Rome ready for Euro 2020 kick-off but fans struggle to get in mood

Games will not boost local trade by as much as was hoped but there is optimism over Italy’s chances

The rescheduled European football championships kick off in Rome on Friday in what the city’s mayor, Virginia Raggi, has billed as a symbol of a new beginning.

Andrea Bocelli will sing Nessun Dorma before the opening match between Italy and Turkey at the Olympic stadium, and a football village will open at Piazza del Popolo in the centre of Rome.

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