Zinedine Zidane  after head-butting Italian defender Marco Materazzi.  Photograph: Getty Images

The crowd are whistling. Something has happened. Marco Materazzi is on the ground. The match commentators are confused. They think David Trezeguet has(...)

Michel Platini’s two million Swiss Franc payment from Fifa is the subject of criminal proceedings involving Sepp Blatter (left), with Platini’s status described by the Swiss attorney general as “in between a witness and accused person”. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/AFP photo

When, two summers ago, the magazine So Foot wished to mark its 10th anniversary, it devoted an issue to the great No 10s. Zico, Scifo, Zidane, Zola, R(...)

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