The jersey worn in the final by Zidane and auctioned would be a fake


                Zinedine Zidane during France-Brazil on July 12, 1998. – GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP
            It was estimated at 40,000 euros. A blue flocked jersey number 10, supposed to have been worn by Zinédine Zidane in the final of the
World Cup July 12, 1998 against Brazil "is withdrawn from the sale," announced Monday the auction house Coutau-Bégarie.

"The person who sells this shirt has kept it for the last fifteen years on a hanger in a closet. The shirt has never been washed and has halos of perspiration, "explained the auction house at the time of the announcement of the auction.

Zinedine Zidane in the final of the 1998 World Cup. – PEDRO UGARTE / AFP "Conduct additional research".

Still, "new elements have raised doubts as to the fact that this jersey was worn by the player in the first half of the match of the final of the 1998 World Cup", explained the expert of the sale Jean-Marc Leynet. "With the agreement of the owner, the jersey is removed from the sale" which was scheduled for October 13 "to conduct further research."

Fans of Zidane can console themselves by bidding on another jersey of the famous number 10, the one that Zidane wore in the first half against Algeria on October 6, 2001, at the Stade de France. The coin is estimated at 4,000 euros. This match was interrupted in the 74th minute by a score of 4 to 1, after the invasion of the field by young fans. Entirely dedicated to the sport, this sale which will take place on October 13th brings together another 544 lots.

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