Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta says they're proud to have staged last night's World Cup qualifier.

Italy beat the Czech Republic 2-1 in Turin to secure their passage to the World Cup.

"This is a city that has sport in its DNA. It is excellent not only for football, but in many other things," declared Marotta.

"We want to thank the football association for bringing this important World Cup qualifier to our city."

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