England visit Milan on Friday night to take on Italy in the 2022 UEFA Nations League. With both teams propping up the Group A3 table, last summer's Euro final feels a very long time ago and relegation looms for one of these sides. Can the Three Lions give themselves a lifeline with a much-needed win? The game kicks off at 7.45pm BST (2.45pm ET) on Friday 23rd September, and is free-to-air in both the UK and USA. Make sure you know how to watch an Italy vs England live stream for free wherever you are.
England are winless in this year's Nations League campaign, with just two points from their four games so far. That includes a goalless draw with Friday night's opponents at Wembley back in June, which took place just days before a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Hungary under the arch. Southgate's side will face an intimidating atmosphere at the San Siro, but anything less than three points will make it very hard for England to avoid relegation.
Despite his lack of minutes for Manchester United this season, Harry Maguire plays alongside Eric Dier in defence, while Newcastle's Nick Pope gets the nod between the sticks. Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice form the midfield, with Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden supporting Harry Kane up front.
Italy's Nations League form hasn't been much better, but they did at least manage a win against Hungary on Matchday 2. Last time out they were thrashed 5-2 by Germany – the first time an Italian side had conceded so many since 1957 – but there were signs of promise. Eighteen-year-old Wilfried Gnonto, who signed for Leeds this summer, became his country's youngest-ever goalscorer and is included in Roberto Mancini's squad for this crucial tie.
There are plenty of recognisable names in the Italy line-up tonight, with West Ham's Gianluca Scamacca partnering Giacomo Raspadori in attack. Chelsea's Jorginho, who saw his penalty saved by Jordan Pickford in the Euros final, anchors the midfield, while veteran defender Leonardo Bonucci captains the side.
The big match kicks off at 7.45pm BST today, Friday 23rd September, at the San Siro in Milan. Follow our guide on how to watch an Italy vs England live stream for free wherever you are in the world.
Watch an Italy vs England free live stream
UEFA Nations League football fans in the US can watch an Italy vs England live stream for free on Fubo Sports Network (opens in new tab).
UK fans can watch on Channel 4 (opens in new tab) which is now home to all of England's Nations League football games.
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UK: Italy vs England live stream
Channel 4 (opens in new tab) has the exclusive rights to show Italy vs England and the rest of England's UEFA Nations League games live in the UK. It's also the new home for all of the Three Lions' European qualifiers.
Italy vs England is also available via the Channel 4 website and the All 4 on-demand service, which has apps for iOS, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, YouView, Roku, Samsung, Amazon Fire, Freeview Play, Now TV, Sky and Virgin Media.
Channel 4 is free for anyone with a TV licence, but it's ONLY available within the UK, so make sure you've got your VPN (opens in new tab) handy if you're stuck abroad.
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USA: Italy vs England live stream
Football fans in the US can watch an Italy vs England live stream free on Fubo Sports Network (opens in new tab). Not to be confused with FuboTV's paid-for cord cutting service, Fubo Sports Network is free to watch for all, simply by navigating to Fubo Sports Network from any smart device.
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Australia: Italy vs England live stream
If you're in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport will provide live coverage of the UEFA Nations League, including Italy vs England for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 a month. The service also serves up live Premier League football every weekend, so it's a great option for soccer fans.
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Canada: Italy vs England live stream
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UEFA Nations League fixtures - Matchday 5
All games kick off at 7:45pm BST unless otherwise stated
Thursday 22nd September
France vs Austria
Croatia vs Denmark
Belgium vs Wales
Poland vs Netherlands
Turkey vs Luxembourg
Lithuania vs Faroe Islands
Kazakhstan vs Belarus 3pm
Slovakia vs Azerbaijan
Latvia vs Moldova 5pm
Lichtenstein vs Andorra
Friday 23rd September
Germany vs Hungary
Italy vs England
Finland vs Romania
Bosnia & Herzogovina vs Montenegro
Georgia vs North Macedonia 5pm
Bulgaria vs Gibraltar
Estonia vs Malta 5pm
Saturday 24th September
Czech Republic vs Portugal
Spain vs Switzerland
Armenia vs Ukraine 2pm
Scotland vs Republic of Ireland
Israel vs Albania
Slovenia vs Norway 5pm
Serbia vs Sweden
Northern Ireland vs Kosovo 5pm
Cyprus vs Greece