Euro 2020: Gareth Southgate's England to host Italy in March as part of tournament preparations

  • England will play Italy in an international friendly on 27 March at Wembley Stadium, the country's football governing body (FA) said on Monday.

  • Both sides qualified for Euro 2020 after topping their respective groups, with Italy qualifying with a perfect record of 10 wins in 10 games.

  • England are in Group D at Euro 2020 along with Croatia, the Czech Republic and a yet-to-be decided playoff winner.

England will play Italy in an international friendly on 27 March at Wembley Stadium, the country’s football governing body (FA) said on Monday.

Both sides qualified for Euro 2020 after topping their respective groups, with Italy qualifying with a perfect record of 10 wins in 10 games.

The fixture will be played exactly two years to the day since they last played out a 1-1 draw at the same venue. England also host Denmark, who they last played in March 2014, four days later at Wembley.

England are in Group D at Euro 2020 along with Croatia, the Czech Republic and a yet-to-be decided playoff winner. Italy are in Group A with Turkey, Wales and Switzerland. The tournament kicks off on 12 June.

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Updated Date: Dec 09, 2019 20:10:56 IST