Quotes by the Italian Beach Soccer players after their team beat Portugal, 7-5, in the Final and won the gold medal:
Fabio SCIACCA (ΙΤΑ):
"The gold medal brings us lots of satisfaction. We have worked hard as a team. Competition was strong, which is very important for a team to improve. I haven't practiced Beach Soccer for many years, but I like it a lot and the national team's people help me a lot in understanding it. I want to go on playing for many years ahead."
Dario RAMACCIOTTI (ΙΤΑ):
"I am very happy that we have won the gold medal. We expected the Final to be a tough game. Now we will try to defend our European Championship title, as it is our goal to remain at the top."