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All-time World Cup sinners

Most controversial moments in World Cup football

Zinedine Zidane | In the French playmaker’s swan song at the 2006 World Cup, he was pretty much flawless until extra time in the final where he headbutted Italy’s defender Marco Materazzi in the chest and was unceremoniously sent off. Zidane insisted that he was provoked in an unacceptable manner. Allegedly, Materazzi said something about his sister. In any case, Zidane wasn’t able to participate in the penalty shootout, which France lost 5-3.