Marco Materazzi

  • Exclusive: No clear favourites for 2014 World Cup, says Materazzi June 7, 2014

    Marco Materazzi feels his team Italy have a good chance in this World Cup because of their traditional playing style. ...
  • Materazzi to select trainees for Inter's academy May 31, 2014

    Marco Materazzi was in Bangalore to visit Inter Milan's fully residential academy in Hosur near Bangalore which is scheduled to be launched in September. ...
  • Inter Milan's legend Materazzi visits Bangalore May 31, 2014

    After having hung up his boots in 2010, the Italian defender has been representing Inter on a number of their projects - be it in establishing their academies around the world, conducting workshops or wearing their Nerrazuri tie in an ambassadorial role. ...
  • Marco Materazzi on Zidane's headbutt in 2006 World Cup May 29, 2014

    Talking to CNN-IBN, Italy's Marco Materazzi says he will shake hands with Zinedine Zidane if he meets him. ...
  • Germany very well placed to win World Cup: Materazzi May 23, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Italian defender Marco Materazzi, who was head-butted by French soccer legend Zinedin Zidane in the controversial 2006 World Cup final, on Friday said Germany are the strongest contender for the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be played in Brazil. "Brazil, Germany and Spain are strong contenders for the World...
  • Zidane glad head-butt was punished in '06 finals December 22, 2009

    Paris: Former French midfielder Zinedine Zidane is glad he was sent-off for his head-butt in the 2006 World Cup final because he has not had to live with regret over escaping punishment. Zidane received a red card for head-butting Italy defender Marco Materazzi in the 2006 final, the last match of...
  • I don't accept refereeing Injustices: Inter's Materazzi September 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Inter Milan defender Marco Materazzi has hit out at the refereeing standards in Italy, as he perceives there has been one rule for him and another for Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo. The Brazilian midfielder, who signed for the Bianconeri this summer from Fiorentina, was booked in their 2-2 draw...
  • Materazzi also set for Manchester City switch? January 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Kaka isn't the only big-name Serie A player being tracked by Manchester City, who are reportedly also about to make a huge offer for Inter Milan defender Marco Materazzi. According to Sky Sport 24, the Citizens are also keen on signing Inter defender Marco Materazzi. The 35-year-old is no longer...
  • Zidane, Materazzi to join hands for Mandela July 6, 2007

    Durban: Zinedine Zidane and Marco Materazzi would step on the same pitch for the first time since the 2006 World Cup final when they participate in a charity football match to celebrate former South African President Nelson Mandela's 89th birthday. Organisers have invited the legendary French playmaker and Italian defender, who...
  • Inter beat Siena, win Serie A June 19, 2007

    Milan: Inter Milan won their 15th Serie A title on Sunday after beating Siena 2-1. Marco Materazzi scored two goals to help Inter move 16 points clear of second-place AS Roma, which lost at Atalanta 2-0. Materazzi scored from close range in the 18th minute and converted a penalty in the 60th....
  • Materazzi head-butted once again June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Italian defender Marco Materazzi, famous for being head-butted by Zinedine Zidane during the FIFA World Cup 2006 - has been head-butted again. In a Serie A match between Inter Milan and Sampdoria on Sunday night in Genoa, Materazzi was head-butted by Sampdoria midfielder Gennaro Delvecchio on the chin. After a...
  • Cannavaro is FIFA player of the year December 19, 2006

    Zurich: Fabio Cannavaro was voted FIFA Player of the Year on Monday, becoming the first defender to earn the honour and only the second Italian. Brazilian midfielder Marta was voted FIFA Women's Player of the Year, with US forward Kristine Lilly finishing second. The 33-year-old Cannavaro, who captained Italy to its fourth...