One of Italy's greatest heroes. Together with fabio Grossso, Materazzi led the Italian national Football team to a wonderful victory in the 2006 World cup. He did at least 90% of the entire team's job by scoring the equalizer during the final match against France, as a retaliation to France's terrorist attack carried out by a north african criminal known as "Zizou", who was later captured and given a lifetime ban from football fields (which Frenchs still believe was a volountary retirement) after headbutting His Imperial Highness Marco Materazzi.
Tornando a casa, troverete i bambini. Date una carezza ai vostri bambini e dite: “Questa è la carezza di Marco Materazzi”
1- A hero. Italians will name their sons after him for years.
2- Fullback of the Italian national team during the 2006 World Cup, Grosso scored one of the most memorable goals in football history against the host Germany just two minutes before the second overtime ended.
Here's the reaction of the Brits as Fabio Grosso scored the goal that sent the Krauts home:
"Del Piero takes... away as far as Pirlo once more, turning down his way for some space... IT'S IN!!!!! It's Grosso!! It's Italy!! The most wonderful football match has got the most wonderful finale! A goal from a fullback, that tells you everything! (...) Great little pass by pirlo, wonderful curler by Grosso... absolutely superb... (...) And Italy are about to break German hearts, just as they have done twice before in epic world cup matches" -- BBC commentary --