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Italy's Giorgio Chiellini (L) talks to his team's head coach Antonio Conte during a training sessionReuters

Italy have already qualified for the European Championships in France next year after topping Group H of the Euro 2016 qualifiers, without recording a single loss from their nine games so far. They will be looking to keep the record intact as they go head-to-head against Norway in the final qualifying game from the group tonight at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

While the Azzurri will be looking for a win to draw curtains to their Euro 2016 qualifiers on a high note, Norway will be desperate to record a win, to become the second team from the group to seal the qualification.

Norway stay in the second place with 19 points, while Croatia stay third with 17 points, and either side have a chance to join Italy as the second team from the group for the Euro 2016 finals.

Even a draw will not help Norway's case as Croatia have a better head-to-head record against them.

In the other group game of the evening, Croatia take on rockbottom side Malta, and only a win can take the former through to the Euro 2016 finals.

And Norway coach Per-Mathias Hogmo knows what kind of a battle they are in for tonight.

"I'm happy with how our young team has improved. Many players have grown and evolved in their clubs, and all this with the national team. So far, with the national team, this is my biggest test," Hogmo said at the pre-match press conference. 

The Norway manager also explained his keys to record a win today. "We have to show great intensity in the attack and the defence and also look for creating spaces," Hogmo said. "The entire balance of the team also remains vital."

The away side might be chalking out their plans to record a win today, but former Juventus manager Antonio Conte is looking for his seventh win of the qualifiers with Italy. "We will give Norway our utmost respect: in Rome it will be a great game," the Italy coach said.

Italy have, meanwhile, not lost a single competitive home game in 15 years, since a 3-2 loss to Denmark in September 1999. They qualified for their sixth consecutive Euro finals by winning 3-1 in Azerbaijan on 10 October.

Expected line-ups:

Italy: Buffon; Darmian, Bonucci, Chiellini, De Sciglio; Candreva, Verratti, Parolo; El Shaarawy, Pelle, Giovinco.

Norway: Nyland; Hovland, Elabdellaoui, Aleesami, Forren; Tettey, Johansen, Soederlund, Henriksen, Skjelbred; Berget.

Where to watch Live

The 2016 Euro Qualifier between Italy and Norway will be kicking-off at 12:15am IST (6:45pm GMT, 7:45pm BST and 2:45pm ET).

SONY SIX HD will broadcast the game in India, with the LIVE STREAM available on Liv Sports.

However, viewers in the UK and Ireland can tune in to Sky Sports 4/HD, ITV 4. Online STREAM will be available on Sky Go.

Viewers in the US can switch to Fox Sports 1 and stream the game on Fox Sports Go.

In Italy, the broadcast of the game can be found on Rai Uno.

In Norway, the broadcast of the game can be found on TV Norge.

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