Throwback Photos: 2006 World Cup in the North End

On the first day of the 2014 World Cup, we take a look at what happened in the North End back in 2006 when Italy won it all! It was Monday afternoon, July 10, 2006, when Hanover Street in Boston’s North End erupted to celebrate Italy’s World Cup win against France [Italy 1, France 1 (5-3, Italy)]. Crowds gathered outside the famous spots, including the former Caffe Graffiti and Italian flags hung from the rooftops. Immediately after Fabio Grosso’s penalty-kick clinched the victory for the national team, an impromptu parade took over the streets. Azzuri‘s championship win brought a multi-day party not seen since Italy last won the international soccer tournament in 1982. View the articles, photos and videos in our Storify below.