Matchday two of the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 will witness Italy women coming up against Iceland women at Manchester City Academy Stadium.
Italy women will be taking on Iceland women in the matchday two of the Women’s European Championship 2022. This group D game holds a lot of significance as both the nations sit at both of the group and will need a win to enter into the top half. Italy have lot of work on their hands after a morale-thrashing 5-1 defeat in their opening match against France. While, Iceland can be content with a 1-1 draw with Belgium in their opener and will be keen to earn more points in their second match.
|Italy Women vs Iceland Women||Key Details|
|Date||14 July, 2022|
|Venue||Manchester City Academy Stadium|
|Kickoff time India||9:30 pm IST|
|Kickoff time Italy||6:00 pm CEST|
|Kickoff time Iceland||4:00 pm GMT|
The defeat to France was Italy’s first in seven matches, a run which stretched back to November of last year. However, it was the manner of the defeat against the French which would have been more concerning for the Italians. Conceding five goals in their first match is anything but ideal. With two tough sides in Iceland and Belgium still to play, Italy will surely have to up their game if they are to produce a stunning fightback and qualify from this group.
Iceland, on the other hand, had experienced a pretty good run of form leading to the 2022 Women’s Euros. In their last six fixtures, they had earned five wins to go with just a solitary defeat. In this period they scored 13 goals and conceded just six. A draw against Belgium in their opener isn’t the worst result for them and they will hope to draw inspiration from this result to use it in their further games.
Despite a heavy defeat against France, Italy coach, Milena Bertolini is expected to field the same XI. This will ensure stability and build confidence amongst the players as the tournament proceeds further. As for Iceland women, no changes are expected after a positive result against Belgium. They are also no injury or suspension issues to deal with.
Italy women possible line-up: Giuliani, Bartoli, Gama, Linari, Boattin, Galli, Giugliano, Caruso, Bergamaschi, Girelli, Bonansea
Iceland women possible line-up: Sigurdardottir, Atladottir, Viggosdottir, Arnardottir, Gisladottir, Jonsdottir, Brynjarsdottir, Gunnarsdottir, Vilhjalmsdottir, Thorvaldsdottir, Jonsdottir
The UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 match between Italy Women vs Iceland Women will take place at Manchester City Academy Stadium on Thursday at 9:30 pm IST.
Select UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 matches will be telecasted live on the Sony TEN network in India. Besides, live streaming of these matches will be available on SonyLIV and JioTV apps and OTT platforms in India. Additionally, selected matches will be streamed live in certain territories on UEFA.tv.