Let us return to the 2006 World Cup finals. In the 103rd minute of the match, Zidane received a cross from Saniol in the penalty area and topped a very threatening header. Unfortunately, the world's best at the time Good goalkeeper Buffon made a wonderful save and pushed the ball out of the baseline.
This time the header was like the one scored by Zidane in the 1998 World Cup final, but it was a pity that he met the magical Buffon this time.
This header happened at the end of the first half of overtime. If Buffon did not make such a magical save and let Zidane score the ball, then it is very likely that the game would not be a penalty shootout, and the French team would Which World Cup won, and Zidane will also become the player with the most goals (4) in the World Cup final.
So what will happen to Zidane's football status? Can he become the third "ball king" after Pele and Maradona?
The World Cup is the ultimate dream of every football player. It is a great regret to be unable to lead the team to win the Hercules Cup, no matter how much honor he gains in the club.
Pele and Maradona are called "the kings of the ball" because they won the championship by their dominant performance in the World Cup. Pele won the World Cup three times, and Maradona almost won the World Cup in 1986. Leading Argentina to the top entirely by himself.
And Zidane scored 2 headers in the 98 World Cup finals to help the French team win the World Cup in 2006, he led the unfavorable French team to the finals.
In this final, the French team won a penalty in the first half. Zidane kicked a spoon penalty in the World Cup final. We have seen a lot of spoon penalties, but the only person who dared to kick the spoon in the World Cup finals may only be Zidane, maybe only 34 years old. Zidane, who announced his retirement before the World Cup, can overcome this pressure and face The world's first goalkeeper can kick a spoon out of the handle.
Throughout Zidane's player career, the league champion, the European Super Cup champion, the Champions League champion, the European Cup champion, the World Cup champion, personal honors such as European Footballer, World Footballer, World Cup best player, etc., Qi Zu achieved honor Grand Slam, and has repeatedly applied to play in the finals of the competition.
Moreover, Zidane’s style of play is practical and gorgeous. It can be described as a perfect combination of art and practicality. His control of the game is completely different from that of his opponent. Seeing Zidane playing football, he has a feeling of lifting weight and calmness. .
Of course, there was another thing that made fans remember that game, and that was Zidane's overtime match with Materazzi.
In such an important game, a master like Zidane will not know what it means to make this action, but after the game, Qi Zu said that he will never regret this matter, and he will never complain to Matt. Lacy apologized because that would show Materazzi was right.
This is the case with Zidane. He rarely infringes on opponents on the court, but once he gets angry, he will never regret it. Materazzi insulted his family. He couldn't bear it, even if he was sent off by a red card. Even if he lost the World Cup title, even if it was the last game of his playing career.
For Zidane, there are more important things besides honor. In order to defend them, he will never compromise.
I think this is also the reason why many fans love Zidane more. Even if Zidane can't become the "king", he is also the eternal ancestor of many fans.