England have named their opposition for their first of what is now four friendly matches before next summer’s Euro 2020 competition with the news that they will welcome Italy to Wembley in March.
Ranked 13th in the world, nine places below England the former European and four times World Cup winners qualified for the euro’s with a 100% record and will be the first meeting between the two sides since their 1-1 draw at Wembley in 2018.
Managed by former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, the Azzurri have been through a tough patch over the last decade as they look to re-establish themselves as one of the leading sides in world football.
The fixture will also be designated as ‘The Heads Up International’ to show support to the Football Association’s partnership with the Duke of Cambridge’s heads together mental health initiative.
The fixture concludes England’s warm up schedule after it was announced last week, they would also be taking on Denmark on March 31st also at Wembley, before travelling to Vienna to play Austria on 2nd June and their last game before the finals will be against Romania again in England on June 7th.
England’s will then open their Euro 2020 with the 2018 World cup semi final rematch against Croatia at Wembley on Sunday 14th June, before taking on the winner of Play off group C again at Wembley on June 19th as will their final group game against Czech Republic on 23rd June.