The mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, proposed to the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) to open the Olympic stadium so that fans can see on giant screens the final of the Eurocup, which Italy will play this Sunday against England.
“CONI this Sunday we project the final of # EURO2020 in the Olympic stadium in Rome respecting the anti-coronavirus measures? We have already hosted the first three matches of Italy. It would be nice to cheer on the National Team together”, Raggi wrote on Twitter. Italy qualified for the final of the Eurocup, after beating Spain in the penalty shootout in the semifinal and will fight this Sunday for its second title in this tournament, after 1968.
The Italian capital already has giant screens in various squares in the center where fans gather to follow the matches of Roberto Mancini's team. The ‘Azzurri’ played their three group stage matches in Rome, all won, against Turkey, Switzerland and Wales, in front of some 16,000 spectators.
They then eliminated Austria in the round of 16, Belgium in the quarterfinals and Spain in the semi-finals. Italy returned at dawn on Wednesday to the Coverciano technical center (Florence), where the squad underwent therapies to regain energy after the intense Wembley match.