MARCO MATERAZZI

  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC crush FC Pune City 3-1, move to top of the table 3 days ago

    Chennai: Chennaiyin FC produced a crushing performance to beat Pune City FC 3-1 as they pipped Atletico de Kolkata to the top spot in the points table of the Indian Super League on Wednesday. Courtesy strikes from Stiven Mendoza Valencia (62 nd minute), Bruno Pelissari (70th min) and India international Jeje...
  • ISL: No special plan against Atletico de Kolkata, says Chennaiyin FC coach Materazzi November 13, 2014

    On the eve of their match against Atletico de Kolkata, Chennaiyin FC coach Marco Materazzi on Thursday said they have no special plan to tackle Fikru. "There is no special plan. Fikru is a big player. For every game we have the same strategy. For me my team is important and...
  • ISL 2014: I have to keep scoring, says Chennaiyin FC star Elano November 4, 2014

    The Indian Super League has successfully created a sensation, a buzz that has never been witnessed in the football circuit of India - a predominantly cricket-crazy country. While most of the stadiums in eight cities, baring one or two, have been relatively packed, the tournament has generated encouraging television ratings as...
  • ISL: We are confident of doing well against Kolkata, says Marco Materazzi November 3, 2014

    Chennai: Chenniyin FC coach Marco Materazzi is not worried about the lack of practice by his players due to rains and said he was confident of his side doing well against leaders Atletico de Kolkata in their Indian Super League match on Tuesday. Addressing the pre-match press conference, Materazzi said, "We...
  • ISL 2014: Mendy's goal one of the best I've seen, says Marco Materazzi October 22, 2014

    Chennai: Former Hull City wing-back Bernard Mendy scored what's being talked about as the best goal in the Indian Super League (ISL) so far, with his team-mate cum manager at Chennaiyin FC, Marco Materazzi, calling it one of the best he has ever seen. Watched by the legends of Bollywood and...
  • ISL: We are raring to go for first home match, says Marco Materazzi October 20, 2014

    Chennaiyin FC manager Marco Materazzi on Tuesday said that his players were raring to go for their first home match against Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League on Wednesday, even though weathermen predicted heavy rains. "They (Kerala Blasters) are a good side but we always try to do our best....
  • Marco Materazzi, Mikael Silvestre ready to dig it out for Chennai October 14, 2014

    Margao: Italy's World Cup winning player Marco Materazzi and former Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre are aware that they are well past their prime but they would like to share their vast experience with the Indian youngsters as Chennaiyin FC begin their ISL journey on Wednesday. "I will play if needed...
  • Indian Super League hopes to wake 'sleeping' soccer giant India October 11, 2014

    India's new soccer league with its cast of celebrity owners, experienced foreign managers and a sprinkling of high-profile players will kick off on Sunday, igniting hopes of waking the country from its football slumber. Italian World Cup winners Alessandro Del Piero and Marco Materazzi, Spain's Joan Capdevila and Luis Garcia, and...
  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC unveil its official logo in Materazzi's presence September 23, 2014

    Materazzi, who was infamously headbutted by France's Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 World Cup, said he would be manager first and may think of playing when required only. ...
  • Football can be big in India through ISL: Marco Materazzi September 22, 2014

    Chennai: Set to start his stint as managercumplayer of Chennaiyin FC, Italian World Cup winner Marco Materazzi on Monday promised to do his best to raise the profile of the game in the country through the Indian Super League which kicks off next month. Materazzi, a marquee playercummanager, said he would...
  • Marco Materazzi joins Chennai Titans in Indian Super League September 12, 2014

    Former Italy defender Marco Materazzi has joined Chennai in the new Indian Super League (ISL) following in the footsteps of former national team mate Alessandro Del Piero. The 41yearold Materazzi will be playermanager of the team coowned by Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, a league spokesman told Reuters on Friday. Materazzi is expected...
  • Marco Materazzi on Chennai Titans radar for Indian Super League September 5, 2014

    Former Italian World Cup winner Marco Materazzi, who was famously headbutted by Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 summit match, could become the marquee managercumplayer of Chennai Titans in the upcoming Indian Super League. Sources said representatives from the Chennai franchise have had a discussion with the former Inter Milan centreback and...
  • 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 CNNIBN, 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 headbutted 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 headbutt was punished in '06 finals December 22, 2009

    Paris: Former French midfielder Zinedine Zidane is glad he was sentoff for his headbutt in the 2006 World Cup final because he has not had to live with regret over escaping punishment. Zidane received a red card for headbutting 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 22 draw...
  • Materazzi also set for Manchester City switch? January 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Kaka isn't the only bigname 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 35yearold 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 April 23, 2007

    Milan: Inter Milan won their 15th Serie A title on Sunday after beating Siena 21. Marco Materazzi scored two goals to help Inter move 16 points clear of secondplace AS Roma, which lost at Atalanta 20. Materazzi scored from close range in the 18th minute and converted a penalty in the 60th....
  • Materazzi headbutted once again January 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Italian defender Marco Materazzi, famous for being headbutted by Zinedine Zidane during the FIFA World Cup 2006 has been headbutted again. In a Serie A match between Inter Milan and Sampdoria on Sunday night in Genoa, Materazzi was headbutted 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 33yearold Cannavaro, who captained Italy to its fourth...