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Zizou can still bring it
by Samuel Charles, December 19th, 2012 11:41PM

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[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Zinedine Zidane's perfectly struck volley during a star-filled charity game in Brazil on Wednesday reminded us that before Leo Messi, it was Zizou destined to join soccer's Mt. Rushmore.

Zidane and Ronaldo, ambassadors to the United Nations Development Program, captained two teams raising money for Brazil and Africa. Ronaldo’s team won, 3-2, making all of Brazil forget about its 3-0 loss to France in the 1998 World Cup final, for five glorious minutes.

The talent on the field was impressive from old, Zico, to young, Neymar, it included: Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Bebeto, Denilson, Romario, Dida, Deco, Michel Salgado, Pauleta, Paolo Montero, Hidetoshi Nakata, Fredrik Ljungberg, Juan Riquelme and Hulk, among others. The inimitable Italian referee Pierluigi Collina even came out of retirement to oversee the proceedings.

Zidane, 40, the son of Algerian parents, stole the show with this weak-footed volley of an improvised return pass from Sebastian Abreu, “the Madman” from Uruguay who’s played for 20 clubs in 6 countries, and in two world cups.

You think Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid couldn’t use a little Zizou in their life right now?



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