Nations League: Why is England vs Italy being played behind closed doors?

England manager Gareth Southgate speaking at a press conference
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England face Italy in Group A3 of the Nations League on Saturday, in the countries' first meeting since last summer's Euro 2020 final at Wembley - which the Azzurri won on penalties.

And it is the crowd trouble surrounding that game which means this match at Wolves' Molineux will take place behind closed doors.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...