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Match 13 Ravenna - Stadio del Mare
Cloudy
04 September
4:2 (1:0, 2:1, 1:1)
  • Roman PACHEV (0'02")
  • Sergii BOZHENKO (18'09")
  • Oleg ZBOROVSKYI (19'47")
  • Oleg MOZGOVYY (32'41")
  • Hirofumi ODA (20'39")
  • Masayuki KOMAKI (29'06")

Referee Ebrahim ALMANSORY (UAE)

Summary

Ukraine beat Japan for first victory

Ukraine beat Japan for first victory

Ukraine claimed their first victory of the 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, overcoming Japan 4-2 in a tight contest. Having lost their opening fixtures, both sides entered the match knowing they needed to pick up points. Ukraine took an immediate lead, Roman Pachev scoring straight from kick-off just two seconds into the match, the fastest goal of the tournament so far. Although Ukraine were in ...

Highlights

Line-up

UKR
JPN
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Sergiy KUCHERENKO (UKR)
(JPN) Ruy RAMOS
Officials
  • Referee: ALMANSORY Ebrahim (UAE)
  • Second referee: AKCER Serdar (TUR)
  • Third referee: OGUNMUYIWA Jelili (NGA)
  • Timekeeper: RODRIGUEZ Juan (ARG)
  • Misses next match if booked

Photos

  • Maksym Nazarenko, Andrii Borsuk and Igor Borsuk of Ukraine sing the national anthem
  • Goalkeeper, Vitalii Sydorenko of Ukraine and Takeshi Kawaharazuka of Japan battle for the ball
  • Japan coach Ruy Ramos speaks to the media
  • Igor Borsuk of Ukraine makes a overhead kick next to Takashi Arakaki of Japan
  • Oleg Zborovskyi of Ukraine celebrates scoring
  • Hirofumi Oda of Japan celebrates
  • Goalkeeper Volodymyr Gladchenko of Ukraine, goalkeeper Tomoya Ginoza of Japan and their team mates walk on to the pitch
  • Anton Butko of Ukraine waits in the tunnel with his team mates
  • Goalkeeper Vitalii Sydorenko of Ukraine celebrates with team mate Igor Borsuk

Quotes

“We made the most of the chances we created, and this is an absolutely vital win for us. It should steady our nerves a little for the Mexico game, which will decide whether we go through or not,” Amarelle, Ukraine assistant coach.

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    STATISTICS
    UkraineStatisticsJapan
    29Shots30
    3Corner kicks7
    0Yellow cards0
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    52%Possession (%)48%