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    Red face Do you blame Zidane for French defeat?

    Italy beat France 5-3 on penalties in the World Cup final after the teams finished level at 1-1 after extra-time in a dramatic encounter, in which French playmaker Zinedine Zidane was sent off.

    David Trezeguet hit the bar with his spot kick and the decisive penalty in the shootout was scored by Fabio Grosso.

    France captain Zinedine Zidane was sent off after 111 minutes for a head butt into the chest of Marco Materazzi after the two players had a heated exchanged of words.

    The game had got off to a controversial start when Thierry Henry needed extensive treatment after being dazed by a Fabio Cannavaro body-check as the Italy captain made an early impact in his 100th international.

    The worried French fans were soon cheering however when Florent Malouda drove into the box and was felled by a clumsy challenge from Marco Materazzi.

    Zidane stepped up to take the seventh-minute penalty, opting to nonchalantly dink it above the diving Gianluigi Buffon and the ball struck the bar before bouncing down behind the line to put France ahead.

    Zidane nevertheless gave a nervous glance towards the linesman, who correctly signalled the goal, before peeling away in celebration of the first goal an opposition player had scored against Italy in the tournament.

    ZIDANE GOAL

    Zidane, who headed two goals in the 1998 final, became the fourth player to score three times in finals after Brazilian duo Vava and Pele and England's Geoff Hurst, who got a hat-trick in the 1966 final.

    Italy equalised after 19 minutes when Materazzi atoned for his earlier misdemeanour by rising magnificently above Patrick Vieira to head home an Andrea Pirlo corner from the right.

    It was the first time both teams had scored in the final in 20 years and Italy went close to getting their second in the 36th minute when Pirlo curled in another tempting corner which striker Luca Toni headed against the bar.

    Henry, who was a frustrated, unused substitute in the 1998 final against Brazil, burst into life at the start of the second half.

    Twice he jigged through the defence with dangerous runs and then had a sharp shot blocked by Buffon.

    France were looking the more dangerous although Fabien Barthez was beaten again in the 62nd minute by a Toni header which was ruled out for offside.

    France lost key midfielder Patrick Vieira to a hamstring strain midway through the second half but maintained the pressure amid the tiredness as the error count rose.

    Six years ago Italy led in the final of the European Championship until injury time when France grabbed an equaliser and then won with a golden goal.

    EXTRA TIME

    There was no late drama in the 90 minutes this time, however, and the final went into extra time for the fifth time.

    France remained the more sprightly, Franck Ribery shooting just wide after 99 minutes and Zidane forcing a spectacular save from Buffon five minutes later after meeting a Willy Sagnol cross with a stunning header.

    Italy had beaten Germany with two goals at the end of extra time in their semi-final but the Italians looked out on their feet on Sunday and were unable to reproduce anything close to the same level of creativity this time.

    The match turned into chaos soon after halftime in extra time when Zidane felled Materazzi with a head butt.

    The officials seemed to miss the incident but after it was replayed on the giant screens Argentine referee Horacio Elizondo ended the French captain's career nine minutes prematurely with a straight red card. Zidane is retiring after the World Cup.

    Even so, having lost all three of their previous shootouts, including against France in the 1998 quarter-finals and Brazil in the 1994 final, Italy must have feared worst.
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    no not at all.zidane isn't reason for french defeat...
    it was ZIDANE who guided,teamed,encouraged the wholefrench team.zidane made it happened to finals.when in d early matches french perfomance was average,zidane took responsibility of whole team and stromed thm into final beating d most powerful teams lk spain,brazil..


    now talkin abt final,
    zidane made d first lead 1-0 in penaulty kick.
    in extra time,it wasn't zidane who began it.
    materazzi hold up zidane for more thn minute whn important midfield attack was abt to hit italian goal post.
    Thn again he hold up zidane on his shoulder where he was injured early.
    thn also zidane kept silance.
    but whn materazzi started abusin n talkin abruptly the g8 g8 player zidane lost his temper and all it happened.


    actually i think it was a big pressure on d legend tht made him 2 do so.
    whtever,
    but in penaulty soot out if it would have been HENRY OR THURAM EVEN RIBERY the picture would b really diffrent.

    finally i would say it wasn't ZIDANE coz of french defeat...
    but m disappointed d way legend said BYE to world cup carrear

    Everybody across planet was viewing wht actually happened and everybody understand it.thts gonna make nothin wid zidane's reputation.

    but guys there we lost a beautiful moment 2 see zidane holdin WC trophy.........
    everybody is disappointed but dnt worry guys will see him soon in club matches.....
    Last edited by memoth; 10-07-2006 at 01:19 PM.

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    Default Don't lay emphasis

    on a single personality. Zidane is not Napoleon but for whose abscence, France has lost a cause.
    san

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    Zidane Is Not The Only Person For The Defeat
    Italy Was Over The Full Game
    He Italian Didnt Allowed French To Take The Ball
    When The French Have The Ball
    The Cleverly Take The Ball From Them And Didnt Allow Any French Man To Come Near By That
    It Is The Italian Defece Who Is Reponcible For French Defeat
    It Look Like That Italian Are In The Whole Ground
    And Frech Look Like That Dispearce In The Ground
    This Is My Opinion
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    No it'z not Zidane

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    Default Zizou is best i have seen.

    welll one can not fully blaim zidane as match was on last moments of extra time. he could have not added any thing to the game some 8 minutes were left. he had played his part. but i beeive he could let off the thing as it was his last match and most importamntly WC final. What i hated was his attitude with which he left the ground as if he wated to leave the match eagerly. that was not good at all for a plyer of his genre. well all in the game. Italy was destined to win and it happend no need to blaim anyone. also Italy did not miss any of their penalties.....

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    Thumbs down yaa

    in a way he is responsible
    he should have not done that. only four minutes were left for the penalty shootout and he was france's best penalty taker. also theory henry was already substituted so thay were reling on him. although he played a very big part in franch reaching here, but doing that was senceless.

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    a big NO........

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    Talking Here Ur: Why Zidane Hit Matarezzi????

    U KNW REASON WHY ZIDANE HIT MATERAZZI?????


    finally figured out y zidane hit materazzi ( The answer came to picture when a Brazilian news team lip synced on what matterazzi said ) Its because, Matterazzi asked Zidane (while playing) BHAIYYA, HUM CHLOR-MINT KYUN KHATE HAIN ????????????? Zidane:.(dhishoom)........ Dobara Mat Puchna.. !!

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    I do also say no to this but the moral of the team to lose their captain in the final match can be demoralizing to some extent.

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    Angry he should feel guilty 2 his country

    he didnt think of his motherland that time otherwise his country would b on the place of italy.he gave importance to his mother n sister instead of land.
    U SHOULD FEEL GUILTY ZIDANE

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    Default zidane is a god of this game

    zidane did right,he did this for his self respect
    but,if zidane played full match,france may win this game b'coz of his experience.

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    Smile Ha Ha Ha Ha

    To Ye Asli Karan Hai
    Aur Me Bhi Pata Nahi Kya Kya Soch Raha Tha
    He He He
    Regards
    Akhilesh

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    Unhappy wht????

    ankiii whtsayin????
    m not getting...
    who karan n wht u was thikin abt real karan?????

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    Default Zidane TAKKER

    guyz ! post the zidane TAKKAR game

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