Why did Zidane headbutt Materazzi Yahoo Answers?

In the 2006 World Cup Final, France’s best player Zinedine Zidane was shown a red card after headbutting Italian midfielder Marco Materazzi in the chest. For years, the general line was that Materazzi had insulted Zidane’s mother, which caused him to fly off the handle.

Who is the famous footballer who head butted an Italian opponent in the World Cup football final?

Italy’s Andrea Pirlo was awarded the Man of the Match, and Zidane was awarded the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament. The final served as a key match in the France–Italy football rivalry, coming after Italy were defeated by France in the UEFA Euro 2000 Final.

Who did Zidane head but?

Marco Materazzi
Zinedine Zidane butts Italian defender Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final.

Why did Zidane headbutt him?

First, why did he do it? Zidane suggested afterwards that his mother had been insulted. Some English newspapers even ran a story that Materazzi had called his mother “a terrorist whore”, apparently based on lip reading experts, but then had to apologise, retract and pay libel damages when Materazzi denied it.

How old is Zidane now?

49 years (June 23, 1972)
Zinedine Zidane/Age

What does Zinedine Zidane do now?

Zidane has now emerged as one of the leading favourites to succeed Didier Deschamps as France head coach. Deschamps’ current deal with France will expire at the end of the next World Cup, with a contract extension dependent on his side’s success at the tournament.

Who won World Cup 1998?

France national football team
1998 FIFA World Cup/Champion

The tournament was won by host country France, who beat defending champions Brazil 3–0 in the final. France won their first title, becoming the seventh nation to win a World Cup, and the sixth (after Uruguay, Italy, England, West Germany and Argentina) to win the tournament on home soil.