Who won the 2006 World Cup?

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Italy won the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

It was the 18th edition of the competition and won by the European nation for a fourth time. Only Brazil (five) had become world champions on more occasions than Italy as of 2006.

Italy beat France on penalties in the final following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes and extra-time. It was the second time the final had been settled in a penalty shootout, following Brazil’s success over Italy in 1994.

The final took place at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on 9 July 2006.

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