Wednesday November 25, 2020

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At first, there were a few shouts, echoing through the open windows: ‘‘Penalty!”

8th July, 2006

At first, there were a few shouts, echoing through the open windows: ‘‘Penalty!” ‘‘Allez Zizou!” Then France’s captain, Zinedine Zidane, took two steps back and scored what was to be the only goal of France’s World Cup semi-final against Portugal. Roars rose into the hot Parisian air.

After 57 more minutes of an uninspiring but nerve-wracking game, 25 million viewers - a record in the...

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