Rewind to 1998

Ronaldo's darkest day

February 9, 2011
By Tom Adams
(Archive)
On Wednesday night, France play Brazil at the Stade de France, 13 years after the World Cup final of 1998. A controversial night in Paris witnessed a media storm surrounding the non-selection, and subsequent selection of Ronaldo, before football's biggest game was marked, not for the last time, by what Zinedine Zidane did with his head.

Pandemonium in the press box. Seventy-two minutes before kick-off at the Stade de France and seven little characters have sent the global press into collective ...

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