Finally…Winners are here

Yep finally, we have our FIFA World Cup champion. After 24 year long wait to kiss the trophy, Italy has made it. Italy defeated France by 5-3 in the final.

Last night, the winner was decided thru’ Penalties after Zidane converted penalty into goal for FRA in 6th minute and it was leveled by Italia’s Materazzi in 19th minute. And after that, there was no goal for next 81 minutes.

It was very much expected that if game went to Penalty shoot out, Italy has upper hand over France and it happened. Here are the official stats

Italy (ITA) Statistics France (FRA)
5 Shots 13
3 Shots on Goal 5
17 Fouls 24
5 Corner Kicks 7
1 Free Kicks (shots on goal) 0
0 Penalty Kicks 1
4 Offsides 2
0 Own Goals 0
1 Cautions 3
0 Expulsions 1
55% Ball Possession 45%
39 Actual Playing Time 32

Goals Scored
ZIDANE Zinedine (FRA) 7′ penalty goal, MATERAZZI Marco (ITA) 19′

Penalty Shoot-out
PIRLO Andrea 21 Goal 1:0 WILTORD Sylvain 11 Goal 1:1
MATERAZZI Marco 23 Goal 2:1 TREZEGUET David 20 Crossbar 2:1
DE ROSSI Daniele 4 Goal 3:1 ABIDAL Eric 3 Goal 3:2
DEL PIERO Alessandro 7 Goal 4:2 SAGNOL Willy 19 Goal 4:3
GROSSO Fabio 3 Goal 5:3

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