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FIFA World Cup 2006
Hightlights  Teams  Players Photo Gallery Scoreboard Sidelight 
France captain Zinedine Zidane has won the Golden Ball award for the World Cup's best player, despite his red card in Sunday's defeat to Italy in the final. Zidane polled 2012 points in the vote by journalists covering the tournament, ahead of Italian Fabio Cannavaro (1977 points) and Andrea Pirlo (715 points).
UPDATED 15:45, July 24, 2006
World ponders Zidane headbutt mystery
The 2006 World Cup final will be remembered more for a headbutt than the fact Italy won the world's most desirable sporting prize for the fourth time, press reports suggested yesterday.
Men of the World Cup
The month-long festival of sporting excellence ended on the July 9th in Germany with Italy holding up the World Cup Trophy for the fourth time. The World Cup is a football feast and the performances of ten key figures have decided success and failure.
Cafu: I am a winner, not a criminal
Brazil soccer team captain Cafu said on Tuesday that Brazilians blame him for the team's defeat to France in the quarter-final of the World Cup.
German striker Klose takes Golden Shoe at 2006 World Cup
After 64 games packed with goals and non-stop action, Germany's Miroslav Klose carried off the adidas Golden Shoe award as the top scorer at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany.

Spain's home uniform World Cup

Portugal's home uniform World Cup

Netherlands' home uniform World Cup

Germany's home uniform World Cup

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Brazil's home uniform World Cup

Argentina's home uniform World Cup

Italy's home uniform World Cup
  Hightlights  
  • The Zizou code (13:10, July 13, 2006)
  • Lippi stands down as Italy coach (08:01, July 13, 2006)
  • Zidane could be stripped of best-player award: Blatter (08:00, July 13, 2006)
  • Men of the World Cup (08:39, July 13, 2006)
  • Cafu: I am a winner, not a criminal (09:10, July 12, 2006)
  • Goalies and defenders shine as stars fail to dazzle (08:52, July 12, 2006)
  • World ponders Zidane headbutt mystery (08:50, July 12, 2006)
  • Italy lift Cup; bitter end for Zidane (08:27, July 11, 2006)
  • Italy's unlikely hero strikes again in final (08:13, July 11, 2006)
  • Night of wild celebrations for Azzurri's 4th World Cup (20:43, July 10, 2006)
  • French defender Gallas defends red-carded Zidane (20:42, July 10, 2006)
  • Lippi to step down after World Cup win: Report (16:25, July 10, 2006)
  • Zidane equals record of goals scored in World Cup finals (09:52, July 10, 2006)
  • Roundup: Italy wins 2006 World Cup title (09:54, July 10, 2006)
  • Germany proud of 3rd place showing (09:09, July 10, 2006)
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      Teams  
  • Italy coach Lippi leaves national team (08:31, July 13, 2006)
  • Klinsmann quits, assistant Loew steps in as Germany coach (08:17, July 13, 2006)
  • Diversion of Azzurri glory welcomed (08:49, July 12, 2006)
  • Poland name Beenhakker as national soccer coach (08:02, July 12, 2006)
  • We won together, we lost together, says Henry (08:31, July 11, 2006)
  • Zidane's penalty give France early lead in World Cup final (08:40, July 10, 2006)
  • Starting lineups for Italy vs France final (08:38, July 10, 2006)
  • Factbox of final between Italy and France (13:47, July 08, 2006)
  • Team facts of Italy (10:52, July 08, 2006)
  • Head-to-heads of France vs Italy (10:51, July 08, 2006)
  • Italy will be the last hero: Hristo Stoichkov (08:48, July 07, 2006)
  • Germans stunned by dramatic late exit (08:46, July 06, 2006)
  • France starting lineup against Portugal (08:20, July 06, 2006)
  • Portugal's starting lineup against France (08:20, July 06, 2006)
  • Portugal vs France factbox (08:19, July 06, 2006)
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      Players  
  • French defeat felt in ZZ's home village (08:53, July 12, 2006)
  • FFF to decide Domenech's future on Tuesday (17:06, July 11, 2006)
  • Roberto Carlos denies lapse in Brazil's World Cup elimination (13:10, July 11, 2006)
  • German striker Klose takes Golden Shoe at 2006 World Cup (09:06, July 11, 2006)
  • Award winners of 2006 World Cup Germany (09:05, July 11, 2006)
  • Question on everyone's lips: Why did he do it? (08:32, July 11, 2006)
  • Domenech: Materazzi provoked Zidane (08:29, July 11, 2006)
  • Goodbye and thanks for the memories (08:14, July 11, 2006)
  • World Cup leading scorers (09:16, July 10, 2006)
  • Kahn, Figo, Pauleta call time on careers (09:11, July 10, 2006)
  • Germany's Schweinsteiger named Man of the Match (08:56, July 10, 2006)
  • Materazzi scores equalizer for Italy at World Cup final (08:41, July 10, 2006)
  • Pauleta quits international soccer (08:34, July 10, 2006)
  • Figo bids farewell to international football (08:17, July 10, 2006)
  • Rooney banned for two games (08:16, July 10, 2006)
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      Photo Gallery  
  • Zidane explains head-butt incident  (09:50, July 13, 2006)
  • Zidane wins Golden Ball award  (13:30, July 11, 2006)
  • France soccer team returns home  (13:30, July 11, 2006)
  • Zidane ends career with red card   (10:00, July 10, 2006)
  • Italy wins the 4th World Cup title  (09:31, July 10, 2006)
  • Italy beats France on penalty kicks   (08:10, July 11, 2006)
  • France eliminates Portugal 1-0   (08:28, July 06, 2006)
  • France sails into World Cup final  (08:09, July 06, 2006)
  • Baby soccer fans  (16:02, July 05, 2006)
  • Italy strike late to enter World Cup finals  (08:09, July 05, 2006)
  • Italy prepares for semi-finals  (13:54, July 04, 2006)
  • France edges out Brazil 1-0  (09:02, July 03, 2006)
  • Germany ousts Argentina 4-2 on penalty shootout  (14:45, July 01, 2006)
  • World Cup on fingernails  (08:58, June 30, 2006)
  • Supporters cheer in the stands   (09:22, June 29, 2006)
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      Scoreboard  
  • World Cup statistics (08:16, July 11, 2006)
  • Result of 2006 World Cup final (08:55, July 10, 2006)
  • Italy vs France statistics (08:46, July 10, 2006)
  • Result of 2006 World Cup final (07:34, July 10, 2006)
  • Red cards at Germany World Cup (07:33, July 10, 2006)
  • List of World Cup winners (07:33, July 10, 2006)
  • Germany 5, Argentina 3 - final result (13:06, July 01, 2006)
  • Spain 1, France 3 - final result  (09:04, June 28, 2006)
  • Brazil 3, Ghana 0 - Final Result  (08:10, June 28, 2006)
  • Switzerland 0, Ukraine 3 - Final Result  (08:27, June 27, 2006)
  • Italy 1, Australia 0 - Final result  (08:11, June 27, 2006)
  • Portugal 1, Netherlands 0 - Final (08:27, June 26, 2006)
  • Collated results of 2006 FIFA World Cup (08:07, June 26, 2006)
  • Statistics of World Cup match between England and Ecuador (08:06, June 26, 2006)
  • England 1, Ecuador 0 - Final  (08:04, June 26, 2006)
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      Sidelight  
  • World Cup coaches' fates 12 days on (09:08, July 21, 2006)
  • Thai police arrest nearly 1,600 on World Cup gambling (14:42, July 13, 2006)
  • Germany makes mark with fun as well as football (08:37, July 12, 2006)
  • Jubilant fans welcome Italian team home (12:58, July 11, 2006)
  • Costa Rica press cheers Italy's World Cup win (09:08, July 11, 2006)
  • Goal drought blights World Cup (09:04, July 11, 2006)
  • Zambian soccer fans disappointed at Zidane's head butt (08:20, July 11, 2006)
  • Italian air force to welcome back Italy's World Cup players (20:43, July 10, 2006)
  • Chinese high-tech firm provides window on the World Cup (20:45, July 10, 2006)
  • Buffon wins Yashin award (17:10, July 10, 2006)
  • Indonesian president hosts Italian, French envoys in World Cup TV watch (16:24, July 10, 2006)
  • Trezeguet shrugs off penalty miss (11:23, July 10, 2006)
  • Italian-Uruguayans celebrate Italy's World Cup victory (09:52, July 10, 2006)
  • Thousands fans welcome Portuguese team home (09:17, July 10, 2006)
  • Venezuela's Italian community celebrate home team's World Cup win (09:14, July 10, 2006)
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