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These boots were worn by Alberto Gilardino during the season 2006/2007. This model is the same used by the player during the Fifa World Cup “Germany 2006” competition. To celebrate the Italian triumph to the World Cup a special “WC06” embroidered was added to the boots.  After the 2004 Olympics, Gilardino was chosen by the senior national team coach Marcello Lippi. He made his debut on 4 September 2004, at the age of 22, in a 2–1 home win in a World Cup qualifier against Norway. On 13 October, he scored his first international goal in a 4–3 win in a World Cup qualifier against Belarus, in Parma.[108] Lippi considered him a starter, often in tandem with Luca Toni. Gilardino was a member of the 23-man Italy squad that won the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He played in the first two matches, scoring a goal in his nation’s second group match, a 1–1 draw against the United States, with a diving header off a free kick by Andrea Pirlo; He came on as a substitute in the semifinal match against hosts Germany, hitting the post in extra time; in the last minute of the second half of extra time, he provided the assist for Alessandro Del Piero’s goal two minutes after the first goal, sealing the Azzurri’s 2–0 victory, which earned them a place in the final; Italy subsequently defeated France 5–3 on penalties in the final, following a 1–1 draw after extra time.