(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 11 – “Tonight we will obviously win!”; “Long live Italy, whatever happens we have reached the final; we are one of the strongest football teams in the world”. Fiumicino airport this morning “was dyed” blue: over two hundred fans from various cities in central and southern Italy happily sang these phrases, about to leave for London to watch the Italy-England final at the stadium of Wembley. With banners dedicated to Italy, blue T-shirts, hats, flags and wigs, all strictly tricolor, the fans, including various groups from Frosinone, Naples, Barletta and even Sicily, boarded the flight of the Alitalia company, which for the occasion provided a larger Airbus A330, bound for London Gatwick. Together with them at the start also a group of assistants for the fans, in neon yellow t-shirts with the conspicuous writing “Finale 11-07-21” on top. Other departures of as many fans are also expected from Milan airport, again with another dedicated plane from the Alitalia company. (HANDLE).