Federation President Gabriele Gravina said Italy have “rediscovered our enthusiasm” in the qualification campaign for Euro 2020.

A 2-0 win over Greece secured their place in the European Championship with three matches to spare.

“It’s a dream that has become reality this evening, a wonderful moment and we’ve seen quite a few times over the last few days that it has been a ‘first time’ for the Nazionale,” the FIGC President told Rai Sport.

“It’s the first time we had the full squad and staff visit a children’s hospital, the first time the Olimpico had this many people for a qualifier and the first time we’ve secured qualification for the Euros after just seven games.

“The most important thing is that the people have rediscovered their enthusiasm for the Azzurri and we are certainly on the right track, recovering a lot of what we had lost in recent years.”

Italy had failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, something that hadn’t happened for 54 years.

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Football Italia staff