Some friendlies are one-sided tuneups or experiment testbeds for future matches of actual, you know, importance. Some are glamor affairs just meant to put butts in seats and get lots of eyes on the team. Others, though, aren't so friendly at all.
This match between Italy and England falls in to the latter category. There's no love lost between these two nations, and when last they faced Italy dealt a bitter blow to England's World Cup dreams. Of course, it wound up being Italy spiraling out of the group stage instead, but that's neither here now there.
Now it's time for these two to face off once more, this time on Italian soil. Turin will be rocking to the tune of Gli Azzurri's music on Tuesday, as Antonio Conte tries to overturn Italy's recently shaky form in resounding style. With both sides expecting to be heavily rotated, what can we expect to see? Well, as long as it's a win for Italy, I don't think any of us really care.
Projected Lineups Sure To Be Wrong
Italy: Buffon; Ranocchia, Chiellini, Bonucci; Florenzi, Soriano, Valdifori, Parolo, Darmian; Eder, Pelle
England: Hart; Walker, Smalling, Jones, Gibbs; Sterling, Henderson, Carrick, Walcott; Rooney, Kane
TV: ESPN Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), RAI Uno (Italy), ITV 1 (U.K.) RAI International, Eurosport 2 International
Online: ESPN3 (U.S.)
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