FIFA assails World Cup players for faking injuries
January 8, 2007
ZURICH, Switzerland -- FIFA criticized players at the World
Cup for the "deplorable habit" of faking injuries, disruptions
that the governing body said marred last summer's tournament.
In its official report on the 2006 World Cup, FIFA also praised
German organizers for a staging a trouble-free event, which Italy
won by beating France on a penalty-kick shootout in the final.
However, Zinedine Zidane's ejection for head-butting Italy
defender Marco Materazzi was just a footnote, even ...