Netherlands vs Italy Nations League preview: where to watch, team news

Netherlands face Italy in UEFA Nations League Group 1 – all you need to know.

The Netherlands' Georginio Wijnaldum and Leroy Fer out for a ride on the eve of the game
The Netherlands' Georginio Wijnaldum and Leroy Fer out for a ride on the eve of the game ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Netherlands face Italy in UEFA Nations League Group 1 in Amsterdam on Monday 7 September at 20:45 CET.

Netherlands vs Italy: live build-up

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Nations League broadcast partner(s) here

What has happened so far?

Group A1 kicked off on Friday with two tightly contested matches. Bosnia and Herzegovina ended Italy's 11-match winning run with a 1-1 draw in Florence, Edin Džeko giving the visitors a second-half lead before Stefano Sensi's deflected effort earned a share of the spoils. The Netherlands edged out Poland in Amsterdam courtesy of Steven Bergwijn's first international goal.

Squads

Netherlands
Goalkeepers:
Bizot (AZ), Cillessen (Valencia), Krul (Norwich)
Defenders: Aké (Manchester City), Dumfries (PSV), Schuurs (Ajax), Tete (Lyon), Van Dijk (Liverpool), Veltman (Brighton), Wijndal (AZ)
Midfielders: F De Jong (Barcelona), De Roon (Atalanta), Fer (Feyenoord), Hateboer (Atalanta), Ihattaren (PSV), Strootman (Marseille), Van de Beek (Man. United), Wijnaldum (Liverpool)
Forwards: Babel (Galatasaray), Bergwijn (Tottenham), L De Jong (Sevilla), Depay (Lyon), Promes (Ajax)

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Italy
Goalkeepers: Cragno (Cagliari), Donnarumma (Milan), Meret (Napoli), Sirigu (Torino)
Defenders: Acerbi (Lazio), Biraghi (Inter), Bonucci (Juventus), Caldara (Atalanta), Chiellini (Juventus), D'Ambrosio (Inter), Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Florenzi (Roma), Mancini (Roma), Spinazzola (Roma)
Midfielders: Barella (Inter), Bonaventura (unattached), Cristante (Roma), Gagliardini (Inter), Jorginho (Chelsea), Locatelli (Sassuolo), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Sensi (Inter), Tonali (Brescia), Zaniolo (Roma)
Forwards: Belotti (Torino), Caputo (Sassuolo), Chiesa (Fiorentina), El Shaarawy (Shanghai Shenua), Immobile (Lazio), Insigne (Napoli), Kean (Everton), Lasagna (Udinese), Orsolini (Bologna)

Previous meetings

• The Netherlands’ record in 21 previous games against Italy is W3 D9 L9; the sides last met in a 2018 friendly in Turin, drawing 1-1.

• The Dutch are without a win in five meetings with Italy (D3 L2) since they beat the Azzurri 3-0 in their opening game at UEFA EURO 2008.

What the coaches say

Nations League 2018/19 memories
Nations League 2018/19 memories

Dwight Lodeweges, Netherlands interim coach: "We played quite well against Poland. They have a strong team, with good players, but they came to play very defensively. It was difficult to play through it. It will be extremely interesting against Italy. They play a bit like us. There were a few vulnerable players, but it all looks good. They could all play in principle. Happy daddy [Denzel] Dumfries, among others. Becoming a father does not prevent him from playing."

Roberto Mancini, Italy coach: "We will go to the Netherlands to try to win the game, as we always do. Our winning streak had to end sooner or later [as it did against Bosnia and Herzegovina]. We're just glad it was with a draw and not a defeat. We'll keep the basic structure, but a few players will change because they can't play every three days."

Next up

Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Netherlands – 11 October
Poland vs Italy – 11 October

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