World Cup qualifiers: Pawson appointed for Italy v Lithuania

English referee Craig Pawson has been appointed for Italy v Lithuania on Wednesday.

The Azzurri picked up back to back draws against Bulgaria and Switzerland in the World Cup qualifiers and face Lithuania in the last match of the September international break.

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time at Reggio Emilia’s Mapei Stadium on Wednesday.

English referee Craig Pawson will oversee the game. Lee Betts and Ian Hussin are the assistants while David Coote is the VAR referee and Peter Bankes the fourth official.

Italy are the Group C leaders with 11 points in five games. Switzerland follow the Azzurri with seven points and two games in hand.