Traffic will be banned from the historic centre in Rome following Sunday 9 Julys Italy-France World Cup final in an effort to curb vandalism. The sale of drinks in cans and bottles has also been banned during the match and immediately afterwards.

The city authorities want to avoid a repeat of damage caused during celebrations for Italys win over Germany on 4 July when 25 buses were vandalized and policemen attacked as tens of thousands of people took to the streets.

An extensive police presence has also been ordered for the 9 July match aftermath.

City authorities are now planning to provide three maxi-screens (and 200 chemical toilets) at Circo Massimo where the largest number of fans will be congregating, but the game will be shown on other maxi-screens across the city including at Piazza Vittorio and Castel S. Angelo. There is also an unconfirmed possibility that a maxi-screen will go up in Piazza Farnese where the French ambassador is based. Kick-off is at 20.00.