Matches

05/11/2007500 - WeatherRain
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  • Paolo PALMACCI (4'01")
  • Damiano MAIORANO (9'03")
  • Roberto PASQUALI (23'07" 24'08" 26'10")
  • Michele LEGHISSA (25'09")
  • Teruki TABATA (6'02")
  • Shusei YAMAUCHI (12'04" 21'06")

Summary

Italian win ends Japanese hopes

Italy overcame Japan in Monday's opening match at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2007.

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Line-up

1
1
4
2
7
4
10
6
11
10

Substitute(s)

12
12
2
3
3
5
5
7
6
8
8
9
9
11

Coaches

Giancarlo MAGRINI (ITA)
(BRA) NENEM

Officials

Referee: FERNANDEZ Hernan (ARG)Second referee: RODRIGUEZ Juan (ARG)Third referee: FAESSLER Stephan (SUI)Timekeeper: POSTMA George (NED)

Statistics

35Shots39
3Corner kicks2
3Overheads0
2Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
55%Possession (%)45%
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We played the same way we did against Uruguay but today Pasquali made all the difference. He was absolutely perfect, particularly from free kicks. It's my 60th birthday today and this win is the best present that my players could have given me.
Giancarlo Magrini, Italy coach