England vs Italy Live: Women’s Soccer: How To Watch, live update, game Date, Time, Live Stream for 2017 Friendly, TV Schedule, Online TV Channel and more info .Date: Friday, April 7, Time: 7:45 p.m. BST, 2:45 p.m. ET, Live Stream: TBC (see Women’s Soccer United for details)
England and Italy begin their final preparations for this summer’s UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 tournament as they meet for a friendly at Port Vale’s Vale Park on Friday.The Netherlands tournament does not get under way until July. But the Lionesses’ clash with Italy and their subsequent meeting with Austria on Monday will be their last two home games before the tournament.
England’s form has been mixed of late. They enjoyed a historic win over the United States in New Jersey at the She Believes Cup early last month.But that landmark result was sandwiched between defeats to Germany and France, two teams who will be fancied by many to triumph in the Netherlands.A strong result against Italy is necessary for Sampson’s side to lay down a marker ahead of the summer’s major tournament.
The U.S. women’s national soccer team is back in action with a pair of friendlies against Russia. Jill Ellis’ squad will first take on Russia Thursday night at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, and then at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston on Sunday afternoon.
The last two matches for the U.S. have produced mixed results in the 2017 SheBe lieves Cup in early March. The U.S. fell to England, 1-0, in New Jersey, after defeating Germany, 1-0, in Pennsylvania. Germany is currently ranked No. 1 in the world by FIFA rankings, while England is No. 4.Ellis has been flexible with the starting lineup in 2017—with a preference of youth over experience—in perhaps an effort to bolster the side’s chances at World Cup 2019 in France. The 23-player roster against Russia includes veterans Alex Morgan, Amy Rodriguez, as well as co-captains Carli Lloyd and Becky Sauerbrunn.