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A repeat of last year's Euro Final sees England facing Italy in a Nations League group encounter at Molineux Stadium on Saturday.
Match Details: UEFA Nations League
Group C: England vs Italy
Venue: Molineux stadium
Time: 8:45 pm (CET)
England vs Italy: Nations League Preview
There will be more obstacles to overcome when Gareth Southgate's men face Italy on Saturday. England must first put the painful memories of the Euro 2020 final behind them and prepare for this game in order to earn three points.
They have just one point from their previous two games. The first defeat by Hungary was followed by a 1-1 draw with Germany. England's manager has changed his approach to see whether his players can adapt to alternative methods.
And the outcome has been unsuccessful. The next match is with Italy, where Southgate must improve his game plan to upset the Italians.
Italy are in the process of rebuilding, and Mancini, who has done it before, will have to start ex nihilo. However, Italy have a fantastic pool of youthful players eager to learn and guide their national team. After losing to Argentina, the Azzurri gathered and drew with Germany before winning against Hungary.
England vs Italy: Head-to-Head
|11 July 2021||England 2-3 Italy (pens)||EURO 2020|
|27 Mar 2018||England 1-1 Italy||International friendly|
|31 Mar 2015||Italy 1-1 England||International friendly|
|14 Jun 2014||England 1-2 Italy||FIFA World Cup|
|15 Aug 2012||England 2-1 Italy||International friendly|
England vs Italy: Form Guide
England vs Italy: Euro 2020 Final Flashback
England vs Italy: Nations League Predicted XI
England (4-3-2-1): Pickford; James, Stones, Coady, Trippier; Rice, Bellingham; Bowen, Mount, Grealish; Kane
Italy (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bastoni, Mancini, Spinazzola; Locatelli, Tonali, Barella; Gnonto, Scamacca, Raspadori
England vs Italy: Nations League Prediction
This encounter will bring up memories of Euro 2020, but this Italy team is far different from the one that won last year. Italy's four points in the last two games with these young talents prove that the players are here to make adjustments and drive Italy to greater levels.
When England plays Italy, they must forget about last year's failure and find fluidity in Southgate's tactics; otherwise, Mancini's men will outdo England tactically, regardless the three Lions have experienced players who can exploit vulnerabilities in Italy's squad.