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Zidane head-butts Marco Marco Materazzi. Courtesy photo. 

By Agencies

Posted  Monday, June 2  2014 at  08:45
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We will always look back to one of the most infamous moments in World Cup history, when France captain Zinedine Zidane head-butted Italy's Marco Materazzi in the chest during the 2006 World Cup final in Berlin.

Referee Horacio Elizondo was informed of the incident by the fourth official despite not seeing the incident, and showed Zidane a red card.

It was claimed months later that Materazzi had insulted Zidane's sister before the head-butt, but the sending-off proved to be the final chapter in Zidane's glittering career for France.

Below are ten world cup moments as we count ten days left for the world cup in Brazil to kick off.

1. Michael Owen's wonder goal

Michael Owen scores a wonderful individual goal for England during their 1998 World Cup second-round match against Argentina.
Despite his moment of brilliance, England lost the match on penalties.

2. Italy stun Germany
Watch the dramatic end to the 2006 World Cup semi-final between hosts Germany and Italy, when Fabio Grosso and Alessandro Del Piero scored in the final few minutes of extra-time to send Italy through to the final.

3. Andres Iniesta's winner

Andres Iniesta scores the winning goal four minutes from the end of extra-time against the Netherlands at the 2010 tournament to secure Spain their first World Cup

4. Brilliant Roberto Baggio
Italy's Roberto Baggio - at the time the most expensive player in the world - scores a wonderful individual goal in their group game against Czechoslovakia in Rome in 1990.
Baggio would go on to become one of the stars of the tournament as the hosts finished third.

5. David Narey stuns Brazil

Italy's Roberto Baggio - at the time the most expensive player in the world - scores a wonderful individual goal in their group game against Czechoslovakia in Rome in 1990.
Baggio would go on to become one of the stars of the tournament as the hosts finished third.

6. David Narey stuns Brazil

Scotland defender David Narey stuns tournament favourites Brazil by scoring the opening goal of their group game at the 1982 World Cup in Spain.
But that was as good as it got for Jock Stein's team, who eventually slipped to a comprehensive 4-1 defeat.

7. Geoff Hurst hits the crossbar

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