FIGC Vice-President Demetrio Albertini has backed Rome’s bid to be considered as a host city for Euro 2020.
For the first time since the tournament’s inception, it will take place without a specific host nation, with matches set to take place throughout Europe.
Speaking to the Italian Football Federation’s official YouTube channel, the former Milan player expressed his belief that UEFA would find it impossible to overlook Italy and especially Rome as one of its host venues.
“Our footballing history will count,” Albertini said. “Rome is the most beautiful city in the world. I don’t think there can be a European Championship without Rome and without Italy.
“I have lead a working group within the FIGC, composed of people with great skills. We have worked in synchrony with Rome and also alongside Milan, which has put itself forward as a candidate for the Champions League final in 2016.
“We have satisfied all of the requirements made by UEFA and we have the support of the government.”