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Marco Materazzi Signs for Chennaiyin FC

  • Italian World Cup winner, who is also famous for Zinedine Zidane headbutt, Marco Materazzi is all set to become a player cum manager for ISL team Chennaiyin FC. Nicknamed Matrix, Materazzi will be arriving in India on today to join the ISL franchise. 

    “Materrazi is arriving in Bangalore tomorrow at 6 pm. There will be fanfare and welcome. And then on Sunday he will join his teammates at the Bangalore Football Club where they have been training for the past one week. On Monday he will address a press conference,” a source close to the franchise said.

    “He will be training with the international as well as Indian players, including Gouramangi Singh.” the source added.

    The former Italy defender Materrazi had earlier this month joined the Chennai team, following in the footsteps of his former national team-mate Alessandro Del Piero, who joined Delhi Dynamos

    The 41-year-old, who was infamously head-butted by Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 summit match, will be the player-manager of the team co-owned by the Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan.

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