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England v Italy

England v Italy

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ENGLAND V ITALY ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

LAST SIX MEETINGS
Feb 1997 Jun 1997 Oct 1997 England 0-1 Italy, WCQ Italy 0-2 England, friendly Italy 0-0 England, WCQ Nov 2000 Mar 2002 June 2012 Italy 1-0 England, friendly England 1-2 Italy, friendly England 0-0 Italy, Euro QF

ENGLAND’S RECORD v ITALY

WON

7 7

DRAWN

THREE KEY CONFRONTATIONS
Frank Lampard V Alberto Aquilani
LOST

Amongst all the debutants, two of the more experienced players will look to dictate the game from midfield. Aquilani, who left Liverpool recently to join Fiorentina, will aim to provide the killer pass with Andrea Pirlo not involved.

9

Andy Carroll

V

Angelo Ogbonna

The quick centre-back Ogbonna will have the beating of Carroll over the ground, but the striker will be favourite in the air. Ogbonna, 24, was a key member of Torino’s promotion-winning team last season, and has been linked with a move to Juventus.

Stephan El Shaarawy in training for Italy ahead of his debut for the national side against England in Switzerland tonight
GETTY
FRANCE GERMANY

PROBABLE TEAMS
Kick-off Tonight, 8pm Stade de Suisse Wankdorf, Berne TV ITV 1 Referee S Kever (Swit) Odds England 7-5 Draw 11-5 Italy 2-1
ENGLAND 4-4-2
RUDDY WALKER MILNER JAGIELKA CARRICK CAHILL LAMPARD BAINES YOUNG

Berne SWITZERLAND

Phil Jagielka

V

Stephan El Shaarawyk
ITALY

The tricky Milan striker El Shaarawy, 19, could prove a handful for the Everton defender in the Italian’s first appearance for his country tonight. El Shaarawy likes to drift wide, and Jagielka will have to approach with caution, and not be dragged out of position.

UNCAPPED PLAYERS

CARROLL

DEFOE

EL SHAARAWY

DESTRO

DIAMANTI

1/10 ENGLAND WINS AGAINST ITALY IN THEIR LAST 10 MATCHES
JUN 1980 JUN 1997 JUN 2012

ENGLAND

6

ITALY

12

NOCERINO

DE ROSSI ASTORI

AQUILANI

BALZARETTI OGBONNA

ABATE

SIRIGU

ITALY 4-3-3

IN NUMBERS

5

will be the fifth meeting between the teams at a neutral venue, England have won two, Italy one, with a draw

3

the World ranking of England, Italy are sixth

4

the number of England players who pulled out of the match, Mario Balotelli withdrew from the Italy squad
RESEARCH: JAMES ORR

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