Matches

SSI Err

Summary

Italy cruise into last eight

Paolo Palmacci scored twice as Italy beat El Salvador 4-1 to march into the quarter-finals and end their opponents' chances of progression.

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Line-up

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1
4
2
9
3
10
7
11
11

Substitute(s)

12
12
2
4
5
5
6
6
7
8
8
9
3
10

Coaches

Rudis GONZALEZ (SLV)
(ITA) Giancarlo MAGRINI

Officials

Referee: MOREIRA Alberto (BRA)Second referee: WALDER Roman (SUI)Third referee: SLYVA Sergejus (LTU)Timekeeper: PALHIES Sylvain (FRA)

Statistics

28Shots32
2Corner kicks5
0Overheads1
0Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
45%Possession (%)55%
  • Action from the match between El Salvador and Italy
  • Italy players celebrate a goal against El Salvador
  • Action from the match between El Salvador and Italy
  • Action from the match between El Salvador and Italy
  • Action from the game between El Salvador and Italy
  • Italy's Massimiliano Esposito competes against an unindentified player of El Salvador during their first-phase match at Marseille 2008
"I'm very pleased with our victory. We now feel good to have qualified for the next phase, but our next game against Potugal will be harder. El Salvador are a good team and we respected them, but we were better today. We will now fight to win our group," Massimiliano Esposito, Italy player.

"It was impossible to win today. We had good tactics but Italy were too good. We're a very young team and today we gained a lot of experience that will hopefully serve us well at the next Beach Soccer World Cup," Tomas Hernandez, Solomon Islands player.