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Zidane's imfamous headbutt immortalised.

Summary: Zinedine Zidane's infamous headbutt on Italian Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final has been immortalised in a statue now on display in Paris.

Zinedine Zidane's infamous headbutt on Italian Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final has been immortalised in a statue and is now on display.

The five-metre bronze statue, by artist Adel Abdessemed, captures the moment when the French captain lunged at Materazzi's chest during extra time.

Zidane was sent off in the Cup final for the headbutt and the 10-man French team went on to lose the game.

The statue is called Headbutt and is on display in front of the Pompidou Centre in Paris

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