Tonight sees England face off against Italy in their first World Cup encounter, and you can watch or listen live online for free.

The match kicks off tonight at 11:00 PM BST, and is being streamed live online on BBC One in the UK and RAI in Italy.

Both streams are free to watch, although regional restrictions may apply.

If you’d prefer live audio coverage then there are options available, via both online services and radio.

BBC Radio 5 will be broadcasting live commentary online and on 909/693 MW in the UK. Alternatively, you can also find live coverage on

Italy go into their first match as the favourites, in what is set to be a tightly contested group.

England will be doing their best to avoid a repeat of Euro 2012, when Italy sent them crashing out of the competition.

While both teams debut performances will be under careful scrutiny, the stadium itself is also finding itself under the microscope.

Concerns have been raised about the condition of the pitch ahead of tonight’s game, with pictures showing it covered in sand just a few days ago.

Other reports have shown grounds staff spraying the surface green in an apparent attempt to hide damaged patches.

Do you think England can defy the bookmakers and come away with a valuable win?

What do you make of the Brazilian facilities? Do you think they are up to the job?

Join the discussion below and let us know!