Qualifying for the 2008 European Championship got under way for real this week, with full slates on Saturday and Wednesday. Most notably, in Group B, Scotland started off with two wins, while world champ Italy managed only a home draw with Lithuania, and a 3-1 loss at France in a rematch of the WC final. (See full results on "Soccer Watch Online.") Marco Materazzi, of World Cup head-butted fame, didn't play in that game; he's serving a two-game suspension for provoking Zinedine Zidane in the WC final and revealed this week just what it was that did the trick. Zidane: "If you want my shirt I'll give it to you afterward." Materazzi: "I'd prefer your sister."
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