Italy will play World Cup qualifiers Saudi Arabia in a friendly in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on May 28, the federation announced on Thursday.
While four-time champions Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades, Saudi Arabia will play in the tournament for the first time since 2006.
Saudi Arabia will face hosts Russia in the opening match of the World Cup on June 14.
The friendly at Kybunpark Stadium will mark the first time Italy face Saudi Arabia.
Italy then visit...
England will play the United States and Switzerland in two international friendlies later this year, the English Football Association announced on Wednesday.
The U.S. will travel to Wembley to face Gareth Southgate's side on Nov. 15, the first meeting between the two sides since their 1-1 draw in their group-stage clash at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
The last time England hosted the U.S. was in May 2008, when goals from John Terry and Steven Gerrard sealed a 2-0 win.
Switzerland are scheduled...