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Match summary

Italy and Paraguay share spoils

Italy opened their FIFA World Cup™ defence with a come-from-behind 1-1 draw in Group F against Paraguay on a rainy Monday night in Cape Town.

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The final whistle sounds.
90'+CHIELLINI (Italy) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on VERA (Paraguay).
90'+VERA (Paraguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DE ROSSI (Italy).
90'DI NATALE (Italy) illegally handles the ball.
86'PEPE (Italy) swings in the corner.
86'PEPE (Italy) takes a corner kick.
86'V. CACERES (Paraguay) is penalised after committing a foul.
84'CAMORANESI (Italy) commits a foul.
83'PEPE (Italy) takes a corner kick.
83'J. VILLAR (Paraguay) blocks the shot.
83'MONTOLIVO (Italy) sees his effort hit the target.
82'BONET (Paraguay) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MONTOLIVO (Italy).
81'SANTA CRUZ (Paraguay) sees one of his shots blocked.
81'MOREL R. (Paraguay) swings in the corner.
80'J. VILLAR (Paraguay) blocks the shot.

Man of the Match

Defender

Statistics

Ball possession
52
%
48

Attempts

10Attempts8
5On-Target1
1Off-Target6

Disciplinary

15Fouls Committed15
1Yellow cards1
0Red Cards0

Attacking

8Corners4
3Offsides4
0Free kicks0
0Saves4

Line-ups

Italy
ItalyITA
Paraguay
ParaguayPAR
(GK) 46' HT
(GK)(C)
(C)
13
7
72'
17
60'
59'
68'
19
76'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK) 46' HT
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
72'
76'
59'
68'
60'
21
Injured
CoachCoach
Marcello Romeo LIPPI (ITA)Gerardo MARTINO (ARG)

Match Facts

Cape Town Stadium

  • Stadium nameCape Town Stadium
  • CityCape Town

Officials

  • Referee: Benito Armando ARCHUNDIA TELLEZ
    Mexico
    MexicoMEX
  • Assistant Referee 1: Hector Osvaldo VERGARA (CAN)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Marvin TORRENTERA (MEX)
  • Fourth official: Joel AGUILAR (SLV)