Jubilation for Suffolk's Italian fans

JUBILANT Italian fans throughout Suffolk were still on cloud nine today after their country's World Cup Final victory over France.The game ended with the nail-biting drama of penalties after being marred by the sending off of French talisman Zinedine Zidane for a headbutt.

JUBILANT Italian fans throughout Suffolk were still on cloud nine today after their country's World Cup Final victory over France.

The game ended with the nail-biting drama of penalties after being marred by the sending off of French talisman Zinedine Zidane for a headbutt.

The subsequent 5-3 shootout triumph led to scenes of celebration in the county's Italian strongholds.

One fervent Azurri supporter, Esus Tella, of Tomlin Court, Nacton, said: “The whole thing has been amazing. It's so nerve racking watching the penalties. The atmosphere has been amazing, we were all going mad when we won.”

See page 41 for full match report and reaction.

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