Thursday, November 22, 2007

Italy takes first place against Faroe Islands

The Azzurri moved quickly, with a little Faorese generosity, as they posted a 3-1 victory to secure first place in Group B. Italy was aided early by an own goal by Fródi Benjaminsen after 11 minutes. Luca Toni, repeating his play of late, scored at the 36 minute mark while Giorgio Chiellini scored at 41 minutes to close out the Italian scoring for the day. Rógvi Jacobsen would tally a goal for the Faroers at the 81st minute as the game wound down.
Italy wins finale
Game photos

Meanwhile, rival France fought to a 2-2 tie with Ukraine in Kiev.
France draws

Italy finishes in first place with 29 points while France ended play in second place with 26 points. A promising stretch run by Scotland, who upset the French 1-0 in September, ended in disappointment as they failed to qualify with 24 points. A 2-0 loss to Georgia in October followed by the 2-1 loss to Italy last week sealed their fate.
Final Standings

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