Will be a blend of disgrace and glory
He butted Marco hard
Was shown the red card
And the World Cup went to the Italian signori!
But then FIFA took a call
And gave him the Golden Ball
So despite the loss
He still remins boss
And can retire while still walking tall!
HT 10/07/06: For many French citizens, the hardest part of France's World Cup final loss to Italy wasn't the defeat itself but the moment when national hero Zinedine Zidane _ nicknamed Zizou _ ended his career with a brutal act of fury. Read about it here
Telegraph UK 10/07/06: Zidane has been awarded the Golden Ball as the best player at the World cup 2006. Read about it here