Posted September 26, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The historic head-butt that marked the end of France great Zinedine Zidane's international soccer career is immortalized in bronze. A 5-meter statue portraying Zidane aiming his shaven head at Italian opponent Marco Materazzi's torso has been erected in front of Paris' Centre Pompidou modern art museum. Zidane played for Real Madrid and other professional teams and helped France to victory at the 1998 World Cup. But in the 110th minute of a riveting World Cup final in 2006 against Italy, Zidane lowered his head and rammed Materazzi's chest, knocking him to the ground. Zidane, who planned to retire after the World Cup, later apologized and said he was responding to repeated insults from Materazzi.
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