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A suspected car bomb has been discovered close to the Stadio Olimpico ahead of Italy's Euro 2020 clash with Switzerland.

According to reports in Italy, a fan spotted a suspicious item on the seat of a parked Smart car while heading to the stadium.

The fan alerted police at around 12pm BST.

The car was situated in the Piazza Mancini area of the Italian capital Rome, which is close to where Wednesday night's Euro 2020 clash is taking place.

Authorities contacted a bomb squad who destroyed the item in a controlled explosion at 5pm BST.

It has not yet been confirmed whether the item was indeed a bomb.

A suspected car bomb has been discovered close to the Stadio Olimpico
(Image: BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Italy beat Turkey 3-0 in their opening group game of Euro 2020.

Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne were on the scoresheet with Merih Demiral scoring an unfortunate own goal.

Switzerland on the other hand drew their opening game with Wales.

The Swiss went 1-0 up on the night through Breel Embolo and looked good value for their lead before the Welsh hit back.

Kieffer Moore fired home to draw level for Wales.

Wales beat Turkey 2-0 ahead of Switzerland's clash with Italy, putting pressure on the Swiss to get a result in Rome.