Italy focused on Hampden clash

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Italian football supremo Giancarlo Abete has stressed the national team will not be distracted by the turmoil back home as they prepare for their crucial European Championship qualifier against Scotland.

Much of the country is still trying to come to terms with the death of 26-year-old Lazio fan Gabriele Sandri, who was shot accidentally by a policeman at a motorway service station near Arezzo at the weekend.

Abete, who is spending this week with the national team, announced on Monday that Italy will wear black armbands during Saturday´s encounter in memory of Sandri, while all domestic league matches this weekend have been postponed.

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