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Zidane hails France's 'beautiful' Euro 2016 win

Zidane hails France's 'beautiful' Euro 2016 win

Zinedine Zidane is back to winning ways.
Four years after the ignominious headbutt that ended his career, Zidane was France's chief ambassador as it won the right to host football's 2016 European Championship.
For arguably the greatest player of his generation, it was sweet redemption after the bitter end to Zidane's playing career. He was shamefully sent off for a vicious attack on Italy's Marco Materazzi in the dying minutes of the World Cup final. France then lost on penalties.
Zidane, who played a key role in the effort to win the bid, called it a "a beautiful victory" after the tight 7-6 vote of UEFA's executive committee to hold the tournament in France rather than Turkey. Italy had already been eliminated.


Updated : 2021-05-11 09:13 GMT+08:00