Italy vs England match preview: Team news, head-to-head, lineups, and predictions

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Italy will take on England as they begin their defence of the European championship in the EURO 2024 qualifier on Thursday.

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The defending EURO champions failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, and head coach Roberto Mancini will be hoping for a strong response with a win against England in their first game of the EURO 2024 qualification round.

Gareth Southgate is under pressure to deliver results with England after the Three Lions failed to get past France in the quarter-final of the World Cup. Harry Kane and co. have struggled against Italy in the recent past and will hope to get their first win in 11 years against Thursday's opponents.

GOAL previews the EURO 2024 qualifier between Italy and England, with team news, predictions, head-to-head record, key battles and much more below.