Italy squad and staff visit children’s hospital

On Friday, members of the Italian national team and their staff visited the Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome, as the FIGC pledged support to assist with the creation of a Tumour and Transport institute.

The team received bibs that were designed and decorated by patients, and will be worn in the warm-up before the side host Greece on Saturday evening. The hospital will be a special guest at the Stadio Olimpico with over 5,000 patients, family members, hospital staff and volunteers in attendance to support the team in the Euro 2020 qualifier.

“These are unforgettable experiences, perhaps the nicest thing you can do,” revealed boss Roberto Mancini to the FIGC official website. “Of course, it’s an extraordinary day and the happiness of these children who are happy despite everything will stick with me.

“When you see an ill child, you ask yourself why, but this is life unfortunately. They teach us that you must never stop but always keep fighting. These events are necessary for this team because the National Team is for every Italian, every sports fan and children above all.”

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