"When it comes to the World Cup final it is passion and when it goes to extra time it is a drama", he said. "But when it comes to penalty kicks it is a tragedy. Football is a team sport and penalties is not a team, it is the individual".
Italy beat France on penalties in the World Cup final this summer in a match which saw Zinedine Zidane sent-off for headbutting Marco Materazzi in the closing minutes of extra-time.

FOOTBALL 2006 World Cup Italy-France (Trezeguet)

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"We have four years or so... you can't replay the match through the tournament because of a lack of time", he continued to the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Zurich.
"Maybe to take players away and play Golden Goal", was his suggestion.
The first World Cup penalty shoot-out was won by West Germany against France in the 1982 semi-final.
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