Sunday October 9 2016
LIVEBLOG: Macedonia v Italy

Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s World Cup qualifier between Italy and Macedonia.

It kicks off in Skopje at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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The Azzurri absolutely need a victory against one of the group whipping boys after a 1-1 draw with Spain.

Graziano Pellè was frozen out after refusing to shake Coach Giampiero Ventura’s hand, while Giorgio Chiellini and Riccardo Montolivo are injured.

The new front pairing of Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti is expected to start with Marco Verratti pulling the midfield strings.

Macedonia have Serie A strikers Goran Pandev of Genoa and Palermo’s Ilija Nestorovski leading the way.

It is the first ever competitive game between these two sides.

Live Blog Macedonia v Italy, World Cup qualifier

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