Trezeguet shirt destroyed by customs

PARIS - David Trezeguet's shirt from France's World Cup final win over Brazil in 1998 has been destroyed by French customs officers who wrongly thought it was fake, a top collector said on Wednesday.

Oliver Demolis bought the shirt from a Brazilian over the internet and had agreed to pay 7,350 euros, which he is now trying to claim back through the courts.

"It was a well-known seller and the jersey was official. It was the last piece in my collection," he told newspaper Le Dauphine.

"When I went to get it they told me the shirt had been destroyed by customs because it was counterfeit. I went mad."

Hosts France beat Brazil 3-0 in the final watched by Trezeguet who was an unused substitute at the Stade de France.