I suppose the head should say that Italy won but it is so much more fun to say that France lost:
Italy let France do nearly anything it wanted Sunday, except win the World Cup. That belongs to the Azzurri, 5-3 in a shootout after a 1-1 draw.
Outplayed for an hour and into extra time, the Italians won it after French captain Zinedine Zidane was ejected in the 107th for a vicious butt to the chest of Marco Materazzi. It was the ugliest act of a tournament that set records for yellow and red cards, diving and, at times, outright brutality.
Another civilized Frenchmen.
But it’s soccer so who really cares anyway? The only reason it is worth mentioning it is that the French lost at something else. At least this time they didn’t quit before the game started.