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2006-09-05 13:26:21

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy defender Marco Materazzi has revealed the content of the verbal exchange he had with Zinedine Zidane which led to the headbutt from the Frenchman and his sending off in July's World Cup final.

2006-08-13 08:23:03

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - No buts about it, Zinedine Zidane is France's favorite personality.

2006-07-20 09:00:25

By Mark Ledsom ZURICH (Reuters) - Former France captain Zinedine Zidane and Italy defender Marco Materazzi were both fined and banned by FIFA on Thursday after the head-butting incident that marred the World Cup final on July 9.

2006-07-20 08:03:26

ZURICH (Reuters) - France's Zinedine Zidane was given a three-match ban and a 7,500 Swiss franc fine for head-butting Italian Marco Materazzi in this month's World Cup final in Berlin.

2006-07-19 09:42:23

By Mark Ledsom BERN, Switzerland (Reuters) - Former France captain Zinedine Zidane will appear before FIFA's disciplinary committee in Zurich on Thursday to give his account of the incident in which he head-butted an opponent in the World Cup final.

2006-07-12 16:28:22

By Pierre Serisier PARIS (Reuters) - Zinedine Zidane said on Wednesday he attacked defender Marco Materazzi during the World Cup final to defend the honor of his mother and sister.

2006-07-12 15:53:22

ROME (Reuters) - Italian defender Marco Materazzi, who head-butted by Zinedine Zidane during the World Cup final, has denied insulting the France captain's mother. In an interview given to Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday, Materazzi said Zidane was his footballing hero.

2006-07-12 13:07:10

PARIS (Reuters) - Zinedine Zidane said on Wednesday that Italian defender Marco Materazzi insulted his mother and his sister during the World Cup final against Italy. The French captain reacted to the insult by head-butting Materazzi's chest in the second period of extra time of the match.

2006-07-12 14:40:03

By Pierre Sérisier PARIS (Reuters) - Zinedine Zidane said on Wednesday he was provoked into head-butting defender Marco Materazzi during the World Cup final because the Italian insulted his mother and his sister.

2006-07-12 14:20:22

By Pierre Sérisier PARIS (Reuters) - Zinedine Zidane said on Wednesday he was provoked into head-butting defender Marco Materazzi during the World Cup final because the Italian insulted his mother and his sister.


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