Bomb scare near Stadio Olimpico

by | Jun 16, 2021 18:46

According to the Corriere dello Sport, a suspected car bomb was discovered close to the Stadio Olimpico ahead of tonight’s Euro 2020 game between Italy and Switzerland and destroyed in a controlled explosion.

The match is due to kick off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT). Click here for the line-ups.

It’s reported the bomb was inside a car parked in the Piazza Mancini area, near to the arena.

Fans were walking along those roads to reach the stadium ahead of the game, which is open to 25 per cent capacity.

Someone passing by spotted the suspicious item inside the parked Smart car and called the authorities.

They intervened and the bomb squad performed a controlled explosion just before 17.00 UK time.

It is not yet confirmed whether the item was a bomb.

Italy opened their Euro 2020 campaign with a 3-0 win against Turkey, also played at the Stadio Olimpico, on Friday evening.

Tonight will be their second Group A fixture.

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