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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

FIFA statement about Zidane's case

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After the World Cup final incidents, FIFA said that it would hold behind closed doors the disciplinary hearing over Zinedine Zidane's case. The decision will be announced on Thursday.

"We inform that the case will take place behind closed doors without the presence of any members of the public or media," FIFA announced in a statement.

"After the two parties have been notified of its content, the Disciplinary Committee's move will be announced exclusively by means of a media release on the same date."

As we know, France's football legend Zinedine Zidane was sent off ten minutes before the end of the World Cup final against Italy for a headbutt on Marco Materazzi, which happened seconds after the Italian apparently insulted his mother and sister.

We can say that Zizou, as French fans endearingly call their talisman, made an apology, but refused to repent, saying the insult was "very personal".