‘Zidane headbutt’ Materazzi… “Reference to my younger sister? It was just trash talk”￼
Marco Materazzi, who provoked Zinedine Zidane in the final match of the 2006 World Cup in Germany and led to his ejection, confessed what the conversation was about.
The 2006 World Cup final between France and Italy in Germany is still one of the most talked about matches. It was because Zidane, who was his last active game, was sent off for hitting Materazzi’s chest with his head.
Earlier, France took the lead with Zidane’s penalty kick, and Materazzi equalized and needed an extra goal. The game was not covered for 90 minutes, and Zidane poured cold water on it when it went into overtime.
After exchanging a few words with Materacci, he returned to defense and then approached Materachi again and attempted a headbutt. The referee ordered a direct send-off, and although France held out well from an outnumbered team, they lost in the penalty shootout and remained runners-up. 메이저사이트
A few years later, Zidane told Spain’s Onda Cero, “I provoked Materazzi by mentioning my sister. He insulted her, not my mother.” He revealed the full story.
According to Spanish Football España on the 10th (Korean time), Materazzi revealed more precisely what the conversation was about in an interview with Italian Football TV.
When the presenter asked, “Why did you provoke Zidane?” Materacci said, “Don’t you live in the United States? Don’t you know the NBA well? It was just common trash talk. It really didn’t mean anything.”
It just meant that it was meaningless words exchanged during the game.
Materazzi laughed, revealing, “Zidane offered me a jersey exchange. So I said, ‘No, I want your sister more than a jersey.'”
This case became a hot topic around the world. Numerous parody photos and videos were made, and even a statue was made in France to commemorate Zidane’s headbutting.