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England and Italy will face off at Wembley Stadium in an international friendly match on Tuesday.
England beat the Netherlands 1–0 in a friendly Friday, with Jesse Lingard’s second-half goal being the difference. Goals have been hard to come by for England under manager Gareth Southgate recently, though, with the Three Lions failing to score multiple goals in each of their last five matches–a span in which they’ve gone 3-0-2.
Italy missed qualifying for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after losing to Sweden in a playoff in November. The team hasn’t won a match since October after losing to Argentina 2-0 in a friendly on Friday.
Here’s how to watch the match:
England vs. Italy
Where: Wembley Stadium, London
Kick-off time: 8pm
Tickets: all tickets are sold out
Time: 3 p.m. ET
TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
Radio coverage from 7pm on BBC Radio 5 Live
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Tonight England continue their preparations for this summer’s World Cup by taking on Italy at Wembley which you can see live on ITV.
England secured their place in the finals after finishing top of their group in the qualifying stage.
Italy however crashed out after being beaten by Sweden in a play-off last November. It was a major shock for the Azzurri who last won the trophy in 2006 and were finalists of the European Championships in 2012.
England will be looking to continue a good run of form having held a stellar defensive record in qualifying. They haven’t conceded in their last three internationals facing the likes of Germany, Brazil and most recently the Netherlands.
The Italians are in a transitional period having seen some of their most senior players retire from the international game over the last few years.
Despite this they still possess the defensive steel of Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini who initially retired after their play-off disappointment but have since made a U-turn.
In attack Italy have some promising players; Napoli’s Jorginho is rumoured to be courting interest from Premier League sides, Andrea Belotti is likely to swap Torino for a club competing at the highest level and Lazio’s Ciro Immobile has scored 24 goals in 26 games in Serie A this season.
After tonight England manager Gareth Southgate has two more friendlies before his squad board the plane to Russia.
The uncapped Nick Pope, James Tarkowski, Alfie Mawson and Lewis Cook played no part in the victory in Amsterdam on Friday. Therefore it remains to be seen whether the former Middlesbrough boss is done experimenting with his first choice eleven.
Southgate has confirmed that Jack Butland will start in goal, taking the place of the impressive Jordan Pickford. Jack Wilshere didn’t train yesterday and isn’t expected to be on the bench for the Three Lions.
You can see the game LIVE on ITV and the ITVHub tonight with coverage starting from 7:30pm with Mark Pougatch, Ian Wright, Lee Dixon and Slaven Bilic.
Highlights will be available the same evening at 11:05pm on ITV and the ITVHub.
England vs. Italy: Raheem Sterling urges fans to ‘give some love’ Man City star says positivity can boost the team ahead of the World Cup.
England play Italy at Wembley this evening and striker Raheem Sterling has urged fans to “give love” to the Three Lions as they continue their preparation for June’s World Cup in Russia.
Despite Friday’s 1-0 win in the Netherlands – a result made all the more impressive by Holland’s 3-0 thrashing of European champions Portugal last night – there is what Sterling calls an air of negativity hanging over the public and press.
I would love to hear some positive notes coming in, just to let the boys know everyone is behind them,” said the Manchester City star in an interview with BBC Radio 5 live. “I feel sometimes there is too much negativity.”
Tonight’s clash with Italy offers England another chance to build on the momentum gathered during their successful World Cup qualification when they won their group without losing a game. Since then the Three Lions have drawn with Brazil and Germany in friendlies but the lack of goals has contributed to an indifference among fans.
If you want your country to do well as everyone says, bring a positive light to it,” Sterling told the supporters. “Make the boys go off to the World Cup with a clear head, that everyone is behind them and everyone is with them, and trust me I think you would definitely see a better England.
I think if we get behind those players, give them love, you wouldn’t know how much that will help them, how much that would boost their confidence.”
There was a time in the last decade – when England boasted the so-called Golden Generation of Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and John Terry – when the Three Lions routinely went off to tournaments believing the trophy would be theirs. One anti-climax followed another and for the first time in a generation England are going into a World Cup with low expectations.
It’s disappointing when you put on a shirt and get negative feedback,” admitted Sterling. “I think at times we are judged a bit too early. I think it probably doesn’t work in our favour, but I think with the support in this country, I think if we do that a lot more, you’ll see a lot more of the players coming through.
Certainly England’s opponents this evening would love to be in their position. Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years is a national humiliation, and tonight’s fixture will be used as part of their massive rebuilding programme ahead of the 2020 European Championship.
One of the few senior players left in the squad is Leonardo Bonucci, who will captain Italy, and he said the Azzurri should look to their hosts as an example of how to make the move from one generation to the next.
England have managed to go through transition while still qualifying,” Bonucci told The Guardian. “England have a group of young players with lots of experience. Our young players don’t have that experience… we all need to understand Italy starts, not from zero, but not very far from zero.”
England team news:
The BBC reports that Jack Butland will replace Jordan Pickford in goal for the clash against Italy. Harry Kane, Jack Wilshere, Joe Gomez and Ryan Bertrand are all out injured. Sky Sports says Leicester City defender Harry Maguire will face a late fitness test.
Italy team news
Giorgio Chiellini misses out and Leonardo Bonucci will captain the Azzurri.
England vs. Italy: TV channel and live stream
ITV will broadcast the match live from Wembley Stadium. There will also be an online live stream via the ITV Hub.
The Azzurri may not be heading to the World Cup, but they’re still a force to be reckoned with
Gareth Southgate and England return to Wembley for the second friendly of the international break after scoring a 1-0 victory over Holland. With Harry Kane out injured (don’t worry, surely a bit of a “rest” at this stage is a good thing?), Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford and the other forwards angling for a starting spot have these two games to state their case.
Italy, who will be absent at this year’s World Cup, have interim head coach Luigi Di Biagio in charge. Just like Southgate, Di Biagio was under-21 manager before being given the top job, although it’s unlikely he will become the permanent appointment.