What did Materazzi say to Zidane?

Speculation is rife about what Italy's hardman Marco Materazzi said to Zinedine Zidane during the last minutes of the World Cup final. Everyone agrees it was insulting enough, as Zidane lost his cool and headbutted Materazzi in the chest.

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World Cup: It's Italy after Zidane disgraces himself

, posted: 10-Jul-2006 08:47

The Italians are the 2006 World Cup champions, Gli Azzurri's fourth title in their sixth final. The game stood at 1-1 after 2 x 15 minutes extra time, and went to penalty shoot out. The Italians put all their penalty kicks past Barthez, but Trezeguet (read the entire post)...

World Cup: One-all as second half of France-Italy final starts

, posted: 10-Jul-2006 07:06

One goal from a penalty for France didn't last long - Italy's Materazzi, who caused France's penalty in the first place, made up for his sin with a superb header that Barthez couldn't do anything about. Zidane did he honours for Franc (read the entire post)...

World Cup: Schweinsteiger's almost-hat trick gets Germany third place

, posted: 9-Jul-2006 09:34

It was Germany all the way in Stuttgart, as the host nation took third place in the World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Portugal. Bastian Schweinsteiger scored twice, and also fired a free-kick that struck Portugal's Petit and went past a hapless R (read the entire post)...

World Cup: France lives dangerously against Portugal, but wins

, posted: 6-Jul-2006 10:02

Luiz Felipe Scolari's side will play Germany for the third prize in this World Cup, but Portugal could just as well have met Italy in the final in Berlin.

France, which beat Brazil soundly in the quarter finals, didn't put in a co (read the entire post)...

Apocalypse Now? North Korea fires long range missiles

, posted: 5-Jul-2006 10:57

North Korea decided to join the US Independence Day party with some rather unusual fireworks such as the long range Taepodong-2. Understandably enough however, neither the US nor the rest of world quite appreciates Beloved Leader Kim Il-Sung's g (read the entire post)...

World Cup: Italy to Berlin, wins dramatic semi-final against Germany

, posted: 5-Jul-2006 09:59

With only two minutes left of extra time and the game looking like it would decided by yet another penalty shoot-out, Italy stunned World Cup host nation Germany in Düsseldorf: Grosso slammed in a beautiful goal that sailed past Lehmann, followe (read the entire post)...

Granny versus Mercedes coupe

, posted: 2-Jul-2006 17:20

No contest... (read the entire post)...

World Cup: Zizou on fire ends Brazil's hopes

, posted: 2-Jul-2006 08:53

Zinedine Zidane out-Brazilianed Brazil in today's quarter final in a game where the French were in control most of the time. Zidane's long, perfectly placed free kick across the Brazilian box in the second half found the un-marked Henry who didn't mi (read the entire post)...

World Cup: Deutschland über Argentina; Ukraine folds against Italy

, posted: 1-Jul-2006 09:57

Finally, an enjoyable World Cup game without too much controversial refereeing or play-acting on the field. Argentina looked like semi-finalists after Ayala headed in the first goal of the game in the 49th minute and the Germans seemed unable to get (read the entire post)...


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