Italy vs England - Euro 2024 qualifier: TV channel, team news, lineups & prediction

Italy will host England
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With the World Cup now in the rear-view mirror, it's time for Italy and England to focus in the journey to Euro 2024.

In a repeat of the Euro 2020 final, the two sides will face off on Thursday as they kick off Group C with perhaps the trickiest fixture of them all.

Italy will be looking to make a real statement after the humiliation of failing to qualify for the World Cup, while England will be keen to rebuild the positivity that has begun to fade in the last few months of Gareth Southgate's reign.

Here's all you need to know about the game.

Where are Italy vs England playing?

  • Location: Naples, Italy
  • Stadium: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
  • Date: Thursday 23 March
  • Kick-off Time: 19:45 GMT / 15:45 ET / 11:45 PT
  • Referee: Srdjan Jovanović (SRB)
  • VAR: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL)

Italy vs England H2H Results (Last Five Games)

  • Italy: 2 wins
  • England: 0
  • Draws: 3

Current Form (Last Five Games)

  • Italy: LWWWL
  • England: WDWWL

How to watch Italy vs England on TV and live stream


Television Channel/Live Stream

United Kingdom

Channel 4

United States

Fox Sports 1 /



Italy team news

Federico Chiesa and Federico Dimarco were big-name withdrawals for Italy, whose lack of striker options has already irritated manager Roberto Mancini.

Ciro Immobile or Giacomo Raspadori are both missing in attack so there could be opportunities for either Gianluca Scamacca or Mateo Retegui up top.

Potential debutants: Marco Carnesecchi, Wladimiro Falcone, Alessandro Buongiorno, Mateo Retegui

Italy predicted lineup vs England

(4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Acerbi, Bonucci, Spinazzola; Barella, Verratti, Jorginho; Berardi, Retegui, Grifo.

England team news

Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount and Nick Pope have all pulled out through injury, leaving Southgate with a handful of headaches. Jordan Henderson has been unwell but remains in camp and should be fine for this one.

The boss will have decisions to make about his long-standing favourites like centre-back Harry Maguire, who continues to struggle for game time at club level.

Potential debutants: Ivan Toney

England predicted lineup vs Italy

(3-4-3): Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; James; Rice, Bellingham, Shaw; Saka, Kane, Grealish.

Italy vs England score prediction

This one may be decided by each team's respective injury problems.

Mancini was right to bemoan the lack of attacking depth available to him, with Italy undeniably coming into this one well below full strength, and that might make all the difference against an England side who, even without Rashford, has plenty of forwards in excellent form.

Italy are tough in defence and will win the midfield battlle, but their struggles in the final third might open the door for England to snatch a victory.

Prediction: Italy 0-1 England