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Zinedine Yazid Zidane French pronunciation: Zidane received the Golden Ball for player Zinedine yazid zidane the tournament at the World Cupdespite his infamous sending off in the final against Italy for headbutting Marco Materazzi in the chest.
Prior to the World Cup, he announced he would retire at the end of the tournament. After retirement, Zidane became assistant coach at Real Madrid under Carlo Ancelotti for the —14 Zinedine yazid zidane. Zidane is of Algerian Kabyle descent. InZidane was born there as the youngest of five siblings.
His father worked as a warehouseman and nightwatchman at a department store, often on the night shift, while his mother was a housewife. It was here that Zidane was spotted by AS Cannes scout and former player Jean Varraud, who recommended him to the training centre director of the club.
His feet spoke with the ball" —Jean Varraud, former player who discovered Zidane. Having left his family to join Cannes, he was invited by Cannes Director Jean-Claude Elineau to leave the dormitory he shared with 20 other trainees and to come and stay with him and his family.
Zidane later said that while living with the Elineaus he found equilibrium. Zidane spent his first weeks at Cannes mainly on cleaning duty as a punishment for punching an opponent who mocked his ghetto origins. After the match during a party for all the Cannes players, Zidane was given a car by Cannes Chairman Alain Pedretti, who had promised him one the day he scored his first goal for the club.
He played a set of midfield combinations with Bixente Lizarazu and Christophe Dugarrywhich would become the trademark of both Bordeaux and the French national team. InBlackburn Rovers manager Kenny Dalglish had expressed interest in signing both Zidane and Dugarry, to which team owner and chairman Jack Walker reportedly replied, "Why do you want to sign Zidane when we have Tim Sherwood?
Juventus "He is a special player. He creates space where there is none. No matter where he gets the ball or how it comes to him, he can get out of trouble. His imagination and his technique are amazing" —Juventus teammate Edgar Davids. Juventus finished second in the —01 Serie Abut were eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League, after Zidane was banned for head-butting Hamburger SV player Jochen Kientz.
It was rumoured that coach Abdelhamid Kermali denied Zidane a position for the Algerian squad because he felt the young midfielder was not fast enough. After Eric Cantona was handed a year-long suspension in January for assaulting a fan, Zidane took over the playmaker position.
Zidane was not yet fully established in the French team and his level was quite average during the whole event, but he managed to score in the penalty shootout in both the quarter-final and semi-final.
France was eliminated in the Euro 96 semi-finals in a penalty shootout against the Czech Republic.
It was held in his home country France. The French team won all three games in the group stage but Zidane was sent off in the second match against Saudi Arabia for a stamp on Fuad Anwarbecoming the first French player to receive a red card in a World Cup Finals.
Without their playmaker France proceeded to win 1—0 in the last sixteen game against Paraguay and, on his return to the side, defeated Italy 4—3 on penalties after a goalless draw in the quarter-finals. France then defeated Croatia 2—1 in the semi-final. France dominated Brazil from the kick-off, with Zidane scoring two similar goals, both headers from corner kicks taken by Emmanuel Petit and Youri Djorkaeff.
Zidane finished with two goals, a memorable bending free kick against Spain in the quarter-final and the golden goal in the semi-final against Portugaland was named Player of the Tournament by UEFA. He was rushed back prematurely for the third game despite not being fully fit, but could not prevent France from being ignominiously eliminated in the group stage without scoring a single goal; the worst performance by a defending champion in the history of the competition.
In the opening match against EnglandZidane scored a free kick and penalty in stoppage time to turn defeat into a 2—1 victory for France. At the urging of coach Raymond DomenechZidane came out of retirement and was immediately reinstated as team captain. The trio helped France rise from fourth place to win their qualifying group.
In the quarter-final France held Brazil to just one shot on goal in the rematch of the final. Zidane was then sent off in the th minute of the game after headbutting Marco Materazzi in the chest,  so he did not participate in the penalty shootout which Italy won 5—3.
How could that happen to a man like you?. I know that you are sad and disappointed but what I want to tell you is that the whole country is extremely proud of you.
You have honoured the country with your exceptional qualities and your fantastic fighting spirit, which was your strength in difficult times, but also in winning times.
InZidane said that he would "rather die than apologize" to Materazzi for the headbutt in the final,  but also admitted that he "could never have lived with himself" had he been allowed to remain on the pitch and help France win the match.Zinedine Zidane Net Worth is $70 Million.
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Soon after France lifted the coveted trophy, a user took to Twitter and accurately summed up France's victory. @sahluwal wrote, "This French team is one of the most diverse. 16 of the 23 players on the team come from families that recently immigrated to France from places like Zaire, Martinique, Cameroon, Morocco, Angola, Congo & Algeria.
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