England vs Italy Preview 17/10

England and Italy continue their European qualification journey on Tuesday night, where they will meet at Wembley Stadium (19:45 K.O.). This is without a doubt the biggest and most anticipated fixture of the qualification process, and the two sides have had quite the recent history against one and other. Most notably, the Euros final where England fans experienced more heartbreak during the penalty shootout.

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Match Information

Match:England vs Italy
Kick-off:19:45, Monday 17th October
Arena:Wembley Stadium
Broadcast:Channel 4

Italy have not been on an upward trajectory since that glorious night of European triumph, having failed to qualify for the Qatar World Cup, and now sit second behind England in the group. England have a star-studded squad, whilst Italy are in a bit of a rebuilding phase with new manager Luciano Spalletti taking the reigns.

Squads: England vs Italy

Below are the current squads for England vs Italy, together with injuries and suspensions.

England Squad

Goalkeepers:Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale
Defenders:Levi Colwill, Lewis Dunk, Marc Guehi, Harry Maguire, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker
Midfielders:Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Henderson, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice
Attackers:Jarrod Bowen, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, James Maddison, Eddie Nketiah, Marcus Rashford, Ollie Watkins,
Injuries:Bukayo Saka, John Stones
Manager:Gareth Southgate

Italy Squad

Goalkeepers:Gianluigi Donnarumma, Guiglielmo Vicario, Alex Meret
Defenders:Alessandro Bastoni, Giorgio Scalvini, Gianluca Mancini, Federico Gatti, Francesco Acerbi, Federico Dimarco, Destiny Udogie, Cristiano Biraghi, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Matteo Darmian
Midfielders:Manuel Locatelli, Bryan Cristante, Nicolo Barella, Davide Frattesi, Giacomo Bonaventura
Attackers:Stephan El Shaarawy, Domenico Berardi, Riccardo Orsolini, Giacomo Raspadori, Gianluca Scamacca, Moise Kean
Injuries:Mattia Zaccagni
Manager:Luciano Spalletti

Statistics for England vs Italy

England are certainly the favourites going into this game, having already won their away fixture against Italy by two goals to one. The Three Lions stand to gain a six point lead at the top of their group, which would secure their qualification for next summer’s Euros. However, they are still very much expected to go through, be it tomorrow night, or during the next international round of fixtures. Is football finally coming home?

Form & Latest Results

England’s Recent Results

16/06/23: Malta vs England0-4 WIN
19/06/23: England vs North Macedonia7-0 WIN
09/09/23: Ukraine vs England1-1 DRAW
12/09/23: Scotland vs England1-3 WIN
14/10/23: England vs Australia1-0 WIN

Italy’s Recent Results

15/06/23: Spain vs Italy2-1 LOSS
18/06/23: Netherlands vs Italy2-3 WIN
09/09/23: North Macedonia vs Italy1-1 DRAW
12/09/23: Italy vs Ukraine2-1 WIN
14/10/23: Italy vs Malta4-0 WIN


What time does England vs Italy kick-off?

England vs Italy kicks off at 19:45 UK time.

Where can I watch England vs Italy?

You can watch the game live on TV on Channel 4 for free in the UK.