Congratulations to all the players and teams who participated in soccer's 2006 World Cup, and especially to Italy, who hung on to defeat France 5-3 in a penalty shootout after two hours of regulation play and overtime ended in a 1-1 draw.
The match, held in Berlin's Olympic Stadium, was only the second time the final winner was determined by a shootout; in the previous instance in 1994, Italy lost to Brazil. The 2006 victory marks Italy's 4th World Cup championship.
Your next opportunity to join the throngs of soccer fans at this huge event will be in 2010 in South Africa. Start dreaming now, and when it's time to actually start planning to attend, Coast To Coast will have your World Cup Soccer tickets for you.