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Zidane & Materazzi await verdicts

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Fifa will announce the punishments for Zinedine Zidane and Marco Materazzi on Thursday for the World Cup final incident that led to Zidane's red card.

Zidane was dismissed in extra-time when he headbutted Italy's Materazzi in the chest after some verbal provocation.

 

The French captain said he headbutted the defender because he insulted his family, an allegation Materazzi denies.

 

The Inter Milan player has already given evidence to the committee, while Zidane will testify on Thursday.

 

Zidane, 34, is expected to receive a fine and a ban and could also be stripped of his Golden Ball award as the best player in the tournament.

 

But because the Frenchman retired after the final, any ban he receives for the headbutt will be academic.

 

Zidane will fly to Zurich to defend himself with the support of French Football Federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes and a lawyer.

 

Last Friday Materazzi gave evidence to Fifa's disciplinary committee regarding his conduct in the World Cup final.

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A fine and a ban, Zidane must be shitting bricks. ;)

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Its not like then can do much else is it?

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Zidane given ban and fine by Fifa

 

Zidane put his side of the story to Fifa on Thursday

Zinedine Zidane has been banned for three games and fined £3,260 for head-butting Italy's Marco Materazzi during the World Cup final.

Materazzi was banned for two matches and fined £2,170 for his part in the incident which occurred in extra-time before Italy's penalty victory.

 

 

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A fine and a ban, Zidane must be shitting bricks. :lol:

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Its not like then can do much else is it?

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Not that I would have agreed with it, but they could have prosecuted him in a similar manner to Bowyer.

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