Italian defender Marco Materazzi finally revealed what he said to provoke Zinedine Zidane to knock him out with a head-butt in the last World Cup final.
He said he told Zidane "I prefer the whore that is your sister".
Zidane head-butted Materazzi in the chest with 10 minutes left in last year's final. He was sent off for violent conduct. Italy went on to win the game in a penalty-kick shootout after the score was 1-1 after extra time.
Materazzi, who received a two-game ban for incitement, has since apologized to Zidane.
France coach Raymond Domenech this month lauded Materazzi's strategy for getting Zidane out of the game.
"I say 'bravo' to him," the coach said.
A lot of the South American players are GOOD but they are very dubious in the field as well. Chriatiano Ronaldo is a FANTASTIC player but he 'dives' a lot. He dives, they get a free kick or penalty or something. This trick has helped his team win games a couple of times. Look at what he did to Rooney in the last world cup game. He dived, Rooney reacted and was sent off. They (Portugal) went on to beat England in that game.