AEST 00:00, Thu Sep 27 2012
French football legend Zinedine Zidane’s career ending head-butt in the 2006 World Cup final has been immortalised with a bronze statue in Paris.
Zidane, who was captain of the French team, was sent off in the last match of his career for the bizarre incident involving Italy's Marco Materazzi.
The Frenchman later apologised to fans, saying he was responding to Materazzi's insults.
The 10-man French team eventually suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Italians on penalties.
The statue was unveiled in front of the Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris. (AAP)