England to face Italy, Denmark, Austria and Romania friendlies

England’s preparations for UEFA EURO 2020 are set, more or less, and the first international of next year is a prestige friendly against Italy.

The Heads Up International will take place at Wembley on the evening of Friday 27th March in support of the Football Association’s partnership with the Heads Together mental health initiative.

Roberto Mancini is now in charge of Italy, who cruised into EURO 2020 by winning all ten of their Group J qualifiers with a goal difference of +33. Next summer they’ll play Turkey, Switzerland and Wales. In Rome. (In that order.)

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Four days later, on Tuesday 31st March, Gareth Southgate’s side will play Denmark at Wembley. They qualified for EURO 2020 by finishing second in qualifying Group D, a point behind Switzerland.

Denmark are one of two host nations in Group B in the finals, where they’ll play Finland, Belgium and Russia.

England’s EURO 2020 warm-up matches in June take them to Vienna where they’ll take on Austria, who won six of their ten qualifiers to finish second behind Poland in their group.

The Netherlands, Ukraine and a playoff winner lie in wait after they host England on Tuesday 2nd June.

Finally, if Romania win their Play-Off Path then they will be Austria’s first opponent on 14th June. On Sunday 7th June they’ll be here to be England’s second warm-up opposition at an as yet unidentified venue.

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