Italy vs. England live score, updates, highlights & lineups from UEFA Nations League match

After a forgettable summer that has yielded one point, one goal and three defeats from four UEFA Nations League matches, England visit Italy in their final away game of the campaign knowing that defeat will guarantee relegation.

Falling into the second tier of teams in the competition would ensure a less favourable draw for the Three Lions in Euro 2024 qualifying and compound a miserable run that has put manager Gareth Southgate on the defensive over his selections and tactics ahead of the Qatar World Cup.

Italy, who beat England on penalties in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley, still have an eye on winning the group and reaching the finals in June 2023.

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates and commentary.

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Italy vs. England live updates, highlights from Nations League

90 mins from kickoff: “There’s a determination from myself and the players, everybody involved and the staff to bounce back,” England captain Harry Kane said in his pre-match press conference.

“We’ve had a successful five years. We’re coming up against a very good side and we are preparing for a World Cup. We have trained well. We are determined to get back to winning ways.

“We’re playing against some of the best teams in Europe. You can never take your foot off the gas and this is no different. We can talk as much as we want but we need to perform.”

105 mins from kickoff: Southgate was part of a famous night for his nation’s footballers when England last visited Italy for a competitive fixture.

A 0-0 qualifying draw took England to the 1998 World Cup finals, where they lost on penalties to Argentina in the round of 16. Italy suffered the same fate against eventual champions France in the quarterfinals.

120 mins from kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ coverage of the penultimate game of their Nations League campaigns for Italy and England.

Third-placed Italy could still win this group but are under much less pressure than England, with manager Roberto Mancini expected to perform a degree of experimentation with his side tonight as he looks ahead to their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign, in the absence of the Azzurri reaching the World Cup finals.

For England, Gareth Southgate says he knows what went wrong during England’s dire summer of three defeats and a draw, including a 4-0 thrashing at home to Hungary. With two games to go, another poor performance tonight would raise more questions about the Three Lions’ tactics and team.

What time is Italy vs. England?

Italy host England in the UEFA Nations League at the San Siro, Milan. The match kicks off at 7.45 p.m. BST on Friday, September 23.

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Date Fri, September 23 Fri, September 23 Fri, September 23 Sat, September 24
Time 19:45 BST 14:45 ET 14:45 ET 04:45 AEST

How to watch Italy vs. England

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TV channel Channel 4 Fox Sports, fuboTV, TelevisaUnivision
Streaming 4OD Fox Sports, fuboTV, Univision app fuboTV, DAZN Optus has a full list of where to watch the Nations League in every country.

Italy vs. England predicted lineups

Napoli attacker Matteo Politano is a late withdrawal from the Italy squad because he has a sprained right ankle, while  and Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini is also out with a flexor issue.

Roberto Mancini has called up Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini and Sassuolo midfielder Davide Frattesi in place of the pair.

Italy predicted lineup (4-3-3): Donnarumma (GK) — Di Lorenzo, Bastoni, Bonucci, Emerson — Jorginho, Barella, Tonali — Raspadori, Scamacca, Gnonto

Kalvin Phillips (shoulder) is the major absentee for England as the Manchester City midfielder recovers from an injury that has put his place at the World Cup in doubt.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (thigh) is also out and there is a doubt over midfielder Jordan Henderson’s fitness because he has only just returned from injury for Liverpool.

England predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale (GK) — Walker, Dier, Maguire, Shaw — Rice, Bellingham — Saka, Grealish, Sterling — Kane

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