Gareth Southgate’s England will take on defending Euro champions Italy in the UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, on October 18. The match will begin at 12:15 AM IST.
England and Italy are looking to seal their UEFA Euro spots from Group C, but they face stiff competition from Ukraine, who are within touching distance. England, however, are unbeaten so far, winning four of their five matches.
Luciano Spaletti’s Italians have won three matches out of five and are second in Group C. Their only defeat came against the Three Lions in the reverse fixture in March this year, where goals from Declan Rice and Harry Kane sealed a 2-1 win away from home for England.
The UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers consists of 10 groups and the top two teams of each group in the UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers will make it to the main competition. Germany, the hosts, have received automatic qualification.
In the ongoing international break, Italy defeated Malta 4-0 at the Stadio San Nicola to establish their grip on the second position in Group C of the qualifiers, while England beat Australia 1-0 in a friendly match through Ollie Watkins’ second-half strike.
England and Italy also played in the UEFA Euro 2021 final at Wembley, where the Gli Azzurri won on penalties.
England vs Italy football head-to-head
England and Italy have faced each other 31 times so far in international football. England emerged victorious on nine occasions, while Italy won 13 matches and eight matches ended in draws.
Where to watch England vs Italy UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers live in India?
The England vs Italy UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers will be telecast live on the Sony Sports Network channels.
Live streaming of ENG vs ITA UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers will be available on the SonyLIV app and website in India.
Photo credit: Alamy