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Match 3 Ravenna - Stadio del Mare
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01 September
6:6 a.e.t. 5:4 PSO (1:1, 2:3, 3:2, 0:0)
  • Giuseppe SORIA (7'23" PEN, 28'27")
  • Matteo MARRUCCI (19'33")
  • Gabriele GORI (19'58")
  • Francesco COROSINITI (26'42")
  • Franco PALMA (28'57")
  • Mehdi HASSANI (5'40" PEN)
  • Ali NADERI (12'42")
  • Hassan ABDOLLAHI (15'53", 27'46")
  • Farid BOULOKBASHI (21'56", 35'01")

Referee Javier BENTANCOR (URU)

Summary

Hosts edge tough opening test

Hosts edge tough opening test

Italy opened their 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup with a tense win over Iran, who finished third in the Asian qualifying tournament in Muscat. After regular time ended 6-6, the Europeans edged the affair 5-4 in a penalty shootout (the second of the day), which means they only get two points rather than the three they would have earned had they won in regular time. After an uninspiring first ...

Highlights

Line-up

ITA
IRN
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Massimiliano ESPOSITO (ITA)
(IRN) Behzad DADASHZADEH
Officials
  • Referee: BENTANCOR Javier (URU)
  • Second referee: DE MORAES Ivo (BRA)
  • Third referee: LOPEZ Miguel (GUA)
  • Timekeeper: CORTEZ Jose (ECU)

Photos

  • Dario Ramacciotti of Italy looks to control the ball
  • Paolo Palmacci of Italy battles for the ball with Mehran Morshedi of Iran
  • Dario Ramacciotti of Italy gets past Mehdi Hassani of Iran
  • Ali Naderi of Iran speaks
  • Players of Iran stay together
  • Simone Feudi of Italy is doing a overhead kick
  • Paolo Palmacci of Italy reacts
  • Giuseppe Soria of Italy celebrates with head coach Massimiliano Esposito
  • Goalkeeper Hamed Ghorbanpour of Iran is challenged by Giuseppe Soria of Italy

Quotes

"A hard-fought victory. It was the opening match and the excitement got to us a bit. We struggled at the start but then began to play like we know we can. It was an important response from the team, which showed great compactness and desire to win," Italy coach Massimiliano Esposito.

 


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    STATISTICS
    ItalyStatisticsIran
    31Shots50
    6Corner kicks6
    3Yellow cards2
    0Second yellow card and red card1
    0Red Cards0
    48%Possession (%)52%