Skip to main content
Published 05 January 2023 5 min read
England Women's Senior Team

England v Italy - Arnold Clark Cup match centre

Written by:

Nicholas Veevers

Match preview, live coverage and post match reaction for England vs Italy in the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup

England v Italy
Arnold Clark Cup  
3.15pm GMT, Sunday 19 February 2023
Live on ITV
Coventry Arena

Italy in profile

Le Azzurre
Milena Bertolini
Captain: Sara Gama
FIFA World Cup best performance: Quarter-finals, 1991 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
Last encounter: England 1-1 Italy, 7 April 2017
11 Nov 2017 3:11

Highlights: England 1-1 Italy

See the best of the action from England's game with Italy at Port Vale FC back in 2017

Head to head

The Lionesses have met Italy on 30 previous occasions over the years, with Italy winning 15, England enjoying nine wins and the games have ended in a draw six times.

Our first game against the Azzurre came back in June 1976, when it ended in a 2-0 defeat but our first win came on home soil the following year with a 1-0 win at the old Plough Lane in Wimbledon.

You can see details of our last three games below:-

England 1-1 Italy, 7 April 2017, Port Vale FC

In what was one of England's build-up games to that year's EURO Finals, an excellent lob from Jodie Taylor put England deservedly ahead in this game at Vale Park. But the visitors found an equaliser through Valentina Cernoia soon after to take a draw, following an exceptional goalkeeping performance from Katja Schroffenegger to keep Mark Sampson's side at bay.

England 2-0 Italy, 5 March 2014, Larnaca, Cyprus

A Karen Carney penalty and a second-half goal from Toni Duggan ensured a victory for the Lionesses at the 2014 edition of the Cyprus Cup in what was Sampson's second game, and first win, as England head coach.

England 4-2 Italy, 6 March 2013, Nicosia, Cyprus

Almost ten years ago, there was another memorable win for England against Italy in the Cyprus Cup thanks to goals from Jordan Nobbs on her Lionesses debut, Steph Houghton, Jess Clarke and Ellen White.

06 Mar 2017 4:51

Highlights: England 4-2 Italy

See the best of the action from ten years ago when the nations met in the Cyprus Cup

England Squad News

The squad for this game will be named during the week commencing Monday 6 February 2023, with the final date and time to be announced in due course.
Sign up to My England Football for updates on squad announcements in addition to a host of other benefits including discounts and ticket eligibility. 

Ticket Information

Tickets for all of the Arnold Clark Cup 2023 games are on sale now. Members of My England Football also receive priority access for home tickets, but as this competition is organised by a third party, they can only be purchased directly here.

How to watch or stream

This game will be shown live on ITV in the UK. 

Check back here before kick off for team line-ups, in-game stats and live commentary.

A full report of the game will appear here after full-time.