One of the most notorious moments in French sporting history - footballer Zinedine Zidane's headbutt on Italian Marco Materazzi - has been immortalised in bronze.The incident is illustrated in a bronze statue
The five-metre high statue, on display in Paris, shows the moment France's former captain lunged at Materazzi's chest during extra-time in the 2006 World Cup final.
Midfielder Zidane, of Algerian descent, was sent-off for the headbutt and never played international football again.The statue is on show in Paris
France lost the final to Italy on penalties.
Zidane said he headbutted Materazzi because of insulting comments the player made to him on the pitch.The moment Zidane headbutted Materazzi
The statue, by Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed, is being exhibited in front of the Pompidou centre.
It will remain on display until January 7 next year.Materazzi fell to the floor after the incident