Italy in London for only 30 hours

by | Jun 24, 2021 19:24

Italy will only be in London for circa 30 hours to play the Euro 2020 Round of 16 clash with Austria at Wembley.

It kicks off on Saturday at 20.00 UK time.

The Azzurri had originally been planning to fly in tomorrow morning, but that was changed after it emerged Italy and Austria would not be allowed to train on the Wembley turf on Friday.

This is because the pitch is in bad condition after England’s three Euro 2020 group games and needs treatment before the next flurry of activity.

The Italian FIGC therefore delayed the flight until Friday evening, reaching London tomorrow at circa 20.00 UK time, and having the final training session in Italy before lunch.

The team will be staying at the Marriott Hotel Maida Vale, fairly close to Wembley, and then fly back to Rome straight after the match.

It means their stay in London should be just 30 hours, all kept within a tight COVID bubble, as the cases fuelled by the Delta variant continue to grow rapidly in England.

Austria are training on the borders between Austria and Italy, in Seefeld, but they too are seemingly delaying their flight to London by a few hours after the Wembley shift.

They had been due to leave from Innsbruck at 10.00 UK time, but moved it to 14.00 instead.


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