Italy-England: Roberto Mancini can only win

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Only one defeat in eight previous official matches

Today’s match at the San Siro (8:45 p.m.) will be the ninth contest, in official matches, between Italy and England. The precedents are definitely encouraging with the Azzurri losing on only one occasion (1977). The sweetest memory the Euro 2020 final.

Net of all the issues, Mancini is obliged to win to continue playing for first place in the Nations League group. At the moment, the standings see Hungary (7 points) in the lead, followed by Germany (6), Italy 5 and England 2. The Azzurri coach now seems to have decided to go for the 4-3-3 with the offensive trident formed by Raspadori, Immobile and Gabbiadini.

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