Zinedine Zidane coming to India

Published 05/14/2016, 2:49 AM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 26: Former French international, Zinedine Zidane walks on the field prior to the International Friendly match between France and Brazil at the Stade de France on March 26, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images), Taken from Sky Sports.


The iconic football legend and Real Madrid manager is all set to come to India next month for the promotion of a real estate firm based in Mumbai. He has been named as the brand ambassador for the real estate development firm, Kanakia Spaces, as they plan to develop a Paris-inspired project in the city. He would be coming on the 10th of June.

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Taken from Goal.com

Kanakia Space’s website featured a picture of Zidane on a blue background, with a timer counting down to the day when he’d unveil the project. The banner features a tagline of “Z is it”, subtly attracting the football masses.

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It is understood that he’d be only staying the city for a day and has no plans to go elsewhere in the country.

Despite Zidane having retired from the game long ago, he still remains a favorite among the football fans, due to his exquisite skills and the unmatched knowledge of the game. The 1998 World cup winner has little competition when it comes to fan following, and hence was an obvious choice for the French design based product.

He has also been a Ballon d’ Or winner, and is now marshaling his club, Real Madrid into the finals of the UEFA Champions League where they would be playing against their local rivals, Atletico Madrid. Unfortunately, he is infamous for his headbutt on Marco  Materazzi against Italy in the finals of the 2006 World Cup between France and Italy, which was his last game. As a punishment, he had to do community service, as he could not face anymore bans.

If he successfully leads Real Madrid to their 11th Champions League victory, he would be among the few elites, including Carlo Ancelotti, Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola among others to have won the trophy both as a manager and a player!

 

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Srivats Venkateswaran

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