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Zidane's Soccer Headbutt Sculpture on Display in Paris

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A statue depicting former French national soccer team player Zidane's head-butt on Italian defender Materazzi during the 2006 final of the soccer World Cup is seen in front of the Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris. (Photo: REUTERS/Christian Hartm

It was a shocking moment in sports history when French soccer player Zinedine Zidane headbutted Italian player Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final.

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Now that moment has been immortalized by Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed.

He's created a larger-than-life bronze sculpture of the two soccer players clashing on the field.

Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with Abdessemed about the sculpture.

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