Podcast: Nothing really matters for Italy as Euro 2024 qualification begins

Another set of international games has come and gone without the Italian men's national team doing much to impress. We're here to chat through the games against England and Malta.


Another set of international games have come and gone for Roberto Mancini’s Azzurri, and the Italian men’s national team’s loss to England and win over Malta have presented more questions than answers again for the still-reigning European champions.

The Euro 2024 qualification campaign got off to a mixed start, and the loss to England exposed some problems, while also bringing an unexpected star in Argentine-born Mateo Retegui.

Matteo Pessina celebrates an Italy goal with Matteo Politano and Mateo Retegui. (@Azzurri)

Conor Clancy and Euan Burns are here to talk through all things Azzurri after their first two qualifiers, including Italy’s lack of depth and drop off in quality, Mancini’s tactics and selection choices, including Mattia Zaccagni’s omission.

As ever, this bonus podcast is available exclusively here on Patreon.com/TotalItalianFootball, where there are €2, €5 and €10 tiers available.

We dropped the Women’s Football Podcast yesterday, and normal service resumes on Friday with the Serie A Preview Show as domestic duties return.


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