The reason for Zinedine Zidan’s head but on Marco Materazzi in the 2006 FIFA World Cup has now been revealed.
Zidane,who is now the coach of Real Madrid was then shown the red card in an embarrassing situation in his last international game for France in Germany 2006.
The flamboyant French captain gave Marco Materazzi a head but on the chest before been given the marching orders.
Materazzi was deemed to have said something to Zidane which infuriated the latter. The Italian defender has disclosed what he said to the French that caused the incident.
The Italian has recounted in an interview through Instagram with Nicolò De Devitiis, from the television program Le Iene.
Zidane’s header? I wasn’t expecting it at the time. I was lucky not to wait for that episode, because if we had been prepared, we would both have ended up in the locker room.
“We had a contact in the area. He scored the goal for France in the first half and the coach (Marcello Lippi) asked me to score. After the first crash, I apologized and he reacted badly, “said Materazzi.
After several scuffles, everything was unleashed. “In the third crash I frowned at him and he said, ‘I’ll give you my shirt later.’ I replied that I preferred her sister over her shirt. “
Zidane lost control after hearing what Materazzi. He then gave a severe blow to the chest of the Italian that caused his expulsion and entered directly into the history of the World Cup.