July 2006: The last act of a great career
The 2006 World Cup final in Berlin is the final game of Zinedine Zidane's storied career, but he doesn't bow out the way he would have wanted. With France and Italy tied 1-1 in extra time, Zidane stops abruptly, turns around and head-butts Italy's Marco Materazzi in the chest. As it turned out, Materazzi had insulted the Frenchman's sister. Zidane is sent off; Italy go on to win on penalties.