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2010-05-04 01:59:00

PARIS, May 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - << Believe in your dreams >> Zinedine Zidane The Danone Nations Cup is 11 years old! Eleven years of dreams, contacts and sports shared by more than 18 million children. From September 30th through October 3rd, 2010, after six months of national qualifying games in 40 countries, the Danone Nations Cup World Final will fire up South Africa with real human adventure. Zinedine Zidane, faithful ambassador, will be present to launch...

2009-11-06 10:01:09

The ELA Association represents the largest funder for research on this fatal brain disease The ELA association and Zinedine Zidane, its emblematic ambassador, are proud to announce a world premiere: the results regarding the gene therapy in adrenoleukodystrophy conducted in France have just been published in the prestigious journal Science. Two children have been treated and their diseases have been halted. The children are doing well, which is unexpected for a disease destroying the brain in...

2008-07-18 18:00:28

By Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times Jul. 18--It's film-festival central in town this weekend, with both Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and Seattle's True Independent Film Festival (STIFF) coming to a close Sunday. SIFF celebrates closing night a day early, with a gala screening of "Bottle Shock" at Cinerama at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Director Randall Miller and several members of the cast will be on hand. SIFF continues with a full day of screenings Sunday. STIFF closes Sunday night...

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. Materazzi said it was mention of Zidane's sister which prompted the butt from the France midfielder which left Italy's opponents down to 10 men before their defeat on penalties. "I did not provoke him, I responded verbally to a provocation," Materazzi told the daily...

2006-08-13 08:23:03

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - No buts about it, Zinedine Zidane is France's favorite personality. Despite the head butt on an Italian defender that arguably cost France the World Cup, the former captain of the national soccer side is by far the most popular personality in the country, a new poll showed on Sunday. Zidane was shown a red card 10 minutes before the end of extra time in the July 9 final after felling Italy's Marco Materazzi. That ensured he missed the penalty shoot-out...

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. Zidane, who has retired as a player, was fined 7,500 Swiss francs ($6,014) and handed a three-match ban by FIFA's five-man disciplinary committee following his red card for head-butting Materazzi. As he is no longer a player, he offered to undertake three...

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. Materazzi was banned for two matches and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($4,010) for his part in the incident which occurred in extra-time before Italy's penalty shootout victory.

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. The 34-year-old was sent off in the closing stages of the final match of his illustrious career after butting his head into the chest of Italian defender Marco Materazzi. Zidane, three-times FIFA's World Player of the Year, had already...

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. The French captain said he could not let Materazzi's words on the pitch go unanswered, though he admitted head-butting the Italian was not a good thing to do. In an interview with the French television channel Canal Plus, a chastened-looking Zidane also apologized to children and fans but said that he did...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.