9 July 2006
JOY FOR ITALY: World Cup victory at last
After years of heartbreak Italy have finally won the World Cup! For once, a penalty shootout has gone Italy's way. It may not have been the most fulfilling or artistic way to win, but Italy have earned these celebrations. Fans of Italian football can now spend a few hours rejoicing before the home scandal takes over the headlines tomorrow. Congratulations to the whole squad for some superb perfomances throughout this tournament.
> BBC World Cup final match report
As the Italian anthem echoes around the stadium in Berlin, we're all off to celebrate.