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17/07/2008500 - WeatherClear
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  • Paolo PALMACCI (1'01")
  • Simone FEUDI (1'02")
  • Francesco COROSINITI (7'03" 24'15")
  • Giuseppe SORIA (11'04")
  • Roberto PASQUALI (16'05" PEN)
  • Giuseppe CONDORELLI (16'06")
  • James NAKA (2'07")
  • Gibson HOSEA (14'08" 16'09")
  • Nicholas MURI (23'10")

Summary

Seven-up Italy sink Solomons

Eleven goals provided the crowd with a fitting curtain-raiser to Marseille 2008, Italy scoring seven of them against the brave Solomon Islands.

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Line-up

1
12
2
8
5
9
7
10
11
11

Substitute(s)

12
1
3
3
4
4
6
5
8
6
9
7
10
2

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)

Statistics

51Shots25
7Corner kicks4
3Overheads0
1Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card1
0Red Cards0
50%Possession (%)50%
  • 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

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."