FINAL UPDATE: Slovakia won by 3-2
Johannesburg, June 24 — Slovakia, as independent nation, are making their debut in the FIFA World Cup. The team were expected much better than what they have performed so far in the World Cup 2010. They are at the bottom of Group F with only one point from two games. Slovakia’s first game was a 1-1 draw against New Zealand and lost the second game against Paraguay by 2-0. So, in fact the Slovaks are closer to the exit door.
Slovakia needs to win today’s match against Italy to make a possible way to the Round of 16. If New Zealand wins against Paraguay in the other match played samiltaneously, Slovakia and Paraguay would finish level on 4 points. If New Zealand loses today’s match or if it is a draw, then any margin win of Slovakia would do.
On the other hand Italy was counted as one of the overwhelming favorites, but their unvonvincing two draws in Group F has put them down. They are second in the group and a win against Slovakia in today’s match will book their place in the next round.
MEN TO WATCH OUT FOR:
ITALY: IAQUINTA, DI NATALE, ZAMBROTTA
SLOVAKIA: VITTEL, SKRTEL, HAMSIK
TV/Radio/Mobile Channels Live Telecast/Broadcast of Slovakia Vs Italy Match
Italy – RAI Uno (HD), Sky Italia (HD, 3D)
Slovakia – Slovenska Televizia
Australia – SBS One Australia (HD, 3D)
England – BBC Sport Broadband
Japan – SKY PerfecTV (HD, 3D)
India – ESPN Star Sports
Middle East – Al Jazeera Sports (HD, 3D), Al Jazeera Sports Broadband
UK – RTE Two, Sky Sports HD 1, BBC HD, BBC Sport (HD), TalkSport Radio
USA – ABC (HD), ESPN Deportes (HD), ESPN Mobile TV, Univision (HD), Futbol de Primera, ESPN Radio, ESPN 3D USA (HD 3D), Univision Futbol (HD)
Live Updates: Slovakia Vs Italy
Quagliarella of Italy makes a goal at 90 + 2 minutes. The score stands 3-2.
Kopunek of Slovakia makes scores a gaol in the 89th minute. Scoer stands 3-1.
Di Natale of Italy makes a goal in the 81st minute. The score stands 2-1.
Vittek again scores for Slovakia in the 73rd minute. The score is 2-0.
Vittek of Slovakia scores the first goal in the 25th minute. Slovakia leads the match by 1-0.
Date/Time: Jun 24, 2010, 10:00am
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
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1-0 Vittek 25′