The path to the 2023 World Cup begins on 10 October with a friendly against Brazil in GenoaThe match will take place at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris (18.30 CEST, live on Rai 2), where the Azzurre will return 17 years after their match against Denmark. It will be the eighth match between the two national teams.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
One month after qualifying for the 2023 World Cup, thanks to victory over Romania in the last match of the group stage in Ferrara, the Azzurre begin their preparation for the tournament with a friendly match. On Monday 10 October at 18.30 (live on Rai 2) at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa, Italy will face Brazil, the most decorated among the South American national teams, currently occupying ninth place in the FIFA Rankings.
The Brazilian side have won the Copa America eight times, finished in second place at the World Cup (in 2007) and have earned two silver medals at the Olympic Games (in 2004 and 2008). They have won six of their last seven matches against Italy, who are still looking for their first success. The last match dates back to June 2019, when the Brazilians won 1-0 thanks to a penalty kick scored by Marta, the highest scorer in their national history with 111 goals, earning a place in the Round of 16 of the World Cup as a result. Thankfully it was a defeat that didn't jeopardise the course of the Azzurre, who after three years are looking forward to competing again with such an exciting national team.
Italy will return to the Luigi Ferraris, one of the oldest stadia in Italy that plays host to Genoa and Sampdoria home games, seventeen years after their last friendly match there, a 1-0 win against Denmark. In total, the Azzurre have played three matches in Genoa, and the record is two wins and a draw.
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