Carlos says difficult to play Zidane

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:35 IST

Brazil's Roberto Carlos has said that anyone who suggests Zinedine Zidane should retire doesn't know soccer.

Carlos says difficult to play Zidane
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Brazil's Roberto Carlos has said that anyone who suggests Zinedine Zidane should retire doesn't know soccer. Brazil take on France in the second quarterfinal on Saturday. The two men have been teammates for five seasons at Real Madrid and Carlos is one of six Brazil players at the World Cup who was in the team that lost to France in the 1998 final. Zidane scored twice in France's 3-0 win. Brazil and France will face each other in Frankfurt. "I haven't spoken to Zidane. It will be very beautiful to play against Zinedine," said Carlos. Zidane, who also won the 2000 European Championship and several other titles with Real Madrid and Juventus, was chosen FIFA player of the year three times. Roberto Carlos said it was too early for a player of Zidane's calibre to turn his back on international soccer. "A player like Zidane can be 30, 40, 50 years old and he will always know what to do with the ball at his feet," he said. The Brazilians still haven't forgotten what Zidane did to them in 1998 when France won its first world title. But Roberto Carlos said he had other memories of that year, too. (AP)

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