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VIDEO: France Immortalizes Zidane's infamous WC headbutt with 5-meter statue

Paris : France | Sep 26, 2012 at 9:38 PM PDT
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France immortalizes Zidane's infamous headbutt

PARIS, France (Thu, Sept 27) - French soccer player Zinedine Zidane's infamous headbutt on Italian soccer player Marco Materazzi in the 2006 FIFA World Cup final has been immortalised in a statue now on display in Paris.

A 5-meter (16.4 feet) high version of Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed's bronze statue Zidane headbutting Marco Materazzi has been erected outside Paris' Centre Pompidou, one of the world's foremost modern art museums.

"This statue goes against the tradition of making statues in honour of certain victories. It is an ode to defeat," exhibition organizer Alain Michaud told Agence France Presse.

Zidane was sent off and never played international football again. France, who won the World Cup in 1998, lost the final to Italy on penalties.

The Zidane's headbutt statue will remain on display until January 7 next year.

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The infamous headbutt that French football legend Zinedine Zidane landed on an Italian during a World Cup final has been transformed into a giant statue and displayed in front of the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
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