The Italy squad have been given their first vaccine dose against COVID-19 ahead of this summer’s delayed Euro 2020, the country’s football federation (FIGC) announced on Monday.

“The COVID-19 Emergency Support Commission, having consulted the FIGC — and in agreement with the Department of Health – has authorised the priority vaccination of the footballers who will take part in the Euros in June,” the FIGC said in a statement.

It added the round of vaccinations was taking place at hospitals in Rome and Milan.

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