The Azzurri’s schedule for Argentina and England friendlies

The Azzurri’s schedule for Argentina and England friendlies

Following the training camp at the end of February for promising players, Italy will play in their first two matches of 2018. The Azzurri will face Argentina at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Friday at 19:45 local time or 20:45 CET. They then travel to face England at Wembley Stadium on 27th March at 20:00 local time or 21:00 CET.

Luigi Di Biagio will announce his call-ups next week for the two friendlies. The Azzurri will train at Coverciano from Monday 19th March to Thursday 22nd March before travelling to Manchester for the Argentina match. After the fixture against the Albiceleste, the National Team will remain to train at Manchester City’s training ground on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March before heading to London on Monday 26th March to face hosts England at Wembley Stadium the next day. 

Note for media: The accreditation process will remain open until 12:00 CET on Tuesday 13th March. Click Here

The Schedule 

Sunday 18th March
Gather at Coverciano by 24.00 
 
Monday 19th March 
13:30 Coach’s press conference
15:30 Training (Open to media for the first 15 minutes)
               
Tuesday 20th March
10:00 Training (CLOSED)
13:30 Press conference (players)
15:30 Training (Open to media for the first 15 minutes)
                       
Wednesday 21st March
10:00 Training (CLOSED)
13:30 Press Conference (Players)
15:30 Training (Open to the media for the first 15 minutes)

Thursday 22nd March
10:00 Training MD-1 
16:45 Charter flight from Manchester to London
18:15 GMT  Arrive in Manchester e trasferimento all’ Etihad Stadium
19:00 GMT. Pitch inspection**
19:15 GMT  Press conference MD-1 (Coach and one player)**
 
Friday 23rd March
19.00 GMT ARGENTINA vs. ITALY Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG); Ass.1: Lee Betts (ENG); Ass.2: Constantine Hatzidakis (ENG) ; Fourth Official.: Craig Pawson (ENG)
To follow    Post-match media activities, return to hotel
                                                                                                                      
Saturday 24th March
11:00 GMT  Training at MCFC Sport Centre (Closed)
 
Sunday 25th March
10:00 GMT Press conference (players)**
11:00 GMT  Training at MCFC Sport Centre (Open to the media for the first 15 minutes)**
 
Monday 26th March
10:30 GMT Training at MCFC Sport Centre (Closed)
17:30 GMT Charter flight from Manchester to London Luton
18:30 GMT Scheduled arrival at Luton and transfer to Wembley Stadium
19:30 GMT Pitch inspection**
19:45 GMT Press conference MD-1 (Coach and one player)**
 
Tuesday 27th March
20:00  England vs. Italy
Post-match media activity and return to Italy to follow

Note
** Reserved to accredited media for the Argentina and England matches. 

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