ZIDANE

  • Zinedine Zidane wins appeal against coaching ban 4 days ago

    Madrid: A Spanish sports court backed Zinedine Zidane's appeal against a three month ban from coaching Real Madrid's reserve team over his disputed qualifications. Spain's football federation imposed the ban at the end of October, arguing the former France midfielder did not have the right licence to coach in Spain. Real...
  • Court lifts Zinedine Zidane's coaching ban 4 days ago

    Madrid: A Spanish court has lifted Zinedine Zidane's coaching ban, allowing the Real Madrid great to manage its reserve team. The same court had already suspended the ban this month while it considered its ruling. On Friday, it ruled in favor of Madrid's appeal of the three-month ban. The now-voided ban had...
  • Zidane's son Enzo makes debut for Real Madrid B team November 17, 2014

    Madrid: Enzo Zidane, the eldest son of former France and Real Madrid midfielder Zinedine Zidane, made his debut for Real's B team under his father's orders in Sunday's 2-1 win at home to Conquense. Zinedine Zidane is assistant coach of Real Madrid Castilla, who play in the third tier of Spanish...
  • Court suspends Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid coaching ban October 31, 2014

    Madrid: A Spanish court has temporarily suspended a ban that had stopped Real Madrid great Zinedine Zidane from coaching the club's reserve team. Spain's Administrative Court of Sport on Friday provisionally suspended the three-month ban pending further investigation. Judge Francisco Rubio had ruled on Monday that Zidane and fellow Madrid reserve team...
  • Real Madrid to appeal Zidane suspension over coaching licence October 28, 2014

    Real Madrid will appeal a three-month suspension slapped on assistant B team coach Zinedine Zidane for not having the correct licence, the club said on Monday. The former Real and France midfielder was sanctioned by the Spanish football federation for allegedly acting as head coach of third tier Real Madrid Castilla...
  • Diploma-less Zinedine Zidane threatened with Real Madrid coaching ban October 11, 2014

    Madrid: France legend Zinedine Zidane has been threatened with suspension from his current role as Real Madrid's reserve team coach because he has not validated his coaching badge, according to a club source. "We've received a notification (from the Spanish Federation) detailing a possible suspension. We have 10 days to present...
  • Zinedine Zidane could be interested in France coaching job September 16, 2014

    Paris: Former France great Zinedine Zidane, who helped Les Bleus win the 1998 World Cup on home soil, has hinted he could be interested in coaching the national team. "I am ambitious. I am a coach now, and I tell myself 'why not be national coach?'," the Real Madrid young players'...
  • Hierro replaces Zidane as Ancelotti aid at Real Madrid July 11, 2014

    Madrid: Real Madrid says former captain Fernando Hierro will replace Zinedine Zidane as assistant to coach Carlo Ancelotti. Hierro returns to Madrid 11 years after surprisingly exiting alongside former coach Vicente del Bosque. The former defender made 601 appearances for Madrid, scoring 127 goals and winning the Champions League three times....
  • FIFA World Cup history: The beautiful game has had its ugly moments July 7, 2014

    The whole world felt the agony when Brazil star Neymar was stretchered out of the ground after a ghastly foul by Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga in the quarterfinal of FIFA 2014, which left the 22yearold with a broken vertebra, while ending his World Cup and putting Brazil's chances of another...
  • Zinedine Zidane to coach Real Madrid B team June 25, 2014

    Real Madrid say Zinedine Zidane will coach their B team next season after the French great spent the last campaign as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant with the first squad. Zidane, 42, will coach a team that was relegated to Spain's third division last season. Zidane played for Madrid from 2001 until retiring in...
  • The Beautiful Game: Players who set World Cup stage alight June 10, 2014

    With just two days remaining for the sporing extravaganza to start in Brazil, CNNIBN's panel of experts go down the memory lane remembering the best footballers of World Cup history. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 10 alltime greatest players of the Football World Cup June 6, 2014

    With one week to go before the World Cup starts in Brazil, here are the ten greatest stars in the tournament's 84year old historyPele is considered by many the greatest player in football history, Pele won three World Cup titles with Brazil. He was a teenager when he helped the...
  • 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. ...
  • Zidane wanted France manager job in 2012 April 15, 2014

    Zinedine Zidane sought to become manager of the French national team two years ago when Laurent Blanc refused to extend his contract after Euro 2012, the former president of the French football federation (FFF) said on Tuesday. "Zinedine Zidane would have liked to manage Les Bleus. It is clear - he...
  • Zidane's son to try out for France Under-19s February 25, 2014

    Paris: Zinedine Zidane's son Enzo has won the chance to be selected for the French Under-19 squad, a potential first step along the path of his father, who rose to international fame winning the World Cup with his country in 1998. The Real Madrid youth midfielder, who will be 19 on...
  • Only Zidane better than Gerrard, says Michael Owen February 16, 2014

    London: Steven Gerrard is second only to Zinedine Zidane in terms of his worldclass status, says former England and Liverpool striker Michael Owen. Gerrard, the current England and Liverpool captain, has recently converted to playing a deeper role for his club, a transformation that is paying dividends and should offer...
  • Play tough opponents early in World Cup, says Zidane December 6, 2013

    The key to a successful World Cup campaign is to start off against tougher opponents rather than easier ones, World Cup winners Mario Kempes of Argentina and Zinedine Zidane of France both agreed on Thursday. "From the beginning of a World Cup, you have to have the right mindset and you...
  • Zinedine Zidane better than Lionel Messi: Pele November 22, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Football legend Pele has said Lionel Messi does not yet deserve to be rated ahead of former France midfielder Zinedine Zidane. Speaking during an event in Sao Paulo Thursday, the threetime World Cup winner claimed the 26yearold Argentine had benefited from playing alongside his Barcelona teammates, Xinhua reported. Asked if...
  • Real playmaker Isco could be almost as good as me: Zidane September 25, 2013

    Madrid: Former France and Real Madrid great Zinedine Zidane believes Spain playmaker Isco could be almost as good as him one day, club coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday. Isco, 21, has become a firm favourite since joining the ninetimes European champions from Malaga in the close season for a fee...
  • No player worth 100 million euros, says Zinedine Zidane September 9, 2013

    Paris: It was "incomprehensible" that Real Madrid paid Tottenham Hotspur 100 million euros to sign forward Gareth Bale as no player is worth that amount of money, former France striker Zinedine Zidane said on Sunday. Bale, 24, joined the Spanish club on September 1 in a world record transfer after months...
  • A whopping 100 million pounds for Gareth Bale? July 31, 2013

    Director of Football at Real Madrid, the legendary Zinedine Zidane has advised Tottenham Hotspur to let Gareth Bale talk to them if the player has expressed a desire to join the Spanish giants, who are reportedly preparing a recordbreaking 100 million bid for the Spurs' star. "It is not unusual, when...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Thursday June 27, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Thursday's roundup of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Zinedine Zidane named assistant manager at Real Zinedine Zidane is the new Real Madrid assistant manager after the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti at Los Blancos. L'Equipe gave the...
  • Real president wants Zidane to navigate postMourinho era May 28, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid President Florentino Perez envisages a future with Zinedine Zidane as coach, but for the moment he wants the former France great to play a bigger role in steering the club through the postJose Mourinho era. While the 66yearold construction magnate's current fouryear term is up next month,...
  • Zinedine Zidane eyes France job October 14, 2012

    Paris: Zinedine Zidane is taking the first steps towards possibly managing the French national team in the future by joining coaching programme at the French Football National Institute (INF). "I will pass my coaching diplomas (at INF)," 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 winner Zidane said. Asked if he would be interested...
  • Zidane hails Messi as world's greatest footballer February 12, 2010

    Former Real Madrid and France star Zinedine Zidane has heralded Leo Messi as the world's greatest player. The threetime FIFA World Player of the Year singled out the diminutive Argentine as the one to watch in this season's Champions League, telling fans to sit back and enjoy the show. "I think that...
  • 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...
  • Henry backed by Zidane, but may not be saved November 22, 2009

    Paris: Thierry Henry is not a cheat and will get over his handball in France's controversial World Cup playoff against Ireland, Zinedine Zidane was quoted as saying on Saturday. "He (Henry) is not a cheat, I know him well," the former France playmaker, who was sent off for headbutting Italy defender...
  • Chelsea fear Zidane will lure Ribery to Real Madrid June 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Frenchman Frank Ribery was a teammate of Zinedine Zidane at the last World Cup in Germany 2006, and the pair could be reunited once more at Real Madrid. It is no secret that the former FIFA World Player of the Year is hellbent on tempting his fellow countryman to...
  • Ill win titles with Real Madrid: Kaka June 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Kaka has finally addressed the press in Recife, Brazil following official confirmation of his 65 million transfer to Real Madrid from Milan. The 27yearold playmaker has revealed why he and the club decided to part company, while he also looked forward to a challenging future with Los Blancos. "My desire...