‘It was mad’: Fabio Cannavaro says he had never seen anything like the atmosphere at Ibrox when he played there for Parma vs Rangers

Fabio Cannavaro and Paolo Cannavaro of Parma Calcio pose for photo during the Serie A 2000-01 , Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
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Fabio Cannavaro played in some of the most important games in world football during his career at some of the most iconic grounds on the globe, but he suggests the atmosphere at Ibrox was unrivalled when playing there in 1999. 

Facing off in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the 1999/00 Champions League, Rangers hosted the Italians at Ibrox in August, desperate to reach the group stages. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future. 

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