NEWS
Monday September 5 2016
LIVEBLOG: Israel vs. Italy

Join us for all the build-up, action and post-match comments from Italy’s opening World Cup qualifier with Israel.

It kicks off at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

Giampiero Ventura’s Azzurri begin their path to the 2018 World Cup in a difficult group with Israel, Spain, Albania, Macedonia and Lichtenstein.

They have only faced Israel three times before, winning twice and earning a 0-0 draw in the 1970 World Cup group stage.

However, there was also a scare when Italy were trailing 2-0 only to come back and win 4-2 in a 1962 World Cup qualifier.

The Nazionale made sure of safe passage by winning the second leg 6-0.

Can Italy continue their remarkable run of 50 European and World Cup qualifiers undefeated?

Live Blog Israel vs. Italy, World Cup qualifier