Gravina returned as FIGC boss as Italy plans to host Euro 2020 kick-off, with fans

February 23 – Gabriele Gravina was re-elected as president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on Monday and will now lead the federation until 2024, having amassed 73.45% of the votes.

His only rival for the job was current president of the amateur leagues, Cosimo Sibilia, but the 67-year-old incumbent won a landslide victory having been in charge since  October 2018.

Last week, Gravina spoke out against the proposed formation of a breakaway European Super League, insisting he is “absolutely against it”.

He also touched on this summer’s postponed European Championships, which are scheduled to kick off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome when Italy face Turkey on June 11.

The Italian capital is set to host Italy’s three group games against Turkey, Switzerland and Wales as well as a quarter-final match, and the FIGC president is hopeful that fans will be in attendance after a meeting with the government’s technical-scientific committee.

“The discussion we had recently was very positive. We’re working on the hypothesis of having a good percentage of spectators at the Olimpico for the Euros,” he said in an interview.

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