Italy's Euro 2020 heroes meet president Sergio Mattarella in Rome as they celebrate win over England with parade

ITALY'S Euro 2020 stars received a heroes' welcome as they paraded their trophy around Rome yesterday.

They were also greeted by president Sergio Mattarella.


Mattarella, 79, attended the game at Wembley Stadium alongside Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini.

Italy stars were welcomed to Quirinale Palace in Rome to present the trophy, as well as an Azzurri shirt to President Mattarella.

Giorgio Chiellini posed alongside his president with the Euro 2020 trophy, while Berrettini also brought his Wimbledon runners-up dish.

The Italian heroes were then paraded around the city, greeted by thousands of triumphant fans on their way.

Players beamed from ear to ear as they each took turns to hold the trophy aloft in front of their adoring public.

Selfies aplenty were taken, while Lorenzo Insigne poked his tongue out as he posed with the trophy on his head.

Uefa Star of the Tournament Gianluigi Donnarumma signed flags for fans.

And the Italian flag was draped everywhere they went.



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The Azzurri edged England on penalties in Sunday's showpiece final.

Roberto Mancini's side had also needed spot kicks to overcome the Spaniards in the semis.

And against the Three Lions they became the first team to ever win two penalty shootouts in a single of European Championships.

As for Berrettini, he lost 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to Novak Djokovic in SW19.

But he will represent his country at the Olympics in Tokyo later this month, going in as one of the favourites to bring home a medal.



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