Italians revel in WC victory away from home

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Wine from Burgandy and Cheese from Savoy started the evening on a jolly note.

Updated: February 25, 2007 11:35 IST
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New Delhi:

Wine from Burgandy and Cheese from Savoy started the evening on a jolly note but the euphoria over Zidane's goal earlier in the match disintegrated after he was sent off the pitch in what was his last international match. A pall of gloom deepened further with the penalty shootout, especially when it looked likely that France was going to lose. And the Italians were all ready for the revelry with not a pizza named after Genaro Gattuso, but chocolate cake in the shape of football that was served to demonstrate Italy's domination in the sport. It was no wonder then that Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro's men gave their supporters every reason to rejoice. And to cheer the men from the land of Armani were Indian designers as well. Celebrations were galore at the Italian embassy after a dramatic win for the Azzuri in the World Cup final. But while the embassy officials and the Italians in Delhi may have celebrated together late into the night with several bottles of grappa, they would have probably been wishing they were back home to celebrate the achievement with their countrymen.

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