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Marco Materazzi birthday: 21 ugliest spats in sports history in pics

Today former Italian footballer Marco Materazzi, who is known for his on-field tussle with Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 World Cup, celebrates his birthday. On this day, we take a look at some of the ugliest rivalries between players from different sports over the years

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    Zinedine Zidane and Marco Materazzi

    Marco Materazzi will always be known for the infamous '˜Zidane headbutt' incident during the 2006 FIFA World Cup final. During extra-time with the scores levelled 1-1, football legend Zidane aggressively headbutted Marco Materazzi following the latter's provocation and shirt-tugging. Playing in his final international match, Zidane was sent off by the referee and Italy went on to win the World Cup. (Pic/ AFP)

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