Match: France vs Italy Competition: International Friendly Time / Date: 22:00h / 1 June 2018 Venue: Allianz Riviera (Nice)
Once Italy does not qualify for the World Cup, it is necessary to raise the spirit with victories just in such matches against teams like France.
After a solid performance in the World Cup Qualifiers where recorded seven wins, two draws and only one loss, Didier Deschamps ended first on their Group A. In friendlies matches recorded an unexpected loss against Colombia with 3:2, but quickly reacted with two wins over Russia and Iceland with 3: 1 and 2: 0.
Although they had the same performance as France, Italy failed to qualify as losing their playoff against Sweden. And here Mancini will be able to make his own tests again.
The last two times they have met have been friendly matches, both won by France with 1: 2 and 1: 3.
When we see these two teams in a „trial match“, we can expect attractive football, and that’s exactly what I’m expecting here at this meeting, expecting to see at least 3 goals.