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Road to the final

Italy and France meet in the World Cup final on Sunday. A recap of their paths to Berlin.

ITALY Group Stage (Group E)

ITALY 2 (Andrea Pirlo 40, Vincenzo Iaquinta 83) GHANA 0

The Azzurri began their World Cup campaign with a hard-won victory over the African debutants.

Andrea Pirlo struck a 25-metre drive through a crowded penalty box for the opening goal just before halftime and Vincenzo Iaquinta sealed the points after rounding goalkeeper Richard Kingston.

Photographs: AFP/Getty Images | Text: Reuters

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