Thursday October 6th, 2016

Italy hosts Spain on Thursday in a key World Cup qualifier ahead of the 2018 tournament set to be held in Russia.

Italy look to maintain a 51-match unbeaten streak in qualifying that dates back more than 10 years. New coach Giampiero Ventura can make a strong impression in a high-profile matchup. Italy knocked out Spain over the summer at Euro 2016, topping the reigning champions in the first round of the knockout stage. 

Italy was eventually eliminated by Germany in the quarterfinals. 

Spain also turns to a new manager, Julen Lopetegui, with designs on returning to the country’s recent success internationally. It should be a tight matchup as both teams continue on their road to the World Cup.

See how to watch Thursday's match below. 

How to watch

When: 2:45 p.m. ET

TV: Fox Sports 1

Live stream: Watch the match online here.

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