England vs Italy Match Date, TV Broadcast Details, and Venue Information


England vs Italy Match Date, TV Broadcast Details, and Venue Information

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England vs Italy: A Clash of Football Titans

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The England vs Italy fixture is undoubtedly one of the most revered encounters in international football, brimming with a rich history of memorable incidents. From the iconic ‘Battle of Highbury’ in 1934 when England triumphed over the world champions to the legendary performance in 1948, featuring luminaries like Stanley Matthews, Stan Mortensen, Tommy Lawton, Wilf Mannion, and Tom Finney, resulting in a resounding 4-0 victory against the reigning Italian champions.

In recent years, these two teams have crossed paths in numerous World Cup qualifiers and Euro knockout matches, with one of the most notable events being the 2020 final at Wembley, marred by the ‘firework up the fundament’ controversy, ending in England’s loss on penalties.

Throughout their encounters, England has managed to secure victory in only nine out of 31 matches, leaving them with one of their less impressive records in international football.

The upcoming match marks England’s sixth appearance in the Euro 2024 qualifying group C. They currently lead the group by six points with three matches left to play, having previously defeated Italy, who were under the management of Roberto Mancini at the time, with a score of 2-1 in Naples during the opening group game. England has maintained an impressive record, winning three games and drawing one, while Italy boasts one draw and three victories, with their most recent triumph being a 4-0 win against Malta.

Key Match Details

  • Date: Tuesday, 17th October
  • Kick-off Time: 7:45 PM BST
  • Venue: Wembley Stadium, London

Broadcast Information: In the United Kingdom, the match will be exclusively broadcast on Channel 4, with Radio 5 Live offering radio coverage. Additionally, you can stay updated with the match through our live blog on Telegraph Sport.

Ticket Availability: Unfortunately, all official outlets have sold out, and tickets are no longer available.

England’s Squad

  • Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (Crystal Palace), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)
  • Defenders: Levi Colwill (Chelsea), Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
  • Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Al-Ettifaq), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (Arsenal)
  • Forwards: Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur), Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa).

Italy’s Squad

  • Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Donnarumma (captain, Paris Saint-Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Ivan Provedel (Lazio), Guglielmo Vicario (Tottenham).
  • Defenders: Francesco Acerbi (Inter), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Cristiano Biraghi (Fiorentina), Matteo Darmian (Inter), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Federico Gatti (Juventus), Gianluca Mancini (Roma), Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta), Destiny Udogie (Tottenham).
  • Midfielders: Nicolo Barella (Inter), Giacomo Bonaventura (Fiorentina), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Davide Frattesi (Inter), Manuel Locatelli (Juventus).
  • Forwards: Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo), Federico Chiesa (Juventus), Moise Kean (Juventus), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Gianluca Scamacca (Atalanta), Mattia Zaccagni (Lazio), Riccardo Orsolini (Bologna), Stephan El Shaarawy (Roma).

Recent News: Kyle Walker, reflecting on his earlier years, admitted to being somewhat overwhelmed by the class of England’s 2011 squad, confessing that he did not enjoy national team meet-ups and was hesitant to voice his opinions. Gareth Southgate, England’s manager, revealed that he had to persuade Walker not to retire from international duty on two occasions. Walker expressed that despite the initial challenges he faced, he eventually could not bring himself to walk away from representing England.

He recalled, “I’ve been here when it was tough to come to England. Obviously, to represent your country is always going to be an honor, but those days when you’re in the hotels and no one talks to you

Walker, as the senior member of Southgate’s squad, emphasizes the inclusive environment within the team, particularly for any young players newly called up to represent England.

I would hate for any of the younger ones to come up and feel they couldn’t speak to any of the experienced ones,” said Walker. “I know there’s no hierarchy, there’s no ‘he’s above’ or ‘he needs to get on the treatment bed first.’ It’s first come, first served. That’s how it is.

There is an environment, and being the oldest, I try to foster that for anyone. If I were to see it [hierarchy], I wouldn’t have it because you want to feel that it’s an honor already to play for your country, and you want to enjoy it. You don’t want to come here and feel like it’s a chore.

I remember first getting down to the training ground, and Ashley Cole was my hero, and I was looking at him. Glen Johnson, Rio, John Terry, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard. Wayne Rooney. You are looking at all of these players, and you were a 19-year-old boy coming into a team. It was hard. Football and life have changed completely now. That was a long time ago.

Football has changed, and the world has changed. I would like to stress to any of the younger players coming through that if you ever need me, give me a shout.”

Walker’s recent clash with Arsenal coach Nicolas Jover just before meeting up with England for the Australia and Italy games, someone he knew from their time together at Manchester City, has caught attention. He plans to reconcile with Jover when he returns to his club.

I don’t like losing,” said Walker. “A couple of matches (between City and Arsenal) before, Nico, who worked for Man City, did not want to shake hands when we beat them before. When we lost, he wanted to shake my hand, and I did not take it lightly. Simple as that.

No, I haven’t been in touch with him. I have been concentrating on England, but I will probably reach out to him, definitely. I will say, it was probably a bit too much.”

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