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21/07/2008500 - WeatherClear
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  • Agustin RUIZ (12'03")
  • Elias RAMIREZ (23'06")
  • Tomas HERNANDEZ (27'07")
  • James NAKA (4'01" 12'02" 15'04" 22'05")
  • Gideon OMOKIRIO (27'08" 34'09")

Summary

Naka sends Solomons home in style

The irrepressible James Naka scored four times to inspire Solomon Islands to a 6-3 victory over El Salvador in the battle to finish third in Group B.

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Line-up

12
12
4
2
9
8
10
10
11
11

Substitute(s)

1
1
2
3
3
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
9

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)

Statistics

44Shots26
7Corner kicks1
2Overheads2
0Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
52%Possession (%)48%
  • 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
  • El Salvador's Jose Quinteros competes against Solomon Islands' Taka in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • Omo celebrates a goal for Solomon Islands against El Salvador
"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.