Monday, July 10, 2006
Italy beat France 5-3 on penalties in the World Cup final after the teams finished level at 1-1 after extra time in a dramatic encounter in which French playmaker Zinedine Zidane was sent off.
Zidane stepped up to take the seventh-minute penalty, opting to nonchalantly dink it above the diving Gianluigi Buffon and the ball struck the bar before bouncing down behind the line to put France ahead.
Italy equalised after 19 minutes when Materazzi atoned for his earlier misdemeanour by rising magnificently above Patrick Vieira to head home an Andrea Pirlo corner from the right.
This is the end of World Cup 2006 Germany.
I have watched it from 3:00am in the morning, really enjoyed the game.
Did you know that, Zidane was fighting with Materazzi during the match? It was too bad because he received a RED card at the end. That's the end of his professional life, why he did that? Check this out.
FiFA worldcup official website
1998 France vs Italy
2006 meet again, Watch it!