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The Italian Marco Materazzi He has broken the silence of 17 years later and through an interview he revealed what he said to the Frenchman Zinedine Zidane so that he gave him a headbutt in that 2006 World Cup final.
Italy and France they played the final of the World Cup Germany 2006 when in minute 110′ of extra time (with a 1-1 draw) and after Gennaro Gattuso cleared a ball in the area, Zidane exchanged a few words with Materazzi before proceeding to headbutt him in the chest that got him sent off.
“Zidane offered me his shirt, I told him no, that I preferred his sister”, he said between laughs in an interview for Italian Football TV, in what was the last episode of your podcast.
In previous years Zidane has also spoken about the incident. The most recent occasion dates from last year when he told L’Equipe: “That day my mother was very tired, she had my sister on the phone several times a day. Materazzi has often said that he did not talk about my mother, but he did refer to my sister ”.
“In the field there were already insults. Everyone talks to each other, sometimes badly, but you do nothing. That day what happened happened. He provoked something by talking about my sister Lila, “Zidane concluded by acknowledging that he is not proud of the attack, which he called” part of my career.
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