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Match 1 Marseille - Stade du Prado
Clear
17 July
7:4 (4:1, 2:3, 1:0)
  • Paolo PALMACCI (0'40")
  • Simone FEUDI (1'01")
  • Francesco COROSINITI (7'41", 24'56")
  • Giuseppe SORIA (11'28")
  • Roberto PASQUALI (16'05" PEN)
  • Giuseppe CONDORELLI (16'22")
  • James NAKA (2'10")
  • Gibson HOSEA (14'47", 16'59")
  • Nicholas MURI (23'30")

Referee Carlos AGUIRREGARAY (URU)

Summary

Seven-up Italy sink Solomons

Seven-up Italy sink Solomons

Italy exhausted a courageous effort from Solomon Islands to win 7-4 in what proved a fitting curtain-raiser to Marseille 2008. Paolo Palmacci shone for the Europeans, while Gibson Hosea's brace kept the Bilikiki Boys in contention before he was sent off. The Italians made an explosive start, scoring twice inside the first 71 seconds courtesy of Palmacci and Simone Feudi. James Naka ...

Highlights

Line-up

ITA
SOL
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Giancarlo MAGRINI (ITA)
(SOL) Henry KOTO
Officials
  • Referee: AGUIRREGARAY Carlos (URU)
  • Second referee: RODRIGUEZ Juan (ARG)
  • Third referee: PALHIES Sylvain (FRA)
  • Timekeeper: CHAVARRIA Erick (CRC)
  • Injured

Photos

  • The referees for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup pose
  • The Italy team poses before their game against Solomon Islands
  • Italy's Giuseppe Soria celebrates after scoring against Solomon Islands
  • Cheerleaders dance during Italy vs Solomon Islands
  • Solomon Islands' Fred Hale stops a shot against Italy during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Solomon Islands' Joe Luwi competes against Italy's Roberto Pasquali during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Solomon Islands' Omo competes against Italy's Paolo Palmacci during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Solomon Islands' James Naka competes against Italy's Roberto Pasquali during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Solomon Islands' James Naka competes against Italy's Diego Maradona Jr during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008

Quotes

Diego Maradona (ITA): "This was a very special day for me. I was so emotional to represent Italy, it was very important to me to do this for my mother."

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    STATISTICS
    ItalyStatisticsSolomon Islands
    51Shots25
    7Corner kicks4
    1Yellow cards0
    0Second yellow card and red card1
    0Red Cards0
    50%Possession (%)50%