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Italy - on top of the football world

July 10 2006

Champion of the World Cup team was Italy. After a draw in the basic and additional time with the score 1:1 in a penalty shootout, she won the French team. At the 7 th minute of the meeting burst into the penalty Italians Florent Malouda and Argentine referee Horacio Elizondo was appointed non-obvious penalty kick in the gates of the Italians. Zinedine Zidane was accurate - 1:0. Then the Italians took the initiative, and the 19 th minute after a corner by Andrea Pirlo Marco Materazzi equalized. Soon after Luca Toni shook the crossbar French doors, but by no change. In the second and first halves additional advantage possessed the French. In one scene, Malouda was brought down in the Italian penalty, but this time the referee gave a penalty is not. Despite the advantage, until the present danger at the gates of Buffon, it almost never reached. In the second extra time off the field due to injury left Thierry Henry and Zidane hit Materazzi in the stomach and received a red card. But the bill did not change until the end of playing time. In the penalty shootout all decided to hit the crossbar Frenchman David Trezeguet. In other goalkeepers Gianluigi Buffon and Fabien Barthez had no chance to save the team. The French however were noted blows Sylvain Wiltord, Eric Abidal and Willy Sagnol. But the victory brought the Italians Andrea Pirlo, Marco Materazzi, Giuseppe de Rossi, Alessandro del Piero and Fabio Grosso. Thus, after 1924 Team Italy regained the world title, which was to have her fourth.

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