Follow us on

Overview

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.

Match Highlights

Latest News

MatchCast

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

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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)

Games

  • World Cup Fantasy

  • Castrol's Predictor Challenge

  • Your 11

  • Dream Team