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The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six populated continents participated in the qualification process which began in September 2003. Thirty-one teams qualified from this process along with hosts Germany for the finals tournament. It was the second time that Germany staged the competition and the first as a unified country along with the former East Germany with Leipzig as a host city (the other was in 1974 in West Germany), and the 10th time that the tournament was held in Europe.
Italy won the tournament, claiming their fourth World Cup title, defeating France 5–3 in a penalty shoot-out in the final after extra time had finished in a 1–1 draw. Germany defeated Portugal 3–1 to finish in third place. Angola, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Trinidad and Tobago and Togo made their first appearances in the finals.
Artist: Luciana De Simoni
Depicts a feminine profile representing Italy with tricolour flags and the terrestrial globe, representing the event; around “REPUBBLICA ITALIANA”; below, the name of the designer “DE SIMONI”.
Depicts in a rectangle the scene of the award ceremony of the Italian team, with a player holding up the World Cup Trophy. In the rectangle are present also the value, the mint mark (R) on the right and four stars representing the world titles achieved.
CAMPIONE ⋆⋆⋆⋆ DEL MONDO