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Marco Materazzi Revealed What He Said To Zinedine Zidane Ahead Of The Infamous Headbutt

Marco Materazzi Revealed What He Said To Zinedine Zidane Ahead Of The Infamous Headbutt

Congratulations go to Marco Materazzi's chest and Zinedine Zidane's head on the their anniversary!

Yes, it really is 13 years today since Zidane headbutted Materazzi in possibly the most iconic moment in a World Cup Final, but what kicked it all off?

Materazzi was the villain and hero in the World Cup final of 2006, giving away a penalty, that Zidane scored from, before scoring the equaliser.

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The centre back was then the instigator of the moment that led to the Frenchman's sending off before slotting home his penalty.

A lot has been made over the years about what the Italian possibly could have said to the midfielder to illicit such a response in the final.

Over the years most have said that Materazzi insulted Zidane's mum but the player revealed what he actually said and why he never would have insulted Zizou's mum.

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Marco Materazzi Reveals What He Said To Zinedine Zidane Before Headbutt

"I decided to publish a book about this event because everyone asked me what I had told him (Zidane) to react like that," he explained.

Marco Materazzi Reveals What He Said To Zinedine Zidane Before 2006 World Cup Final Headbutt
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Marco Materazzi Reveals What He Said To Zinedine Zidane Before 2006 World Cup Final Headbutt

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"My words were stupid but did not deserve that reaction. In any neighborhood of Rome, Naples, Turin, Milan Paris, I hear much more serious things.

"I talked about his sister not his mother, like I have read in some newspapers. My mother died while I was a teenager, I would never insult his."

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The moment has become so iconic especially the moment the greatest player of the generation ends his career in disgrace walking past the World Cup trophy after he's been sent off.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, Zizou, Football, 2006 World Cup, Zinedine Zidane, World Cup, France, Italy

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