Women's Euro 2022

France vs Italy - Euro 2022: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Jamie Spencer
France vs Italy is an intriguing first round clash at Euro 2022
France vs Italy is an intriguing first round clash at Euro 2022 / 90min

France and Italy are the last two countries to get underway at Euro 2022, completing the end of the first round of group matches.

The French come into this tournament highly rated but have often underperformed on the big stage in the past. This time, coach Corinne Diacre has turned to a new generation of talents, surprisingly leaving big names like Amandine Henry and Eugenie Le Sommer out of the squad.

Italy are a re-emerging country in women's international football, having previously been an early European Championship force in the late 1980s and into the mid-1990s.

These two two sides will be favourites to progress from Group D into the knockout stages, but a result in this match could prove to be very important in deciding who is first and who is second. Defeat might also pile on the pressure for potential banana skins against Belgium and Iceland.

How to watch France vs Italy on TV/live stream

When is kick-off? Sunday 10 July, 20:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? New York Stadium, Rotherham
TV channel/live stream? BBC Two (UK)
What time does coverage start? 19:45 (BST)

France team news

France have a wealth of vibrant and youthful attacking riches, including the likes of Melvine Malard and Sandy Baltimore, which will mean coach Diacre will have to leave a number out of the starting lineup - but they could feature from the bench.

Italy team news

Midfielder Arianna Caruso had missed training on Wednesday but has since returned without a problem and would be expected to start.

France vs Italy predicted lineups

France (4-3-3): Peyraud-Magnin; Perisset, Renard, Mbock Bathy, Bacha; Mateo, Bilbault, Toletti; Diani, Katoto, Cascarino

Italy (4-3-3): Giuliani; Bartoli, Gama, Linari, Boattin; Caruso, Giugliano, Cernoia; Bergamaschi, Girelli, Bonansea

France vs Italy score prediction

France certainly have attacking talent but, depending on the side that Diacre picks, they lack experience at this level. That could the door for an Italy side that surprised people at the last World Cup three years ago to do some damage. It's whether France can weather that storm.

Prediction: France 3-2 Italy

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