Matches

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  • James NAKA (13'06" 16'09" 27'14")
  • Franco NEE (31'16")
  • MADJER (2'01" 15'07" 16'08" 17'11" 24'13")
  • ALAN (4'02" 4'03" 16'10" 28'15")
  • OMO (4'04" OG)
  • BELCHIOR (7'05" 33'17")
  • Eddie NGAITINI (23'12" OG)

Summary

Irresistible Portugal all but through
With Madjer, Alan and Belchior in prolific form, Portugal overwhelmed Solmon Islands 13-4 to effectively qualify for the quarter-finals. More »

Line-up

12
1
2
3
7
5
8
6
10
7

Substitute(s)

1
12
3
2
4
4
5
8
6
9
9
10
11
11

Coaches

Henry KOTO (SOL)
(POR) Ze Miguel MATEUS

Officials

Referee: SALLAM Faisal (UAE)Second referee: HAGHIGHATJOO Farshid (IRN)Third referee: MESZAROS Istvan (HUN)Timekeeper: GENG Zhiwei (CHN)

Statistics

35Shots41
1Corner kicks4
3Overheads4
3Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
45%Possession (%)55%
  • The Portugal squad huddles before the start of their match against Italy
  • Two fans of Solomon Islands watch their team playing against Portugal at Marseille 2008
  • Marseille's stadium packed
  • Action from the match between Portugal and Solomon Islands at Marseille 2008
  • Portugal's Belchior executes an overhead-kick against Solomon Islands
  • Action from the match between Solomon Islands and Portugal

"It was a tough game for us, it was really hot. Portugal are a really good team. Maybe I scored my last goal of the tournament today but we will do our best to win our last game," James Naka, Solomon Islands player.

"We're very pleased with today's win. We trusted in ourselves and we reached our goal. We respected Solomon Islands but when you enter the pitch it's important to win, and this is what we did," Belchior, Portugal player.