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Italy in the quarter finals with a questionable penalty
By ALEX "XUPOL" VARELA, MOP Squad Sports Staff Writer
Jun 26, 2006 - 9:53:00 PM

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Hi Everyone!!, we had today one of the worst days of the World Cup, Italy got a place in the quarter finals with a very questionable penalty against Australia, and Ukraine and Switzerland played a boring match which was decided in penalties, check more here:

 

ITALY VS AUSTRALIA

 

Italy scored a penalty at the end of the game

VENUE: Fritz-Walter-Stadion

 

RESULT: ITALY 1 0 AUSTRALIA

 

GOALS: Francesco Totti (ITA)

 

LINE-UP:

 

ITALY: Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Grosso, Fabio Cannavaro, Luca Toni (Andrea Barzagli 56), Gennaro Gattuso, Alessandro Del Piero (Francesco Totti 75), Alberto Gilardino (Vincenzo Iaquinta 46), Gianluca Zambrotta, Simone Perrotta, Andrea Pirlo, Marco Materazzi

 

AUSTRALIA: Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Craig Moore, Tim Cahill, Jason Culina, Mark Viduka, Vince Grella, Scott Chipperfield, Mile Sterjovski (John Aloisi 81), Luke Wilkshire, Marco Bresciano

 

Shots

[ITALY-5* AUSTRALIA-4]

Shots on goal

[ITALY-6* AUSTRALIA-4]

Offsides

[ITALY-2* AUSTRALIA-2]

Fouls

[ITALY-17* AUSTRALIA-26]

Yellow Cards: Fabio Grosso, Gennaro Gattuso, Gianluca Zambrotta (ITA); Vince Grella, Tim Cahill, Luke Wilkshire (AUS)

Red Cards: Marco Materazzi (ITA)

Ball Possession

[ITALY-41%* AUSTRALIA-59%]

 

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)

 

Man of the Match: Gianluigi Buffon

SWITZERLAND VS UKRAINE

 

VENUE: Cologne

 

RESULT: SWITZERLAND 0 0 UKRAINE (SWITZ 0 3 UKRAINE AT PENALTIES)

 

GOALS: Artem Milevskiy, Serhiy Rebrov, Oleg Gusev (UKR)

 

LINE-UP:

 

SWITZERLAND: Pascal Zuberbuehler, Ludovic Magnin, Johann Vogel, Ricardo Cabanas, Raphael Wicky, Hakan Yakir (Marco Streller 64), Johan Djourou (Stephane Grichting 34), Tranquillo Barnetta, Alexander Frei (Mauro Lustrinelli 117), Patrick Mueller, Philipp Degen

 

UKRAINE: Oleksandr Shovkovski, Andriy Nesmachnyi, Anatoliy Tymoschuk, Andriy Shevchenko, Oleg Shelayev, Oleg Gusev, Andriy Vorobey (Serhiy Rebrov 94), Andriy Gusin, Andriy Voronin (Artem Milevskiy 111), Vladyslav Vashchuk, Ruslan Rotan

 

Switzerland missed three penalty shots and now they are returning home

Shots

[SWITZ-6* UKRAINE-8]

Shots on goal

[SWITZ-6* UKRAINE-2]

Offsides

[SWITZ-0* UKRAINE-1]

Fouls

[SWITZ-24* UKRAINE-20]

Yellow Cards: Tranquillo Barnetta (SUI)

Red Cards: -

Ball Possession

[SWITZ-55%* UKRAINE-45%]

 

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Oleksandr Shovkovski (Ukraine)

 

Man of the Match: Oleksandr Shovkovski

QUALIFIED TEAMS:

 

1.- GERMANY

2.- ARGENTINA

3.- ENGLAND

4.- PORTUGAL

5.- ITALY

6.- UKRAINE

7..-

8.-

 

ELIMINATED TEAMS:

 

1.- SWEDEN

2.- MEXICO

3.- ECUADOR

4.- NETHERLANDS

5.- AUSTRALIA

6.- SWITZERLAND

7.-

8.-

 

SCOREBOARD:

 

1.- Miroslav Klose (Germany) [goals:4]

2.- Fernando Torres (Spain) [goals:3]

3.- Hernan Crespo (Argentina)  [goals:3]

4.- Maxi Rodriguez (Argentina) [goals:3]

5.- Lukas Podolski (Germany) [Goals:3]

6.- Tim Cahill (Australia) [goals:2]

7.- Steven Gerard (England) [goals:2]

8.- Ronaldo (Brazil) [goals:2]

9.- Maniche (Portugal) [goals:2]

10.-Thierry Henry (France) [goals:2]

 

**--__NEXT ROUND MATCHES__--**

 

2nd and 3rd Stage matches

Well people, thats what happened today, lets see what we have for tomorrow:

 

Tuesdays Games

**--_BRAZIL VS GHANA_--*

 

HOUR: 17HRS

 

VENUE: Dortmund

 

REFEREE: Lubos Michel (SLO)

 

KEEP AN EYE ON: Adriano (BRA) and Matthew Amoah (GHA)

 

XUPOL PREDICTION: BRAZIL 3 0 GHANA

 

**--_SPAIN VS FRANCE_--**

 

HOUR: 21HRS

 

VENUE: Hanover

 

REFEREE: Roberto Rosetti (ITA)

 

KEEP AN EYE ON: Raul (SPA) and Zizou (FRA) this time, hes playing, so, keep a close eye on this player, maybe you will see the last game of Zidane in his professional career

 

XUPOL PREDICTION: SPAIN 2 1 FRANCE

 

Players to watch

Well people, thats all for today, see you tomorrow!!

 

ATTE: ALEX (Mr.X) VARELA (HX@N=L__N خ   ) HAVE A NICE DAY!!! :)

 

ALEX "XUPOL" VARELA

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