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Euro 2020: Azzurri makes triumphant return to Italy

Sunday’s success was the Azzurri’s second European Championship victory and got here 53 years after Italy’s first win within the pan-continental event.

The Italian crew arrived at Fiumicino Airport in Rome earlier than heading to the Hotel Parco Dei Principi.

Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini and coach Roberto Mancini held the Henri Delaunay trophy on the aircraft steps earlier than the gamers and employees boarded the bus.

When the gamers disembarked on the Hotel Parco Dei Principi, Chiellini was sporting a golden crown as he held the Henri Delaunay trophy.

The Azzurri had been greeted on the resort by cheering followers.

Italian players celebrate after the penalty shootout against England.

Defender Leonardo Bonucci, who scored Italy’s equalizer which despatched the ultimate to extra-time after which penalties, was wrapped within the Italian flag and chanted, “We are the European champions,” as he entered the resort.

The 34-year-old Bonucci, who was immense for Italy within the closing and rightly earned the person of the match award, is the oldest participant to rating in a Euro closing.

During the wild Italian celebrations after the crew’s victory on Sunday, Bonucci screamed “it is coming to Rome” into the pitch facet digicam.

‘Team spirit’

Later on Monday, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi will greet the Italian crew at a ceremony on the Palazzo Chigi, Italy’s authorities palace, in accordance to an announcement from his workplace late Sunday.

Chiellini ando Mancini hold the European Championship trophy.

“The Italians have a good time the success of the nationwide crew on the European soccer championships,” stated Draghi in an announcement.

“The Azzurri, led by coach Roberto Mancini, confirmed nice particular person performances, and a unprecedented sport and crew spirit. The trophy returns to Italy after greater than 50 years.”

“The Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, will obtain the crew and the technical employees at Palazzo Chigi on Monday to thank them on behalf of your entire Government,” added the Italian PM’s assertion.

Italy’s Euro 2020 victory marks a formidable return to kind for a nation that failed to qualify for the World Cup finals in 2018.

Under Mancini, Italy is now unbeaten in 34 matches, a file relationship again to September 2018.

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