Toyota Park - Bridgeview 27/11/2010 - 20:10CET (13:10 local timelocal)

UEFA-CONCACAF play-off final, Second leg

United States - Italy
1-0
Aggregate: 2-0
 

United States - Italy 1-0 - 27/11/2010 - Match page - Women's World Cup 2011

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Italy fall to United States as lineup confirmed

Published: Saturday 27 November 2010, 23.01CET
United States 1-0 Italy (agg: 2-0)
The Olympic champions ended Italy's hopes to join hosts Germany, England, France, Norway and Sweden and ten other teams in Monday's draw.
Italy fall to United States as lineup confirmed
Christie Rampone (left) of the United States competes with Silvia Fuselli of Italy during their play-off second leg ©Getty Images

Match statistics

United States
Italy

1

Goals scored

0

10

Total attempts

3

4

on target

3

6

off target

0

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

3

3

Offsides

2

0

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

5

Fouls committed

2

2

Fouls suffered

2

Lineups

USA

United States

Italy

Italy

18Barnhart (GK)1Picarelli (GK)
2Mitts
76
2Gama
3Rampone (C)3D'Adda
46
4Buehler4Tuttino
6LePeilbet5Tona
7Boxx (GK)6Neboli
8Rodriguez
40
7Domenichetti
9O'Reilly8Pini
53
10Lloyd9Panico (C)
15Rapinoe
59
10Conti
17Wambach11Camporese

Substitutes

1Loyden (GK)12Penzo (GK)
5Morgan13Manieri
11Lindsey14Carissimi
12Cheney
59
15Guagni
46
13Lilly16Schiavi
14Cox17Vicchiarello
16Krieger
76
18Fuselli
53

Coaches

Pia Sundhage (SWE)
Pietro Ghedin (ITA)

Referee

Sung Mi Cha (KOR)

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Standings

  
Published: Saturday 27 November 2010, 23.01CET

Italy fall to United States as lineup confirmed

United States 1-0 Italy (agg: 2-0)
The Olympic champions ended Italy's hopes to join hosts Germany, England, France, Norway and Sweden and ten other teams in Monday's draw.

Italy's hopes of reaching their first FIFA Women's World Cup finals since 1999 were ended by the United States, meaning UEFA's representatives in Monday's draw will be hosts Germany, England, France, Norway and Sweden.

Having topped a qualifying group, lost a play-off to France and then won further two-legged ties against Ukraine and Switzerland, Italy earned a chance to meet the third-placed finishers in the CONCACAF tournament for a finals berth. However, the US – twice World Cup winners – prevailed 1-0 with a last-gasp goal in the first leg a week ago and tonight in Bridgeview, near Chicago, they ran out victors by the same scoreline.

Pia Sundhage chose the same starting eleven as in Padova last week, while Italy's coach Pietro Ghedin made two changes – right-back Sara Gama and forward Pamela Conti in for Raffaella Manieri and Marta Carissimi. Without striker Melania Gabbiadini, who missed the play-off with an ankle injury, Ghedin said it would be "very difficult" to score against the United States and he was right.

The Azzurre tried to put pressure on in the early stages but it was the USA who broke the deadlock five minutes before the break through Amy Rodriguez. Anna Maria Picarelli tried to push away Megan Rapinoe's powerful shot, but the 23-year-old Rodriguez was perfectly positioned to poke in the winner. Trailing 2-0 on aggregate, Italy were unable to create anything substantial after the interval with the hosts looking more likely to extend their advantage.

The draw will be made at the Messe Frankfurt at 19.30 CET on Monday, with the finals running from 26 June to 17 July 2011. Reigning European champions Germany will be aiming for a third successive World Cup, and alongside the hosts and four UEFA qualifiers, also involved will be Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Australia, Korea DPR, Japan, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Brazil and Colombia.

Last updated: 04/01/11 0.59CET

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