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One dead & a few injured in Italy while celebrating Euro 2020 triumph

Tue 13 July 2021 | 7:58

After Italy defeated England in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, one individual died, and numerous others were wounded in sometimes chaotic celebrations.

According to authorities, a 22-year-old man died in a vehicle accident in Caltagirone, Sicily, while he was hurrying to the town center to join victory celebrations. 

In wild post-match partying in Milan's financial center, 15 individuals were injured, three of them badly. When a firecracker exploded in one of their hands, he lost three fingers. 

Police think a hitman did take advantage of the turmoil in the streets in a hamlet near the southern city of Foggia to settle a score, shooting his target amid the crowd before fleeing on a motorcycle.

Italy has now gone 34 games without losing, highlighting coach

Roberto Mancini

's remarkable comeback following the country's dismal failure to qualify for the

2018 World Cup

.

"It was impossible even to think about this, but the guys were extraordinary," Mancini said. "I don't have words for them, this is a magnificent group. We were great, we conceded an early goal and had some problems but then we dominated."

He continued: "It was the emotion which happens after achieving something incredible. It was the emotion of seeing the guys celebrate and the fans in the stands," 

"Seeing everything we have managed to create, all of the hard work we have put in over the last three years, but specifically the last 50 days which have been very hard.

"It's the fact we have been able to forge this team spirit over the last 50 days, they have really created something which can never be separated going forward. They will always be synonymous with this triumph."

 


source: SportMob