2007 Photo Contest, Sports Action, Stories, 1st prize
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Peter Schols

Dagblad De Limburger / GPD / Reuters

09 July, 2006

Top French footballer Zinédine Zidane was sent off the field for butting Italian Marco Materazzi in the chest towards the end of extra time of the World Cup final between France and Italy. As a result Zidane could not join in a penalty shootout which saw Italy win 5-3. Referee Horacio Elizondo, who did not appear to have seen the off-ball clash, consulted his assistant referees before showing Zidane the red card. Zidane had earlier announced that he would retire from the game after the World Cup.

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