sport news Fabio Cannavaro reflects on Zinedine Zidane's 2006 World Cup final headbutt

'It was a good headbutt... goodbye and thank you': 's World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro reflects on Zinedine Zidane's shock red card for headbutting Marco Materazzi in 2006 final Zinedine Zidane saw red for a shocking headbutt on Marco Materazzi and France's 2006 World Cup final had gone to extra time with score 1-1  Fabio Cannavaro would go on to win that year's Ballon d'Or for his performances 

By Kieran Lynch For Mailonline

Published: 16:36 BST, 2 May 2020 | Updated: 17:42 BST, 2 May 2020


It instantly became one of the most iconic images in World Cup history.

And 's World Cup winning captain, Fabio Cannavaro, has even admitted it was a 'good headbutt' that saw Zinedine Zidane see red in his final ever game.

With the game locked at 1-1 in extra time of the 2006 final in Berlin, the legendary French midfielder exchanged words with Marco Materazzi and then proceeded to floor him with a headbutt to the chest.

Cannavaro has recalled the moment Zinedine Zidane was sent off in the World Cup final

The centre-back claimed months after the final that he had said 'I'd prefer your sister' after Zidane had complained about his constant shirt-tugging, telling him: 'If you want my shirt so much I'll give it to you afterwards'.

Without their talismanic captain France went on to lose the shootout, handing their fourth world crown. 

During an Instagram Live, Cannavaro admitted he didn't even see the pivotal moment of the final.

He said: 'I have to be honest, I only remember the noise. I was nearby I turned and I saw Marco on the

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