PLAYER RATING: ITALY; WORLD CUP 2006.
ZAMBROTTA: Booked early on for a late challenge on Vieira. Kept France pegged back by pushing forward regularly 7
MATERAZZI: Nightmare start for former Everton man. Tried to pull out of tackle but still conceded a penalty, then came close to netting an own goal. Made amends with the equaliser and then slammed home a penalty.
But what d id he say to Zidane? 8
CANNAVARO: Brilliant sliding tackle on Henry. Superb positional sense as always.
Hardly put a foot wrong 8
GROSSO: Kept Ribery under control for long periods and pushed forward as well. Took a deep breath and won the World Cup for Italy 9
PERROTTA (off 61): First player from Ashton-under-Lyme to appear in a World Cup final since Geoff Hurst and did not make anywhere near the same impact 6
PIRLO: No real room to exhibit the full range of his passing but created havoc with a series of well-placed set pieces. Scored in shoot-out 8
GATTUSO: Shaded an intense midfield battle with Vieira. Covered acres of ground and closed down numerous French attacks. Not the most eye-catching player but outstanding 8
CAMORANESI: Solid rather than spectacular. Switched flanks with Perrotta but less effective on the left and moved back again7
TOTTI (off 61): Massive disappointment.
Barely had a kick 5
TONI: Clear sight of goal blocked out by Thuram. Firm header against the bar and a 'goal' ruled out for a marginal offside 6
DE ROSSI (on 61): Back after his four-match ban but didn't make that much of an impact until he scored in the shoot-out 5
IAQUINTA (on 61): Provided extra pace to Italy's forward thrusts but little overall impact. 5
DEL PIERO (on 87): No telling contribution from Italy's star man but kept his nerve in the shoot-out 6
Not used: Amelia, Barone, Barzagli, Gilardino, Inzaghi, Nesta, Oddo, Peruzzi, Zaccardo.