Italy-Malta World Cup qualifier to be played in Modena
The 2014 World Cup qualifier between Italy and Malta, on September 11, will be played in Modena's Braglia Stadium.
The FIGC chose Modena for Italy's first game on home soil to show solidarity with the victims of the recent earthquakes in the Emilia region.
It will be Malta's first away match.
The Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the decision was backed by local authorities.
The stadium in Modena is the only one in Emilia that fulfils all the necessary requirements set out by FIFA and UEFA to stage official international football matches.