The World Cup's head case

The brutal head butt that ended the World Cup in controversy.

By Kl

Published July 10, 2006 3:16PM (EDT)

It was down to the wire in overtime and the energy of Italians were flagging. France's World Cup season seemed ready to be capped in gold, a welcome, nation-bonding success after a grim season of racial riots and student protests. Then Zinedine Zidane pulled a move straight out of a Gaspar Noe film on Marco Materazzi, shocking the crowd and millions more watching on TV, getting booted from the game, and sinking the teams chances for good. Ah, the French.

By Kl


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