Zidane's Soccer Headbutt Sculpture on Display in Paris

The World

A statue depicting former French national soccer team player Zidane's head-butt on Italian defender Materazzi during the 2006 final of the soccer World Cup is seen in front of the Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris. (Photo: REUTERS/Christian Hartm

It was a shocking moment in sports history when French soccer player Zinedine Zidane headbutted Italian player Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final. Now that moment has been immortalized by Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed. He's created a larger-than-life bronze sculpture of the two soccer players clashing on the field. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Abdessemed about the sculpture.
Will you help our nonprofit newsroom today?

Every week, more than 2 million listeners tune into our broadcast and follow our digital coverage like this story, which is available to read for free thanks to charitable contributions from listeners like you. But less than 1% of our audience supports our program directly. From now through the end of the year, every gift will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor, which means your gift will help us unlock a $67,000 challenge match.

Will you join our growing list of loyal supporters and double your impact today?