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24/07/2008500 - WeatherClear
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  • Didier SAMOUN (22'06")
  • Stephane FRANCOIS (32'07")
  • Massimiliano ESPOSITO (1'01")
  • Simone FEUDI (1'02" 10'03")
  • Giuseppe CONDORELLI (22'04")
  • Paolo PALMACCI (22'05")

Summary

Italy spoil hosts' party
Italy raced into a five-goal lead over France, who, roared on by their own fans in Marseille, fought hard but to no avail to deny them a semi-final place. More »

Line-up

1
1
5
2
6
5
7
7
8
9

Substitute(s)

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

Coaches

Eric CANTONA (FRA)
(ITA) Giancarlo MAGRINI

Officials

Referee: MOREIRA Alberto (BRA)Second referee: BEREZKIN Alexander (RUS)Third referee: GENG Zhiwei (CHN)Timekeeper: AGUIRREGARAY Carlos (URU)

Statistics

30Shots29
7Corner kicks2
2Overheads1
1Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
38%Possession (%)62%
  • Italy's Diego Maradona Jr celebrates with a kid after beating France in their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • France's Thierry Ottavy competes against Italy's Massimiliano Esposito during their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • Italy's Diego Maradona Jr celebrates with his coach Giancarlo Magrini after beating France in their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • France's Jérémy Basquaise looks dejected after loosing against Italy in their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • France's Sébastien Perez looks dejected after loosing against Italy in their quarter final at Marseille 2008
  • France's Sébastien Perez looks dejected after loosing against Italy in their quarter final at Marseille 2008

"We were very optimistic and a little too confident as well, no doubt. Unlike Italy, we were a bit on edge during the game. It's all very disappointing," Henri Emile, France coach

"It's a wonderful win by a well-drilled team that loves playing together. We have improved with each game and it all augurs well for our next two games," Paolo Palmacci, Italy player