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Match 18 Marseille - Stade du Prado
Clear
21 July
3:6 (0:1, 2:3, 1:2)
  • Agustin RUIZ (12'54")
  • Elias RAMIREZ (23'07")
  • Tomas HERNANDEZ (27'22")
  • James NAKA (4'12", 12'13", 15'27", 22'45")
  • Gideon OMOKIRIO (27'51", 34'41")

Referee GENG Zhiwei (CHN)

Summary

Naka sends Solomons home in style

Naka sends Solomons home in style

Solomon Islands bowed out of Marseille 2008 in style by beating El Salvador 6-3 in the battle for third place in Group B. James Naka headlined the victory, scoring four goals to take his tournament tally to eight. Naka opened the scoring in the early stages, and he doubled his side's lead 13 seconds after the first restart. Jose Ruiz and Elias Ramirez got on the score-sheet for the ...

Highlights

Line-up

SLV
SOL
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Rudis GONZALEZ (SLV)
(SOL) Henry KOTO
Officials
  • Referee: GENG Zhiwei (CHN)
  • Second referee: JACOB Denis (BEL)
  • Third referee: PALHIES Sylvain (FRA)
  • Timekeeper: RODRIGUEZ Juan (ARG)
  • Misses next match if booked
  • Absent

Photos

  • El Salvador's Tomas Hernandez and Jose Ruizcompetes against Solomon Islands' Taka in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Solomon Islands forward James Naka performs and overhead-kick as El Salvador players Jose Lobos and Luis Rodas look on
  • Solomon Islands players Eddie Ngaitin and Omo celebrate the latter's goal against El Salvador
  • Solomon Islands' captain Omo celebrates after scoring against El Salvador in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Omo celebrates a goal for Solomon Islands against El Salvador
  • El Salvador's Jose Quinteros competes against Solomon Islands' Taka in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • El Salvador's Jose Quinteros competes against Solomon Islands' Hickly Rence in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • El Salvador's Jose Membreno attempt an overhead-kick as Franco Nee of Solomon Islands looks on
  • Players of Solomon Islands sing their national anthem before playing against El Salvador in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008

Quotes

"I was really pleased with the attitude of my players. The problem today was that we couldn't contain Naka. But it was great to be here. The organisation from FIFA was excellent and really like Marseille and its fans. I hope France win tonight and can go to the final," Rudis Mauricio Gonzalez Gallo, El Salvador coach.

"We played much better in our final game and I'm really happy with the result. We've had a great experience and it was great to finish the tournament with a victory. We'll hope to do better next year," James Naka, Solomon Islands player.

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    STATISTICS
    El SalvadorStatisticsSolomon Islands
    44Shots26
    7Corner kicks1
    0Yellow cards0
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    52%Possession (%)48%