Zidane’s nickname is “Zizou”… In his final game, the 2006 World Cup final against Italy, Zidane was red-carded out of the game for a bizarre headbutt to the chest of Italy’s Marco Materazzi. Italy won the game and the World Cup on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw. However, Zidane was still named the tournament’s most outstanding player. He claimed he hit Materazzi in retaliation for insults made about Zidane’s mother and sister; in September 2006 Materazzi said he had grabbed Zidane’s shirt during play, causing Zidane to remark that he would give him the shirt if he liked it so much, in turn prompting Materazzi to respond, “I’d rather have your sister.” Materazzi further claimed he didn’t know Zidane had a sister until after the incident.
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