Qatar Museums Buys Zidane’s Headbutt Statue

A statue immortalising the headbutt delivered by French football legend Zinedine
Zidane to Italian player Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final has gone on
outdoor display in Qatar.
According to MTN Football, workers were on Friday making the final touches after
fixing the five-metre (16.4-feet) monument, sculpted by Algerian-born French artist
Adel Abdessemed, on the Doha corniche.
It was bought by the Qatar Museums Authority, as the Gulf state prepares to build
a massive infrastructure to host the 2022 World Cup.