[color:"orange"]While the Les Bleus gave it their best playing against the rival Italian team, it wasn't until overtime that they let us down. Zedaine was single-handedly responsible for the victory of many matches and, the same can be said for the loss of the World Cup final. His juvenile behavior, though most certainly provoked by Materazzi, was inexcusable. At the moment he was red-carded and asked to make his last exit, he left the field with the morale of the entire French team. It was a choice he made, something he says he does not regret. I, however, regret that my memory of such a phenomenal player is marred by such a crude last gesture. Les Bleus will have to wait another four years for the chance to add a second golden star to their jersey. [/color]

Melissa Demiguel
French Culture Editor

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