Czech Republic v Italy, 22 June 2006

Score2-0 to Italy
RefereeBenito Archundia
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group E
VenueAOL Arena, Hamburg
Attendance50,000
Kick-Off: 16:00 Local (15:00 BST) Assistant referees: José Ramírez (Mexico) Héctor Vergara (Canada) Fourth official: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia) Fifth official: José Navia (Colombia) Man of the Match: Marco Materazzi (Italy) Italy won both the previous meetings with the former Czechoslavakia in the World Cup finals when both the tournaments were held in Italy, and both games were played in Rome. In the 1934 Final in Rome, they won 2-1 after extra time while in Italia '90, they won a Group A game 2-0.

0  Czech Republic

Manager: Karel Bruckner

2  Italy

Manager: Marcello Lippi

Goals:

Goals:

Marco Materazzi 26 G
Filippo Inzaghi 87 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Defender Zdenek Grygera
Defender Radoslav Kovac
Defender David Rozehnal
Midfielder Marek Jankulovski
Midfielder Pavel Nedved (captain)
Midfielder Jaroslav Plasil
Midfielder Karel Poborsky
Midfielder Jan Polak
Midfielder Tomas Rosicky
Forward Milan Baros

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon
Defender/Centre back Fabio Cannavaro (captain)
Defender/Centre back Alessandro Nesta
Defender/Midfielder Fabio Grosso
Defender/Midfielder Gianluca Zambrotta
Midfielder Mauro Camoranesi
Midfielder Gennaro Gattuso
Midfielder Simone Perrotta
Forward Andrea Pirlo
Forward Francesco Totti

Substitutions:

Jiri Stajner for Karel Poborsky 46
David Jarolim for Milan Baros 64
Marek Heinz for Radoslav Kovac 78

Substitutions:

Marco Materazzi for Alessandro Nesta 17
Filippo Inzaghi for Alberto Gilardino 60
Simone Barone for Mauro Camoranesi 74

Cards:

Jan Polak 35 Y
Jan Polak 45 Y
Jan Polak 45 R

Cards:

Gennaro Gattuso 31 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jaromir Blazek
Goalkeeper Antonín Kinský
Defender Martin Jiranek
Defender Tomas Ujfalusi
Midfielder Tomas Galasek
Midfielder David Jarolim
Midfielder Pavel Mares
Midfielder Libor Sionko
Forward Marek Heinz
Forward Jan Koller
Forward Jiri Stajner

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Marco Amelia
Goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi
Defender Andrea Barzagli
Defender Massimo Oddo
Defender/Centre back Marco Materazzi
Midfielder Simone Barone
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi
Forward Filippo Inzaghi
Forward Luca Toni

Comments:

Czech Republic finish third in Group E. Milan Baros made his 50th appearance for Czech Republic. Jan Polak's red card was the sixth for a player from the Czech Republic / Czechoslovakia at the World Cup and the second at this tournament following Tomas Ujfalusi's dismissal against Ghana. The Czech Republic have failed to survive the group phase of a World Cup for the fifth time in nine tries.

Comments:

Italy finish as winners of Group E. Italy extend their current unbeaten run in all international matches to 21 matches. It is their best sequence since the record run of 30 matches between 1935 and 1939. Filippo Inzaghi scored on his 50th appearance for Italy.