Who knowskleber said:But since the ref gave you an unfair penalty in the last seconds maybe the italian federation will not have the guts to do that as Fifa can not go against ref decision,i believe.
With seconds left of a goalless match, Fabio Grosso challenged for a loose ball down the left wing with Marco Bresciano. Shoulder-charging his opponent to the floor with ease, Grosso rampaged into the area. There seemed little danger however, until Lucas Neill slid in idiotically to challenge
Five minutes into the second half, Bresciano broke down the left and was sandwiched by Materazzi and Gianluca Zambrotta. It was certainly a foul alright - Materazzi's clumsy challenge was late and two-footed - but it wasn't malicious and Fabio Cannavaro was covering. Inexplicably, however, Spanish referee L Medina Cantalejo brandished a straight red.
Would another searing injustice in a major tournament for Italy be on the cards, following the infamous machinations of an Ecuadorian referee against South Korea in 2002 ?