On 4 June, ten days before the start of the world cup in Russia, meet Italy and the Netherlands to each other in a friendly match in Turin. That made both federation Friday known.
It is the 21st meeting between the Squadra Azzurra and Orange. Italy won nine of those meetings, the Netherlands three. Eight times ended the duel in a tie. The last mutual game, also friendly in Amsterdam in march 2017, was won by the Azzurri with 1-2.
Italy, that for the first time, absent at the world cup since 1958, plays in the coming months some prestigious friendly matches. On 23 march in Manchester against Argentina, while four days later in London England wait. On June 1, affects Italy in Nice in France. Provisionally takes beloftencoach Luigi Di Biagio in the face where as interimbondscoach.
The netherlands, for his part, stated recently Ronald Koeman as new head coach. He makes his debut on march 23 with a home match against the Netherlands. Four days later, wait a meeting with Portugal in Geneva. Furthermore, on 31 may a meeting with Slovakia in Trnava on the program.