Italy’s World Cup squad have touched down in Rio de Janeiro after a 12-hour flight from Rome and will now transfer to their training base.
The Azzurri headed out from the Italian capital’s Fiumicino Airport on a late-night chartered flight - after posing for a final photo on Italian soil [below] - and have now landed in Rio de Janeiro for their World Cup campaign this summer.
The group will now transfer out to their training base at the Hotel Portobello Resort in Mangaratiba, before a UK time evening Press conference with Cesare Prandelli.
The player will then hold a training session at their new facilities, which will be open to the media, ahead of a week filled with double training sessions in each but one of the days.
That variation in the routine will be on Sunday when the team face Brazilian club side Fluminense in a final pre-tournament fixture.
A week today the squad will fly out to Manaus ahead of Saturday June 14’s opening Group D encounter with England officially begins Italy’s World Cup campaign.