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Zidane wins MVP

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by The Duke, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. The Duke

    The Duke Member

    maybe if he would have headbutted the guy in the nuts, they would have given him a $1 million bonus as well

    AP - France captain Zinedine Zidane, sent off for headbutting Marco Materazzi late in Sunday's World Cup final loss to Italy, won the Golden Ball award for the tournament's best player.

    The results were released Monday morning in Berlin by FIFA.

    Zidane polled 2012 points in the vote by journalists covering the tournament, beating Italians Fabio Cannavaro (1977 points) and Andrea Pirlo (715 points) in the ballot.
  2. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Good. Now everytime he looks at the trophy, he will remember his action. Besides, maybe he was the best player. He gets kicked out and France loses. :D
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I wonder when these votes were cast. Is it like events stateside, where near the end of the final contest they pass a hat around and you drop your vote in?
  4. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Two of his three goals came on penalty kicks. How is that outstanding? Are goalies not included in this voting? The Italian goalie should have won the award.
  5. mltru2tx

    mltru2tx Member

    Yeah, Buffon should've won it. But Zidane played well aside from just goal scoring. My initial reaction after the headbutt was uncontrollable laughter, but shortly after it turned to sadness. This guy's one of the greatest players of all time and the last image of him will be losing his head. I can't believe he's retiring from club soccer too, he's still really good.

    With all that being said, I don't like him. In fact, France and Italy are two of my least favorite national teams (the other being Mexico).
  6. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Once again, the goalies get screwed. Buffon was outstanding, as was Jens Lehmann, who is the complete package all the way to the way he takes charge of a game.

    And yes, I know Oliver Kahn won it four years ago. But as the father of a goalie, I see this all too often. ;D :mad:
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    In other news, Shoeless Joe Jackson has been posthumously declared the MVP of the 1919 World Series.
  8. Ledbetter

    Ledbetter Active Member

    I thought Zidane was the best player in the Cup, but I sure wouldn't have named him the MVP.
  9. PEteacher

    PEteacher Member

    Well, at the crunchest of crunchtime, overtime of the finals, he was the least valuable player. Even though Zidane definitely deserved the red card, the flop was still hilarious.
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