SHAY Given and the Ireland squad were not affected by yesterday’s earthquake, the FAI has said, but the team hotel was shaken by the tremor.
Giovanni Trapattoni’s team are based at Montecantini, Tuscany, and the tremor struck in neighbouring Emilia-Romagna.
Italy’s friendly with Luxemburg, scheduled for Parma’s Ennio Tardini stadium in the affected region on Tuesday night, has been cancelled.
A statement from the FAI reads: “An earthquake was experienced in Parma, 210km away from the Irish team’s training camp in Montecatini this morning, Tuesday May 29, at 09.03 CET.
“Tremors were felt in Montecatini. Nothing was noticed on the ground floor of the team hotel. However, some light movement was experienced in the higher levels. Everything is fine in camp.
“The thoughts and prayers of Giovanni, Marco and the squad at this time are with the dead and injured in the neighbouring Emilia-Romagnan region.”