It is now confirmed that Italy’s crunch 2022 World Cup qualifier against Switzerland will be at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on November 12.

The match was always scheduled for this venue, but some concerns had emerged over the last few days about the state of the pitch.

With both Roma and Lazio playing Serie A, Coppa Italia and European fixtures here, the turf rarely gets a break, with Jose Mourinho and Maurizio Sarri complaining about the conditions.

There is also a rugby match due to be played here.

However, following an inspection, the FIGC has now confirmed that the Stadio Olimpico will host the World Cup qualifier between Italy and Switzerland on Friday November 12.

As per the new COVID regulations, it will be open to 75 per cent capacity rather than the current 50 per cent.

Tickets for the game will go on sale from the afternoon of Monday October 18.

Italy lead Group C with 14 points from six games, but Switzerland are right on their heels with 11 points after just five matches played.

Only the group winners go directly into the 2022 World Cup, the runners-up facing the play-offs.

9 thought on “Stadio Olimpico confirmed for Italy vs. Switzerland”
  1. why play such an important match at the olimpico if the pitch is going to be crap it would’ve been better to swop it to the San Siro which would have had a much better atmosphere with the crowd nearer the pitch or even Maradona stadium

  2. @ACM true and also add crowd booing Donorumma to your list …ooooohhh waittt thats not a benefit.

  3. Whatever the stadium, we need to win this game. I was praying for a gift from Northern Ireland and Lithuania but now we have to take matters into our own hands. More importantly than the pitch, let’s hope Mancini can get the lads purring again; they all looked a bit tired against Spain. Besides, I couldn’t stand another play off!!

  4. Italia must never play at San Siro for a very long time. They should play where all our players are respected regardless who they play for. In respect of the Olimpico, hopefully they will have good groundsmen to have it in good conditions. Best for things to be in our own hands rather than hoping for other results. Grande Cuore Italiano – Forza Azzurri.

  5. Bob/Tonino/and anyone else moaning about san siro and booing Donna.
    Why don’t you all go watch England and the Premier League instead of gli Azzurri and Serie A. There they have hooligans but they cheer their players win, lose or draw. Results mean nothing and the players are all heros.

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