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  • 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 quarter-final of FIFA 2014, which left the 22-year-old 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 11, 2014

    With just two days remaining for the sporing extravaganza to start in Brazil, CNN-IBN'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 all-time 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 84-year 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 CNN-IBN, 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 world-class 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 May 21, 2014

    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 three-time World Cup winner claimed the 26-year-old 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 nine-times 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 record-breaking £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 round-up 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 post-Mourinho 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 post-Jose Mourinho era. While the 66-year-old construction magnate's current four-year 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 March 27, 2010

    Former Real Madrid and France star Zinedine Zidane has heralded Leo Messi as the world's greatest player. The three-time 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 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...
  • 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 team-mate 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 hell-bent on tempting his fellow countryman to...
  • I’ll 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 27-year-old 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...
  • 'Sir' Zidane receives a French 'Knighthood' upgrade January 3, 2009

    New Delhi: Zinedine Zidane will be awarded the Legion of Honour, the French equivalent of a knighthood, it has been announced on Thursday. Just as the British honours system rewards people deemed to have made a valuable contribution in society over their lifetimes, the French have a similar set-up. The Legion...
  • Dream chance for Indian kids to dribble with Zidane July 2, 2008

    New Delhi: For the first time, India has been included in the league of 40 countries that will play the Nations Cup, meant for children under 12 years. The winner of the national leg will not only play in the world finals in Paris, but also get a dream chance...
  • Forget the past, work on 2010 WC: Zidane to France June 24, 2008

    New Delhi: It was eight years ago when France won the Euro Championships to add the cherry to their World Cup winning cake. So it's only natural that one of the heroes of that win; a man often described as among the greatest to have played the game is disappointed at...
  • Zidane interested in return to football January 13, 2008

    Paris: Zinedine Zidane has said he would like to return to the world of football, but admitted he did not know in which role. One of the sport's all-time greats, Zidane retired after France's defeat by Italy in the 2006 World Cup final, where he was sent off for his infamous...
  • Sania becomes Adidas’s global brand ambassador December 24, 2007

    Mumbai: Tennis star Sania Mirza was Monday signed by world's leading sports brand Adidas as its first global brand ambassador. Announcing this, Hartwin Feddersen, director of marketing, Adidas India said, "Sania is one of the most recognisable faces of global tennis and is a youth icon amongst young Asians across the...
  • 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...
  • Zidane plays it right for kids June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Former French international Zinedine Zidane is utilising his life past the hype and hoopla of football, lending a voice to many causes he believes in. This time around it was the 'Red Ball Initiative' in the Greek capital of Athens. It's been almost a year since Zidane bid goodbye...