What channel is Italy vs England? How to watch Euro 2024 qualifiers on TV
England will put their World Cup woes behind them tonight as they face Italy in Naples for the opening match of their Euro 2024 qualification campaign.
England’s Euros 2024 campaign kicks off tonight when they face Italy with revenge in their hearts for the high-profile Euro 2020 final defeat.
England have failed to beat Italy in the previous six meetings in a run that stretches back over a decade.
It’s the Three Lion’s first match since being knocked out the World Cup by France in the quarter-finals. England boss Gareth Southgate has already told the team to put the defeats behind them and look ahead to the Euros 2024.
“Every disappointment is motivation, an opportunity to learn and to grow and, of course, the Euro final is additional motivation to us, I am not going to deny that,” said Southgate.
“Is it harder to refresh for a new cycle? No. The way we played in Qatar and then the disappointment of losing in the quarter-final, that generates motivation in itself. I was enthused by the reaction of the players when they arrived this week. You see their excitement at coming back together, their enthusiasm for everything again.
“It is one of the greatest challenges anybody could have, trying to get England a trophy. That’s pretty straightforward. The hard part is that you have to wait 18 months to get to the point where you will actually be judged. We have to make sure we get the qualification right. We can’t take anything for granted.”
Here are all the details you need to know before kick-off tonight…
Where is the match taking place and when is kick-off?
Italy will host England at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Naples later this evening, with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm (UK time).
What TV channel and live stream is showing the match?
Tonight’s game is being shown live on Channel 4 in the UK with coverage starting from 7pm. Jules Breach will present the show, with Steven Gerrard, Jill Scott and Joe Cole set to join him on punditry duties.
Viewers can also enjoy live coverage of the match on mobile, tablet or laptop devices via the All 4 website.
Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount and Nick Pope are all out of the Italy match due to injury. There’ll be no Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben White, Callum Wilson and Raheem Sterling, who is also recovering from an injury, for England either.
Italy, meanwhile, will be unable to call upon injured playmaker Federico Chiesa, defender Federico Dimarco and goalkeeper Ivan Provedel. Four uncapped players have instead been called up to the squad by Roberto Mancini, with Marco Carnesecchi, Wladimiro Falcone, Alessandro Buongiorno and Mateo Retegui hoping to make their first senior international appearances later tonight.