Our football match prediction:
Wembley Stadium will host Tuesday's football match between England and Italy, who face each other in a friendly for the first time since 2015. Back then two sides played out a 1-1 draw and it has to be noted that it has been six years since the Three Lions last defeated the Azzurri on the international stage. The hosts will be without injured ace Harry Kane against Italy, but Man City winger Raheem Sterling, who is enjoying a season to remember, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. The Italians, on the other hand, have yet to recover from a shocking elimination in the World Cup play-offs. Luigi di Biaggio's men are eager to make amends for the unsuccessful qualifying campaign, but seeing that England are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict the hosts will emerge triumphant in Tuesday's friendly.
Highlighted Player (Daniel Sturridge):
Daniel Andre Sturridge is an English footbal player born on 1st of September 1989 in Birmingham. Sturridge started his football career for Aston Villa. After playing for Chelsea, Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers Sturridge got transferred to Liverpool for approximately 11 million euro. Daniel Sturridge made his debut for the English national team on 15th of November 2011.Sturridge is known for being a strong and fast left footed striker. Because of his great technique defenders don’t know what to expect once they are in a one against one situation with Sturridge. Sturridge won several prices with Chelsea like the Champions League, the Premier League title and the FA Cup. Sturridge’s best individual season was in 2013/2014 where he and Suarez were able to reach to the second place in the Premier League. The way Sturridge celebrates his goals are very recognizable and widely mimicked.
Highlighted Team (Italy):
With four World Cup titles and one European Championship trophy, Italy remain one of world’s most successful teams and they have also finished as runners up at major tournaments on four occasions. The Azzurri have become famous for their result oriented football over the years which is perfectly suited for World Cup and Euro finals, so it is now a surprise when they fail to reach the final stages. After winning the second and third edition of the World Cup, Italy endured a difficult period until lifting their first European Championship title in 1968, while they also managed to show some improvement at the turn of the century. While winning the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the Azzurri reached Euro finals in 2000 and 2012, and they are still regarded as one of the leading sides in Europe. There have been too many high-profile players leaving their mark on the national team to count, but the likes of Paolo Maldini, Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro, Dino Zoff, Roberto Baggio, Luigi Riva and Alessandro Del Piero will go down as some of the most successful ones.