« After the September meetings with England and Hungary, the Azzurri’s last two commitments in the UEFA Nations League, Roberto Mancini’s national team will close their 2022 year by facing Albania and Austria in a friendly match, announced the Italian Football Federation on Monday, September 19. The two matches, both scheduled for 8:45 p.m., will be played respectively on Wednesday November 16 at the Air Albania Stadium in Tirana and on Sunday November 20 at the Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna. »
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But a few days before the start of the World Cup in Qatar, the Italian Football Federation would have asked to move the meeting against Austria on November 19. Problem ? The Italian public channel, RAI, did not accede to the request from transalpine football. According to Corriere della Serra the broadcaster would have favored maintaining the program Danse avec les Stars on Saturday evening, that is to say on November 19.