Despite its political chaos, Italy remains one of the strongest economies in the world. (8th largest in the world)
Often overlooked, it also has one of the diversified and robust economies in the list. Its exports range from food over fashion to cars and yachts all the way to industrial products. And they also cover the whole range from cheap to the most luxuries items as well. On top of that they still have a healthy and strong service sector, again ranging from tourism to financial sector, with Italian banks not only being some of the oldest in the world.
So don’t overlook or underestimate Italy. They are a powerhouse, not just in football!
So celebrate well, Bella Italia!