England book friendlies
England have arranged friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy in March as they step up their preparations for the World Cup.
Gareth Southgate’s side will face the Netherlands in Amsterdam on March 23 before hosting Italy at Wembley four days later.
Both the Netherlands and Italy have failed to qualify for next year’s tournament in Russia. The Netherlands finished third behind France and Sweden in their qualification group. Italy will miss the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after losing 1-0 on aggregate in their two-legged playoff against Sweden.