Inspired from a thread on /r/soccer, here are eight of the best, hand-picked photos in the history of the beautiful game. There could be many other moments that are missing from the list, but then again, to compile a list as short as this, you need to leave out a few.
#8 The walk of shame
Having already won a World Cup with France, this is not how Zizou would have anticipated his swansong. Playing his last international match for France, it couldn’t have been a better stage; The World Cup final.
The two scorers of the game Zidane and Marco Materazzi clashed in the second half of extra time with just 10 minutes left on the clock as the French skipper headbutted Materazzi in the chest.
It was not a physical challenge that infuriated the French maestro. Materazzi later confirmed he was the mastermind behind Zidane’s dismissal as the Italian said something about his sister.
Nothing is more important than family.