Alessandro Del Piero will look to fulfil his childhood dream by helping Italy win the World Cup.
The Juventus man has been a key figure for his country for a decade and played his part in helping the Azzurri reach Sunday's final in Berlin by scoring in the semi-final victory over Germany.
He is unlikely to claim a starting berth, but his drive is unlikely to be dimmed by sitting on the bench.
"We will do everything to win," said Del Piero. "Everything.
"I want to lift that cup, I have wanted it since I was a child."
Italy have won many fans at this World Cup and Del Piero is looking for the Azzurri to sign off on a high.
"We will have to manage this match in a good way," he added. "We have played a great World Cup and I hope to close it in a positive way.
"Many people say ours has been the most beautiful football, I hope it will be especially the winning one.
"France's game is based on the ideas of singular players and on fantastic passes of Zidane.
"We have a strong defence but also in the midfield and on attack we have played well too."