The England men’s Under-20 team suffered a third defeat in as many matches in their 2023-24 Elite League fixture against a strong Italy side at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. The 0-3 defeat leaves them stuck at the bottom of the ten team table, whereas the Italians top the standings with ten points.
Italy opened the scoring in the 37th minute through Luis Hasa of Juventus but the result remained in the balance until the closing stages when a quickfire pair of strikes from Filippo Missori of Sassuolo and a second from Hasa sealed the win and wrapped up the three points for the visitors.
England Under-20 team boss Ben Futcher takes his charges to Germany on Monday, where they will meet their German counterparts in another Elite League clash at the Jahnstadion Regensburg.
You can find a full match report on the England Football website.