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Italy’s March International Fixtures

Italy will get ready for this year’s European Championships by taking on a couple of South American teams during the March International break.

With time running out before the tournament starts, who can force their way into the plans of Luciano Spalletti as Italy look to retain their European crown.

Italy’s March International Fixtures

Italy’s selection of opponents for March will see his them take on teams from South America meaning that their manager has seen something in the style of that football that he thinks can help his team.

Italy are no stranger to playing the best that continent has to offer following numerous memorable battles against the likes of Brazil and Argentina, but Ecuador and Venezuela will provide a different test.

  • Thursday March 21 – Italy vs. Venezuela – 21:00
  • Sunday March 24 – Ecuador vs. Italy – 20:00

Rivals Analysis

In Ecuador and Venezuela, Italy don’t face the best South America can offer, but they will come up against sides who’ll be confident they can land a blow on Italy.

Moises Caicedo is the main man in the Ecuador midfield and the Chelsea star is fully aware of what it takes to play in big games after starring in the Premier League.

Enner Valencia is another player with Premier League experience and the former West Ham and Everton striker will be responsible for Ecuador in front of goal.

Venezuela have a young squad but it’s two veterans who they’ll rely on. Captain Tomas Rincon, a star for Santos is arguably their most influential player but it’s former Everton star Salomon Rondon who will be the goal threat.

Squad Selection and Player Analysis

Italy’s squad is built of reliable veterans but there has been some exciting call ups in recent years. Nicolo Barella and Jorginho will be the two men responsible for controlling the game for Italy, but who will be the hero in front of goal?

That surely has to fall on the shoulders of both Federico Chiesa and Ciro Immobile. Both have been impressive at club level, but can they transfer that onto the big stage this summer?

In defence, Destiny Udogie has been a revelation since joining Spurs and his recent call up could provide some excitement in the Italy defence.

Tactical Preview

Spaletti has only recently taken over at Italy so it’s unfair to judge the former Napoli manager at this stage as he gets used to his new squad.

In Naples, Spalletti’s side won Serie A and they were very impressive doing so as their relentless pressure made many quality sides submit.

Spalletti’s sides are known for their hard work and constant running and the ability to counter quickly. With Italy’s most famous sides known for the defensive resilience, can Spalletti inject some excitement into one of football’s most successful nations?

The directness of Federico Chiesa will be vital for Spalletti as his tactics will rely on quick attackers who can cause problems and the Juventus attacker can help with that.

Matches Preparations

Italy will use these two fixtures to help pick their best side for the European Championships this summer. They’ll be hopeful they can do well in the Euros, and this will be the time for Spalletti to mould his side.

Can anyone force their way into Spalletti’s plans or does the veteran manager already know his side? Italy will be a major threat in this tournament and teams wanting to know how they set up can take plenty from these fixtures as this is likely to be the last chance that Spalletti can sort a settled team.

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A Socios.com Fan Token is a digital asset that transforms your passion into rewards. As a Fan Token holder, you have the potential to access once-in-a-lifetime experiences, exclusive benefits, and other perks for being what you’ve always been – a passionate fan. Fan Tokens empower you to vote in official team polls, predict results, check-in for games, play games, choose your favourite players and more while generating reward points that lead to extraordinary Fan Rewards.

Fan Tokens Holder Benefits & Rewards

Fan Tokens empower you to reward your passion. Think of unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences like meeting the players, re-creating classic goals or even being a part of matchday in novel and exciting ways. You can win matchday tickets, VIP seats, behind-the-scenes access and more with your Fan Tokens.

Score Incredible Fan Rewards

Fans earn Fan Rewards by engaging with the team on the Socios.com app. Each time you predict and check into matches, play in-app games or vote in polls, you’ll score points. These points tally and enable you to get SSU. SSU are your in-app loyalty tokens, and you’ll trade these in for Fan Rewards.

Fan Tokens have enabled fans to travel with the first team, win unique match used merchandize and even enjoy VIP matchday experiences with team legends. Are you ready to get rewarded for your loyalty?

Vote In Polls and Make Your Mark on the clubs in the Champions League

Perhaps one of the most commonly used features on the Socios.com app is the voting system. Your Fan Tokens give you a say in your club. You’ll be able to pick shirt designs, stadium murals, official team merch and more. Whenever you use Fan Tokens, you always get to keep them, so keep impacting your side with your Fan Tokens.

Engage with clubs for Experience and Leaderboard Points

Use your Fan Tokens to score XP and LP on the Socios.com app. XP are experience points, gained every time you level up. LP are leaderboard points, and these stack in Team Leaderboards. Here, you’ll compete with fellow fans to win huge prizes when you rank at the end of the season!

Score points each time you:

  • Vote in polls
  • Check in to matches – do this each matchday to bag easy points!
  • Predict the score – get maximum points for the perfect score, and score when you guess the outcome too
  • Play in-app games, Freekick challenge and Pop & Swap.

How To Buy Fan Tokens

  1. Download the Socios.com app and follow these three steps to get your first Fan Tokens:
  2. Open the Socios.com app and tap on Wallet.
  3. Top up your Wallet with our in-app currency, Chiliz ($CHZ)T
  4. Tap on Sports, tap on All Teams and then hit Football to filter out football teams. Then search for your team and get your Fan Tokens using the $CHZ you just bought
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