Thursday September 1 2016
LIVEBLOG: Italy v France

Join us for all the build-up and action as Giampiero Ventura makes his Italy debut against old rivals France in a very special match.

It kicks off at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

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

This is the first game in charge for new Coach Ventura, who aims to build on the work done by Antonio Conte at Euro 2016.

There’s something extra special about this clash, as it’s also the debut for VAR technology – Video Assistant Referees – so officials will be communicating with Bjorn Kuipers.

However, as it’s still at the early testing stage, it will be ‘offline’ – without interrupting the match.

Because of that, FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Vice-Secretary General Zvonimir Boban will be in the stands and take part in tomorrow’s Press conference on the technology.

Live Blog Italy vs. France, International Friendly