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Video: England fans launch late-night fireworks display outside Italy hotel/Insight into effect on Azzurri stars

Video: England fans launch late-night fireworks display outside Italy hotel/Insight into effect on Azzurri stars

 

Footage of ongoings outside the Italian national team’s London accommodation late last night has gone viral across social media on Sunday.

Wembley showdown

A wonderful summer of European football is of course set to come to a head later today.

On the back of a 4-week stretch packed with goals, drama, upsets and more, Italy and England will go head to head at Wembley, for the title of the continent’s finest international outfit.

It is the former who are currently viewed as favourites in most circles, having rattled off six successive victories to this point in the tournament, culminating, all told, in a remarkable 33-game unbeaten streak.

Video: England fans launch late-night fireworks display outside Italy hotel/Insight into effect on Azzurri stars

Italy’s midfielder Federico Chiesa (L) celebrates after scoring the first goal during the UEFA EURO 2020 round of 16 football match between Italy and Austria at Wembley Stadium in London on June 26, 2021. (Photo by Frank Augstein / POOL / AFP) (Photo by FRANK AUGSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

England, though, will likely prove the Azzurri’s toughest test to date. Gareth Southgate’s men have too remained unbeaten throughout their Euro 2020 campaign, with just a solitary goal having made its way beyond Jordan Pickford in the Three Lions net.

Not only that, but the nation’s stars will have the added motivation of aiming to bring an end to their eye-watering 55-year wait for major silverware.

English fans doing their part

In turn, ahead of such a historic evening in their nation’s history, it should not come as too much of a surprise to hear that, late last night, small sections of the Three Lions faithful did their best to throw a spanner in the works of the preparations of their upcoming opponents.

Taking to the streets of London, the supporters in question made their way to the hotel being made use of by Roberto Mancini’s squad, before setting off a lengthy series of fireworks.

This would of course have come amid efforts to disturb the sleep pattern of Italy’s stars:

If the latest word stemming from the media is anything to go by, however, then it appears that such actions proved to be in vain.

As confirmed by The Athletic, ‘the Italian team were not disturbed by the incident’, with no form of complaint, as a result, having been filed with UEFA.

 

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