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England holds off a resurgent Italy side. A strong first half was quickly forgotten as the home side got a goal back. But it is England which will take home a historic three points from Naples.
England taking its time on every possible occasion, while the Italians are in a constant hurry to keep the game ticking on. Another corner for the home side goes wasted.
England will have to do this the hard way now with a man less. Italy continues to pile the pressure on. The away side makes more defensive changes to preserve its thin lead.
It is heating up with a few rough tackles being traded. The referee takes his time and finally decides to send Luke Shaw off, after showing him a second yellow card in a few minutes.
Spinazzola continues to torment England with his runs down the left. This time, he creates time and space for Gnonto to take shot, but it is blocked.
Italy continues to hog the ball, but is unable to create anything substantial. Kane draws a foul from Tonali to stem the Italian domination on possession.
The Italian pressure continues and Grealish is forced to give away a cheap corner. But it comes to nothing. Grealish is soon replaced by his Manchester City teammate Phil Foden.
England finally gets a chance to move upfield after the restart. But Saka is quickly blocked off by Spinazzola.
Italy can smell the equaliser as it continues to push men forward. The home crowd is roaring in excitement. Veratti fakes a shot before launching one straight into an onrushing defender.
England has faded away in this game. It is all one-way traffic, in favour of Italy right now. Pellegrini gets the ball at the edge of the box and he feeds Retegui with a reverse pass, who then takes a touch before slotting it past Pickford. Italy gets one back.
Verrati splits the English defence to find Pellegrini, who could only slice his shot wide. Italy is showing some fight in the early minutes of the second half.
Italy wins a series of corners straight away. But England’s defence holds on, with skipper Kane enduring a particularly hard blow to block a corner.
Italy looks to salvage something from this game as it kicks off the second half.
England cruising at the moment and it looks the more likely side to scoring again. England’s attacks have been smoother, despite the fact that both its goal came from set-pieces.
England with another corner and it is Saka who takes it. He swings a long, high one for Kane , whose header seems like it came off the hand of an Italian defender. Referee takes a look and gives a penalty. Kane calmly slots it in and becomes the all-time top scorer for his side.
England has succeeded in bypassing the Italian pressure at the top. Italy gets a chance on a counter. Retegui’s shot is blocked and then Spinalzzola skies one.
England continues to create chances. This time it is Kalvin Phillips who is given the space and time to shoot. The shot narrowly fizzles past the left bottom corner.
Declan Rice with a crunching tackle on Barella to prevent the Italian from going through on goal. Rice soon enough gets the first yellow card of the game after a prolonged argument.
England’s defence has put its foot down. Italian attackers are finding it hard to cut through. Saka makes a clever run into the box. But Walker’s throw-in was a tad too long for the Arsenal attacker.
England’s turn to put Italy under the pressure. The away side wins the ball in the midfield and Kane gets it on space down the right wing. His cross was too quick for Grealish.
Italy taken aback by that goal. England brimming with confidence as it plays its way from the back, with assured passing. Space opened up for Shaw, whose cross though was picked early by Donnarumma.
The resultant corner is played into the back post and Kane takes a shot. It rebounds off a defender and Declan Rice is there to thump it in. GOAL!! ITA 0-1 ENG
Smooth, fluid football from England. It is Bellingham who pulls the trigger at last and Donnarumma had to be at his sharpest to keep that one out.
England finally finding its feet in the game. Saka dashes his way past a few defenders, but his shot is a tame one.
Italy’s high press has been rewarding it with a better share of possession. Pellegrini forces a corner out of Stones. Retegui rises high to head it, but it is wide off the post.
Italy with the early pressure. The away side is finding it hard to break its way past the opposition press.
England in its white kit, while Italy in its traditional blue outfit and the game kicks off.
England’s quest to win a first major tournament since 1966 starts afresh on Thursday as the Three Lions’ Euro 2024 qualifying campaign begins with a testing trip to champion Italy.
After taking time to consider his future following a World Cup quarterfinal exit to France in December, Gareth Southgate will remain in charge as England boss for a fourth attempt at glory.
Southgate has overseen a transformation of his country’s fortunes on the international stage.
But after reaching a quarterfinal, semifinal and final in its last three major tournaments, anything less than ending a 58-year trophy drought in Germany next year will be seen as a disappointment.
When is the UEFA EURO 2024 Qualification match between Italy and England will be played?
The match between Italy and England will take place on March 24, Friday.
Where will the Italy vs England match be played?
The Italy and England match will be played at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy.
What time will the Italy and England match begin?
The Italy and England match will begin at 1:15 AM IST on Friday.
Which TV channels will broadcast Italy vs England match?
The Italy vs England match will be televised on the Sony Sports Network in India.
How do I live stream the Italy vs England match?
Italy vs England match will be streamed live on the Sony LIV app and website and the Jio Cinema app in India.