the official lineups for the Euro 2024 qualifying match

Italy chasing a fundamental victory for qualification for Euro 2024 against North Macedonia: the match will be played on Friday 17 November at 8.45pm at the Olimpico in Rome, live on free-to-air TV on Rai 1 and streaming on RaiPlay. The official lineups with Spalletti’s choices.

Italy football team, third in group C, faces North Macedonia for the 2024 European Championship qualifiers: Spalletti’s Azzurri need 4 points – or a victory with Ukraine – to secure the pass for the European championship, facing the Macedonian team that has already eliminated the Italian national team in March 2022. The Italy-North Macedonia match will be played at the Olimpico in Rome: kick-off at 8.45pm, live free TV on Rai 1 and free streaming on RaiPlay.

After defeat against England at Wembley, the Azzurri need to score at least 4 points in two matches (but even just 3 could be enough) to directly access the tournament without going through the playoff lottery. In the group standings C, Italy is third with 10 points, -3 behind second-placed Ukraine and +3 behind fourth-placed Macedonia, England in first place with 16 points. Compared to Ukraine, the Azzurri have one game less and beat the Ukrainian team at San Siro (2-1), gaining the benefit of ‘direct clashes’ in case of finishing on equal points.

The official line-ups of Italy-North Macedonia. In front of Donnarumma, the national team’s defense is centered on Inter players Darmian (in place of Di Lorenzo, suspended), Acerbi, Gatti (Juventus player), Dimarco. In midfield Jorginho is the leading light of the game with Barella and Bonaventura on the sides, Locatelli will not be there (injured). In the offensive trident Raspadori starts from the beginning together with Berardi and Chiesa. In the stands alongside the suspended Di Lorenzo there will also be Vicario, Biraghi, Colpani and Kean.

ITALIA (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Darmian, Gatti, Acerbi, Dimarco; Barella, Jorginho, Bonaventura; Berardi, Raspadori, Chiesa. Coach: Spalletti.

NORD MACEDONIA (4-2-3-1): Dimitrievsky; Manev, Serafimov, Dimoski; Ademi, Elezi; Alioski, Bardhi, Elmas; Miovski. Ct: Milevski.

  • Match: Italy-North Macedonia
  • When to play: Friday 17 November 2023
  • Time: 8.45pm
  • Where to play: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
  • TV channel: Rai 1
  • Live streaming: Rai Play
  • Competition: Euro 2024 Qualifiers, 7th day

Where to watch Italy-North Macedonia live on Rai, the free-to-air channel

The Italy-North Macedonia match will be broadcast live on TV, exclusively but free to everyone on Rai 1 which will cover the entire event before and after the match which will start at 8.45pm. Commentary by Alberto Rimedio and Antonio Di Gennaro. Tizia Alla on the pitch. Alessandro Antinelli and Daniele Adani will be at the studio station for the connections. The match will be postponed on Sky.

Italy-North Macedonia, where to watch it in free streaming

Rai holds the TV rights to the matches of the Italian national football team. This is why the exclusivity also extends to the RaiPlay platform which will broadcast the race in live streaming and free for everyone.

The official lineups of Italy-Macedonia: Spalletti’s choices

For his Italy, Spalletti has to do without Locatelli in midfield (injured) and Di Lorenzo in defense (suspended). Among those confirmed are Donnarumma, an Inter-style defense (Darmian, Acerbi, Dimarco) with the Juventus player Gatti as the other central defender. Barella and Bonaventura in the midfield on either side of Jorginho. In attack, a trident composed of Berardi, Raspadori, Chiesa.

ITALIA (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Darmian, Gatti, Acerbi, Dimarco; Barella, Jorginho, Bonaventura; Berardi, Raspadori, Chiesa. Coach: Spalletti.

NORD MACEDONIA (4-2-3-1): Dimitrievsky; Manev, Serafimov, Dimoski; Ademi, Elezi; Alioski, Bardhi, Elmas; Miovski. Ct: Milevski.

Italy’s ranking in group C for the 2024 European Championship Qualifiers

Italy is currently third in the Group C standings. There are three points that separate the Azzurri from Ukraine, second and direct contender for the pass to the European Championships. Compared to Ukraine, Italy has one game less and will be able to take advantage of the direct clash against the Ukrainian team to take second place.

  • England 16
  • Ukraine 13
  • Italia 10
  • North Macedonia 7
  • Malta 0

After the success in the first of the four matches – 3-2 in Skopje on 9 October 2016 (goal by Belotti and brace by Immobile) – Italy did not win any of the next three matches against North Macedonia: two draws, including the last one (1-1), last September 9th, and a defeat.



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