PARTNER--Frecciarossa to continue as official train of the Italian National TeamsThe Azzurri today travelled on the Frecciarossa to Rome
Thursday, October 10, 2019
After three years as the official train of the Italian National Teams, the partnership between FIGC and Frecciarossa from Trenitalia has been renewed. To mark the partnership, the Azzurri travelled today with the Frecciarossa from Florence to Rome ahead of the match on Saturday against Greece at the Stadio Olimpico in the European Qualifiers.
The National Team and Frecciarossa are two Italian icons which stand for excellence in sport and transport and they will continue together until 2022. Frecciarossa and their trains have become the preferred method of travel for the Azzurri and many fans who follow the side around Italy thanks to the frequent service and variety of routes.
Onboard, FIGC CEO Marco Brunelli and Long Haul director of Trenitalia Paolo Attanasio made the renewal of the partnership. “Frecciarossa represents Italian excellence,” said Brunelli. “They share a number of values with us, starting with modernity and technology. We thank Frecciarossa for staying on board as one of the Federation’s partners.”
“We’re proud to be the official train of the Italy National Teams and to travel with the Azzurri in qualification for Euro 2020,” said Attanasio. “Taking place across different countries, the European Championship will bring together the continent’s different identities even more. It’s a union which the train has contributed, especially through the Internal pass which has allowed many young people to get to know Europe via an environmentally-friendly means of transport. Furthermore, with around 7,000 trains a day and a departure every 12 seconds, Trenitalia is ready to cope with the flows of tourists who will arrive in Italy for the opening ceremony of the European Championship and the matches in Rome. After the trip on the Frecciarossa 1000 from Florence to Rome, I on behalf of all railway workers wish the team and Coach the very best of luck for the challenges that await.”