Soccerblog readers and fellow fans of the game. We await Zidane's statement on what happened on the field. Zidane is going to public with his side of the story on Canal Plus in the evening.
Having retired after the match, Zidane, 34, may feel uninhibited by Fifa's investigation and free to speak out. Theories have abounded over what defender Materazzi might have said to provoke such a furious reaction from Zidane.
The former Everton defender has conceded he made an offensive remark but Zidane is yet to give his version of events, although his agent has admitted the reaction was due to a "serious comment".
FIFA has launched an investigation into the whole sordid affair