“This is not a day of speeches, but of applause and thanks. You deserved to win well beyond the result on penalties”. This was stated by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, meeting the national football team in the Quirinale gardens. The head of state received the Azzurri and Matteo Berrettini, finalist at Wimbledon. The athletes then went to Palazzo Chigi for the meeting with Prime Minister Mario Draghi.