Italy vs England: Nations League – LIVE | The League of Nations

Italy: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Acerbi, Toloi, Cristante, Jorginho, Dimarco, Raspadori, Scamacca, Barella.
Subs: Meret, Vicario, Luiz Felipe, Pobega, Frattesi, Gnonto, Emerson, Zerbin, Grifo, Gabbiadini, Esposito, Bastoni.

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England: Pope, James, Dier, Maguire, Walker, Bellingham, Rice, Sterling, Foden, Saka, Kane.
Subs: Ramsdale, D Henderson, Trippier, Shaw, Grealish, Coady, Ward-Prowse, Tomori, Mount, Bowen, Alexander-Arnold, Abraham.

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Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano (Spain).

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The last time England played, this happened …

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… so, well, y’know. In fact, England are on a skid of four matches without a win, having made an awful mess of Nations League Group A3 so far. Home and away losses against Hungary, a fortunate draw in Germany, and some goalless tedium in Wolverhampton against Italy have rooted Gareth Southgate’s side to the bottom of the table. If they lose at San Siro tonight, they’ll be cashiered from the top tier with extreme prejudice. In other words, it’s gameface time. Kick off is at 7.45pm BST. It’s on!

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main events

The difference is out! Italy wears its famous azure, while England They wear the new World Cup kit, white with blue epaulets. Work on a few national anthems. (God save the king. It still doesn’t part with the tongue, doesn’t it? Old habits, all that).

Gareth Southgate speaks to Channel Four: “We’re looking for a level of performance, that’s the key. It’s a great stage to come in and play on, against a big opponent. Harry Maguire seems to be in a good place with his training, and it’s not like he’s gone ten weeks without a game. Good process with Judd Bellingham, he dipped his toe into the European Championships, then started, then started some bigger matches.”

Bukayo Saka has a quick word with Channel Four. “We came in a very positive state. The future is more important than the past. We can’t control the past anymore. These two games are very important, the last two games before the World Cup, so we really want to win both of them. That’s our mentality.”

Imagine you were in the room when they agreed on the storyboard for this.

The Italian national team has three players to book, one of whom is absent from next week’s match in Hungary: Brian Cristante, Nicolo Parilla and Alessandro Bastoni.

England have five players who will miss Germany if they see yellow this evening: Kyle Walker, Reese James, Harry Maguire, Jack Grealish and James Ward-Prowse.

Both teams come down from behind a bunker. England You beat Hungary 4-0, you beat Italy 5-2 in Germany – so there are a lot of changes. Gareth Southgate hit six goals, with Eric Dyer rising for the first time since November 2020, Harry Maguire returning despite not starting in Manchester United’s last four Premier League games, Nick Pope replacing injured Jordan Pickford, Declan Rice and Raheem Sterling and . Phil Foden also started. Roberto Mancini is making seven changes, with Chelsea midfielder Jorginho and West Ham striker Gianluca Scamaca returning to replace the injured Ciro Immobile.

the difference

Italia: Donnarumma, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Acerbe, Tolui, Cristante, Jorginho, Dimarco, Rasbadori, Scamaca, Barilla.
Subs: Merritt, Vicario, Luiz Felipe, Bubiga, Frattisi, Gonto, Emerson, Zerbin, Grifo, Gabbiadini, Esposito, Bastoni.

England: Pope, James, Deere, Maguire, Walker, Bellingham, Rice, Sterling, Foden, Saka, Kane.
Subs: Ramsdale, D. Henderson, Trippier, Shaw, Grealish, Coady, Ward-Prowse, Tomori, Mount, Bowen, Alexander-Arnold, Abraham.

Rule: Jesus Gil Manzano (Spain).

Preamble

The last time England Played, this happened …

… well, you know. In fact, England are going four games without a win, having made a terrible mess The League of Nations Group A3 so far. Home and away defeats to Hungary, a lucky draw in Germany and some negative boredom at Wolverhampton against Italy have pushed Gareth Southgate’s side to the bottom of the table. If they lose at the San Siro tonight, they will be drawn first class with heavy prejudice. In other words, it’s time to play. Kick off at 7.45pm GMT. It’s up!