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babubangla
July 7, 2006, 12:32 AM
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সাংবাদিকদের খেলা দেখার জন্য মিউনিখ স্টেডিয়ামটা রীতিমতো স্বর্গ – মাঠ যেখানে শেষ, প্রেসবক্স শুরু সেখান থেকেই। পরশুর সেমিফাইনালে সেটিরই দ্বিতীয় সারিতে আমার আসন। মাঠের এপাশটাতে যখন খেলা হচ্ছে, জিদানের নাক থেকে ঘামের ফোঁটা পড়তে দেখছি, যেন শুনতে পাচ্ছি রোনালদো-অঁরির নিশ্বাসের শব্দ!
আচ্ছা, জিদানের বুটে আঠা-টাঠা কিছু লাগানো আছে ! মাঝরাতে টেলিভিশনে রিয়াল মাদ্রিদের খেলা দেখে অনেকবারই এ ভেবে শোয়া থেকে ঝট করে উঠে বসেছি। গত পরশু চোখের সামনে জিদান ঘিরে ধরা তিন পর্তুগিজের মাঝখান থেকে যেভাবে বলটা বের করলেন, তা দেখে “নিজের চোখকেও বিশ্বাস করতে পারছি না” কথাটার সত্যিকার মানে খুঁজে পেলাম।
বাঁ দিকে গেলেন, ডানে গেলেন, অত বড় শরীরটা নিয়ে ওটুকু জায়গার মধ্যে টার্ন করলেন, বল পায়ে-ই আছে! রেফারি খেলা থামিয়ে আবার জিদানের বুট পরীক্ষা করতে চাইলে তাকে দোষ দেয়া যেত না!

প্রথম আলোঃ ৭ জুলাই ২০০৬: বিশ্বকাপের ডায়েরীঃ উৎপল শুভ্র

babubangla
July 7, 2006, 12:39 AM
Lippi Salutes Zidane Renaissance

"Zidane is probably the best player there has been in the past 20 years."

Italy coach Marcello Lippi says Zinedine Zidane's return to form has lifted the wholeFrance team ahead of Sunday's World Cup final in Berlin.

Real Madrid player Zidane, who is to retire after the final, played under Lippi for three years at Juventus.

"France have recovered the best Zidane and have grown through the tournament. Beating Portugal confirmed that they are in top form," he said.

Source: BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2006/teams/italy/5152726.stm)

babubangla
July 7, 2006, 12:49 AM
ফ্রান্সের মার্সেই শহরে, তাঁর জন্মস্থানে প্রতিটি দেয়ালজুড়ে আকাঁ জিদানের ছবি। সেটাতো প্রকাশ্য, চাইলেই গুনে ফেলা যায়। কিন্তু ১০ নম্বর জার্সিধারী এই খেলোয়াড়ের ছবি যে পৃথিবীজুড়ে কতকোটি ভক্তের হৃদয়ে আকাঁ হয়ে যাচ্ছে, ভুল করেও তার হিসাব নিতে যাবেন না। তারচেয়ে আকাশের তারা গোনার চেস্টা করাই ঢের ভালো !

প্রথম আলোঃ ৭ জুলাই ২০০৬

babubangla
July 7, 2006, 09:13 AM
Klose backing for Zidane

Striker Klose and team-mate Michael Ballack have both been named on the shortlist of ten for the prestigious award, which honours the most valuable player of the Word Cup. But Klose feels that Zidane, after a slow start, has had a huge effect on the tournament.

The veteran Frenchman has rolled back the years to inspire Les Bleus to the final, providing a fitting swansong to a glittering career that will end, win or lose, on Sunday.

"If I was to name a non-German player then I would definitely settle for Zidane," he told Sky Sports News.

"He is a great player, a strategist, and he puts the ball right into the forwards' feet, so he is a great player.

"Don't forget that in the first few games he had a hell of a time, he only shone in the past two games."

Klose also revealed that he was looking forward to witnessing one more magical performance from Zidane against Italy on Sunday.

"I would love Zidane to have a great game in the final and then pay his farewell to the international stage," he hoped.

Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Andrea Pirlo, Gianluigi Buffon, Gianluca Zambrotta, Fabio Cannavaro and Maniche are the others in the running for the Golden Ball.

Source: SkySports (http://home.skysports.com/worldcup/article.aspx?hlid=401399&CPID=4&clid=357&lid=13&title=Klose+backing+for+Zidane)

Tigers_eye
July 7, 2006, 09:22 AM
Babubhai,
Maf korey dewa jai na? amra shobai jani Uthpol bhai ektu beshi rong makhathey pochondo koren. Tai boley notun ar ekta thread gigu taklu kay niye?

babubangla
July 7, 2006, 09:43 AM
Babubhai,
Maf korey dewa jai na? amra shobai jani Uthpol bhai ektu beshi rong makhathey pochondo koren. Tai boley notun ar ekta thread gigu taklu kay niye?

Vai Jan,
Ar to matro 2-ta din. Ektu mukh buija sojjo koira nen. :)

Faceoff
July 7, 2006, 09:49 AM
Vai Jan,
Ar to matro 2-ta din. Ektu mukh buija sojjo koira nen. :)

Aar parchinare bhai, 2 din jeno 2 bochorer shoman. Accha Taklur bidaye ki apni chokher jol felben?

babubangla
July 7, 2006, 09:52 AM
Aar parchinare bhai, 2 din jeno 2 bochorer shoman. Accha Taklur bidaye ki apni chokher jol felben?

Chokher Jol na Arekta Thread -- ekhono decide kortey parsi na.
Chacha type kisu ekta farewell er chesta korte pari.

But World Cup er somoy je harey manusher har jalailam-- money hoi tournament er por kisu din ga dhaka ditey hobey.:)

Faceoff
July 7, 2006, 09:56 AM
I think its about time for your another long drive trip ;)

babubangla
July 7, 2006, 10:34 AM
Italian Midfielder Rino Gattuso says
"With Zidane, it's just a case of Magic, Now you see the ball and now you don't."


To Stop Zidane, Italians think- they have Gattuso to stop Zidane.
But Gattuso himself is seeking “Divine Intervention” for stopping Zidane.

"He is the type of player that when he is 100% he doesn't let you see the ball," Gattuso said. "With him, it's just a case of magic, now you see the ball and now you don't.

Italian Defender Marco Materazzi's response to talk of the threat Zidane poses to Italy's hopes of World Cup was simple: "We have Gattuso". Materazzi said that in midfielder Rino Gattuso, Italy had a player to negate the threat of Zidane. "We have people who can mark Zizou all over the pitch and we've also got Gattuso, who's in incredible form. He doesn't need encouragement - if he were any more up for it he'd destroy everything."

But Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso said he will look to the heavens for help stopping Zinedine Zidane in Sunday's World Cup final.

"You simply don't stop Zidane," said Gattuso. "He is one of the strongest players - when he has the ball you have to do the sign of the cross and hope he misses."

Sources:
Sportlinglife (http://www.sportinglife.com/football/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=soccer/06/07/07/WORLDCUP_Italy_Nightlead.html)
Reuters (http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldFootballNews&storyID=2006-07-07T125639Z_01_EVA741626_RTRIDST_0_SPORT-SOCCER-WORLD-GATTUSO.XML)
Noticias-Spain (http://www.noticias.info/asp/aspComunicados.asp?nid=198911&src=0)

kaisermatin
July 7, 2006, 11:28 AM
Heard that Grameen is bringing him in Dhaka as Head Coach of BD footabll. I don't know if they will be able to afford him. BUt where are the players? May be it's better to start from 10/12 years age group. So may be in 2014 BD can play in WC soccer.

Sauron
July 7, 2006, 12:36 PM
Zidane is coming to BD on Nov 7th of this year ... heard it on N-TV news yesterday. But I think it is only for a visit, heard nothing about coaching.

babubangla
July 8, 2006, 11:29 AM
The Great Zidane

The quarterfinals match last Saturday between Brazil and France reminds me of a scene from the boxing movie saga, "Rocky," where an inspirational underdog faces his number one nemesis in a final blood-guts-and-glory battle.

The hero this time is not Sly, but none other than the great Zinedine Zidane, who at 34 years of age and two games short of retirement (if France beat Portugal on Wednesday) was instrumental in knocking out this Cup's favored-to-win team. Zidane has shown the world that he is the eye of the tiger.

Zidane not only brought the French team to the semifinals with an assist to Thierry Henry's goal but also revived this lackluster World Cup series, which has been criticized for being short of stellar performances from star players.

This is Zidane's quasi-comeback after being called a "has-been" by the French media, accused of being too old to play. And just like an embattled hero seeking his second wind, Zidane, the veteran three-time FIFA football awardee, played in a state of grace on Saturday against Brazil. It almost felt like history itself unfolding.

The idea that every game could be his last is a Hollywood plot that grips the heart of every football fan. There is also some sentiment when remembering how a boy of Algerian descent grew up in the rough streets of Marseilles to become the best football player since Maradona and Pele.

Against Brazil, Zidane stole the show with moves. One Associated Press writer called his performance "almost Brazilian." Zidane's exquisite footwork and almost sublime passing earned him the title of "executioner" on Brazil's internet portal, uol.com.br, for sending Brazil home on round two, a recurring Brazilian nightmare after France first beat them in the 1998 World Cup.

Meanwhile, the French media has caught a round of Zidanitis. "Zidanitis" is a term coined by French actor Jamel Debbouze to describe a contagious disease caught when Zidane is in top form and hungry to play.

"Magic!" screamed L'Equipe. "It was like a dream."

"The samba is blue," went the headline in Nice Matin. (The samba is Brazil's national dance.) "Zidane played his greatest match in blue. A festival of technique, extraordinary control, omnipresence and decisive passes."

And for La Provence, Zidane is "A master without equal. In aggressiveness, in work-rate, in action or in beautiful gestures. He was more Brazilian than the Brazilians."
And even if France does not win this year's World Cup, Zidane is already one for the history books.

Source (http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?menu=&no=302940&rel_no=1&back_url=)

babubangla
July 8, 2006, 11:39 AM
Why Zidane Will Win the World Cup

The title of this article started out as "Why Brazil will win the World Cup," but after the result of the first game against Croatia, I was very worried and decided to wait a bit more. I waited for Australia, Japan, and Ghana. Still unsure. When Brazil lost the game to France, I was devastated. My 12-year-old kid could not understand: "Mom, it's just a game!"

To my feminine heart, it is not just a game. I cried for all the Brazilian children who, like Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, come from modest families and hold soccer as their hope for overcoming discrimination. Brazilian soccer players come from families that represent 70 percent of what Brazilian families are like. Families who in spite of financial hardship have cared for their children. These kids' dreams were nurtured even on days when tomorrow looked gloomy. They received lovingly made meals even when there was not much for the parents to eat. Someone bet on their future and stood by them.

The Brazilian soccer players are the real people of Brazil. Loving, true with their feelings, hardworking, honest. I cried because this image of what Brazilians truly are has been suffocated by the shameful image of Brazilian politicians diverting money to line their own pockets. Money that is missing in schools, in health care, in transportation. Money that is missing to ease a bit the hard life that 80 percent of Brazilians endure.

I was sure that even with all the wrong decisions of our coach, we still had 130 million people with faith, praying for our players to win and erase forever the low esteem that has stuck as a curse since the times of slavery and colonization. A low self-esteem that is reflected in the stupid comment of our president to Ronaldo, who wondered if Ronaldo could do a good job since he was overweight.

Because of our enormous faith, I trusted that a miracle could happen. But then, Brazilians continue to be under the illusion that all is going well in Brazil. Now we have to face the fact that things are unbearably bad; we have to strive for solutions, and our president can't take a ride on the victory of our soccer players to get himself reelected.

Through my ocean of tears, I saw Zinedine Zidane, at the end of the game, embrace Ronaldo with the love of a brother. And comfort the tears of inconsolable Ze Roberto. I was touched. Why would a Frenchman care that we Brazilians were sad?

In the days that followed, the TV kept repeating the fabulous images of Zidane's spectacular control of the ball. Zidane's care for the Brazilian friends kept haunting my thoughts. His name was looping like a mantra. Zinedine Zidane. Zinedine Zidane. Strong. Rhythmic. Poetic. This was not a French name. Who was this guy? Why did he make France win?

I started to research him on the Web and was amazed with what I found. Right there in Wikipedia it said "of Berber-Algerian descent." Just like me, you probably don't know much about this. As it happens however, last year I saw an old movie called "The Battle of Algiers," winner of the 1956 Cannes Prize and banned from France. Prohibited because it shows the heavy discrimination the Algerians suffered by the French, and their heroic silent persistence that lead to victory and independence.

You probably do not know that there are half a million Berbers in France and they form one-quarter of the population of Algeria today. You probably do not know either that independence did not do much for the Berbers, as the government favored the Arabs. And you probably do not know that the Berbers do not speak Arab. They speak Tamazigh. They were forbidden to speak their own language in their own country. The government issued a list of "approved" names for Algerian children and Berber names were omitted. Only in 1995 was the language allowed to be taught in schools -- as an elective course. The big struggle here is the recognition of Berber identity.

Another interesting fact is that "Berber" means barbarian, but Amazigh (singular) or Tamazigh (plural), as they call themselves, means "free nobleman." And do you know who called them "Berbers"? The Romans, during an earlier invasion. Ah! The Romans... Did they leave strong memories in the Amazigh culture, as recounts a National Geographic journalist, describing his recent visit to an isolated Berber village in Morocco, where he was greeted by the children with cries of "Arrumi!" ("Roman!"), a label to all Westerners.

Well, Monsieur Zinedine Zidane, you've come a long way, haven't you? Look now at all the French people of all ages, jumping around so happy, wearing your shirt, displaying your name with so much pride, celebrating your victory under the Arch of Triumph, their greatest symbol of freedom.

Noble and great Zinedine Zidane, who was chosen by divine justice to be a symbol of victory to all oppressed cultures in the world. The Berbers resisted all invasions -- Roman, Arab, and French -- and managed to keep their identity alive. Resisted poverty and discrimination to pass along a DNA that gave birth to such a skilled soccer player that people today dress in his shirt and exhibit his name with pride.

My 16-year-old son pointed out that the French soccer team has almost no real "French" person but is a mixture of races and cultures. Zidane in an interview says that solidarity is the strongest force binding the team together. It is a habit in small Berber villages to do things together. Marriages are done in large groups, circumcisions too, and even when a sick kid is taken to a doctor, the immediate family and other relatives all go with him for support. Nobody is abandoned to his own faith. Captain Zidane seems to have imported such great habits to his team. Maybe he is not fully conscious of all this, but his colleagues seem to trust his ways: "We just pass the ball to him. He knows what to do with it."

The last game of the 2006 World Cup will be Zidane's last professional game. Will the French beat the Italians? Will Berber culture prove its supremacy over Roman culture all these thousands of years later, through a civilized, bloodless, and beautiful competition?

It matters not the result. Zidane is already the big winner of the World Cup. He has been elected by the crowds. He is a hero in France. A model to the youth. A model to all of us, of a conscious being that does not succumb to the glamour of media and fame, but is seriously engaged in the reduction of poverty and discrimination. What those athletes read before every game is no game. It is about time we stop looking down on people.

May Zidane and Ronaldo continue to hold up the flag of just not a single country, but a flag that goes beyond culture, race, religion, and economic status. Let's not try to make goals just at the last minute of the game. The World Cup will be over soon, and the game of social justice and equal opportunity keeps going on, with a dangerous lack of attackers. How many goals will we score till the next Cup?

Time is running out. There's not a minute to waste. The little boy that sadly sits on the sidewalk of your street and that you walk by pretending doesn't exist, could be holding the World Cup one day and making you feel proud again of your heritage. Just remember: we are all playing on the same team.

Source (http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?no=303917&rel_no=1)

newbie
July 9, 2006, 03:50 PM
What a class-less exit by my hero! That was really selfish and vicous!

Sovik
July 9, 2006, 04:10 PM
Lets hope no one remembers todays incident. he was a great player and it was unexpected

Bancan
July 9, 2006, 04:21 PM
wat zidane did was terrible. but it dosent show how great he is. a sorry departure, but he will always be my favorite footballer

AsifTheManRahman
July 9, 2006, 04:38 PM
What an exit! You would expect a player of his callibre would've known better than getting caught in the moment! A red card in his last game, that too on a FIFA World Cup Final, and his team loses! What a shame! That red card was so deserved!

orzoon
July 9, 2006, 04:38 PM
Shame on Zizou !!! Very Shameful act.He should not have done that.

cricket_pagol
July 9, 2006, 04:38 PM
Zidane's head butt was very disappointing, but I still feel sorry for him.

Tigers_eye
July 9, 2006, 05:22 PM
Perfect tribute to a dirty legend. True color always shines at the end. Great career ending headbutt.

Bancan
July 9, 2006, 06:19 PM
i saw the replays and i saw the guy he head butted say something and look on zidane's face changed. i bet it was something really offensive. but i must say zidane shouldnt have done that

thebest
July 9, 2006, 06:30 PM
Zidane should be considered to be one of the great alongside Pele and Maradona. But his temper let him down. He should have watch 82, 86 and 90 WC to look how defenders treated Maradona and how much protection he got. Only once did Maradona lost his temper. I think it was againest Brazil when one of Brazilian defender tore his Jersy. In 1966, Pele was actually injured out by the defenders and he never retaliated.

sadhat
July 9, 2006, 06:58 PM
better look at this. Hero to Zero?
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41867000/jpg/_41867280_zizou203x270.jpg
Marco Materazzi falls to the ground after being butted by Zinedine Zidane

Feel sorry for him. Must have been harrased by Marco.
http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2006/07/09/PH2006070900450.jpg

Tehsin
July 9, 2006, 07:03 PM
For me, Zidane is still the second best player to come out of France. The young ones really need to take a look at Michel Platini. He may not have won the world cup but he has won al sorts of trophy's for France and his various club teams.

As for Zidane's exit, just go back couple of matches and you'll remember a similar incident involving Zidane. On that one, he headbutted the other guy on his head (not on the chest) so it shows that it's just who he is, a French born Algerian (or Algerian born French, doesn't matter which) thug. It's really sad though, I was really rooting for him today. He almost scored a second goal (header saved by the Italian keeper) in the first half of the extra time, which would have sealed the match for France.

As for what provoked it, Italy has a lot of problem with racist crowds in their soccer stadiums and won't be surprised if the Italian player said something to piss him off. Doesn't justify a headbutt. He is one of the greatest to ever play the game, on his last match, IN a world cup final, and an idol/role model for millions of fans/kids worldwide. It was simply shamful and he deserved to be thrown out of the game.

Nasif
July 9, 2006, 07:21 PM
কি আর বলবো, শেষ পর্যন্ত এই! গরুর মত গুতা দিয়ে শেষ বিদায়। সত্যিই দুঃখের বিষয়।

Zunaid
July 9, 2006, 07:27 PM
I wonder if I could have restrained myself if someone had called me = using euphemisms - use your dictionary and grey cells here = silion particle - offensive term for southern african denizen. Not that tthese were the exact words used but I hope you all get my gist,

Tehsin
July 9, 2006, 07:32 PM
Zunaid bhai - dictionary r thesauras (sp) niye boshchen (not that you need one) money hoi. WELCOME BACK. Never got a callback from you but I forgive you as long as you say that you weren't rooting for Italy.

The guy obviously said something to deserve the headbutt but Zizou should have held back. Given the audience and the venue, I am pretty sure you would have restrained yourself in that situation. Take any action you'd would later, maybe help the guy to an early retirement. :)

SMHasan
July 9, 2006, 08:15 PM
What an exit! Unbelievable. I couldn't believe what he was doing. Actually what he was trying to do? He should have considered the situation, it is a world cup final where his team had every chance of wining it and if he could have done that then he would be the happiest person in the world, everyone would respect him. But now its all different.

Bancan
July 9, 2006, 08:44 PM
zidane normally stays calm. the analysits here in CTV were sayin that zidane must have heard all the trash talks there is and he never reacted like this. i beleive it was something really bad

Carte Blanche
July 9, 2006, 09:18 PM
http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/2465/z5584bk.gif

What a shameful exit for one of Football's alltime greats.

Bancan
July 9, 2006, 09:54 PM
i was tryin to upload tha but couldnt............nyway i heard the france team said zidane reacted to some racial comments

ZunaidH
July 9, 2006, 10:05 PM
Here's my theory:

Italians are well known for their means of pulling unfair techniques off the game. (remember the recent "match-fixing" scandals and mafia involvement). This is almost Sopranesque. Perhaps the Italians had put Z.Z. under threat ...if he did not take a dive, death awaited after the game was over with. Materazzi just came over to Zidane and reminded him, "Now is the time..." The rest is all history.

Tehsin
July 9, 2006, 10:10 PM
The final had 7/8 players from Juventus, the team under investigation over the match fixing (by the team management, not the players). Three of those players played for France. ;)

Rabz
July 10, 2006, 02:50 AM
what a shame !!
may be true colour always prevails...!!
that was an absolute shocker and pathetic, esp from a player of Grandpa's profile...
ive bn a loud vocal anti-supporter of France throughout the whole wc,
but i feel sorry for the French fans...

no matter what was the conversation btw Zidane and Materazzi, he should hv never ever done that...

he brought shame to himself and to his country and fans..

Nasif
July 10, 2006, 03:08 AM
I am wondering where is our Babubangla bhai :p

Spitfire_x86
July 10, 2006, 03:35 AM
yeah, I really want to see what he has to say now :)

sunny747
July 10, 2006, 03:51 AM
what a headbutt! must be painful...look at the way he fell down........i'm sure he must have said something racial........

Cricket46
July 10, 2006, 07:53 AM
Let me state first that, what Zidane did yesterday was wrong , wrong and wrong. But I, like so many others, would want to know what made him snap. He was a few minutes away from a fairy tale ending, whether France won or not. Why did he blow it away? Is sport everything in life? Was he protesting something more important in life? Could he not have done in a more civilized manner? A sad ending to an enjoyable World Cup.

AsifTheManRahman
July 10, 2006, 09:37 AM
i thought i read somewhere on BBC that it was something to do with his mother...can't confirm though, since idon't have the link on me right now...but anyways, one would expect a guy like him to hold his cool rather than go head-butting like that. after all, it was the world cup finals, and his last game in international scoccer. you wouldn't expect someone of his background to get caught up in the moment like that.

AsifTheManRahman
July 10, 2006, 09:57 AM
<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601100&sid=a8H7pfXefCjM&refer=germany">Zidane outburst not a first</a>

I knew about the 98 WC incident (watched it live, actually), but wasn't aware of the Champion's League ones (two in two straight matches).

Tigers_eye
July 10, 2006, 10:25 AM
i saw the replays and i saw the guy he head butted say something and look on zidane's face changed. i bet it was something really offensive. but i must say zidane shouldnt have done that
I know he is your hero and I do not want to make you feel bad but in sports racial comments, hahaha!!! Maa, bap, bone kau bad jai na ar racial comment tho dud bhat. One must have a hard skin to be a sportsman. Zidane may be a great player for his generation but I am saying it again, He is a dirty player. Even in 98 world cup he got a red. In this world cup, referee missed another of his headbutt. That was head to head contact. Zidane has no class!!
When someone compares him to the greats that is a disgrace for the greats to be named with him.

AsifTheManRahman
July 10, 2006, 10:52 AM
<img src="http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/fifa/gen/fifa/20060709/t/2777617051.jpg"/>

Walks away, head bent, doesn't glance at the FIFA World Cup trophy that could very well have been in his hands an hour later.

orzoon
July 10, 2006, 11:05 AM
Even lame excuses from Zidane supporters all over the world cannot wash his hands off from this head butting.A true sportsman knows how to carry himself.This head butting it appears is not a one off incident.The whole world saw him what he did,they didn't hear what Marco Materazzi said whether it was racist,personal or whatever.Racial comments or personal abuses(if at all they were)are highly condemnable but to react in that manner headbutting like an animal ,what message he is giving to all those young sportslovers.

sadi
July 10, 2006, 11:08 AM
I am sure babubangla bhai is like... why the hell did I open a thread like this?? The timing sucked... lol

Tigers_eye
July 10, 2006, 11:45 AM
Zidane was called "dirty terrorist" so he snapped, lol. he has no skin at all. I have been called worse than that in a Wal-mart parking lot.

http://go.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=YMQVQDLMY2TQ0CRBAE0CF FA?type=worldFootballNews&storyID=12793167

Bancan
July 10, 2006, 12:43 PM
other team supporters are gonna bash him all the time. but tell me one thing , u guys never snapped after hearing something really bad. if u say no u r a liar.well zidane snapped at the most important stage of his life. either its abt his mom or him being a muslim and african doesnt matter anymore wats done is done.
those who dislike or hate zidane will be very happy, and those u see zizu as a hero , this thing wont effect them hopefully.

Bancan
July 10, 2006, 12:52 PM
according to zizu's agent everything is gonna come out next week. lets see wat that SOB said to piss off zizu.
i think wat zizu did was wrong but if he was able shut up one racist dbag i m glad.

i m trying to take out my frustration, so excuse my language. i saw someone callin zizu a thug. a thug ok. arent u goin too far.

Tigers_eye
July 10, 2006, 12:59 PM
Yes, we all snapped at one time or another. But he snaps too many times in the most important matches.
'98 against South Africa Yellow card.
'98 against Saudi Arabia Red card??? Why???

'06 3 yellow cards and a red card. This is just in WC matches.

He is a professional. The greats don't lose temper time and when the team/country needs him the most. France did lose in the finals because of his absense in the penalty shootout. He is not as great as the media potray.

Bancan
July 10, 2006, 01:04 PM
france lost because of trezeguet. get that right. he was a sub of henry i beleive. if u look at it, it didnt matter physically but maybe mentaly. but zidane isnt the reason they lost.

sadi
July 10, 2006, 01:18 PM
it was definately a big distraction... if it was the first time he snapped, i would have understand... but he has a history of doing that...

orzoon
July 10, 2006, 01:23 PM
I will always remember him as a famous Head-Butter and a Snapper.

Bancan
July 10, 2006, 03:41 PM
I will always remember him as a famous Head-Butter and a Snapper.
well cause people like u always look at the negative side. instead seeing the glass is half full , you will say its half empty

orzoon
July 10, 2006, 04:05 PM
. instead seeing the glass is half full , you will say its half empty
Exactly !! this applies to You perfectly.

How I wish to remember your so called Hero is my personal choice,I don't need your biased opinions or whatever on this matter.

. well cause people like u always look at the negative side
Just because I didn't glorify or defended Zidane means I always look at the --ve side.LOL.You did that so yours a +ve side.Nice interpretation.Get a life and stop crying for Zidane.

Bancan
July 10, 2006, 04:28 PM
well did i lie. u r lookin at his negative side. i didnt defend zidane for wat he did. i lost some respect for him .ny way ok my bad, i shouldnt say how people should remember others. its ur personal choice.

but my regret is people dont seem to remember the bright side of him.

Rabz
July 11, 2006, 01:32 AM
tell me one thing , u guys never snapped after hearing something really bad. if u say no u r a liar..

yes i did mate..
but then again, i don get paid gizillions of dollars and dont carry the hopes of a nation on my shoulder. i dont hv half of the world's population watchin me when i snap, neither am i a superhero to my people and has never bn compared with Napoleon.

so, if i snap, who gives a rat's back ??
if Zidane snaps on a wc final, lotta ppl does.

CricFanBD
July 11, 2006, 06:38 AM
Zidane got Red Card in the final match at closing end. In the naked eye it seemed that proper justice is done. Really?? I don't think so. Italy players always maintained canny things even dirty things. Guys look backward:

# Italy Vs USA match---The most fighting match in this WC.
# Itlay Vs Australia---the Penalty Drama.
# Italy Vs. Germany---Italy TV gave a video to FIFA for suspending Fringe (Fighting between Germany's and Argentina's players) just the day before semifinal.
#At last---Zidane was a victim.

I think FIFA needs to investigate the incident immediately and ban Matarazzi for life time, and then proper justice will be done.

Zidane is a Great Player; he will always be respected in my mind. A simple red card does nothing with his greatness. Zidane is the only one Class Footballer among the all nations at present moment, mind it please.

Sam
July 11, 2006, 06:48 AM
i thought i read somewhere on BBC that it was something to do with his mother...can't confirm though, since idon't have the link on me right now...but anyways, one would expect a guy like him to hold his cool rather than go head-butting like that. after all, it was the world cup finals, and his last game in international scoccer. you wouldn't expect someone of his background to get caught up in the moment like that.
Here is the news:
Materazzi called Zidane a 'son of terrorist whore': British lip reader
LONDON (AFP) - Italy's Marco Materazzi called Zinedine Zidane a "son of a terrorist whore" just before the France captain gave him a brutal head-butt in the World Cup final, Britain's top forensic lip reader says.
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/afp/20060711/capt.sge.pir82.110706100310.photo00.photo.default-390x512.jpg?x=179&y=236&sig=BRgjPxZYYgNQFjfvDjjCzw-- (http://news.yahoo.com/photo/060711/photos_sp_so_afp/9040bab1b698874cdb4c4dd89bb717de;_ylt=AtKeKr2h9kQ6 e6V_2IfNknjJOrgF;_ylu=X3oDMTA3bGk2OHYzBHNlYwN0bXA-)

The Times newspaper hired Jessica Rees, whose skill has seen her summoned as an expert witness at criminal trials, to study a tape of Sunday's match that saw Zidane get a red card for his seemingly spontaneous assault.
"After an exhaustive study of the match video, and with the help of an Italian translator, Rees claimed that Materazzi called Zidane 'the son of a terrorist whore' before adding 'so just f*** off' for good measure," it said.
Materazzi on Monday denied calling Zidane a terrorist, adding that "I don't even know what the word means".
The Daily Mail -- who wrongly described Marseilles native Zidane as "Algeria-born" -- said Tuesday that it too engaged the services of a lip reader, whom it did not identify, who reached exactly the same conclusion as Rees.
The Independent cited lip readers for Brazil's Globo television as concluding that Materazzi had told Zidane that his sister was a "prostitute".

Sam
July 11, 2006, 06:54 AM
Zidane fan dies
A Zinedine Zidane fan died early Monday in Borongail village of Shivalaya upazila in the district during the World Cup final between Italy and France.

Rajib, son of Zomat Ali Master, died of a cardiac arrest following the sending off of the French captain.
DS Report (http://thedailystar.net/2006/07/11/d60711042452.htm)

thebest
July 11, 2006, 07:49 AM
I am not a Zidane Fan but also not a Zidane hater. But Fifa should investigate what Materazzi said. It must be very mush offensive as Video shows that Zidane head butted out of blue; though it does not justify Zidane's act. If the lip reader is true, then he should be banned for life. Because I think sports has no place for such foul mouth.

layperson
July 11, 2006, 07:56 AM
I would have waited till the match was over like a typical bangali and then unleash all hell on materazzi after the match was over. I wouldnt have just head butted him but made sure he was sent to the hospital. Abuse regarding family and loved ones is something I can never ever take lightly !!! I would have seen red just like zidane. However I would have waited for the match to end and then unleash my wrath. karon erpor Fifa amake ban kore nah ki kore is immaterial since tht was zizous last match and koekta club match nah khelle or nah kheye morte hobe nah. I know that italians can be very abusive. So I am sure the guy said something really bad.

Tigers_eye
July 11, 2006, 08:46 AM
theBest bhai,
If Materazzi gets a life ban then equal offensive language would cleanout most of the european league players. Secondly, to justify your verdict how many life bans should Zidane get for his action? Is there any room for that kind of action in World Cup football or in football period? Zidane is not the victim here.


Shahriyar bhai,
If you had hit Materazzi after the game you would be in the German jail for assult, aggrevated assult, Battery, attempted murder. So Zizu, a cool criminal, knew his boundaries, and what he did, he knowingly did.

thebest
July 11, 2006, 09:54 AM
theBest bhai,
If Materazzi gets a life ban then equal offensive language would cleanout most of the european league players. Secondly, to justify your verdict how many life bans should Zidane get for his action? Is there any room for that kind of action in World Cup football or in football period? Zidane is not the victim here.


Shahriyar bhai,
If you had hit Materazzi after the game you would be in the German jail for assult, aggrevated assult, Battery, attempted murder. So Zizu, a cool criminal, knew his boundaries, and what he did, he knowingly did.

Cats eye bhai,
I do not know about the extent of sledging in football, but do know about cricket. Remember McGrath - Sarwan which I think grossly over the line involving sick wife of McGrath. But the Matrazzi comment "if true" make that trivial. It was racist but much worse than Aragones, calling name to some body's mother and sister is the worst kind of verbal attack. If somebody would do that to you and me, probably you and I would do or try to do what Shariyar Bhai mentioned. But as Sydney bhai mentioned half the world was not watching us, so we were allowed to do that and Zidane is not. Zidane's act is unjustifyble but it does not take away the fact what Matrazzi's act should be forgiven. FIFA should act and punish him in such a way that no body dare to that again even in amature game. Otherwise it would be out of hand like Argentina - where ultra rules the club or in Italy and Spain where in some club is run by few extreme right where majority has little say in stadiums.

layperson
July 11, 2006, 04:54 PM
Shahriyar bhai,
If you had hit Materazzi after the game you would be in the German jail for assult, aggrevated assult, Battery, attempted murder. So Zizu, a cool criminal, knew his boundaries, and what he did, he knowingly did.

Of little law that I know, First time offenders do get some leeway. In addition the police would take into consideration that the attack was something that was instigated by verbal assault from the other party. I do not know if I would be in jail or given a warning and asked to do some commmunity work. However, in hindsight I know for sure that if you beat someone up in self defence then there is no case against you. So I would have made sure that the other dude hit me by saying something equally offensive so that I could hv gotten away with "muder". Nah getting too much out of topic. Sorry bhaiera. Just ignore my post or read it for entertainment. But I think materazzi deserves some sort of punishment because racial abuse is not a light matter. Even fans who hurl racial abuse are dealt with strongly and for a player it would only be more severe. I hope FIFA gets to the bottom of this incident.