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    FIFA Suspends Zidane for headbutt...

    Zidane, Materazzi suspended for head-butt flap

    Associated Press


    ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) - Zinedine Zidane was banned by FIFA for three games Thursday for head-butting Italy defender Marco Materazzi during the World Cup final.

    Materazzi was suspended for two matches.

    World soccer's governing body also fined Zidane $6,000 and Materazzi $4,000 after a disciplinary committee heard the former France captain's account of what led to the incident.

    Because Zidane has retired, he agreed to do three days of community service with children as part of FIFA's humanitarian projects.

    Zidane has said he attacked Materazzi because he insulted his mother and sister, while Materazzi denied insulting Zidane's mother.

    "Both players stressed that Materazzi's comments had been defamatory but not of a racist nature," FIFA said in a statement.

    The players apologized to FIFA for "their inappropriate behavior and expressed their regret at the incident," FIFA said.

    Zidane was sent off for ramming Materazzi in the chest with his head during the final, played July 9 in Berlin.

    Zidane, who had already submitted written testimony, spent about 90 minutes in a private hearing Thursday morning before a five-man FIFA committee. Materazzi appeared before the FIFA panel last week.

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has suggested Zidane, widely considered one of the greatest players of his generation, could be stripped of his Golden Ball award as the World Cup's best player.

    In a French television appearance last week, Zidane apologized to children who watched the match, but said he didn't regret his actions because he was provoked by repeated harsh insults about his family.

    Playing in extra time in his farewell game, Zidane and Materazzi exchanged words as the two walked up field. Zidane appeared to be distancing himself from the Italian, but then turned, lowered his bald head, and drove it into Materazzi's chest knocking him to the ground.

    Italy went on to win its fourth World Cup, 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 extra-time draw.

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    You worserer than I Essiquibo's Avatar Essiquibo is offline
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    i mean, are u surprised?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essiquibo
    i mean, are u surprised?
    Do I look/act surprised?

    I'm just sharing the news....just happy Muddarassi get suspended too. Nice of Zidane to do community service in exchange, considering he coulda said

    "Fack y'all....I'm retired "

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    Because Zidane has retired, he agreed to do three days of community service with children as part of FIFA's humanitarian projects.

    b4 I saw dat part, I was wondering how they gonna work that out since he retired already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake n Shark
    Do I look/act surprised?

    I'm just sharing the news....just happy Muddarassi get suspended too. Nice of Zidane to do community service in exchange, considering he coulda said

    "Fack y'all....I'm retired "
    it was rhetorical, stacy

    i guess he cant really stick his ass in their faces since they lost the match

    now if they won...oh the possibilities!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essiquibo
    it was rhetorical, stacy

    i guess he cant really stick his ass in their faces since they lost the match

    now if they won...oh the possibilities!
    If they had won he'd still be retired...I don't get your illogic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake n Shark
    If they had won he'd still be retired...I don't get your illogic.
    he'd still be retired but with enough pride to tell them to fack way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essiquibo
    he'd still be retired but with enough pride to tell them to fack way
    Uhmmm...


    You been hanging out in OPP...haven't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake n Shark
    Uhmmm...


    You been hanging out in OPP...haven't you?
    LOl

    you should read my contributions
    they will mellow u out some

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