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Zidane explains -- partly -- what caused his violent World Cup outburst (Thu Jul 13th, 2006)
The Zinedine Zidane mystery is not quite solved yet. In his first, highly awaited comments since the World Cup final, the French soccer star only partly explained what caused him to react in fury and head-butt an Italian opponent: repeated harsh insults about his mother and sister.
Third place match has high value, says FIFA (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
The consolation match between World Cup semi-final losers remains a key prestige encounter for the players and there are no plans to do away with it in the future, FIFA said on Wednesday.
Clubs have checkbooks ready as World Cup final looms (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
How much would you pay for a World Cup winner on your club? Probably a lot more than for someone who was ousted in the first round.
Blatter regrets criticism of referee Ivanov (Thu Jul 6th, 2006)
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday he regretted criticising Russian referee Valentin Ivanov for his handling of the heated second-round World Cup match between Portugal and the Netherlands.
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