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Jul 14th, 2006, 09:25 AM
World Cup final replay bid
From correspondents in Paris
July 14, 2006


A FRENCH lawyer plans to ask a court to intervene in the controversy over Zinedine Zidane's sending-off in the World Cup final.
Doubts over whether a match official relied on video evidence of Zidane's head butt to Italy defender Marco Materazzi means the final should be replayed, said lawyer Mehana Mouhou overnight.

"I am going to ask the judge to question all individuals concerned and to reconstruct the end of the refereeing," said Mouhou, who is based in the northern town of Rennes.

"If it is proved that the fourth referee used video evidence, FIFA can have the final replayed," he said.

Mouhou said he is acting on behalf of a number of clubs and associations whose names he will reveal once the application has been filed with the Tribunal de Grande Instance here, one of France's main civil courts.

France captain Zidane was sent off in extra-time in Sunday's Berlin final, after headbutting Materazzi, apparently in reaction to comments by the defender. Italy went on to take the World Cup on penalties.

The incident went unseen by the referee and his two linesmen. The referee was informed about the head butt by the fourth match official who said he had witnessed the action.

France officials have challenged this version of events, saying the official knew what happened because he saw a video replay.

FIFA rules prevent referees from using video evidence during the course of a match.

"The divergence of opinion means that the justice system should decide," said Mouhou.

"If it is proved that video was used, I will ask for the match to be nullified."

I doubt it will happen, but you never know!! :eek: :eek:

Sam L
Jul 14th, 2006, 09:44 AM
OMG!! It would be fantastic if it were replayed. Vive la France!! :D

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 14th, 2006, 10:12 AM
It won't be happen, anyway ;)

Jul 14th, 2006, 10:15 AM
it wont happen if it did then they have to replay the tournament coz of the crappy refrees who cost alot of teams the match and the tournament:o

Jul 14th, 2006, 10:16 AM
what the fuck??

why cant you use video replay? that seems really stupid and counterproductive.

Jul 14th, 2006, 10:26 AM
it wont happen

The Crow
Jul 14th, 2006, 10:28 AM
Bad losers :tape:

Jul 14th, 2006, 10:43 AM
Bad losers :tape:
:rolleyes: It's not the French who want the final to be replayed.

Btw coming from this lawyer, it's not surprising at all ... it's just another publicity stunt.

Sam L
Jul 14th, 2006, 10:49 AM
Bad losers :tape:

The Crow
Jul 14th, 2006, 10:51 AM
I thought it was the lawyer of the French football association?

Jul 14th, 2006, 11:12 AM
I thought it was the lawyer of the French football association?

No, he isn't!

The Crow
Jul 14th, 2006, 12:09 PM
Oh okay then. I thought I read that somewhere, but maybe not ;)

Jul 14th, 2006, 05:52 PM
I had this dream on Sunday night after the World Cup final. That Fifa said something went wrong and ordered a replay and France won!

Jul 14th, 2006, 07:55 PM

That's preposterous.

Josh B.
Jul 14th, 2006, 09:21 PM
it wont be replayed, due to the matter that Zidane reacted! , Had he not reacted and ended his creer looking a twit, maybe France would have won it.

and the lawyer doesnt know if the 4th official saw it before the replay or not!

Italy won it! I want these people to get over it!


Josh B.
Jul 14th, 2006, 09:22 PM
Graham Poll :haha: