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Saturday 27 February 2021

Sunshine, a love of football and excellent facilities – some of the other reasons why Ireland went training in Italy

I’ll see your Miss Italy Stefania Bivoni and I’ll raise you a John Delaney.

Giovanni Trapattoni and FAI chief executive John Delaney with ‘Miss Italia’ Stefania Bivoni. (©INPHO/Donall Farmer)

IRELAND WERE GREETED by Miss Italy, Stefania Bivoni and a civic reception for the team at Stabilimento Tettuccio, Montecatini on Monday.

Will there were plenty of typically beautiful Italians on hand to welcome the squad to the homeland of manager Giovanni Trapattoni, Ireland called on Paul McShane and Paul Green to even the odds.

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