I guess it makes up for the fact though that he should of won it 1998, when Ronaldo won it instead (who didn't even get top scorer).
Zinedine Zidane is still the best. And with all the pressure on the field, especially since he was the only good footballer out there in his team since the others were injured, I couldn't blame him. Materazzi must have said something to make him blow..
Not really no
France had the better of the play and should have had another penalty
Overall probably yes
Zidane wasn't even the best French player, Thuram and Vieira made more outstanding contributions than he did.
In that particular match, no.
Overall in the tournament, yes.
I remember Euro 2000 where Italy were miles the better side against France and blew it by conceding a last minute goal, and then going on to lose it extra time.
So what comes around goes around in this case.
In the final?
First half: yes
Second half and extra time: no
Fair enough really that they did win, except the Aussie diving earlier on.
Their defensive record was very impressive, but the Aussie diving spoiled their World Cup win IMO.
BBC Breaking News: Zidane has been voted by journalists covering the World Cup as the recipient of the Golden Ball Award, with 2000+ points. He was ahead of the Italian Captain by only approximately 50 points.
Well well well, and that's how the cookie crumbles. Consolation, I suppose.
Or maybe just pity.