Italy to travel despite bomb attack

MILAN, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Italy are checking the details of Tuesday's bomb attack in Northern Ireland but at this stage the Azzurri are still planning to travel to Belfast for their Euro 2012 qualifier on Friday.

A car bomb exploded early on Tuesday in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry, causing substantial damage but there have been no reports of injuries.

"The federation is gathering information and will let us know. But we are calm, even if yesterday we were a bit calmer," Italy coach Cesare Prandelli told reporters.

Attacks by nationalist splinter groups seeking to end British control of Northern Ireland are at their highest level since a 1998 peace agreement.