A spectacular five-metre high bronze statue paying homage to one of the most dramatic moments in World Cup finals history has been unveiled in the heart of Paris.
It captures the moment gifted French legend Zinedine Zidane headbutts Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the chest following an alleged insult during the 2006 Fifa World Cup in Germany, ultimately leading to a red card and the end of his glittering international career.
It was a significant moment for thousands of French football fans, who worshipped the star regarded by many as the finest of his generation.
The shocking incident was immortalised by Algerian artist Abel Abdessemed and is based outside the city`s acclaimed Pompidou art museum.
The statue represents yet another striking addition to the city`s famed cultural landscape, which attracts millions of art lovers every year. Come and check it out along with hundreds of other stunning sculptures whilst taking a break in one of the fine hotels in Paris
Published on 27/9/2012.Latest Destination News