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Euro qualification: Milan set to host Ukraine on 12 September

Italy will once again return to the Meazza one year after the win over England in the Nations League. Only Rome (62) has hosted more games for the Azzurri

Friday, May 12, 2023

Euro qualification: Milan set to host Ukraine on 12 September

One year on from the Nations League clash with England, decided by Giacomo Raspadori's goal, the National team will return to the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, where they will face Ukraine in Euro 2024 qualifying on Tuesday 12 September (20:45 CEST).

Italy, who will be in action in the Nations League Final Four in June and will continue their qualifying campaign in Skopje against North Macedonia on Saturday 9 September, played their first two group games in March: the Azzurri, defeated 2-1 in Naples by England before then beating Malta 2-0 in Ta’ Qali, are currently second on three points alongside North Macedonia, with Southgate's side leading on maximum points after two games.

60 National team fixtures have been held in Milan (38 wins, 19 draws and three defeats), with the first-ever game for the Azzurri coming in the Lombard capital way back in 1910 (Italy 6-2 France on 15 May 1910 at the Arena Civica); it was also here where the Azzurri-coloured shirts were worn for the first time with the Savoy badge sewn on (in 1911 against Hungary, after the opening games wearing white). Milan is second for the number of games played in one city (Rome leads with 62 matches) and first, with the capital, for the number of wins earned (38, followed by Turin with 25), as well as the number of goals scored (141, followed by Rome with 115 and Turin with 83).

Italy remain unbeaten against Ukraine: in eight games, the Azzurri have won six and drawn twice, including the 1-1 draw the last time the two teams met, a friendly in Genoa in October 2018.