Italy vs England live stream – how to watch Euro 2024 Qualifying for free, online and on TV today, team news

Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring ahead of the Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy.
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Italy vs England live stream

Italy vs England will be free to watch and stream live on Channel 4 in the UK. You can catch the game in the US on Fox Sports 1, and via cord-cutting services such as FuboTV and Sling. Today's Euro 2024 qualifying clash will also stream on Optus Sport in Australia. Use a VPN to watch the free UK stream from anywhere, if you happen to be away from home. Full details on how to watch an Italy vs England live stream on TV today just below.

The teams are in and Italy start with Arsenal's Jorginho in midfield as expected alongside Marco Verratti, with Argentina-born Mateo Retegui making his debut up front for the country of his maternal grandfather. Gianluigi Donnarumma starts in goal behind Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Rafael Toloi, with Premier League pair Willy Gnonto and Gianluca Scamacca on the bench.

For England, meanwhile, skipper Harry Kane starts as the Spurs striker goes after Wayne Rooney's Three Lions goalscoring record. Manchester City duo Kalvin Phillips and Jack Grealish earn recalls, while Kyle Walker, Jude Bellingham, Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka all start. Phil Foden, Reece James and Ivan Toney are all on the bench.

Italy vs England live stream: match preview

England have a third chance to avenge their Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy as both countries begin their qualifying campaigns for the next edition of the tournament. The Azzurri beat the Three Lions 1-0 in Milan in the last meeting between the sides in the Nations League, following a goalless draw in the same competition, and this remains one of the biggest encounters in international football.

Italy may be reigning European champions but missed out on a second World Cup in a row last November after a chastening 1-0 play-off defeat to North Macedonia a year ago sealed their fate. Despite that setback, Roberto Mancini continues as Azzurri boss and presided over an improved Nations League campaign last summer, with the finals coming later this June. Leonardo Bonucci remains as captain, but Giorgio Chiellini, Gianluigi Buffon and Ciro Immobile are either retired or not selected, with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Jorginho and Marco Verratti among the few Euro 2020 winners to keep their places in the squad. Leeds forward Willy Gnonto adds pace from the bench, while 17-year-old Udinese sensation Simone Pafundi is also in the squad.

England's first game since their World Cup quarter-final defeat to France could hardly come against a tougher opposition. Captain Harry Kane needs just one goal to usurp Wayne Rooney as his country's leading marksman after the Spurs striker's missed penalty in Qatar ensured the Three Lions' premature exit. Gareth Southgate must do without in-form Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford, who has pulled out through injury along with Raheem Sterling, but Bukayo Saka, Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham all keep their places in the squad. With Southgate still unfathomably far from popular with certain sections of the England fanbase, the former Aston Villa defender will hope his team can make a good start to Euro 2024 qualifying in a tough group with the Azzurri and Ukraine.

Italy vs England kicks off at 7.45pm GMT / 12.45pm EST today, Thursday 23rd March, at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples. It's free to watch in the UK on Channel 4. Make sure you know how to watch an Italy vs England live stream from anywhere with a VPN.

UK: Italy vs England FREE live stream

UK fans can watch on Channel 4, which is now home to all of England's Euro 2024 qualifiers and Nations League football games. 

Away from home?

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Italy vs England live stream on Channel 4

Italy vs England live stream on Channel 4
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Outside the UK? Use a VPN to access Channel 4 when away from home.

Watch Italy vs England live stream from anywhere

You won't be able to watch your regular Italy vs England live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.

It's a straightforward piece of software which sets your device to appear as if it's in the right country, allowing you to watch any Italy vs England live stream from anywhere in the world.

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How to use a VPN for Italy vs England

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Italy vs England in the Euro 2024 qualifiers, you may wish to choose 'UK' for Channel 4.

3. Then head over to Channel 4 on your browser or device and enjoy the free Italy vs England live stream!

US: Italy vs England live stream

Euro 2024 football fans in the US can watch an Italy vs England live stream on Fox Sports 1 which can be accessed through cable cutting services Sling and FuboTV.

Sling currently is offering new customers 50 percent off their first month and there's a free-trial of FuboTV too. There are no long contracts with either service. If you're not happy with them, you can cancel them at any time.

Of course, Sling and FuboTV are only available within the States so be sure to use a VPN if you're a US subscriber stuck abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN as it's reliable and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

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Watch Italy vs England in Australia

If you're in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport will provide live coverage of the the Euro 2024 qualifiers, including today's Italy vs England live stream, not to mention English Premier League games. The service costs just AU$24.99 monthly or AU$199 annually.

Stuck outside Oz? Don't forget that you can use a VPN to access your local Euro 2024 qualifying live stream without being blocked.

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Watch a Euro 2024 qualifying and Premier League live streams, as well as plenty more, on streaming service Optus Sport. Watch on mobile, tablet, TV, computer or games console. Cancel anytime.

Italy vs England kick-off time

Global Italy vs England kick-off times

  • UK: 7.45pm
  • Central Europe: 8.45pm
  • USA (EDT/PST): 2.45pm / 11.45am
  • Australia: 6.45am (Friday)
  • New Zealand: 8.45am (Friday)

Euro 2024 qualifying – March dates & TV times

All times 7.45pm GMT (UK time) unless otherwise stated

Thursday 23rd March 2023
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Iceland
Portugal vs Liechtenstein
Slovakia vs Luxembourg

Italy vs England
North Macedonia vs Malta

Kazakhstan vs Slovenia, 3pm
Denmark vs Finland
San Marino vs Northern Ireland

Friday 24th March 2023
France vs Netherlands
Gibraltar vs Greece

Czech Republic vs Poland
Moldova vs Faroe Islands

Austria vs Azerbaijan
Sweden vs Belgium


Bulgaria vs Montenegro, 5pm
Serbia vs Lithuania

Saturday 25th March 2023
Scotland vs Cyprus, 2pm
Spain vs Norway

Armenia vs Turkey, 5pm
Croatia vs Wales

Belarus vs Switzerland, 5pm
Israel vs Kosovo, 5pm
Andorra vs Romania

Sunday 26th March 2023
Liechtenstein vs Iceland, 5pm
Luxembourg vs Portugal
Slovakia vs Bosnia-Herzegovina

England vs Ukraine, 5pm
Malta vs Italy

Kazakhstan vs Denmark, 2pm
Slovenia vs San Marino, 5pm
Northern Ireland vs Finland

Monday 27th March 2023
Netherlands vs Gibraltar
Republic of Ireland vs France

Moldova vs Czech Republic
Poland vs Albania

Austria vs Estonia
Sweden vs Azerbaijan

Hungary vs Bulgaria
Montenegro vs Serbia

Tuesday 28th March 2023

Georgia vs Norway, 5pm
Scotland vs Spain

Turkey vs Croatia
Wales vs Latvia

Kosovo vs Andorra
Romania vs Belarus
Switzerland vs Israel

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