While Gareth Southgate‘s success is based on deep runs in major tournaments rather than particularly extended performances between such cycles, few would doubt that the Three Lions need to improve.
A chaotic summer leaves England at the bottom of their Nations League group and more fighting less than two months before Qatar would see morale plummet at a potentially pivotal moment.
Italy, which has produced the most painful result of Southgate’s tenure at Euro 2020, failed to make it to the World Cup but remain a big opponent and a win at the San Siro would be most welcome for the away side.
Here’s everything you need to know about where to watch the game.
Where to watch Italy vs England
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s match will be broadcast live on Channel 4 for free, with coverage from 7pm BST ahead of a kick-off at 7:45pm.
Live Stream: All 4 (free with subscription) will also provide a livestream online.
Live coverage: Follow all the action tonight with Standard Sport‘s dedicated live match blog, featuring expert analysis from Milan chief football correspondent Dan Kilpatrick.