French goalkeeper Fabien Barthez announces retirement
Saturday, October 7, 2006
In the 2006 World Cup final, Fabien Barthez's mistake allowed Materazzi to score a decisive goal. The bald keeper, who'll be remembered for being top-head kissed at the start of each international match by teammate Laurent Blanc, was desperately hoping for revenge against Italy last September in the Stade de France but Grégory Coupet became the #1 rated French football goalkeeper therefore pushing Fabien in retirement announced officially yesterday.
- "Italy and France draw 1-1; Italy wins FIFA World Cup on penalties" — Wikinews, July 9, 2006
- "Wikinews Shorts: September 6, 2006" — Wikinews, September 6, 2006
- "Le dernier arrêt de Barthez" — Libération, October 6, 2006
- "Barthez announces retirement date" — BBC News Online, March 24, 2005