- Historic records before their meeting in June 2012 at Euro 2012 (0-0: 4-2 AET) and after an August 2012 friendly won by England, 2-1.
Their Last Match in 2002
Two historic rivals with vastly different footballing mentalities will meet this Sunday at the Olympic Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine in a Euro 2012 quarterfinal match. England may be the mother of modern football; however, the Italians played a game called "Calcio Fiorentino" (Florentine kickball) during the Renaissance.
Sir Winston Churchill once said, "Italians lose wars as if they were football matches and football matches as if they were wars." Former Italian international and Chelsea player/manager, Gianluca Vialli, said in "The Italian Job," "The Italians play with their heads, and the English play with their hearts."
Rare Tournament Play
The Italian Derivation of “il Mister”
Historic Record and Trivia
Historic Matches According to Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF)
ITALIA - ENGLAND 1-1 (1-1) Friendly
ITALIA - ENGLAND 2-2 (0-1) Friendly
ENGLAND - ITALIA 2-0 (0-0) Friendly
Note: First win for England outside of Europe versus Italy.
Note: Third win by Italy on English soil.