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  • Date:20 Jun 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Mbombela Stadium
  • Attendance:38,229
Goal!

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93:11 +3.11

Gianluca Zambrotta concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Wood. Mark Paston takes the free kick.

91:56 +1.56

Andrew Barron comes on in place of Chris Killen.

91:42 +1.42

The ball is swung over by Domenico Criscito.

90:51 +0.51

The ball is sent over by Daniele De Rossi, save made by Mark Paston.

89:57

Gianluca Zambrotta takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Nelsen.

87:50

Effort from 35+ yards by Mauro German Camoranesi. Mark Paston makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Mauro German Camoranesi from the right by-line.

86:21

Ryan Nelsen goes into the book.

84:54

The ball is delivered by Antonio Di Natale, comfortable save by Mark Paston.

84:20

Antonio Di Natale takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Winston Reid.

82:12

Chris Wood has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

81:19

Corner from the left by-line taken by Riccardo Montolivo, Giorgio Chiellini challenges Chris Wood unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Paston takes the free kick.

79:45

Foul by Chris Killen on Daniele De Rossi, free kick awarded. (New Zealand) makes a substitution, with Jeremy Christie coming on for Ivan Vicelich. Direct free kick taken by Fabio Cannavaro.

79:12

Shot from outside the area by Antonio Di Natale misses to the left of the target.

78:33

Mauro German Camoranesi has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

77:42

Outswinging corner taken by Mauro German Camoranesi, Vincenzo Iaquinta takes a shot. Clearance made by Winston Reid. Riccardo Montolivo takes a short corner.

77:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gianluca Zambrotta by Chris Wood. Direct free kick taken by Fabio Cannavaro.

75:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Winston Reid on Antonio Di Natale. Riccardo Montolivo restarts play with the free kick.

71:59

The ball is swung over by Antonio Di Natale, Ryan Nelsen makes a clearance.

71:11

The referee penalises Fabio Cannavaro for handball. Tony Lochhead takes the direct free kick.

69:46

Effort on goal by Riccardo Montolivo from 25 yards. Fantastic save by Mark Paston.

69:00

Short corner taken by Mauro German Camoranesi. The ball is swung over by Gianluca Zambrotta.

68:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leo Bertos on Riccardo Montolivo. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Daniele De Rossi from left channel, Ivan Vicelich makes a clearance.

67:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Domenico Criscito by Chris Wood. Giorgio Chiellini takes the free kick.

66:23

Foul by Domenico Criscito on Chris Wood, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Winston Reid.

64:50

Chris Wood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gianluca Zambrotta. Mauro German Camoranesi crosses the ball in from the free kick. The ball is swung over by Antonio Di Natale, Giorgio Chiellini takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Nelsen. Corner taken by Mauro German Camoranesi, Simon Elliott makes a clearance.

64:01

Corner taken by Riccardo Montolivo.

62:41

Ivan Vicelich has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

61:54

Rory Fallon leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Wood.

60:39

Foul by Giorgio Chiellini on Shane Smeltz, free kick awarded. Claudio Marchisio goes off and Giampaolo Pazzini comes on. Free kick crossed left-footed by Simon Elliott, Giorgio Chiellini makes a clearance.

60:06

Vincenzo Iaquinta produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

58:35

Domenico Criscito fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Federico Marchetti takes the free kick.

55:38

Antonio Di Natale produces a cross. Tony Lochhead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mauro German Camoranesi. Claudio Marchisio delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Ivan Vicelich makes a clearance.

54:55

Centre by Domenico Criscito, clearance made by Ryan Nelsen.

50:50

Outswinging corner taken by Claudio Marchisio from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Winston Reid.

49:09

Foul by Rory Fallon on Mauro German Camoranesi, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Daniele De Rossi, Chris Killen manages to make a clearance.

48:40

Antonio Di Natale takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Mark Paston.

48:18

The ball is delivered by Riccardo Montolivo, clearance made by Ryan Nelsen.

45:32

Unfair challenge on Fabio Cannavaro by Rory Fallon results in a free kick. Daniele De Rossi takes the direct free kick.

45:01

Antonio Di Natale on for Alberto Gilardino. Mauro German Camoranesi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simone Pepe.

44:58

Effort from 25 yards by Daniele De Rossi. Save made by Mark Paston. Corner taken right-footed by Simone Pepe from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Ivan Vicelich. Inswinging corner taken by Simone Pepe from the left by-line played to the near post, save made by Mark Paston. Alberto Gilardino concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Paston. Mark Paston takes the direct free kick.

44:34

Volleyed right-footed shot by Gianluca Zambrotta. Ryan Nelsen gets a block in.

44:02

Giorgio Chiellini fouled by Simon Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Giorgio Chiellini takes the direct free kick.

41:26

Claudio Marchisio crosses the ball. Simone Pepe is ruled offside. Mark Paston takes the free kick.

39:20

Tony Lochhead fouled by Claudio Marchisio, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Paston.

38:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Killen on Daniele De Rossi. Free kick crossed by Simone Pepe, clearance made by Rory Fallon.

36:34

Chris Killen challenges Fabio Cannavaro unfairly and gives away a free kick. Fabio Cannavaro takes the direct free kick.

35:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Nelsen by Alberto Gilardino. Ryan Nelsen takes the free kick.

35:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Smeltz on Giorgio Chiellini. Free kick taken by Giorgio Chiellini.

34:33

Daniele De Rossi has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

30:32

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Simone Pepe from the right by-line, clearance by Ivan Vicelich. Shot by Domenico Criscito from outside the box goes high over the target.

27:19

The ball is delivered by Giorgio Chiellini, Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniele De Rossi by Tommy Smith. Booking for Tommy Smith. Placed penalty scored by Vincenzo Iaquinta. Italy 1-1 New Zealand.The assist for the goal came from Daniele De Rossi.

26:10

Effort from long range by Riccardo Montolivo hits the post.

25:20

Domenico Criscito produces a cross, Tony Lochhead manages to make a clearance.

24:38

The ball is sent over by Riccardo Montolivo, save made by Mark Paston.

22:56

Giorgio Chiellini fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Fabio Cannavaro. Unfair challenge on Alberto Gilardino by Simon Elliott results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Claudio Marchisio.

21:34

Shot by Gianluca Zambrotta from outside the box goes over the target.

20:18

Gianluca Zambrotta sends in a cross. Vincenzo Iaquinta concedes a free kick for a foul on Winston Reid. Mark Paston takes the free kick.

18:38

Shane Smeltz concedes a free kick for a foul on Riccardo Montolivo. Riccardo Montolivo takes the direct free kick.

17:52

The ball is sent over by Domenico Criscito, clearance by Winston Reid.

17:10

Giorgio Chiellini fouled by Leo Bertos, the ref awards a free kick. Federico Marchetti takes the direct free kick.

15:58

Outswinging corner taken by Simone Pepe, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Giorgio Chiellini goes wide right of the target.

15:16

Chris Killen is caught offside. Gianluca Zambrotta restarts play with the free kick.

14:35

Claudio Marchisio crosses the ball.

13:43

Rory Fallon concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabio Cannavaro. Rory Fallon is given a yellow card. Fabio Cannavaro takes the direct free kick.

13:01

Vincenzo Iaquinta delivers the ball, Ryan Nelsen manages to make a clearance.

10:36

Foul by Chris Killen on Giorgio Chiellini, free kick awarded. Riccardo Montolivo takes the free kick.

9:05

The assistant referee signals for offside against Shane Smeltz. Fabio Cannavaro takes the indirect free kick. Simone Pepe takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Nelsen. Simone Pepe decides to take the corner short. The ball is sent over by Simone Pepe, Rory Fallon manages to make a clearance.

8:47

Centre by Gianluca Zambrotta, save by Mark Paston.

8:02

Winston Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Alberto Gilardino. Claudio Marchisio crosses the ball in from the free kick, Mark Paston makes a save.

5:51

Simone Pepe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leo Bertos. Simon Elliott restarts play with the free kick. Shane Smeltz scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Italy 0-1 New Zealand.

4:51

Unfair challenge on Gianluca Zambrotta by Rory Fallon results in a free kick. Fabio Cannavaro takes the direct free kick.

3:43

Alberto Gilardino is caught offside. Free kick taken by Mark Paston.

2:19

Domenico Criscito gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leo Bertos. Tony Lochhead crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Vincenzo Iaquinta makes a clearance.

1:31

Corner from right by-line taken by Simone Pepe.

The referee gets the match started.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The game restarts for the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Lippi not thinking about absent stars Italy coach Marcello Lippi claims his team are growing in confidence and can thrive even without their biggest stars. The champions made an indifferent start to their World Cup defence in South Africa as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Paraguay in their Group F opener on Monday. Playmaker Andrea Pirlo missed that match with a calf injury and remains sidelined while goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is also out of Sunday's clash against New Zealand in Nelspruit due to a herniated disc. Lippi said: "All of these players are very valuable, but if a team starts crying over the ones that are not there they will not go very far. That is the worst thing they can do. "We have equally good and important players who believe in what they are doing. In the meantime we will try to get the great players who are absent back with us. "This week of work has been very positive and I think we will be ready. Without making any predictions, I think we are ready to play a good game. I think the team has grown and we will be able to go out there with greater confidence and we will be able to score." New Zealand are set to field an unchanged side. With midfielder Tim Brown still to fully recover from a shoulder injury, coach Ricki Herbert has hinted at keeping the same XI that started their drawn Group F opener against Slovakia. Winston Reid scored a dramatic late equaliser on Tuesday as the All Whites began their first World Cup campaign since 1982 with an impressive 1-1 draw in Rustenburg. Now the Kiwis face their greatest challenge as they take on Marcello Lippi's world champions. Herbert said: "It's hard to go past a side that's created more history. "It's a different type of proposition, a different type of team to play against, but I don't think it will be far away."

Formation:442Manager: Marcelo Lippi

Italy

Formation: 451Manager: Riki Herbert

New Zealand

  • Federico Marchetti
  • Gianluca Zambrotta
  • Fabio Cannavaro
  • Giorgio Chiellini
  • Domenico Criscito
  • Simone Pepe
  • Daniele De Rossi
  • Riccardo Montolivo
  • Claudio Marchisio
  • Vincenzo Iaquinta
  • Alberto Gilardino
  • SUBS
  • Morgan De Sanctis
  • Cristian Maggio
  • Gennaro Gattuso
  • Antonio Di Natale
  • Salvatore Bocchetti
  • Mauro German Camoranesi
  • Angelo Palombo
  • Fabio Quagliarella
  • Giampaolo Pazzini
  • Andrea Pirlo
  • Leonardo Bonucci
  • Gianluigi Buffon

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Match Report

Italy come from behind to rescue point A controversial Vincenzo Iaquinta penalty spared champions Italy from World Cup embarrassment against minnows New Zealand on Sunday afternoon as they claimed a 1-1 draw. The Juventus forward hauled Italy level following a debatable decision after former Halifax striker Shane Smeltz had handed New Zealand a shock early lead at the Mbombela Stadium. Italy dominated a compelling Group F contest thereafter but could not find a way past outstanding goalkeeper Mark Paston. The surprise result keeps alive New Zealand's hopes of reaching the second round for the first time in their history and leaves Italy with much still to do. The All Whites, buoyant after their last-gasp equaliser against Slovakia, made the perfect start as Smeltz crept into the box to give them a seventh-minute lead. Italy coach Marcello Lippi had warned New Zealand's greatest threat would come from set-pieces and his side were caught out as Simon Elliott swung in a free-kick from the left. The ball dipped over Alberto Gilardino and Leo Bertos and wrong-footed Fabio Cannavaro, who could only divert it into the path of Smeltz. The Gold Coast forward, who has also played for Mansfield and AFC Wimbledon, gleefully accepted and poked past second-choice goalkeeper Federico Marchetti. Italy responded with a free-kick from Claudio Marchisio bouncing awkwardly and forcing Paston to save. New Zealand were incensed when Rory Fallon was booked for catching Cannavaro in the face and replays did suggest contact had been minimal. Italy complained soon after when Fallon's elbow appeared to connect with Giorgio Chiellini but this time Guatemalan referee Carlos Batres was lenient. Moments earlier Chiellini had stabbed wide when well placed and then Riccardo Montolivo hit the post with a long-range shot as Italy stepped up the pressure. New Zealand were caught out after 28 minutes as Daniele de Rossi went down in the area after the slightest of shirt pulls from Ipswich defender Tommy Smith. The Kiwis complained about the decision but Iaquinta stepped up to convert from the spot, much to Italian relief. New Zealand recovered their composure but Paston made a good save from a 20-yard De Rossi effort in first-half injury time. Italy played at a slower tempo in the second period but dominated possession. Half-time substitute Antonio di Natale threatened with a smart shot on the turn but Paston was equal to the half-volley. Iaquinta controlled on the edge of the area but Winston Reid did enough to force him to fire wide as he turned. New Zealand struggled to break out of their own half and it was not until just after the hour they threatened again, Ivan Vicelich firing narrowly wide after a Cannavaro clearance fell invitingly. The introduction of Mauro Camoranesi gave Italy extra drive and he put Montolivo through to force a fine save from Paston from 25 yards. Reid then claimed to have been caught in the face by Chiellini and stayed down as Italy attacked but the Danish-born defender soon recovered. Italy's urgency increased as time ran down but Camoranesi and Di Natale both shot wide and Chiellini missed the target with a header. Kiwi substitute Chris Wood, of West Brom, almost caught Italy off guard on a rare counter-attack eight minutes from time but shot across goal. In a frantic finish Camoranesi then tested Paston from long range and Ryan Nelsen blocked well from Iaquinta as New Zealand held on for a famous draw.

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