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Qatar to re-install Zinedine Zidane’s statue that sparked backlash

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statue of Zinedine Zidane headbutting Marco Materazzi to be re-installed for World Cup in Qatar later this year. It was removed in 2013 after a domestic backlash, with people in the conservative Muslim country criticising the five-metre bronze work for promoting idolatry. The sculpture by French artist Adel Abdessemed depicts the moment during extra time in the 2006 World Cup final.
4 months ago·Qatar

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The IndependentThe Independent

Zinedine Zidane statue that sparked backlash in Qatar to be re-installed

The five-metre bronze work was removed days after its unveiling in 2013 following heavy criticism

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily MirrorDaily Mirror

Zinedine Zidane headbutt statue to be re-installed for World Cup in Qatar

Zinedine Zidane's headbutt on Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final remains a historic moment and it will be on display in the form of a statue during the Qatar World Cup

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Star Kuala LumpurThe Star Kuala Lumpur

Qatar to put Zidane headbutt statue back on show for World Cup

The statue will now be at the centre of Doha's new sports museum on the impact of high level sport on 'mental health and dealing with stress'

4 months ago·Malaysia
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DawnDawn

Qatar to re-install Zinedine Zidane’s statue that sparked backlash

Five-metre bronze work called Coup de Tete was removed after it was criticised for promoting idolatry, encouraging violence.

4 months ago·Pakistan
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Al ArabiyaAl Arabiya

Qatar to re-install Zidane statue that sparked backlash

Qatar plans to re-install a sculpture immortalizing French-Algerian soccer player Zinedine Zidane’s head butt during the 2006 World Cup final, which had

4 months ago·Saudi Arabia
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The New ArabThe New Arab

Qatar to reinstall Zidane headbutt statue for 2022 World Cup

The statue of French footballer Zinedine Zidane headbutting Italian defender Marco Materazzi in the infamous 2006 World Cup final will be put on show again in Qatar, who will host this year's World Cup finals.

4 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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