In what will be a huge boost for a team desperate for a first win since the last World Cup, Euro 2016 qualifying will start on Thursday with the last two games of the group stage.
Ahead of Thursday’s first leg of Group A against Italy, the Italian champions are also expected to play a game on Friday in the first leg at the San Siro, followed by a rematch against Portugal on Saturday.
The first match of the two legs will be held in the same stadium, which is being built on the site of the former Stadio Olimpico stadium, where the two teams met in the last round of the Champions League.
Italy’s victory against the hosts will be followed by Italy’s draw with Portugal, which will be played in the Aviva Stadium, in Dublin.
The final match will be between France and Belgium, which has been confirmed by the French Football Federation as the next group match, and will be in front of a crowd of over 10,000, and a new stadium is planned for the stadium.
The first of the matches will be at 3.00pm on Thursday, March 25, at the stadium in Rome.