Materazzi confesses: everything that unleashed Zidane’s header

first_imgThis summer will be the 14th anniversary of Germany World Cup 2006 that Italy conquered in the penalty shootout against France and that has gone down in history for Zidane’s header to Materazzi which cost him the direct red card in the extra time of the match.An action that will always haunt both and that the Italian defender has remembered again during an interview in which He has revealed how everything was triggered and the words that originated the headbutt: “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,” said the then-Inter defender. “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 shock I apologized and he reacted badly”, Materazzi recalls. The clashes between the two continued and then, in the 110th minute of the final, everything was unleashed. “In the third shock I frowned at him and he said, ‘I’ll give you my shirt later.’ I replied that I preferred his sister over his shirt.”.Nothing else to hear, Zidane retraced his steps towards Materrazi. It happened then it is one of the most famous incidents in football history.last_img read more