Two European giants will clash in the fixture between Italy and England. Italy after losing out their first international friendly of the year to Argentina, they would now eye to win this game against England. The England team has updated and revised them so many times and finally this team looks strong enough to hold off any attack but then again, it’s England and you can never be too sure of it. Italy, the four times World Cup champions failed to 5 points short of the group leaders during the qualification and Sweden ensured that they get a spot in the summer World Cup. This game is going to be a thrilling game since both the teams have enough firepower on the pitch to make sure that this game might be anything but not boring.
Italy vs England full squad, team news, playing XI and match preview are listed here.
When and where?
This match is to be played at Wembley Stadium, London, England. The ground has a capacity of 90, 000 and it is expected to be a cold day in London which would only add to the excitement of this game.
The clash will take place at 12:30 AM (IST) on March 28, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV app and fuboTV.
Italy won – 3
England won – 1
Not decided – 2
Italy – W D W L D L
England – W W W D D W
Goalkeepers: Buffon, Donnarumma, Perin
Defenders: De Sciglio, Ferrari, Darmian, Ogbonna, Spinazzola, Rugani, Bonucci, Zappacosta, Florenzi
Midfielders: De Sciglio, Ferrari, Darmian, Ogbonna, Spinazzola, Rugani, Bonucci, Zappacosta, Florenzi
Forwards: Candreva, Belotti, Insigne, Verdi, Cutrone, Immobile, Chiesa
Goalkeepers: Hart, Pickford, Butland, Pope
Defenders: Walker, Tripper, Rose, Stones, Tarkowski, Mawson, Gomez, Maguire
Midfielders: Dier, Henderson, Livermore, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alli, Sterling, Young, Lingard, Cook
Forwards: Welbeck, Vardy, Rashford
Italy – Donnarumma (GK), Florenzi, Bonucci, Rugani, Darmian, Parolo, Jorginho, Pellegrini, Candreva, Immobile, Insigne
England – Butland (GK), Maguire, Dier, Tarkowski, Walker, Livermore, Alli, Henderson, Lallana, Young, Vardy
After their last victory against Netherlands, England has now five clean sheets pinned to their name as they come into this match. It would help them to drive themselves further to the Italian defense and they would try to get past the defenders and score as many goals as they can. The Azzurri will come to this game with equal confidence because in the last 18 head to head encounters with England, Italy has lost only 4 games. However, our bet is on the Englishmen for this game.
THIS ITA VS ENG MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.