Featured Matches
Previous
Germany
Argentina
ESPNDeportes Sep 3, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Czech Republic
United States
Sep 3, 2014 6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
England
Norway
Sep 3, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC
Sep 3, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England Revolution
Sporting Kansas City
Sep 3, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chivas USA
Seattle Sounders FC
Sep 3, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Crewe Alexandra
Rochdale
0
1
LIVE 60'
Game Details
Oldham Athletic
Bradford City
0
0
LIVE 61'
Game Details
Accrington Stanley
Carlisle United
1
1
LIVE 46'
Game Details
Barnsley
York City
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Fleetwood Town
Morecambe
1
2
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Notts County
Mansfield Town
1
0
LIVE 47'
Game Details
Preston North End
Shrewsbury Town
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Scunthorpe United
Chesterfield
2
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
AFC Wimbledon
Southend United
1
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Oxford United
1
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Crawley Town
Cambridge United
0
0
LIVE 48'
Game Details
Peterborough United
Leyton Orient
1
1
LIVE 46'
Game Details
Stevenage
Gillingham
0
1
LIVE 47'
Game Details
Wycombe Wanderers
Coventry City
0
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Yeovil Town
Portsmouth
0
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Ballymena
Institute
1
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Cliftonville
Linfield
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Coleraine
Crusaders
0
2
LIVE HT
Game Details
Dungannon Swifts
Warrenpoint Town
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Glenavon
Ballinamallard Utd
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Glentoran
Portadown
1
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Sp. Belgrano
Huracán
7:10 PM GMT
Game Details
Atlético Tucumán
Temperley
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
ABC
CR Vasco da Gama
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Goianiense
Boa MG
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Paraná Clube
Sampaio Correa-MA
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Joinville
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

Top 5: First XI costs in Premier League

Transfers 11 hours ago
Read
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Sep 5, 2006

Materazzi reveals details of Zidane World Cup slur

MILAN, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Italy defender Marco Materazzi has revealed the content of the verbal exchange he had with Zinedine Zidane which led to the headbutt from the Frenchman and his sending off in July's World Cup final.

Materazzi said it was mention of Zidane's sister which prompted the butt from the France midfielder which left Italy's opponents down to 10 men before their defeat on penalties.

'I did not provoke him, I responded verbally to a provocation,' Materazzi told the daily Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday.

'We both spoke and I wasn't the first. I held his shirt but don't you think it is a provocation to say that 'if you want my shirt I will give it you afterwards'?

'I replied to Zidane that I would prefer his sister, that is true. I brought up his sister and that wasn't a nice thing, that is true,' said Materazzi.

'Thankfully there are tens of footballers who could confirm that much worse things are said on the field,' added the Inter Milan defender.

France host Italy in a European Championship qualifier on Wednesday but neither Zidane nor Materazzi will feature.

Zidane, who has retired as a player, was fined 7,500 Swiss francs ($6,014) and handed a three-match ban by FIFA's five-man disciplinary committee following the July 9 final.

As he is no longer a player, he offered to undertake three days of community service on FIFA's behalf as part of their humanitarian activities, which the committee accepted.

Materazzi was handed a two-match ban and fined 5,000 Swiss francs ($4,010). His sentence was fiercely criticised in Italy.

The Italy defender said that while he had told FIFA he was willing to make a gesture of reconciliation with Zidane, he was not going to apologise.

'He has not apologised to me and I certainly don't have to apologise to him. If anything, I owe apologies to his sister, although I swear, before all this mess I didn't even know Zidane had a sister,' he said.

Materazzi said that he thought the two could put the incident behind them.

'If peace can be made after terrible wars can Zidane and I not make peace? A peace between men, without much publicity, certainly yes.

'The door of my house will always be open to him and if he wants, Zidane knows how to find out my address,' said Materazzi.