Horacio Elizondo on sending off Zinédine Zidane

Back in April, I was lucky enough to interview Horacio Elizondo, the Argentine referee who sent off Zinédine Zidane during the 2006 World Cup final, following Zidane’s headbutt on Marco Materazzi. That interview is going to be published in issue eleven of The Blizzard, and on Wednesday, they released a short excerpt from it as a sneak preview of the issue. In this excerpt, Elizondo tells me how it feels to send off a player on a big stage, and reveals how much of a role the fourth official really played in one of the most controversial red cards in World Cup history. You can read it here.

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Sam Kelly is an English football writer based in Buenos Aires, specialising in all things Argentina - the national team and the domestic league - and across South America for When Saturday Comes, ESPNFC, The Blizzard, Cube Goal and anyone else who'll pay him. He's also the presenter and producer of Hand Of Pod, the internet's finest - and, it's true, only Argentine football podcast. If you think you can afford him (and you probably can), please feel free to get in touch.
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