Browsing: Zinedine Zidane

The match was the last of Zidane’s entire career and it saw both highs and lows. The Frenchman netted a Panenka penalty just seven minutes into the game but was sent off with ten minutes remaining of extra-time for the famous clash with Materazzi. Italy would end up winning the final following a penalty shootout.

“I’m leaving because I feel the club no longer has the faith in me I need, and doesn’t offer me the support to build something in the medium or long term,” the Frenchman wrote in the letter published in the sports daily AS.