England’s likely qualification for UEFA Euro 2024 will be all the sweeter for the Three Lions if they can reach the finals by beating Italy in a competitive home match for the first time when the teams meet at Wembley Stadium in Group C on Tuesday.
The stakes are high for Luciano Spalletti in his second away match in charge of the visitors, who will start the game level on points with the team immediately outside of the two qualification places in the table, Ukraine.
Defeat would take the Azzurri closer to the prospect of a winner-takes-all game away to Ukraine on the final matchday of the group, although Spalletti’s side are guaranteed a playoff place if they finish outside of the top two because of their UEFA Nations League ranking.
What time does England vs Italy kick-off?
This European qualifier clash takes place at Wembley Stadium in London, UK and kicks off on Tuesday, October 17 at 7.45 p.m. local time.
Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:
|USA||Tues Oct. 17||2:45 p.m. ET|
|Canada||Tues Oct. 17||2:45 p.m. ET|
|UK||Tues Oct. 17||7:45 p.m. BST|
|Australia||Weds Oct. 18||5:45 a.m. AEST|
|India||Weds Oct. 18||12:15 a.m. IST|
|Hong Kong||Weds Oct. 18||2:45 a.m. HKT|
|Malaysia||Weds Oct. 18||2:45 a.m. MYT|
|Singapore||Weds Oct. 18||2:45 a.m. SGT|
|New Zealand||Weds Oct. 18||7:45 a.m. NZDT|
England vs Italy live stream, TV channel
Here’s how to watch this European qualifier match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:
|USA||FOX Sports 1||Fubo, ViX, Foxsports.com, FOX Sports App|
|UK||Channel 4||Channel4.com, Channel 4 app|
|India||—||Sony LIV, JioTV|
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport 3||Astro Go, sooka|
UK: This match will be available on TV on Channel 4 and streamed live on Channel 4’s website and app.
USA: This game is available via FOX Sports and streaming on Fubo. ViX provides Spanish-language options.
Canada: England vs Italy is available for streaming via DAZN.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream the match life and on-demand on Optus Sport.
England vs Italy lineups, team news
Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka was initially called up by England head coach Gareth Southgate but swiftly withdrew through injury after being assessed.
Forward Callum Wilson, midfielder Eberechi Eze and defenders Ben Chilwell, Luke Shaw, Tyrone Mings and Reece James are all out.
England projected lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Pickford (GK) — Walker, Maguire, Stones, Trippier — Henderson, Rice, Bellingham — Rashford, Kane, Maddison
Lazio midfielder Mattia Zaccagni has withdrawn from Italy’s camp with an ankle issue and Juventus attacker Federico Chiesa is out with a thigh problem.
Newcastle United’s Sandro Tonali and Aston Villa’s Nicolo Zaniolo were released from the squad after being questioned by prosecutors over alleged gambling offenses.
Italy lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Donnarumma (GK) — Darmian, Mancini, Bastoni, Dimarco — Barella, Locatelli, Bonaventura — Berardi, Raspadori, Kean
England vs Italy prediction, odds
Italy have gone 22 away European qualifiers unbeaten since 2006 and can set a new record in that respect here, while England have lost once in their last 62 major tournament qualifiers, winning their last 12 home European qualifiers by an aggregate score of 47-4.
The last four Italy managers to face England for the first time have all drawn, and Spalletti would almost certainly settle for a point. His side endured criticism for their 1-1 draw in North Macedonia in his first game in charge on September 9.
Prediction: England 2-2 Italy
to score Y / N
|Over / Under
|-150||+275||+450||+115 / -170||+115 / -160|