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Summary

Hosts edge tough opening test
Italy opened their 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup with an edgy penalty shootout win over Iran after the sides finished a goal-littered 6-6 in regular time. More »

Line-up

12
12
4
3
5
5
8
7
11
10

Substitute(s)

1
1
2
2
3
4
6
6
7
8
9
9
10
11

Coaches

Massimiliano ESPOSITO (ITA)
(IRN) Behzad DADASHZADEH

Officials

Referee: BENTANCOR Javier (URU)Second referee: DE MORAES Ivo (BRA)Third referee: LOPEZ Miguel (GUA)Timekeeper: CORTEZ Jose (ECU)

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Statistics

31Shots50
6Corner kicks6
2Overheads5
3Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card1
0Red Cards0
48%Possession (%)52%
  • Dario Ramacciotti of Italy looks to control the ball
  • Paolo Palmacci of Italy battles for the ball with Mehran Morshedi of Iran
  • Dario Ramacciotti of Italy gets past Mehdi Hassani of Iran
  • Ali Naderi of Iran speaks
  • Players of Iran stay together
  • Simone Feudi of Italy is doing a overhead kick

"A hard-fought victory. It was the opening match and the excitement got to us a bit. We struggled at the start but then began to play like we know we can. It was an important response from the team, which showed great compactness and desire to win," Italy coach Massimiliano Esposito.

 


TeamMPGFGAPts
ITA313127
SEN317155
SUI316153
IRN313170

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