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zzidane2010-05-09 15:45:27 +0000 #1
Zidane wants 2006 World Cup to retire

CNN-IBN

Posted Tuesday , April 11, 2006 at 15:42 Email Print

France midfielder and Real Madrid star player Zinedine Zidane wants to bow out of international football by lifting the German World Cup trophy in July.

"It would be good if I could finish my international career in the French team with a big and beautiful success. I want to become World champion again - that's my goal," the 33-year-old midfielder was quoted as saying by German football magazine Kicker on Monday.

Zidane is best known for scoring the winning goal against Brazil in the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

The World Cup 2002 in Japan and South Korea had the French squad performing miserably. It failed to even move to the second round way past the underdogs in its group -- Uruguay, Denmark and Senegal.

Not a single goal was scored from the French side.

And now troubles continue for the French side in the 2006 World Cup too. Zidane has stunned all by coming out of his international retirement in August 2005 in an effort to rescue France’s faltering World Cup qualifying campaign.

And he played his part as the French side recovered to squeeze through ahead of Switzerland, Republic of Ireland and Israel.


Sumadinho2010-05-09 16:00:37 +0000 #2
Its gonna suck when the greatest playmaker in futbol retires, but hopefully he'll play a few more seasons for Real. The game needs the Maestro.
zzidane2010-05-09 15:59:33 +0000 #3
atleast he want tle leaves with winning trophies and as footballer not as marketing purpose like becks......sorry becks fan
Panathinaikos22010-05-09 17:08:12 +0000 #4
It's a shame Zidane is gonna retire.
Fenerliyim2010-05-09 17:28:42 +0000 #5
Hes not gonna retire hes going to the MLS.

New York Red Bull go for Real Madrid pair Ronaldo, Zidane

tribalfootball.com - April 10, 2006

New York Red Bull are chasing Real Madrid pair Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane.

The cashed up franchise has a financial backing to match some of Europe's biggest clubs and intends to take advantage of the MLS's new marquee signing rule to go for a big foreign name.

Top of the list are Brazil ace Ronaldo and French midfield schemer Zidane, both of whom are expected to leave Real at the end of this season.

I would rather retire than go to the MLS if i was a world champion like Zidane
zzidane2010-05-09 18:02:42 +0000 #6
i think he will retire because he cant run for 90 minutes now, he can play for about 50 minutes.

but who will forget his magic and skill, most important world cup 98 final goal against brazil and volley kick in champion league final 2001
RealMadridRules2010-05-09 17:46:27 +0000 #7
he'll play next season. until his contract expires June 2007.
Andreea2010-05-09 16:22:43 +0000 #8
I really don`t want him to retire, because he was a great player, one of the best, but I believe it`s better for him! WE WILL NEVER FORGET U ZIZOU! WE`LL ALWAYS LOVE U!

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