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My most satisfying moment: Lippi
July 10, 2006 03:49 IST
"I have to say thanks to the players," said Lippi.
"This is the most satisfying moment of my life. We are very happy.
"I dedicate the victory to my family. The players have unlimited heart, character and personality," he added.
Italy won on penalties after the match finished 1-1 following an extra-time period that saw France captain Zinedine Zidane [Images] sent off for a head butt on Marco Materazzi.
Asked how he felt, a delighted Lippi added: "The greatest satisfaction that any coach or footballer can feel.
"I've had the fortune to win the Champions League -- a kind of world title for clubs -- and lots of Serie A titles but I've never felt anything like this."