World Cup questions: what did Zidane’s head-butt in Berlin mean? | Barney Ronay


Using the Fifa archive we rewatch a series of memorable games in search of answers we didn’t find at the time

It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness” – Albert Camus, the Outsider

The World Cup final, France v Italy in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. It’s still humid under the lights. The score is 1-1, the players wide-eyed but still running.

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