Continuation and end of this best of the most beautiful expulsions in the history of football. Today on the program: Zizou’s headbutt, Chapron’s kick and Barreto’s punch.
WTF evictions (continued)
Zinedine Zidane / France – Italy
2006 World Cup.
Certainly the most iconic expulsion in the history of French football. Reaching the World Cup final is not easy. The Blues have only succeeded on three occasions. The second time takes place in Germany, against the Italian neighbor. The French are taken into extra time. Then in the 110th minute, it’s the apotheosis.
As he recovers, Zizou turns around and inflicts a sublime headbutt in the chest of Marco Materazzi. Zidane sees red, as does the referee. The Blues finally lose in the penalty shootout, but everyone remembers this fact of the game, and forgets the re-entrant panenka-bar at the start of the match. As in 1998,…