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Roberto Carlos' free kick goal against France in 1997's Tournoi de France is thought by many to have been the most skilful free kick goal - from 35m with a powerful curling banana trajectory - ever scored; but by others to have been an incredible fluke.
By Patrick Vignal BERLIN (Reuters) - A golden era ended in traumatic fashion for France when the player who made them the ultimate winning machine, Zinedine Zidane, left the stage in tears after an ill-tempered World Cup final on Sunday.
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By Mitch Phillips BERLIN (Reuters) - Italy won the World Cup for the fourth time on Sunday when they beat France 5-3 on penalties after the teams finished level at 1-1 in a dramatic final that saw French captain Zinedine Zidane sent off in extra time.
By Mitch Phillips BERLIN (Reuters) - After more than two years of competition featuring 194 teams, 910 games and more than 2,600 goals, the World Cup will be decided on Sunday with either Italy crowned champions for the fourth time or France for the second.
By Paul Radford BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany digested the disappointment at missing out on its World Cup dream and began to look forward to what could be a classic final between Italy and France on Sunday.
By Patrick Vignal MUNICH (Reuters) - Zinedine Zidane made sure the last match of his glittering career would be a World Cup final when he presented France with a 1-0 win over Portugal in a tense semi-final on Wednesday.
By Patrick Vignal MUNICH (Reuters) - The great Zinedine Zidane gave France a 1-0 win over Portugal on Wednesday with a penalty that handed them a place in the World Cup final.
By Timothy Collings MUNICH (Reuters) - A penalty by Zinedine Zidane after 33 minutes gave France a 1-0 halftime lead in their World Cup semi-final with Portugal at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - France and Brazil were drawing 0-0 at halftime in their World Cup quarter-final on Saturday with the French dominating after the opening 15 minutes.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.