England will resume their preparations ahead of the Qatar World Cup when they face Italy at San Siro tonight.
But ahead of the penultimate match before facing Iran in the World Cup group stage, England’s most immediate concern is to avoid relegation from the UEFA Nations League.
After defeats to Hungary in June, as well as draws against Italy and Germany, England reached the bottom international spot in Group 3 with just two points.
They are three points behind Italy with two games remaining, meaning Gareth Southgate’s side will be relegated to League B if they lose at San Siro.
Here’s everything you need to know before departure.
When is Italy vs England?
The Three Lions face the Azzurri at the San Siro at 19:45 BST on Friday, September 23.
Where can I watch?
The match will be streamed live on Channel 4. It can also be streamed via the All 4 app or desktop platform on most devices, including smart TVs.
What is the news of the England team?
Kalvin Phillips’ injury and physical doubts over Jordan Henderson opened the door for Jude Bellingham to join Declan Rice in midfield.
Aaron Ramsdale is expected to replace the injured Jordan Pickford in goal and Eric Dier looks set to start at defence, with Reece James and Ben Chilwell options at wing.
Fikayo Tomori could start ahead of Harry Maguire, but Kieran Trippier could also come in if Southgate opts for a defense five.
Harry Maguire and Raheem Sterling are set to start, which means Ivan Toney may have to wait to make his debut off the bench.
Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Bukayo Saka, Jarrod Bowen and Jack Grealish will compete for the final spot.
Italy: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bastoni, Bonucci, Emerson; Jorginho, Barella, Tonali; Scraper, Scamacca, Gnonto
England: Ramsdale; James, Walker, Dier, Maguire, Saka; Rice, Bellingham; Sterling, Kane, Foden
England are late for a performance, but it has been forgotten that their four-game winless streak in June came at the end of a long season. Southgate’s cast should be updated and look much stronger than their Italian counterparts on paper. England to win through goals from Kane and Sterling. Italy 1-2 England