France and Italy, who meet in the World Cup final on Sunday, have already achieved the two best feats at the tournament, said French coach Raymond Domenech.
"There were two achievements during this tournament, it was our success over Brazil because that was something that not anybody can do," Domenech told a news conference after France defeated Portugal 1-0 in Wednesday's semifinal thanks to a penalty kick by Zinedine Zidane.
"The other great moment was the win of the Italians over the Germans yesterday in Dortmund because they did it in style. Hats off and bravo to them," he said.
France knocked out five-time winners Brazil 1-0 in the quarterfinals, while Italy ended hosts Germany's run with two late goals in extra time on Tuesday for a 2-0 semifinal success.
"We are very proud of what we have achieved so far and I can say that I'm personally highly proud of my players," Domenech said.
"But now we have a last match to play and our goal is to win this final. I have often said that our goal was to be in Berlin on July 9 but now I can tell you that we want to be there to celebrate."