3. Eric Abidal’s return on pitch
In 2011, Abidal was diagnosed with a liver tumor and had surgery done for the same. After recovering from the surgery, he made a great comeback and successfully played a 90-minute game against Manchester United only a month later. He was then given the honor of carrying the winning trophy to show how well loved he was by his teammates.
2. Diego Maradona’s hand of god
One of the greatest football players, Diego Maradona, showed his godly skills during the 1986 FIFA World Cup. And in a match against England, he displayed his miraculous talent. After the English defender restricted him for the first 50 minutes, Maradona played a quick pass to Jorge Valdano. English defender Steve Hodge then blocked the ball and tried to give it to Peter Shilton. But then, Maradona showed his talent and scored one of the most controversial goals in the history of football.
1. Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt against Materazzi
Football’s greatest son, Zidane, played his final world cup in the 2006 edition when he almost single-handedly took France to the final against Italy. After a high-tension first 90 minutes, Zidane exchanged words with Marco Materazzi during the extra time. The French legend then heated up quite drastically and headbutted the Italian defender. Referee Horacio Elizondo then showed a red card to Zidane. And still now. fans still regard it as one of the most popular moments in football history.