"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)