2006 was a big year for Italian football in both a positive and negative way.
On the 2nd May, a few days before the end of the Championship, it was reported that telephone conversations had been monitored between some of the biggest teams in Italian football. What followed was to be a scandal like no other. Calciopoli as it has become to be known, headed by Luciano Moggi is one of the most embarassing moments in Italian football history. Juventus, Milan, Lazio, Fiorentina, Reggina and Arezzo were all penalised for fixing match results, however research in still going on to understand exactly what happened and who was involved.
From the worst to the best. 2006 also saw Italy win the World Cup. Celebrations lasted for weeks following the victory against France in the final. This year was the 4th time Italy has been World Champions (1932, 1938, 1982 and 2006).