Gravina: “Really satisfying”. Capotondi: “The girls have been outstanding”Reaction from the top of the FIGC after the Azzurre's success. The President: "Congratulations to the girls, the Head Coach and all the staff for the second consecutive World Cup"
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
The desire and capacity to get back up immediately, turning the page on a disappointing European Championships and finding harmony, conviction and a style of play within the camp in order to write another fantastic chapter in the history of the women's game. Thanks to their success over Romania, Milena Bertolini's Italy secured first place in their group to celebrate once again a passage through to the World Cup Finals. "It's very satisfying," commented FIGC President Gabriele Gravina, "qualifying to a World Cup for the second time running confirms just how well the Azzurre are growing on the international stage. It was our objective and we have done it. Congratulations to the players, Head Coach and all the staff."
Managing Director for the Women's game Cristiana Capotondi also spoke at the end of the game: “It is such a joy to qualify, the girls have been outstanding throughout the campaign, putting their hearts and minds into everything." At the Stadio Paolo Mazza , together with General Secretary Marco Brunelli and Vice-President of the FIGC, and President of the AIC, Umberto Calcagno, Ludovica Mantovani was also present and said: "Against a side who didn't want to open up today, and on the back of a disappointing Eur0 2022, it wasn't important to show off a good style of play or performance but to focus on the result and the objective. The second goal came at a crucial period in the game, it was truly liberating. Congratulations to everyone for this great achievement".