as suitable campaigns for Euro 2024 set off tonight The Three Lions have entered Group C, which also includes Ukraine, Malta and North Macedonia, but the Azzurri poses the biggest challenge.
England have not won in Italy in over 60 years and have a six-game winning streak against current European champions. Italy defeated the Three Lions and relegated them to League B in the Nations League, and who can forget the penalty shootout at Wembley during Euro 2020?
Southgate will hope for the duo playing Harry Kane And Bukayo Saka could reverse the fate of this team and start this elimination campaign with a victory. Both are in outstanding form for their clubs and could break England’s all-time goalscoring record if Kane scores at Napoli tonight.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game:
When is the match held?
Italy host England in the opening match at Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples. Euro 2024 The qualifying matches start at 19:45.
How to watch Italy v England match?
The match is broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK from 19:00.
What’s the news from the team?
Roberto Mancini included three players who did not play in a 30-man squad for this inaugural Euro 2024 qualifier. Lecce goalkeeper Wladimiro Falcone, Torino defender Alessandro Buongiorno and Atletico Tigre striker Mateo Retegui were included in the national squad for the first time. Ciro Immobile was injured, while Napoli’s Giacomo Raspadori and West Ham United’s Gianluca Scamacca lacked playing time and Mancini chose Scamacca over Raspadori.
While Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount and Nick Pope were withdrawn from the England squad due to injuries, there were some notable shortcomings when Southgate’s group was announced last week. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Callum Wilson and Ben White are not included but there are places for Kalvin Phillips and Ivan Toney. Raheem Sterling is injured.
Italy XI: Donnarumma; Scalvini, Bonucci, Acerbi; Di Lorenzo, Barella, Verratti, DiMarco; Politano, Berardi, Grifo
England XI: Pickford; Trippier, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Rice, Bellingham, Henderson; Saka, Kane, Foden
Italy – 13/8
Draw – 9/4
England haven’t beaten Italy in over 60 years, so it’s a challenge for Gareth Southgate’s men.
Roberto Mancini’s European champions lost 2-0 to Austria last time and with England’s front in terrific form, the Three Lions can cause a upset and make a great start to their qualifying campaign.
More realistically, this will be a tense and shrewd relationship in a hostile environment for England, and they will do well to avoid defeat.
Italy 1-1 England.