Congrats to Italy which tonight celebrates its first World Cup win in 24 years. After a lackluster 90 minutes of regulation play, the head-but-felt-round-the-world sealed France's fate in the second OT. And as if France's captain's behaviour wasn't shameful enough, at least one French footballer and the French coach removed the second-place medal almost as soon as it was hung 'round his neck. The coach stuffed his into his pretentious suit pocket.
A great day for Italy. A sad day for French sportsmanship.
My parents reported hearing Italian San Pedro tearing it up halfway across town as the last shot hit the net. I wish I'd been there . . . .