I suppose the head should say that Italy won but it is so much more fun to say that France lost:
The vision that Zinedine Zidane claims appeared before him last year and urged him to come out of international retirement will be paying him another visit before long to slap him at the back of his head. Over a silly stupid headbutt
What happened here in the Olympic Stadium will haunt the France captain forever. Outplayed for an hour and into extra time, the Italians won it after French captain Zinedine Zidane was ejected in the 107th for a vicious butt to the chest of Marco Materazzi.
It was the ugliest act of a tournament that set records for yellow and red cards, diving and, at times, outright brutality. And yet he wins the golden ball. He is brilliant, a gladiator and an awesome human being and player but consistant he was not, he did not shine game after game, match after match. That honour would go to Canavaro but sadly the dong's did not think so swayed by the hu ha that surrounded him
His farewell to the world of football was one that will be remembered not for what he gave to the global game but for what he took away from his fans all around the globe.