Thursday October 6 2016
LIVEBLOG: Italy v Spain

Join us for the build-up and action to tonight’s huge World Cup qualifier between Italy and Spain in Turin.

It kicks off at the Juventus Stadium at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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

Only the top team in the group goes through directly into the 2018 World Cup, as runners-up must enter a play-off, so this result could well be decisive.

Giorgio Chiellini is suspended, so there has to be a reshuffle at the back while the rest of the Juve defence is reunited with Alvaro Morata.

These sides clashed only three months ago at Euro 2016, the Azzurri emerging 2-0 winners in the Round of 16 with Chiellini and Graziano Pellè on target.

Both Coaches have since changed, as Julen Lopetegui came in for Vicente Del Bosque and Giampiero Ventura took over from Antonio Conte.

Italy are unbeaten in 51 qualifiers for the World Cup and Euros, going back to September 2006 against France.

Having said that, Spain are unbeaten in World Cup qualifiers since March 1993, winning 42 and drawing 12.

Live Blog Italy v Spain, World Cup qualifier

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