Italy vs. Nigeria: Preview and TV schedule

Steve Haag

A couple of World Cup-bound teams will test out some new personnel in England on Monday.

Two days after sealing their place in the World Cup, Nigeria head north to take on Italy in a friendly. Don't be stunned if they look a bit tired and not quite up for the game after beating Ethiopia on Saturday, though the fans should be behind them. Nigeria regularly plays friendlies in London due to the high number of people of Nigerian descent in the area, so expect a very pro-Nigerian crowd.

Italy drew Germany in a friendly on Friday and will probably make some changes to their lineup for this match. Giuseppe Rossi will likely get his first start for the Azzurri since his return from injury, and he'll probably get to make that start alongside Mario Balotelli. Expect to see Cesare Prandelli test out some new options in goal and defense as well.

Match date/time: Monday, 2:45 p.m. ET, 7:45 p.m. local

Venue: Craven Cottage, London, England

TV: beIN Sport (U.S.), RAI Uno (Italy), SuperSport 3 (Nigeria)

Online: beIN Sport play (U.S. and Canada)

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