Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# azzurre

All time
Experienced Italians will feel they can pip Ireland in ongoing battle to be best of the rest
There has been little to pick between the two teams in recent years.