Yes granted, he's just human and frustration must have gotta the better of him from all the pushing and grabbing from the Italian defender. However, such a preposterous and laughable action, which would have left a deep ugly stain in his legacy, was totally uncalled for. Not only was that a foolish way to end his career, it was downright irresponsible to the rest of his team mates and fans who looked to him as a source of motivation. Zidane's headbutt at the 109th minute in the 2nd half of extra time saw a red and Zizou's teary exit to the dressing room. It was saddening sight to bear for me and the rest of the French supporters.
Zidane did well in the rest of the match, pushing the ball deep into the opponents' half. His beautiful penalty shot in the 6th minute won
It was a great battle for both side with neither willing to give in. Yet, the competition required a winner and after 120 mins of struggle, it was down to the penalty shootout. And with Zidane's (the best penalty kicker and captain of France) exit, the morale of the french team was greatly affected. So with Trezeguet's unlucky miss on that chip and the Italians keeping their composure to deliver a perfect penalty shoot out, Italy claimed their 4th world cup championship.
Italy, the champion of the world cup 2006!
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