About the match
Competition: England vs Italy Friendly
Date: 2018-03-27 20:00:00
Stadium/Country: Wembley Stadium, London, UK
Referee: Deniz Aytekin
Sponsored Article - With less than three months separating England from the action at the World Cup in Russia, the team will use this friendly against Italy to test their form and prepare as much as possible.
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England Continues to Warm Up for the World Cup
On Friday, England was visiting Holland in Amsterdam and won 1-0 against a weak Dutch national team.
England's goal was scored by United player Jesse Lingard, who squeezed in to get his place in the World Cup squad.
England will meet Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in the group stage of the World Cup, and it looks like it won’t be a difficult task for them.
If, as expected, they pass the group stage with flying colours, they will meet a team from group H consisting of Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan.
Italy Looking to Build a New Team
Italy disappointed everyone in their playoff matches against Sweden and missed its chance to join the list of teams going to the World Cup. Needless to say, it’s been a disastrous ordeal for the proud land of football, but they have to move on and focus on building a new Italian national team.
Even though veteran players like Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci and Antonio Candreva are still in the squad, players like Daniele Rugani, Marco Verratti, Andrea Belotti and Lorenzo Insigne may well prove to be the stars of the future national team.
Luigi Di Biagio is the new national coach and the former U21 manager has immediately made it clear what he would like to see from the national team players. Tired of the lazy training culture, he wants to change it as soon as possible.
He also says that he will change the starting squad for the match against Argentina and hinted that Jorginho and Marco Parolo will start at the midfield while Lorenzo Insigne starts in the attack.
Sold Out at the Wembley
This fantastic international friendly match between England and Italy to take place at the huge Wembley Stadium in London.
On Monday, 84,000 tickets were sold for the match, and with a capacity of 90,000 spectators, we can expect a full house for the England vs Italy friendly.
Friendly matches don’t tend to be particularly intense but with a good atmosphere and national teams where players fight for their place on the team, they can turn quite entertaining.
As Italy continues to bid their farewell to the recently-deceased Davide Astori, a minute's silence will be held just before the match starts.
What Time Is the England vs Italy Friendly Played?
The England vs Italy friendly will kick off at 20:00 BST.
Which Players Have Been Confirmed to Play in the Starting Squads?
Confirmed Starting Squad for England
Joe Hart, Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Kyle Walker, Kieran Tripper, Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose, John Stones, James Tarkowski, Alfie Mawson, Joe Gomez, Harry Maguire, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jake Livermore, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Lewis Cook, Danny Welbeck, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford
Confirmed Starting Squad for Italy
Gianluigi Buffon, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Mattia Perin, Mattia De Sciglio, Gian Marco Ferrari, Matteo Darmian , Angelo Ogbonna, Leonardo Spinazzola, Daniele Rugani, Leonardo Bonucci, Davide Zappacosta, Alessandro Florenzi, Giacomo Bonaventura, Marco Verratti, Jorginho, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Marco Parolo, Roberto Gagliardini, Bryan Cristante, Antonio Candreva, Andrea Belotti, Lorenzo Insigne, Simone Verdi, Ciro Immobile, Patrick Cutrone, Federico Chiesa
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