Zidane: World Cup final red card was correct

French and Juventus legend Zinedine Zidane says he deserved his red card in the 2006 World Cup final.

French and Juventus legend Zinedine Zidane says he deserved his red card in the 2006 World Cup final.

Zidane head-butted Italy defender Marco Materazzi and while the incident wasn't seen by the referee, officials brought it to his attention and he received his marching order.

“It [the sending off] was a very good thing. It's good that Buffon signaled what I had done to the referee because it was not pretty,” Zidane told France Football.

“I don't know how I could have lived with it had France become world champions and I had stayed on the pitch.”

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