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Marco Materazzi provoked Zinedine Zidane at the World Cup

In his autobiography, Italian international Marco Materazzi admits calling Zidane's sister a whore, provoking the head-butt at the World Cup 2006.

Marco Materazzi provoked Zinedine Zidane at the World Cup Why did Zinedine Zidane hit the Italian player Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final between France and Italy? Many viewers all over the world were shocked to see Zidane hitting Materazzi, costing the French a red card at what was the final game for the football legend. Now Marco has come out to settle the speculation admitting he told Zidane: "I prefer the whore that is your sister," according to the Italian media. Italy won the game on penalties, after 1-1 in regular time.

 According to Materazzi, he explains the incident in his autobiography, which is scheduled for release at the end of the month. Until the book is on the shelves, however, the footballer declined to comment the incident in details, simply saying that he had already apologized to Zinedine Zidane for calling his sister a whore. In the past Materazzi has hinted that a verbal exchange between him and Zidane had something to do with Zidane's sister, but the actual wording of the feud has never been revealed before.

Watch the video of Zidane hitting Materazzi:


Published on 08/19/2007

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