2009 VIVA World Cup Final – Padania vs. Iraqi Kurdistan – Live Blog Courtesy of Non-FIFA News Agency

This live report was completely compiled by the Non-FIFA news agency (http://non-fifa-news-agency.netau.net/). I give all redit to them, I am maerely bringing it over to soccerlens and making some grammatical corrections.

It’s all over, a one-side match. Congratulations to Padania, two-time VIVA World Cup champions!

85′: It will be a deserved trophy for Padania. They were the only team that tried to win the match.

79′: Both Padania and Kurdistan make a substitution.

75′: Kurdistan’s style choice is pretty understandable. In two attacking matches they scored 10 goals, while against Padania they played defensively and lost twice.

74′: It’s all over for Kurdistan. 2 goals in 2 minutes for Padania, it will be practically impossible to come back in 15 minutes. A second title is close for Padania!

74′: GOAL! Substitute Andrea Casse scores for Padania

73′: GOAL! Andrea D’Alessandro scores for Padania!

72′: Yellow card to Othman (Kurdistan) for time-wasting.

71′: Substitution for Kurdistan: Abdulla out, Aziz Mohammed in.

66′: Ligarotti tries a header but it’s not successful.

65′: Substitution for Padania: Pedersoli out, Casse in. Padania have switched to a more versatile 4-3-3.

58′: Substitution for Padania: Ferrari out, Ligarotti in. Ligarotti has been a prolific goalscorer in the past for Padania.

56′: Free kick to Padania but it goes wide.

53′: Padania are going all-out attack this half, and it’s hard on the Kurdish defenders.

48′: Padania almost score, a daugerous opportunity that hits the crossbar!

We’re back, we expect a better second half as both teams need a goal to win the tournament.

45′: Half-time: 0-0. Padania has more ball possession but are not creating enough chances.

38′: Yellow card to Abdulla (Kurdistan).

37′: Shot by Abdulrida but it goes wide.

36′: Yellow card To Galimberti (Padania)! Free kick from 20m for Kurdistan.

36′: Another Padania attempt on goal, but it is again stopped by the Kurdish goalkeeper.

30′: Padania are attacking through the right wing, but all the crosses are of poor quality.

28′: Free kick from Gentilini, but easily saved by Othman.

25′: Kurdistan stay on the defensive, trying to explore some possible counter-attacking strategies.

23′: Second attempt from Padanian player Ferrari but it goes wide, no problem for Kurdistan.

18′: Another Padanian attempt but the ball ends in the hands of Kurdistan goalkeeper Othman.

15′: Padania has more ball possession but they are not creating chances.

10′: Another cross from Padania and D’Alessandro hits the crossbar!

08′: First venture into opponent’s area by Padania, but the cross goes wide

04′: A very leveled match with both teams carefully studying each other.

00′: First chance for Kurdistan to score, but the Kurdish player missed the target.

Kick-off: the match has started!

There are about 4.000 spectators at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, to watch the final.

Both teams will play with a 4-4-2 formation.

Time to play the “national” anthems.

The teams are entering in the field.

The start of the match has been delayed.

Hello everyone! Ten minutes to start the match, as long as it is not delayed (two matches have already been delayed this tournament).

The teams have already faced each other during this tournament. It was on matchday 3, where, with both teams having already qualified for the semi-finals, Padania won 2-1 against Kurdistan with a last-gasp penalty that left everyone with big doubts.

Welcome to the live report of the 2009 VIVA World Cup final between Padania and Kurdistan.

Transfer Rumors (28 June 09): Arsenal enter hunt for French stars Ribery and Benzema, Manchester City offer to make Barcelona's Eto'o world's highest-paid player, Man United interested in Sunderland keeper Gordon, and more
Summer Transfer Frenzy: Are Strikers Worth Their Weight in Goals?

One Response

  1. RODIN KURDISTAN 29 June, 2009