A suspected car bomb was discovered near the Stadio Olimpico stadium, ahead of the Euro 2020 clash between Italy and Switzerland.
According to the UK Mirror, a fan spotted a suspicious item inside a parked Smart car while heading to the stadium.
The fan alerted police at around 12 pm BST.
The car was in the Piazza Mancini area of Rome, the Italian capital, which is close to where Wednesday night’s game is taking place.
A bomb squad destroyed the item in a controlled explosion at 5 pm BST.
It has however not been confirmed if the item was indeed a bomb.