"I really appreciate the apology published in the Daily Star. The truth is now coming out - finally. I am looking forward to a quick and positive conclusion to my claims against the other newspapers who published lies about me."
-- Italy defender Marco Materazzi after the settlement of a libel suit against British tabloid The Daily Star, which printed an apology to Materazzi and agreed to pay him undisclosed damages for having reported that he goaded Zinedine Zidane with racial abuse before the French captain head-butted him during the 2006 World Cup final. The Daily Star also agreed to pay the Materazzi's legal costs (AP)