The neutrals give their verdict
There are two teams dreaming of lifting the FIFA World Cup Trophy in Berlin's Olympiastadion on Sunday, Italy and France. But this does not mean that the FIFA World Cup is over for the rest of the world.
It is not just Italians and Frenchmen who will be backing either the Azzurri or Les Bleus and FIFAworldcup.com has been speaking to football followers from all over the world to hear where their allegiances will lie on the big day.
The lowdown on Italy-France
Martina Rachinger (Munich, Germany)
"I am convinced that Italy will win the trophy, Why? Because not only do they play the best football, but they also have the most attractive players."
Juan Pablo Leal (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
"Even though Thierry Henry is my favourite player ever, this time I'm going with Italy. They eliminated Germany, who had eliminated us, so they deserve it. But there is another reason too - if France win, they will equal the number of titles we've won (two)."
Mark English (London, England)
"I'm going to be supporting Italy in the Final. The game against Germany was almost the perfect football match, two great attacks against two strong defences. France's success has revolved around one man, Zinedine Zidane, but I think that to win the World Cup you have to have a strong team ethic, and that is one of Italy's strengths. The back four and keeper are a great unit, the midfield works well together and Luca Toni is unselfish up front."
Scott Creighton (Milwaukee, USA)
"An Italian clean sheet in the Final would erase some of the disappointment for the US in this World Cup. Being able to say the US were the only team to hold the world's best team in 2006, and playing with nine men for half the match no less, would certainly take away some of the sting of our disastrous campaign."
Marcos Ferrer (Cordoba, Argentina)
"I support Italy because I have Italian blood inherited from my grandparents. A lot of Argentinians trace their roots back to Italy and my wife's grandfather is also from there."
Allez Les Bleus!
Carmen Landin (Madrid, Spain)
"I'm supporting France because I've just started going out with a French boy and also because I have French ancestors."
Jiang Ting (Beijing, China)
"Zidane is just great! He's really impressed me with his brilliant displays in the last two matches against Spain and Brazil. He may not be as good-looking as Kaka but I hope he can lead France to the Trophy as he did in 1998."
Jorge Tolmos Bustamante (Lima, Peru)
"I've supported France ever since I watched Michel Platini, my boyhood hero, shine at the 1982 World Cup in Spain. I also prefer the French style of play which is more attack-minded compared with the Italians."
Seyoung Kim (Seoul, Korea Republic)
"I love Zidane's hairstyle - the sexiest I've ever seen. And I also think that Thierry Henry runs faster than any other player in the world. All in all, I like the attacking style of French football."
Sandra Loukas (Frankfurt, Germany)
"I kept my fingers crossed for Germany and for Trinidad and Tobago, but both are already out. Now I want France to win the Trophy. It is a special country for me because I managed to overcome my fear of heights on top of the Eiffel Tower a few years ago."