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First time in Benevento for a friendly against Estonia, Nations League game against Poland in Rome

Official: matches to be played on 11 and 15 November. Azzurri for the first time in Benevento, which will also host U21s’ match against Ireland

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

First time in Benevento for a friendly against Estonia, Nations League game against Poland in Rome

After having announced over the last few days the venues for matches in September and October, today, the FIGC named the host venues for the Azzurri’s matches in November. For the first time in the 110-year history of the Italy national team, there will be a fixture held in Benevento. Roberto Mancini’s side take on Estonia in a friendly at the Stadio Comunale Ciro Vigorito on Wednesday 11 November (20:45 CEST). A month earlier, the city in Campania will play host to the Italy U21s European qualifier against the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday 13 October (17:30 CEST). It will be a great way to celebrate Benevento’s promotion to Serie A, as Pippo Inzaghi, member of the Wolrd Cup winning squad in Germany, guided them to promotion from Serie B.

However, the Nations League fixture for Thursday 15 November against Poland will be played in the capital at the Stadio Olimpico. While Benevento is preparing to welcome the national team for the first time ever, Rome has hosted the Azzurri more than any other city: 59 games have been played in the capital (35 wins, 17 draws and seven defeats). It will be Italy’s first time back in the capital since the 2-0 win over Greece (goals from Jorginho and Bernardeschi), which saw the Azzurri mathematically qualify for EURO 2020. For a moment, Milan will catch Rome on 59 games, as the capital of Lombardy plays host to Italy vs. Netherlands on 14 October.

Italy's schedule: September-November

4 September (Nations League): Italia vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina (20:45) - Florence
7 September (Nations League): Netherlands vs. Italy (20:45) - Amsterdam
7 October (Friendly): Italy vs. Moldova (20:45) - Parma
11 October (Nations League): Poland vs. Italy (20:45) - Gdansk
14 October (Nations League): Italia vs. Netherlands (20:45) - Milan
11 November (Friendly): Italy vs. Estonia (20:45) - Benevento
15 November (Nations League): Italia-Polonia (20:45) - Roma
18 November (Nations League): Bosnia & Herzegovina vs. Italy (20:45)

Italy Under-21 in 2020

3 September (Friendly): Italy vs. Slovenia (17:30) – Lignano Sabbiadoro
8 September (European Qualifier): Sweden vs. Italy – Kalmar
9 October (European Qualifier): Iceland vs. Italy
13 October (European Qualifier): Italy vs. Rep. of Ireland (17:30) - Benevento
12 November (European Qualifier): Luxembourg vs. Italy
17 November (European Qualifier): Italy vs. Sweden

*All times in CEST/CET