Saturday, October 19, 2013

Football themed sculpture in Doha

Coup de Tete, a sculpture by Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed, which shows the infamous headbutt by French player Zinedine Zidane on Italian Marco Materazzi during the 2006 FIFA World Cup final, is on permanent display at the Doha Corniche.

You can not see many sculpture in Qatar .This is something new -and it represents a moment which is engraved into the memory of soccer loving people .
Thank you  Doha Stadium Plus for the photo .

UPDATE : I was really shocked when I read that this sculpture was taken away from the Corniche - as some Islamic scientist claimed that it is idol worshiping so  it is  Unislamic .

Reading the comments  of the above linked site I can feel that many football fans are dissapointed  - Muslims and Arabs . This was a symbolic moment of the Arabs - the victory / the ability to strike back . 

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