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Zidane signs on for Soccer Aid

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London, Apr.23 (ANI): Former French football captain Zinedine Zidane is this year's star signing for Soccer Aid.

Zidane retired from football after his infamous sending off for butting Italy's Marco Materazzi in the 2006 final.

The legend is strapping on his boots again for ITV's annual live charity match. he Sun quoted one of the organiser's of the event -- Robbie Williams, as saying: "I can't believe he's playing. I'm over the moon. I won't know whether to shake his hand or lick his face."

Zidane, who starred for Juventus and Real Madrid, will play in the Rest Of The World team at Old Trafford on June 6 against an England side of celebs and former footie stars.

The last time Zizou emerged from the Man U tunnel was in 2003 when Real Madrid knocked Alex Ferguson's boys out of the Champions League in a thrilling quarterfinal. (ANI)

Story first published: Friday, April 23, 2010, 17:36 [IST]
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