Slovakia v Italy, 24 June 2010

Score3-2 to Slovakia
RefereeHoward Webb
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group F
VenueEllis Park, Johannesburg
Attendance53,412
Kick-off: 4.00pm local Man of the Match: Róbert Vittek (Slovakia) Assistant referees: Darren Cann (England) Michael Mullarkey (England) Fourth official: Stéphane Lannoy (France) Fifth official: Eric Dansault (France) Italy were eliminated at the group stage with just two points, behind underdogs New Zealand, who drew all three of their matches to finish on three points. Italy, placed last, making it the first time since 1974 that they did not advance beyond the first round.

3  Slovakia

Manager: Vladimir Weiss

2  Italy

Manager: Marcello Lippi

Goals:

Róbert Vittek 26 G
Róbert Vittek 73 G
Kamil Kopunek 89 G

Goals:

Antonio Di Natale 81 G
Fabio Quagliarella 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ján Mucha
Defender Ján Durica
Defender Peter Pekarík
Defender Martin Skrtel
Midfielder Juraj Kucka
Midfielder Zdeno Strba
Midfielder/Forward Marek Hamšík (captain)
Midfielder/Forward Erik Jendrišek
Forward Miroslav Stoch
Forward Róbert Vittek

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Frederico Marchetti
Defender Fabio Cannavaro (captain)
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi
Midfielder Gennaro Gattuso
Midfielder Riccardo Montolivo
Forward Simone Pepe

Substitutions:

Kamil Kopunek for Zdeno Strba 86
Martin Petráš for Erik Jendrišek 90
Stanislav Sesták for Zdeno Strba 90

Substitutions:

Christian Maggio for Domenico Criscito 46
Fabio Quagliarella for Gennaro Gattuso 46
Andrea Pirlo for Riccardo Montolivo 56

Cards:

Zdeno Strba 16 Y
Róbert Vittek 39 Y
Peter Pekarík 49 Y
Ján Mucha 82 Y

Cards:

Fabio Cannavaro 30 Y
Giorgio Chiellini 67 Y
Simone Pepe 75 Y
Fabio Quagliarella 83 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Dušan Kuciak
Goalkeeper Dusan Pernis
Defender Marek Cech
Defender Kamil Kopunek
Defender Martin Petráš
Defender Kornél Saláta
Midfielder Jan Kozak
Midfielder Marek Sapara
Midfielder Vladimír Weiss
Midfielder/Forward Stanislav Sesták
Forward Filip Holosko
Forward Martin Jakubko

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon
Goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis
Defender Leonardo Bonucci
Defender Christian Maggio
Midfielder Mauro Camoranesi
Midfielder Claudio Marchisio
Midfielder Angelo Palombo
Forward Andrea Pirlo