Italy Women's Team Scare The Life Out Of Mascots During Passionate National Anthem

The Italians are renowned for belting out the famous 'Il Canto degli Italiani' anthem with incredible passion before sporting events.

In years gone by, we have witnessed some memorable renditions, including 'that' iconic version at the Rugby World Cup in 2011, where several players broke down in tears.

And ahead of their World Cup tie against Brazil on Tuesday afternoon, Italy's women's team gave another unbelievable rendition of the catchy anthem.

Just check out the reaction of the young mascots, who shrieked in fear as the likes of Manuela Giugliano and Valentina Giacinti screamed those iconic lyrics.

Twitter account Bleacher Report posted the following images and they are quite frankly, incredible:

Image: Bleacher Report
Image: Bleacher Report

Image: Bleacher Report
Image: Bleacher Report

Italy went on to record a 1-0 defeat to Brazil after six-time World Player of the Year Marta scored a record 17th World Cup finals goal.

Five of Italy's seven goals at the 2019 Women's World Cup have come in the second half, but they couldn't find that all important goal in the remaining minutes of the game.

Despite defeat however, Milena Bertolini's side topped Group C on goal difference and therefore progress to the last 16 of the competition.

Who will win the Women's World Cup this summer? Do England have a chance?

Let us know in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: Bleacher Report

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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