Ursula von der Leyen is rooting for Italy to beat England

Ursula von der Leyen is rooting for Italy to beat England

08-07-2021ANTONIO BAT

European Union chief executive Ursula von der Leyen is rooting for Italy to beat England on Sunday in the Euro 2020 soccer final, a European Commission spokesperson said on Friday.

"Her heart is with the Squadra Azzurra, so she will be supporting Italy on Sunday," the spokesperson told a regular Commission briefing when asked by reporters who von der Leyen, a German national, was backing in the final at Wembley.

Commission officials who oversee the working of the 27-nation bloc usually avoid taking national positions, but Britain's departure from the EU made von der Leyen's allegiance to founding EU member Italy inevitable.

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Martin / Hace 6 months

As if we care.

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JohnJ / Hace 6 months

Sure her heart is where it is……in Brussels wallet ………sour grapes…….the EU is losing and now football

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Colin Allcars / Hace 6 months

Of course she supports Italy over England. The roots of previous Fascist alliances run very deep.

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