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Did Italy Deserve To Win The World Cup?

Alas, the world cup has come and gone but the moments to relish for a long time are still hovering the place.

One question begging for answer is: given Italy's performance, do they really deserve being World Cup Champions for the next 4 years?

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dunno abt other matches o - but for that final match - france outplayed italy abeg, just that football is not always fair., one way or the other!

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yep and if things went the way they should have Italy wounld't even have been in the final

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@dblock

I agree with you 100%, France really deserved to win.

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well said lets wait and see what happens in serie A this season.

Milan have an upper hand anyway with lack of juve!

hustler

I dont hate Italy but they are just opportunists.And Materrazi insults to Zizzou just multiplied my bad!

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@ kitaun

u jus wait till the season starts.then u'll start to see quality football the azzuri are known for,

It was plain to see that physically, they r still way behind.

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chxta

that's funny man I only had red bull before I watched the match.Yes Donaodani and Lippi are different were the players different?

cannavaro was so tired that he feigned an injury.

hustler!

Am writing straight away to fifa president for under-achievers lifting the cup?

I beg! guys dont bay for my blood.

France just proved to all and sandry italy never deserved anything like reaching quarter finals. It will be shame if they dont qualify for euro 2008.

or are they suffering from WC hangover or will they say because they had some blackarmbands?

these men are just toothless.

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o men! who watched france/italy euro qualifier?

I did and the men were out for revenge.

I said it earlier Italy never deserved to win worldcup. france were just awesome.

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A country that played 8 matches without losing any won the trophy by luck? I beg your pardon. Is luck an Italian word? they were the best team of the tournamant and they won fair and square even beating my darling Mannschaft German national team conceeding the least

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@ Bandele which planet did u come from.Italy is one of the best footballing nations in footballs history so i dont know what u are talking about. Itz like u dont watch football at all. Maybe u just heard that there was a world cup final.

Tell me which country in the world has more world class players than Italy

what are Buffon, Nesta, Cannavaro, Zambrotta, Gattuso, Pirlo, Totti, Del Piero and Inzaghi?

Italy had more world class players in their ranks than all the other teams except for Brazil.

They were simply and still are the best team in the world.

I think they deserve two world cups

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@ rhoda,

And u must be under 5,innit?

Why r u taking the piss?

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well guess what? Italy won.

Cannavaro, Zambrotta, Buffon, Nesta, Totti, Gattuso, Pirlo, . . . . Do you watch football at all?

neither did Germany, Argentina, Portugal, Holland, etc,

If france had won their group, maybe italy would have met brazil in the finals.

with how many minutes to go?. . . without totti, gilardino, nesta on the pitch . .

well that's football. luck counts!

nobody said that so i guess we are all sane.

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i was expecting an african country to win but i think that was God's wish 4 them to win cuz some of the africans died of happines when they scored.

i was in italy when they were playing the finals and i couldn't sleep that night.

Buffon promised to marry her girlfriend after they won the match and she got very angry with him when he came back 2 italy but they are now married and very happy together.

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and U must be Under 10!

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hell No

they never deserved to win.

they are just physical thats all

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did italy deserve to win the world cup? certainly not. from my own view they did not deserve to win a single match in the worldcup.

from the first group match they played in to the finals, they were second best.

the refrees did a good job taking them to the finals.

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Italy /C. Republic never had a chance of winnin the title.

Italy does'nt have world class players.

Italy did'nt beat a brazil

Italy could'nt score with france down to 10 players plus Zidane,Henry,Veira off the field.

Italy are just lucky Trezeguet missed the penalty.

No sane person can say Italy dominated/controlled the final.

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I wonder why some of our members comment like this.

They carry Arsenal mentality to the French Team.

Italy deserve it by far.

Well Well organised and focused team.

It was French Team that was lucky[Thanks to Patrick Vieria, who single-handedly took them to the second round]

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Italy deserves to win the world cup fair and square.

They had the best defensive record all through and asides from an own goal and Zidane's dubious penalty-kick the defenders closed shops on everyone.

FORZA ITALIA.

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Yeah- At least i think so! And who's that guy stinking up d united logo? D'you want it to look like yours? Fat chance.

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Y' all should be thanking God for Materrazi mercenary tactics to infuriate Zizou worked in their favour. He went into fits after a slight butt!Afterall a team that lacked Vieira,Zidane and Henry what else?

When Italians knew they could not use their feet they decided to use their mouth.

One more thing, Its very obvious S. Americans rarely win on a european soil, they know the jujuman they visit. A team like Argentina deserved it not Italy. Biko!

Anyway I blame Jose pekerman and Parreira of Brazil for making the two teams lose.

Go on have your vodkas but it will be short-lived

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Italy

Czech (highly ranked, 5th in the world pre Mundial)

USA (highly ranked, 4th in the world at a time)

Ghana

France

Switzerland

South Korea (2nd best in Asia)

Togo

Who had a weaker group?

Don't make me laugh. Who played the stronger team in the semis?

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They did'nt beat any worthwhile/world class teams and they only controlled 25 minutes of the fast half.The rest of the game up to penalties France had Italy backed up to the corner.

France beat the 1# contendors/favorites Brazil and they did it conivincinly!

Italy won beacause they had weak group and easy finals draws and they won on luck.I admit they played hard and completly dominated the first half from 19-46 minutes.I admit they also deserved their goal.But they won on a players nerve!

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the italians deserved it and are a very disciplined side with pirlo being my best player.

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The Italians deserve to win the world cup because they have all what it takes except playing good and clean Football.

The italians has a strong defence which cannot be easily defeat and they also don't give up easily when it comes to critical moment.

They have a rugged squad and others. To me the Italians deserve to win the world cup but france has a wider chance of winning but they find it hard to control the italian squad.

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In response to the question that started this thread, YES!!!

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Ha ha ha!

Now y'all coming up to crow with satisfaction about  WC instead of handling your massive unemployment!

You all know Italy never deserved it from the word go! And apart from Gianlugi codec no one ever predicted early Italy would reach even semis.

I said the ref helped them with a dubious penalty and whichsoever reason you quote The MEEK WON IT! Hellbent officiating

I repeat annihilation awaits you in 2010 when they will be bundled out!

Scandalous men they are!

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Thanks men. Forza Italia. They deserve to be double champions

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Just to answer the person that said Italy had a dubious penalty against Australia in the second round, if that is a yard stick then France is far worse cause they had more lucky breaks on bad ref decisions.

The free kick that took France ahead of Spain in the second round was from Henry diving beside Puyol, the penalty that knocked out Portugal was another Henry exaggeration of a slight tap from Calhvaho and the Malouda dive in the final for the penalty as mentioned before so if the consideration is cheating then the French are worse than Italy.

Not to add the Zidane headbutt and the French complaining about it, as if the act deserved a yellow card instead of the red given.

But as others have pointed out with the games statistics Italy are the best team.

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Italy played well and all that, but I would have prefered it if France won.

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Oh ! you did? Big up men!

It was such a fiesta!

You also agree they did not deserve it IOO% but yes for 30%.

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Hey! because I mentioned the meek won it, some fans are demanding my head for breakfast.

since Germany 2006 did not live to the hype and these underachievers took the cup, these men here tried

Lippi,Buffon,Cannavaro,grosso, Zambrotta,Toni,pirlo.

Who ever predicted Italy would win? now you are all crowing!

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Grizzly!

that's why you are giving them a credit instead of a distinction!

To mean they did not deserve it! isnt it?A team that scored a Player as an own goal?I give a weak pass to Canavaro. Him and Buffon salvaged Italy!Who cares if they did not concede!

Gianluga Codec!

I watched all the 32 matches (live & recorded)and this Italy  became my most indisciplined team when they literally fought USA in pitch infact I 've not yet forgiven Rossi for the blood he shed.

Had the ref not helped them with that 95th min Penalty against Aussies then we would be talking different. Y'all know the scandalous ref in WC!

The only game they won honourably was against Germany!period!

THEY DID NOT DESERVE IT and annihilation awaits them in 2010!

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if no opposing team was able to score against u in open play in 7 world cup matches, then u deserve to win the world cup.

@Priscilia its like u have something against the italians.

Italy fully merited the world cup

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Divers? i didnt see any italian diving. how did france win that penalty again? didn't malouda dive?

Racists? where, who and when?

@priscila:

i'm guessing you didnt watch any of italy's games except the final. no other side had a better goals difference than italy did. france played a bit better in the final but in the long run italy was the better team of the tournament. heck, in the final, they had a ball hit the cross bar and another disallowed for a marginal offside.

Italy - Goals For: 12, Goals Against: 2

France - Goals For: 9, Goals Against: 3

most of you guys just have a naive bias against the italian team. give them credit. they are the world champions.

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Youngies

they deserve it thats why they won.

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This bunch of cheaters? Divers? Low racists? Little monkies who can't but do tricks?

Italians are a shame of the world! The worst nation in the world cup! FIFA must make them give it back to the French for what they did to Zidane!

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I will have prefer France for the cup but in a game there must be a winner and there must be a looser.

Saying Italy doesnt deserve the cup is a lie, they tried their best and their best give them the cup.

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Football can be extremely cruel!

I watched the coronation of a very uninspiring wrestler scandalouls King

The mighty can always lose to the meek but the ball is always round so it’s another rotation.

Meanwhile I am having a ball as I wait for another four years when the so called pending champions will be bundled out of the worldcup,manufacture a new villain and go back to their boring, uninspiring Serie A,just as it has been since 1966 incase you win your scandals

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Do you all know that we have lost a lot of money which was to be chanelled back home had we won the cup?

Vieira would have pumped more money in those big projects in Senegal and Henry too.

We have lost a lot of income to Africa by France losing that world cup .I had a soft spot for France because of Africans

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yes those guys are good

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What brand of paraga do they sell in New Jersey?

Donadoni and Lippi are two different coaches with two different styles of play. . .

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