In the first few weeks of January, there will be a friendly fixture between Italy and France, but there is no guarantee that this will be the start of a World Cup campaign.
It is also not clear if there will even be a match, with Italy facing the Netherlands and France playing Germany.
The hosts will play in Paris on Saturday evening, and then a return to Milan on Sunday.
This will be Italy’s first ever home game, but they have played the first three games at home.
The two teams have played each other in the past, including the 2007-08 season, which ended with Italy beating France 3-1 in the last 16.
However, this time around the two teams will face each other on a pitch they are unfamiliar with, with France having played France twice in Paris in 2017.
The weather will be ideal for both teams, with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius.
However it will be tough for both sides to adapt to the weather.
In a recent interview with the Italian newspaper La Stampa, French international Emmanuel Riviere told the newspaper: “We know that we will have a tough game against France, we know that it will have to be a tough match.
I hope that we can do well.
France are coming off a tough win against Italy in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals. “
It is not a normal match, we have the characteristics to do well against them.”
France are coming off a tough win against Italy in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.
They were beaten 2-0 by the hosts in Paris, but lost in the quarter-final to eventual winners Spain.
There is no doubt that this match will be different to that game.
In the match against Italy, both sides played the same formation, with a number of changes in personnel.
However the game will be played in a different way from the previous two.
There will be two sets of players on the pitch, with only one line of defence.
This is not the case for the match in Paris.
There are four defensive midfielders, with the centre back, holding midfielder and wing back, and four wingers.
France have four attacking midfielders and two attacking wingers, while Italy have two attacking midfield and one attacking wing.
There have been no changes in the starting line-up for either side.
Both teams are likely to be cautious in the way they play, with one of the goals coming from an individual effort.
However there will certainly be a fair amount of chances.
The game will come down to the final minutes, with either team being a little tired after two or three hours of football.
However if either side can get back to their rhythm, then they will be very likely to score.
There has been some speculation that the match may be played as a two-leg fixture, as the two sides have already played the last two games in the Champions League group stage.
However this could have some problems.
France are currently bottom of the group, but Italy are top.
In fact, the only time Italy have played in the group stage was in 2008, when they beat Austria 2-1.
Italy have been outscored by a staggering 14 goals, and the goal difference is so big that it is not easy to make a difference.
The Italian squad are not very experienced, having only made three World Cup appearances.
Italy also play a game in Marseille on Sunday, and this game could be important for them.
The fixture is a big test for both of the sides.
It will be their first appearance in France’s capital since the last time they played there in 1996.
Both Italy and the hosts have their Champions League campaigns to look forward to in the near future, as they will have the chance to qualify for the 2019-20 tournament.
However with the weather expected to be very cold, both teams will have their work cut out.
Italian coach Maurizio Sarri said: “The game will not be easy.
The players are ready for the game, we will prepare for it, we can’t afford to make any mistakes.” “
We will be extremely cautious.
The players are ready for the game, we will prepare for it, we can’t afford to make any mistakes.”
It is likely that there will not even be an international break between the two fixtures.
France, who finished second in the 2017 World Cup in Brazil, will be in Europe for two months, and Italy are in France for two weeks.
They will then be back in Italy, and are expected to face each another in their home country, where they have yet to play a match.
The next international match between Italy, France and the Netherlands will take place on March 9.