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Defining moments

July 11, 2006

France's Zinedine Zidane was selected the winner of the Golden Ball, as the best player in the World Cup, after France's loss to Italy in the championship match. But the lingering image for many who watched the player's final Cup match will be the dramatic head butt he delivered to the chest of Italy's Marco Materazzi in overtime. It brought a red card and put an ignominious asterisk to an otherwise brilliant career. Some other sports figures who let their emotions get the better of them in the heat of competition

Source: Los Angeles Times

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