For some the road to Rome has been paved with credit cards. It's been an expensive few weeks for travelling fans of the Republic of Ireland team.
Tommie Gorman travels to Rome and chats to some Irish fans about the personal cost of Italia 90.
Leaving jobs behind in Ireland and taking extended holidays and annual leave to support their team has come at a price.
I'm in serious debt at this stage. I'll be paying for this for months.
This episode of Morning Ireland was broadcast on 29 June 1990.