The defeat on penalties in opposition to Italy within the last of the 2006 World Cup continues to mark many French folks. In explicit the UFC fighter Ciryl Gane, removed from carrying the Italian Marco Materazzi in his coronary heart. During an interview with So Foot, the MMA champion even stated he wished to “hit” him.
Marco Materazzi, this identify evokes unhealthy reminiscences for supporters of the French crew. During the 2006 World Cup, the Blues confronted Italy within the last. From the seventh minute, Zinedine Zidane permits his crew to take the benefit from the penalty spot. But the defender is fast to equalize for the Squadra Azzura.
The turning level of the sport comes when Zidane receives a crimson card for headbutting the previous Inter Milan participant. A situation all of the extra merciless because it marks the top of the attacking midfielder’s profession.
In 2022, the resentment has nonetheless not handed. Especially with UFC fighter Ciryl Gane, who as he tells SoFootwould like to settle accounts with the Italian: “I would like to hit him. He hurt my heart too much. He an**** us the final! The moment when Zidane returns to the locker room and ‘he misses the cup, you say to yourself: “Waah, how are we going to do it? We obtained fucked… If Zizou had completed the match, we received, that is for positive.”
Ciryl Gane and her admiration for English football
Despite this disappointment, the MMA champion’s passion for the round ball has not faded. Especially for the World Cup, which remains in his eyes a competition apart: “I like the favored pleasure round these main occasions.” A craze that will return from November 21, 2022 with the World Cup in Qatar, where Didier Deschamps’ troops will put their title back into play.
Apart from that, Gane spoke of his admiration for the game played in the Premier League. Considered one of the best leagues in Europe, England has in its ranks a coach favored by the French: “I like English soccer, its depth, its vitality expenditure. The sport advocated by Guardiola, it’s stunning too, eh however prefers counter-attacking soccer. I’m a person of fast transitions.”