Italy received a boost with news President Giorgio Napolitano will attend their Euro 2012 opener with Spain. “We thank him.”
The Azzurri’s preparations for the tournament have been hit with problems, as Prime Minister Mario Monti suggested all Italian football grind to a halt for two years after the betting scandal. 
However, President of the Republic Napolitano has given his support by confirming he will be in the stands for their first Euro 2012 game against Spain on June 10.
“We thank the President and can’t wait to embrace him,” said Coach Cesare Prandelli.