Submitted by wantedboys 841d ago | highlight

Highlights: Italy 4-3 Japan (FIFA Confederations Cup - Group B - 20/06/13)

Keisuke Honda penalty (21) 0-1
Shinji Kagawa (33) 0-2
Daniele De Rossi (41) 1-2
Atsuto Uchida own goal (50) 2-2
Mario Balotelli penalty (52) 3-2
Shinji Okazaki (69) 3-3
Giovinco (86) 4-3 (International, Italy, Japan)

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Sandmano  +   842d ago
so lucky italy!!!!!!
wantedboys  +   842d ago
Undeserved win for Italy japan plays better
BryanBegins  +   842d ago
Can they please agree on what is a handball? Rules clearly states intent is required. Yet, the application of the rule seems mostly up to the ref. I mean, seriously, how can it be a handball against Japan for Italy's penalty? The ball rebounces and hit the arm of the Japanese player BEHIND him...
asmith2306  +   841d ago
Yeah I agree and haven't they disallowed players stopping during their run up to ball during a penalty kick? I have seen others do it recently but I thought they ruled against it a while back?
BryanBegins  +   841d ago
This as well seems mostly up to the ref. I think you can't stop completley, but you can slow down... After, enforcing such a weird rule in live during a game... that's another story!
zeddy  +   841d ago
felt sorry for japan, deserved to win. good going forward but they cant really defend.
aiBreeze  +   841d ago
One of the best matches I've seen in ages. I've been following Japanese football for nearly 10 years now and to see them progress to the point where they can outplay Italy was such a joy. I think after that performance and their attacking intent even after scoring the equalizer, they would have converted a few neutral fans and hopefully be a team fans look out for at the world cup.

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