Summary

Italy edge Japan in thriller to reach semis
A late Sebastian Giovinco tap-in snatched Italy a 4-3 win over Japan in one of the greatest games in FIFA Confederations Cup history – a result which secured the victors, and Brazil, semi-final places. More »

Line-up

1
1
2
4
3
5
5
6
7
7
9
9
15
10
16
15
18
17
21
18
22
22

Substitute(s)

12
12
13
23
4
2
6
3
8
8
10
11
11
13
14
14
17
16
19
19
20
20
23
21

Coaches

Cesare PRANDELLI (ITA)
(ITA) Alberto ZACCHERONI

Officials

Referee: Diego ABAL (ARG)Assistant Referee 1: Hernan MAIDANA (ARG)Assistant Referee 2: Juan Pablo BELATTI (ARG)Fourth official: Joel AGUILAR (SLV)Fifth official: William TORRES (SLV)

Have Your Say

Man of the Match

JapanJPN

Shinji KAGAWA

Midfielder
has been elected
MAN OF THE MATCH

Statistics

12Shots17
2Corner kicks6
2Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
46%Possession (%)54%
  • Japan fans enjoy the atmopshere
  •  Sebastian Giovinco (L) of Italy celebrates with team-mate Mario Balotelli (R)
  • Emanuele Giaccherini of Italy reacts with his team-mates
  • Mario Balotelli of Italy throws a water bottle away
  • Christian Maggio of Italy tangles with Yuto Nagatomo of Japan
  • Alberto Aquilani of Italy competes with Shinji Kagawa of Japan

"It’s a great result for us, one that I think we deserved. We put in a lot of effort on what was a hot night, so the important thing for us now is to rest and get our energy back in time for the Brazil match,"  Cesare Prandelli, Italy coach.