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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Italians in Vogue

LIVERPOOL ) -- When you're a millionaire soccer star with countless fans to please, it can prove a costly mistake to appear in public with an inferior hair style or a badly-trimmed goatee.

The players of the sartorially-superior Italian squad at Euro 96 are so worried about their looks that they have forked out a small fortune equipping their training ground changing rooms with new mirrors, showers and hairdryers.

The team decided the existing facilities at Crewe and Alsager College were just not good enough and paid half of the $31,000 needed to revamp the showers.

"In particular they wanted new showers, hairdryers and mirrors to make sure they looked good after training," a close source said on Monday.