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Match 27 Ravenna - Stadio del Mare
weatherCode5
08 September
5:6 a.e.t. (1:1, 2:3, 2:1, 0:1)
  • Paolo PALMACCI (3'30", 17'07", 30'19" PEN, 33'17")
  • Franco PALMA (14'23")
  • Frank VELASQUEZ (11'12", 17'04", 32'39", 37'41")
  • Agustin RUIZ (21'26")
  • Tomas HERNANDEZ (23'59")

Referee Jose CORTEZ (ECU)

Summary

Velasquez stars as Italy crash out

Velasquez stars as Italy crash out

El Salvador pulled off a tremendous upset, sending tournament hosts Italy crashing out at the quarter-final stage after a 6-5 victory in extra time at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. Buoyed by a superb performance from Frank Velasquez, the Salvadorans, who, prior to this occasion had never progressed out of the group stage, stamped their place in the semi-finals.Despite starting the tournament ...

Highlights

Line-up

ITA
SLV
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Massimiliano ESPOSITO (ITA)
(SLV) Rudis GONZALEZ
Officials
  • Referee: CORTEZ Jose (ECU)
  • Second referee: HACHIM Said (MAD)
  • Third referee: DE LA ROSA Rene (CHI)
  • Timekeeper: BENTANCOR Javier (URU)
  • : WONGSUWAN Suwat (THA)
  • Misses next match if booked
  • Not eligible to play

Photos

  • Agustin Ruiz of El Salvador is challenged by Francesco Corosinitti of Italy
  • Frank Velasquez of el Salvador celebrates
  • Wilber Alvarado and Paolo Palmacci of Italy battle for the ball
  • Simone Del Mestre of Italy fails to make the save
  • Frank Velasquez of El Salvador celebrates
  • Paolo Palmacci of Italy celebrates
  • Agustin Ruiz of El Salvador and Franco Palma of Italy battle for the ball
  • Wilber Alvarado of El Salvador and Paolo Palmacci of Italy battle for the ball
  • Agustin Ruiz of El Salvador and Matteo Marrucci of Italy battle for the ball

Quotes

"For us just playing against Italy was a victory in itself. This result demonstrates that by believing in yourself you can achieve great things. We never lost our cool. I’m proud to be working with this happy and courageous group," El Salvador coach Rudis Gonzalez.

 

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    STATISTICS
    ItalyStatisticsEl Salvador
    38Shots34
    8Corner kicks2
    1Yellow cards1
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    52%Possession (%)48%