Aargh – so frustrating to see Zidane go out for that. So, here it is Italy are the champions. I feel champions just for namesake! The way they played against US – the elbow the left the US captain bleeding on his nose. Mock dive by Gattusso to win the penalty and hence the game against the aussies – leave them no way worthy of champions.
But anyway – bottom line Italy win in a penalty shoot out and they didn’t mess it up there! Leaving with from pics from the people around the world and on why Zidance might have done the head butt!!
Gaurdian says Zidane went nuts when ‘Materazzi tweaked Zidane’s Nipples’
109 mins: ZIDANE SENT OFF FOR STICKING THE HEED ON MATERAZZI!! Oh. My. God. In his final professional match, Zidane had been sent off for a disgraceful headbutt on Materazzi. He just rammed his head into Materazzi’s chest; it was really firm and nasty. Horrible. Now that really is a headbutt. It was also completely off the ball and at first it seemed he’d got away with it, but after talking to his assistant – and possibly after an intervention from the fourth official – the referee was alerted to what happened, and sent Zidane off. He has always had a nasty streak, but this was just ridiculous. What on earth did Materazzi say to provoke that? Either way, it was a disgusting, nasty, blackly comic headbutt, delivered with a Hitchcokian suddenness, and it’s an unbelievable ending to Zidane’s lustrous career. It was a JFK moment and a GBH moment rolled into one oh-my-giddy-aunt moment. And he could still end up lifting the World Cup!
115 mins Replays show that Materazzi’s crime was to, erm, tweak Zidane’s nipple. I kid you not. Tyldesley, the Zidane lover, is now launching into the darker spots of Materazzi’s CV, but he’s a fool: Zidane is slap bang out of order, kinky nipple tweak or no nipple tweak.
Leaving you with pics of the incident and the list of all the countries that made it to the world cup finals!