Italy on mark in test of time

Grosso, Del Piero score in overtime to send team to Sunday's final

Italy 2 Germany 0

World Cup

July 05, 2006|By GRAHAME L. JONES

DORTMUND, Germany -- Italy has some tremendous soccer players, the sort who never give up, never stop running, never stop seeking ways to win.

All of that was evident yesterday when Italy overcame not only Germany and almost 65,000 German fans at the cauldron of noise that is Westfalen Stadium, in a World Cup semifinal that crackled with tension and that was not decided until overtime itself had all but expired.

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