Paolo Rossi, Italy's 1982 FIFA World Cup hero, said the Golden Ball (Best Player Award) for WC 2006 should go to Zinedine Zidane
Here is what he said to FIFAworldcup.com
FIFAworldcup.com: As the winner of the adidas Golden Ball in 1982, who do you think is the player of the tournament so far?
Rossi: I'd love to say Fabio Cannavaro or Gianluigi Buffon for what they have done for Italy, but I think that so far it would have to be Zinedine Zidane, both for the way he has played and the extraordinary career that will end on Saturday, or more likely Sunday, on the finest stage there is. You can't say he doesn't deserve it.