On a year where French football celebrates its 20th anniversary of winning the FIFA World Cup, Les Bleus and adidas have paid tribute to a legendary player by creating the "ZZ10" playground in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris en route to the Stade de France.

That player, of course, is Zinedine Zidane, and it was he himself who opened the playground today in a rainy capital. Linking up with a number of his team-mates who he enjoyed the ultimate footballing glory with two decades ago, Zidane cut the metaphorical ribbon before taking part in a few games against local school children.


The pitch has been creatively designed in a graphic print of Zidane's famous number 10 shirt worn in the 1998 World Cup Final success over Brazil. A match where Zidane scored twice to immortalise himself into French football. Speaking at the event Zidane explained the importance of the facility to the local kids, and how he used to play with two t-shirts as goal-posts when he was the same age.


As Zidane wrapped things up the kids took full possession of the "ZZ10" playground. 25-a-side, all night long.