Youngsters at the Meyer Children’s Hospital in Florence pay a visit to Coverciano

A thrilling day for the young patients, who got the experience the home of the Italian National Teams

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Youngsters at the Meyer Children’s Hospital in Florence pay a visit to Coverciano

It’s been a special and emotional day for around 20 youngsters being treated at the Meyer Children’s Hospital in Florence: they got to enjoy a very Azzurri atmosphere at Coverciano today. Indeed, they paid a visit to the Federal Technical Centre to see the National Team from up close, with Roberto Mancini’s newly crowned European Champions currently preparing for their next World Cup qualifying fixtures.

Furthermore, the young visitors were able to discover the history of the Italian National Team in the fantastic setting of the Football Museum. Memorabilia, photos and shirts were all part of the itinerary, starting with the first match played by the Azzurri in 1910 and finishing with the European Championship trophy just won by Mancini’s men.

That’s not all: they also had their photos taken with the National Team players and got to watch them train from the terrace overlooking the main pitches of the Federal Technical Centre, meaning the youngsters experienced an afternoon that they’ll never forget.

Due to the strict rules to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Azzurri won’t be able to reciprocate the visit, but FIGC President Gabriele Gravina will head to the play and learning area at the hospital on Friday 3 September as a show of affection from the whole Azzurri world.

NOTE: By clicking this link, it is possible to download the group photo. The image can be used with the following acknowledgement: Credits: Getty for Figc