Italy European Champions will play the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification against Switzerland on Friday 12 November 2021 at the Olimpico di Roma Stadium in Rome at 20:45. Italy is in UEFA Group C one of the ten groups in the World Cup qualification tournament to decide which teams will qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Italy leading Group C with 9 points, followed by Switzerland with 6 points, Bulgaria, and Northern Ireland with 1 point, and Lithuania without points. The group winner will qualify directly for the World Cup finals, while the runner-up will advance to the second round (play-offs).
The Switzerland game in Rome will be the side’s 63rd there, in the city that has hosted the Azzurri the most times. In the 62 up to now, they have won 38, drawn 17 and lost just 7. Italy have played Switzerland 59 times, including the 3-0 EURO 2020 group-stage win on 16 June; of the 59, the side have won 29, drawn 22 and lost 8.
Italy restart their adventure towards the World Cup in September: on 2 September they face Bulgaria at the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence, on 5 September they face Switzerland at the St. Jakob Park in Basilea, while on 8 September they will play Lithuania at the Stadio Città del Tricolore in Reggio Emilia. After the October international break that is reserved for the Nations League Final Four, the Azzurri will again get back to qualifiers, hosting Switzerland before visiting Northern Ireland on 15 November.