Zidane Reinstalls the Statue of Qatar
A statue of former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will be reinstalled in Qatar, where the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held.
According to ESPN on the 6th, the statue of Zidane, which was demolished in 2013, will be re-installed in Qatar ahead of the opening of the World Cup.
The statue depicts Zidane hitting Marco Materazzi (Italy) on the chest in the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany.
The 5-meter-high statue was installed in Doha, Qatar, in 2013 and was demolished by Muslims who banned idolization.
“At first, people criticized the statue, but now they will understand it,” said Sheikhaal-Mayasa, director of the Qatar Museum.
Zidan reportedly hit his head in anger at Materazzi’s mocking remarks during the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany.
France lost to Italy 3–5 after a penalty shootout and finished second.