Spain vs Italy: Preview, kick-off time and where to watch Nations League on TV and online

Plenty of Serie A stars are going to be back in action again as Italy take on Spain in the Nations League semi-final.


The action in the world of Italian football will not stop coming and now attention will turn to the UEFA Nations League in the Netherlands, where Italy will be taking on Spain.

The match takes place at FC Twente’s stadium in Enschede and it will see a repeat of the last time Italy were in the semi-finals of this tournament. That time, Spain beat them before then losing to France in the final.

This time, the winning team of Spain vs Italy will take on either the Netherlands or Croatia in the final. Given how recent weeks have panned out, Italy will not feel confident of winning the final should they beat Spain.

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

Spain vs Italy: Predicted lineups

Due to these games coming so close to the end of the season, neither side is expected to have all of their best players available for selection in the semi-final. Spain will not have Sergio Busquets, Pedri or Ferran Torres available, whilst Juan Bernat withdrew and was replaced by Fran Garcia. There could be a debut for Robin Le Normand.

Giorgio Scalvini and Sandro Tonali have been sent to the U21 Euros, whilst Wilfried Gnonto will play in that and the Nations League. Mateo Retegui is expected to start for Italy again, but he now has competition from Ciro Immobile.

Spain predicted XI vs Italy (4-3-3): Simon; Carvajal, Le Normand, Laporte, Alba; Rodri, Zubimendi, Merino; Asensio, Morata, Gavi.

Italy predicted XI vs Spain (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Acerbi, Bastoni, Spinazzola; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Retegui, Pellegrini.

Roberto Mancini as Italy coach. (@Azzurri)

Spain vs Italy: When does the Nations League semi-final start?

The Nations League semi-final final of Spain vs Italy is set to kick off at 20:45 CEST, local time in the Netherlands. That makes it a 19:45 kick-off in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

For those watching Spain vs Italy in the United States of America, the game kicks off at 14:45 EST / 11:45 PST.

Spain vs Italy: Where to watch the Nations League semi-final?

For those viewing Spain vs Italy in the Nations League in the United States, the 2022/23 final can be seen on Fox Sports 1.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, you can watch Spain vs Italy on Viaplay.


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