By Miles Chambers
The Azzurri squad were travelling to Geneva from Florence ahead of Thursday night’s friendly against Brazil, but while landing the players had a bit of a shock
The Azzurri travelled to Geneva from Florence to play the World Cup 2014 hosts in a friendly game but were greeted while landing with lightning bolt, though no players were harmed.
The players were shaken by the incident, but any chance of a crash or similar incident having nearly occurred were rubbished by the plane’s captain.
“The situation was always under control,” assured Roberto Andolfato told Sky Sport.
Juventus Claudio Marchisio tweeted afterwards: “Beautiful plane scare today! We are now in our hotel in Geneva, and tomorrow big challenge against Brazil.”
Cesare Prandelli’s men face the Selecao on March 21 at 20:30CET, before preparing for a World Cup qualifier against minnows Malta next Tuesday.