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Who won the World Cup final in 2006?
Italy national football team
2006 FIFA World Cup Final/Champion
What happened when Italy won the 2006 World Cup?
Italy won the World Cup after beating France 5–3 in a penalty shoot-out following a 1–1 draw at the conclusion of extra time. Italy’s Andrea Pirlo was awarded the Man of the Match, and Zidane was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament.
Who was Italy’s best player in 2006?
The 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year prize was awarded to Italian Fabio Cannavaro for the first time. He finished ahead of the retired Midfielder Zinedine Zidane, who won the Golden Ball at the World Cup and the winner of the last FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho in the final round of voting.
Who was sent off in the 2006 World Cup Final?
Italy beat France 5–3 on penalties after the match finished 1–1 after extra time. France’s Zinedine Zidane was sent off in his last-ever match, for headbutting Italy’s Marco Materazzi ‘s chest in retaliation to Materazzi’s verbal provocation.
Who was the best player in the 2006 World Cup?
Italy’s Andrea Pirlo was awarded the Man of the Match, and Zidane was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament. The final served as a key match in the France–Italy football rivalry, coming after Italy were defeated by France in the UEFA Euro 2000 Final.
Why was Zidane given a red card in the 2006 World Cup?
July 9, 2016 8:32 am ET It was a headbutt no soccer fan will ever forget. In the 2006 World Cup Final, France’s best player Zinedine Zidane was shown a red card after headbutting Italian midfielder Marco Materazzi in the chest. It was a moment France will never forget, and Italy wound up winning the match in penalty kicks.
What was the official ball for the 2006 World Cup?
The official match ball for the final was the + Teamgeist Berlin, a gold-coloured variation of the Adidas Teamgeist, which was unveiled on 18 April 2006. The Adidas Teamgeist was used as the official match ball throughout the tournament, provided by German sports equipment company Adidas.