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1998 World Cup celebrations at the Champs Elysees in Paris, France. Zidane's Nickname, Zizou, and face adorns the Arc de Triumph. A laser image of Zidane's face adorns the Arc de Triumph with the message, "Merci Zizou". In the aftermath of the 1998 World Cup, celebrations at the Champs Elysees in Paris, France - held by millions of enthusiastic fans - lasted well into the night. Zidane was considered the hero who brought the glory back to France. In a published poll taken for the French public, Zidane was voted the second most popular Frenchman ever, after Charles De Gaule.

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