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France vs Italy Women's EURO preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, predicted line-ups

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Group D game between France and Italy.

Women's EURO 2022 preview: France v Italy

France meet Italy at New York Stadium in UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Group D on Sunday 10 July.

France vs Italy at a glance

When: Sunday 10 July, 21:00 CET
Where: New York Stadium, Rotherham
What: Group D, Matchday 1
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here

Where to watch France vs Italy on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Women's EURO 2022 broadcast partner(s) here.

What do you need to know?

Meet the teams: France

Lyon's success in this season's UEFA Women's Champions League final has underlined France's potential in their seventh successive Women's EURO. They have yet to make it beyond the quarter-finals but they have class throughout their squad, daunting captain Wendie Renard anchoring their defence. Runners-up in 1993 and 1997, Italy have endured leaner years but are back on the rise and will not cave in to their neighbours easily.

Possible starting line-ups

France: Peyraud-Magnin; Périsset, Karchaoui, Mbock Bathy, Torrent; Matéo, Bilbault, Toletti; Diani, Katoto, Cascarino

Italy: Giuliani; Bartoli, Gama, Linari, Boattin; Caruso, Giugliano, Galli; Bergamaschi, Girelli, Bonansea

Reporters' views

Vanessa Tomaszewski, France reporter

Meet the teams: Italy

France may have long dominated the Women's Champions League thanks to Lyon, but the national side are yet to progress beyond the last eight at a Women's EURO. This team, though, led by Corinne Diacre and combining the experience of the likes of Wendie Renard with the youth of Selma Bacha, is out to buck the trend.

Vieri Capretta, Italy reporter

France are favourites so Italy will try to play in an intelligent fashion, focusing on their strengths of remaining compact, maintaining defensive discipline and making the most of any France mistakes. Starting with a win would be some achievement for the Azzurre, but avoiding defeat could be just as important.

Form guide

Renard looks ahead to Italy clash

Last six games: WWWWWW (most recent first)
Last match: France 7-0 Vietnam, 01/07
Women's EURO 2017: quarter-finals (L 1-0 vs England)

Last six games: DWWDWW (most recent first)
Last match: Italy 1-1 Spain, 01/07
Women's EURO 2017: fourth in Group B (W1 D0 L2)

View from the camps

2005 highlights: France 3-1 Italy

Corinne Diacre, France coach: "Everyone is doing well in a mental and physical sense. Now we are starting another competition. We have to reset the counters to zero. We are up against three teams at the same level as us. It's up to us to stay focused, to listen to our bodies, and not take any risks in the last training session. I am hoping for an open game. I think it's going to be a close one."

Milena Bertolini, Italy coach: "We are taking it game after game, so for now we are focused on France. But we know that to progress we'll need to beat the others too. Our aim is to progress from the group. To face a strong team like France, we need to go beyond our physical and technical abilities, and to do so we need to be united, and be tactically on point, in Italian fashion."

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