Italy beat France with a penalty kick to win the World Cup, but the moment everyone is talking about is bad sport Zinedine Zidane’s 110th-minute headbutt of Italian player Marco Materazzi which sent him to the ground. The retiring Zidane was given a red card as a good-bye yet was still awarded the Golden Ball as the World Cup’s best player.
Said French coach Raymond Domenech: “I’ve said it from the start, only victory is pretty. There will always be something missing. You can say what we did wasn’t bad, but it’s Italy who are champions.”
Congrats to the steaming Italian team.
Zidane’s final moment. Classy: