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Italy 1-1 France (aet)
Sunday, 9 July 2006

Italy win 5-3 on penalties




Italy fans are in great spirits ahead

The Italy fans are in good spirits in Berlin ahead of their first appearance in a World Cup final since 1994

Four France fans clutch a miniature model of the World Cup

Four France fans clutch a miniature model of the World Cup hoping their heroes will emulate them and lift the real thing

The two teams line up to sing their national anthems

The two teams line up to sing their national anthems as the tension builds at the Olympiastadion in Berlin

Florent Malouda causes problems in the Italian penalty area

Florent Malouda causes problems in the Italian penalty area and goes down under the challenge of Marco Materazzi

Zidane's seventh-minute penalty hits the bar and crosses the line

Zinedine Zidane opts to chip the seventh-minute penalty, which hits the bar, crosses the line and bounces out

Zinedine Zidane celebrates with Thierry Henry and Franck Ribery

Zidane, who becomes the fourth player to score in two World Cup finals, celebrates with Thierry Henry and Franck Ribery

Marco Materazzi powerfully heads home Andrea Pirlo's corner

Materazzi atones for giving away the penalty by powerfully heading home Andrea Pirlo's corner on 18 minutes

Marco Materazzi points to the sky as he is surrounded by team-mates

Defender Materazzi points to the sky as he is surrounded by his team-mates after levelling the scores in Berlin

Florent Malouda is felled by Gianluca Zambrotta

Malouda is felled by Gianluca Zambrotta but France's claims for a second penalty are waved away by Horacio Elizondo

Luca Toni looks distraught after having a goal ruled out for offside

Luca Toni looks distraught after heading home Pirlo's free-kick just after the hour mark, only to have it ruled out for offside

The sun sets over the Olympiastadion in Berlin

The sun sets over the Olympiastadion in Berlin as neither side can find a breakthrough and the game goes into extra-time

Zinedine Zidane holds his head in his hands

Zinedine Zidane holds his head in his hands after his header is saved by Gianluigi Buffon in the first period of extra-time

Zinedine Zidane headbutts Marco Materazzi in the chest

Zidane loses his cool with only 10 minutes left to play and charges at Materazzi and headbutts him in the chest

Horacio Elizondo sends off Zidane

It's a sad end to Zidane's footballing career as referee Horacio Elizondo has no choice but to send off France's captain

David Trezuguet sees his penalty miss the target

The game goes to penalties and Pirlo, Wiltord and Materazzi all score before David Trezuguet's spot-kick hits the bar

Fabio Grosso scores the decisive penalty

Fabio Grosso takes the decisive penalty and coolly slots home past Fabian Barthez to win the World Cup for Italy

The Italy team celebrate winning the World Cup

Grosso's winning spot-kick sends his team-mates into a frenzy as Italy win the World Cup for the first time since 1982

Willy Sagnol consoles Fabian Barthez

Willy Sagnol, who scored one of France's penalties, consoles Fabian Barthez after they lost the penalty shoot-out 5-3

Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro lifts the World Cup trophy

On the occasion of winning his 100th cap Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro lifts the World Cup trophy above his head

Marcello Lippi celebrates with his players

Coach Marcello Lippi celebrates with his players after leading Italy to their fourth World Cup win in their history



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