My first full world cup that I watched was the one in 1982, where Italy won. With Paolo Rossi and Dino Zoff and other great names. Hooray for Italy in 2006. They just won this year’s world cup. OMG I should totally walk down to Columbus and see the craziness in Little Italy today.
[Update 9/7]: Tom Guariello’s got a lovely little write up on the key issue surrounding the final game between France and Italy.