Liveblog: WCQ Italy v Northern Ireland

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the opening 2022 World Cup qualifier, as Italy host Northern Ireland.

It kicks off at the Stadio Tardini in Parma at 19.45 GMT.

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The Azzurri are in the same group as Northern Ireland, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Lithuania.

There have been four previous meetings between the nations, with three Italy victories and a 0-0 draw in Belfast in October 2010.

The most recent encounter was a Euro 2012 qualifier in October 2011, the Nazionale winning 3-0 with an Antonio Cassano brace in Pescara.

Roberto Mancini’s men will also be in action against Bulgaria on March 28 and Lithuania on March 31.

There will be a minute’s silence before kick-off and Italy wear black armbands to mark the death of five legends who passed since the last break for international duty: Pietro Anastasi, Mauro Bellugi, Mario Corso, Pierino Prati and Paolo Rossi.

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