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Matches

18/11/2009
1:3 (1:2, 0:0, 0:1)
  • Richard STERLING (8'41")
  • Simone FEUDI (7'28")
  • Pasquale CAROTENUTO (9'52" PEN)
  • Paolo PALMACCI (34'29")

Summary

Italy win to sneak into quarters

Simone Feudi, Pasquale Carotenuto and Paolo Palmacci were on target to earn Italy a 3-1 win over Costa Rica and a place in the quarter-finals.

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Line-up

12
12
5
2
6
6
8
8
10
9

Substitute(s)

1
1
3
3
4
4
7
5
9
10
2
11
11
7

Coaches

Cristian OVARES (CRC)
(ITA) Giancarlo MAGRINI

Officials

Referee: MESZAROS Istvan (HUN)Second referee: SANYA Kantaviti (THA)Third referee: ALMEIDA Joao Carlos (POR)Timekeeper: DE MORAES Ivo (BRA)

Have Your Say

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Latest Comments:
zinedine21
20/11/2009 at 10:21
zinedine21 (Italy)
My favourite players are Paolo Palmacci and Roberto Pasquali. I think Palmacci should play more because he is a very good forward. Magrini, wake up! Let him play more! Go Paoletto Go! Good Luck for the very hard match against Brazil! But as Trapattoni said: "Never say Never!!!!" Let's go Italy!
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Statistics

33Shots34
4Corner kicks4
0Overheads5
4Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
40%Possession (%)60%
  • Francesco Corosiniti of Italy on the ball
  • Richard Sterling of Costa Rica on the ball
  • Javier Angulo of Costa Rica shoots
  • Javier Angulo of Costa Rica challenges Michele Leghissa (L) of Italy
  • Massimiliano Esposito of Italy takes on Jose Calvo of Costa Rica
  • Pasquale Carotenuto of Italy breaks free from Jeffrey Chavarria

"We knew it was going to be a very even and competitive game and that’s what we’d been preparing for from the start. We always felt confident about getting the win, though. We were drawn in a very difficult group, the toughest in the whole competition in fact, but we’ve got through it." -Diego Maradona Jr., Italy player