Former Italy defender Marco Materazzi has broken a long-running silence on the infamous Zinedine Zidane headbutt, revealing the comment he made to the Frenchman to raise his ire in the seconds leading up to the flashpoint. The clash between the two in the 2006 World Cup final has become one of the iconic moments of international football, but for all the wrong reasons, as Zidane saw red for sinking his head into the centre-back’s chest. Italy went on to win the game on penalties after Zidane’s… …

Former Italy defender Marco Materazzi has broken a long-running silence on the infamous Zinedine Zidane headbutt, revealing the comment he made to the Frenchman to raise his ire in the seconds leading up to the flashpoint. The clash between the two in the 2006 World Cup final has become one of the iconic moments of international football, but for all the wrong reasons, as Zidane saw red for sinking his head into the centre-back’s chest. Italy went on to win the game on penalties after Zidane’s…

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