Eleven months to the day after England lost to Italy in the Euro 2020 final, the teams face off again. This time the venue will be Molineux rather than Wembley, though, as the UEFA Nations League Group A3 reaches its halfway mark. The Three Lions are bottom of the pile while Azzurri are riding high at the top of the table. Can England beat their recent nemesis? The game kicks off at 7.45pm BST (2.45pm ET) tonight, Saturday 11th June and is free-to-air in both the UK and USA. Make sure you know how to watch an England vs Italy live stream for free wherever you are.
The teams are in and Gareth Southgate has taken the bold decision to rest captain Harry Kane, who starts on the bench. Kane's rest is one of six changes made by Gareth Southgate as Jack Grealish, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, James Ward-Prowse, Fikayo Tomori and Aaron Ramsdale come in for Kane, Bukayo Saka, John Stones, Kyle Walker and Jordan Pickford. Raheem Sterling will skipper the side in Kane's absence, with AC Milan defender Tomori making his first England start against the country where he earns a living.
Italy also ring the changes as only Gianluigi Donnarumma and Lorenzo Pellegrini keep their places from the defeat of Hungary. That means Roberto Mancini has made nine changes with Federico Gatti, Manuel Locatelli, Sandro Tonali and in-form Sassuolo forward Gianluca Scamacca among those in from the start. Midfielders Bryan Cristante and Nicolo Barella are on the bench.
England have looked a long way from their fluent best in their two previous Nations League fixtures. Insipid in defeat to Hungary a week ago, they were little better against Germany on Tuesday, but improved immeasurably after Jack Grealish's introduction. Their front-foot pressure eventually told as Harry Kane's 50th goal for his country secured a vital point but manager Gareth Southgate will demand a 90-minute performance against the reigning European champions.
Southgate, who went with a 4-3-3 against Germany after selecting a back three versus Hungary, may shuffle his pack again and give a game to Aaron Ramsdale in goal after Jordan Pickford's error in Munich. Grealish, Jude Bellingham and Reece James will also be pushing for starts.
This is the beginning of a new era for Italy, with boss Roberto Mancini ushering out the old guard (Giorgio Chiellini, Jorginho and perhaps even Leonardo Bonucci) which won Euro 2020 but failed to qualify for a second successive World Cup.
Roma midfielder Bryan Cristante is the new midfield metronome alongside versatile club-mate Lorenzo Pellegrini while Inter centre-back Alessando Bastoni is interesting many Premier League sides this summer. Gianluigi Donnarumma will continue in goal as one of the few survivors of the Euro 2020 regulars as the Azzurri look ahead to defending their continental crown in two years' time.
The big match kicks off at 7.45pm BST tonight, Saturday 11th June at Molineux in Wolverhampton. Follow our guide on how to watch an England vs Italy live stream for free wherever you are in the world.
Watch an England vs Italy free live stream
UEFA Nations League football fans in the US can watch an England vs Italy 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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Watch an England vs Italy live stream from abroad using a VPN
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UK: England vs Italy live stream
Channel 4 (opens in new tab) has the exclusive rights to show England vs Italy 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.
England vs Italy is also available via the Channel 4 website and 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: England vs Italy live stream
Football fans in the US can watch an England vs Italy 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: England vs Italy live stream
If you're in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport will provide live coverage of the UEFA Nations League, including England vs Italy 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: England vs Italy live stream
Those in Canada (opens in new tab), Germany, Austria, Japan and Switzerland can catch the action on sports streaming service DAZN (opens in new tab) which offers fairly low monthly prices and lots of live sport.
The price will depend on your region but the service also promises access to many other sports including UFC, F1 and other domestic and continental football competitions. Well worth a try.
UEFA Nations League fixtures - Matchday 3
All times 19.45pm BST unless otherwise stated
Friday 10th June
Austria vs France
Denmark vs Croatia
Azerbaijan vs Slovakia 17:00
Belarus vs Kazakhstan
Moldova vs Latvia
Andorra vs Liechtenstein
Albania vs Israel
Saturday 11th June
England vs Italy
Hungary vs Germany
Netherlands vs Poland
Wales vs Belgium
Ukraine vs Armenia 14:00
Republic of Ireland vs Scotland 17:00
Montenegro vs Bosnia-Herzegovina
Romania vs Finland
Faroe Islands vs Lithuania 17:00
Luxembourg vs Turkey