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Italy set for friendlies in U.S. ahead of Euro 2024

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Italy will face Ecuador and Venezuela in two friendly matches in the United States in March, the country's football federation said on Friday.

The European champions will take on Venezuela on March 21 in Fort Lauderdale in Florida before facing Ecuador on March 24 at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.

Luciano Spalletti's side qualified for Euro 2024 after finishing second in Group C behind England, who Italy beat to win the last Euro in 2021.

The Azzurri have been drawn in a tough Group B alongside Spain, Croatia and Albania in Germany, where the Euro will be held between June 14-July 14.

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