Congratulations Italia. The final was not a very good game to remember, but italia deserved the thin win in the end in the penalties. I still have no idea what has bitten Zidane who saw the red card after a head assault. This did certainly not help the french team.
The game for the third place (the small final) between Portugal and Germany yesterday was much better. Usually these games tend to be boring. Congratulations go to both teams which gave everything in an interesting game with many goals.
Special thanks go to the german team for playing so well during the whole worldcup: You gave us back our national flag and a part of our national identity. Now let's hope we qualify for the Euro 2008.