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England vs Italy: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

6:00 pm AEDT 27/3/18
England celebrate
The Three Lions welcome the Azzurri to London as both sides bring the spring international window to a close

England will hope to end the March international break on a high when they face Italy at Wembley on Tuesday.

Gareth Southgate's side come into the game full of confidence having beaten the Netherlands 1-0 in Amsterdam over the weekend, though the game was marred by trouble between supporters and police.

The Azzurri, on the other hand, were soundly beaten by Argentina in their last outing - losing 2-0 in Manchester - and they will be desperate to get a win on the board having not tasted victory since an away World Cup qualifier triumph over Albania last October.

The hurt of missing out on the World Cup still resonates and Italy can begin to exorcise those demons by putting in a good performance to clinch a positive result on Tuesday.

Game England vs Italy
Date Tuesday March 27
Time 20:00 BST / 15:00 ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel & Live Stream


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channel Online stream
Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live for free on TV onITV and it can be streamed live online using ITV Player.

UK TV channel Online stream
ITV ITV Player

Squads & Team News


Position England players
Goalkeepers Pickford, Hart, Butland, Pope
Defenders Trippier, Rose, Walker, Stones, Mawson, Maguire, Tarkowski
Midfielders Oxlade-Chamblerlain, Henderson, Sterling, Lingard, Dier, Livermore, Young, Cook, Alli, Lallana
Forwards Rashford, Vardy, Welbeck

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has been ruled out of the squad after picking up an ankle injury against the Netherlands.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere has also withdrawn from the squad, pulling out as a precaution with a knee issue.

Potential England XI:  Pickford; Maguire, Stones, Walker; Trippier, Rose, Henderson, Lingard, Sterling, Alli; Welbeck. 

Position Italy players
Goalkeepers Buffon, Donnarumma, Perin
Defenders De Sciglio, Ferrari, Darmian, Ogbonna, Spinazzola, Rugani, Bonucci, Zappacosta, Florenzi
Midfielders Bonaventura, Verratti, Jorginho, Pellegrini, Parolo, Gagliardini, Cristante
Forwards Candreva, Belotti, Insigne, Immobile, Verdi, Cutrone, Chiesa

Caretaker boss Luigi Di Biagio is expected to make a number of changes to the team that began against Argentina.

Gianluigi Buffon is likely to be replaced by Gianluigi Donnarumma, while Antonio Candreva is pushing for inclusion ahead of Federico Chiesa.

Probable Italy XI: Donnarumma; De Sciglio, Bonucc, Rugani, Florenzi; Verratti, Jorginho, Pellegrini; Insigne, Immobile, Candreva.


Betting & Match Odds


England are evens favourites to win according to dabblebet , with Italy priced at 11/4 to beat the Three Lions. A draw is available at 11/5.

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Match Preview


England stretched their unbeaten run to seven games with their narrow victory over Ronald Koeman's men on Friday and, while he was pleased, Southgate wants to see further improvements against Italy at home.

"There's a lot to work on and we can still get better," Southgate told ITV after the win over the Dutch. "There are more things we want to look at on Tuesday, but it was a really good exercise."

The Three Lions will have to plan for the Italy game without the aforementioned Gomez and WIlshere, but with the likes of Harry Maguire, Eric Dier and Dele Alli to call upon they are well covered in those areas.

The Azzurri are also expected to change things up from the game against Argentina as they look to end a run of games without a win that has now stretched to three following their loss to Jorge Sampaoli's side.

Buffon, who completed a U-turn on his decision to retire, should make way for AC Milan shot-stopper Donnarumma, while Di Biagio has an array of options in attack, with the likes of Andrea Belotti and Patrick Cutrone eager to stake their claims for a long-term place in the team.