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2006 World Cup

It was Sunday afternoon, July 10, 2006, when Hanover Street in Boston’s North End erupted to celebrate Italy’s World Cup win against France [Italy 1, France 1 (5-3, Italy)]. Crowds gathered outside the famous spots, including the former Caffe Graffiti and Italian flags hung from the rooftops. Immediately after Fabio Grosso’s penalty-kick clinched the victory for the national team, an impromptu parade took over the streets. Azzuri‘s championship win brought a multi-day party not seen since Italy last won the international soccer tournament in 1982. View the photos and videos below.

world cup parade in the north end

world cup parade in the north end

The North End celebrates

Chris Colombus LOVES soccer!

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ginormous italian flag

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Copa Mundial

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Boston's North End

Italy-France

world cup parade in the north end