FIGC Chief Gravina Backs Choice of Naples for England vs Italy Clash

The Italian Football Federation confirmed the clash between England and Italy for the EURO 2024 qualifiers will take place at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples on March 23. FIGC president Gabriele Gravina believes the historic southern Italian city deserves the national football team to play there, thanks to the city’s enthusiasm and passion.

“Naples deserves the national football team. Right now, it is a beautiful volcano, full of enthusiasm and passion. These enthusiasm and passion for football and for the city can only be good for the national team. We have several guys who are part of the Napoli team. It is the right time to return the national team to Maradona in a challenge full of appeal such as that with England. We have great consideration for the city of Naples and the fans.” (via TuttoNapoli)

The game was earlier expected to take place at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari, but renovation works there meant a different venue was required to be chosen.

However, there is a possibility that a situation alert may be created by the Football Association with regard to the travel of English fans to Napoli, as Liverpool had done earlier this season for their UEFA Champions League group match encounter.

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