Conor Clancy Date: 9th July 2021 at 3:21pm
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Former international Alessandro Diamanti believes that, irrespective of the result when Gli meet in the final on Sunday, Italy have already succeeded this summer.

Having missed out on the 2018 World Cup, there was little hope in that Roberto Mancini’s current crop of players could go all the way to the final.

But Mancini has led on a 33-game unbeaten run and now they’ll take on at Wembley hoping to get their hands on silverware.

“I think have already won,” Diamanti said to La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I’ll tell you what I mean…

have already won because Italians have fallen back in love. They’re celebrating in the streets, they’re smiling again after an awful period. This alone is worth a trophy.

“The result of the game against is irrelevant.”