2011 FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP FINAL

French flag
FRANCE

16

Barthez (GK)

3

Abidal

5

Gallas

6

Makelele     

7

Malouda     

11

Wiltord

15

Thuram

18

Diarra

19

Sagnol     

20

Trezeguet

  

Italian flag
ITALY

1

Buffon (GK)

3

Grosso

4

De Rossi

5

Cannavaro

7

Del Piero

8

Gattuso

9

Toni

15

Iaquinta

19

Zambrotta     

21

Pirlo

23

Materazzi

Referee records each team's five attackers
The referee records each team's five attackers

Hypothetical Example

The 2006 FIFA World Cup Final was played at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany, on 9 July 2006, and was contested between Italy and France. Let’s explore ADG with this match as a hypothetical example.

While the author believes that ADG after 90 minutes would be the optimal format, the players listed are those who were on the field at the completion of extra time.

The Italians have eleven players and the French are a man down due to Zidane’s red card.

The Italians have Zambrotta on a yellow card, while the French have Makelele, Malouda and Sagnol all on yellow cards.

The Italians win the coin toss and choose to attack first. 

Both teams receive an additional substitution and corresponding substitution opportunity.

The referee meets separately with the teams and records their and the order in which they will compete.

France are a man down due to Zidane's red card

Contest 1

Italy have Del Piero as their first attacker and the French select Sagnol as their defender. Barthez is the goalkeeper. The referee blows his whistle and the stadium clock counts down from twenty seconds. Del Piero dribbles the ball past Sagnol and gets a powerful shot away that leaves Barthez flailing. Goal!

Contest 2

France have Makelele as their attacker and Italy select Grosso as their defender. Buffon is the goalkeeper. Grosso brilliantly tackles Makelele and kicks the ball over the touchline.

Contest 3

Italy have De Rossi as their attacker and France select Thuram as their defender. De Rossi skips past Thuram and shoots from distance. Barthez makes the save.

Contest 4

France have Malouda as their attacker and Italy select Zambrotta as their defender. Malouda is immediately fouled by a reckless challenge from Zambrotta. The defender receives his second yellow card of the match and is sent off. Malouda converts the penalty kick.

Contest 5

Italy have Pirlo as their attacker and France select Gallas as their defender. Gallas dispossesses Pirlo of the ball and kicks it over the halfway line.

Contest 6

France have Diarra as their attacker and Italy select Gattuso as their defender. Diarra attempts a long range shot directly from the kick-off. Buffon makes the save.

Referee's completed scorecard
The referee's completed scorecard

Contest 7

Italy have Iaquinta as their attacker and France opt not play a defender. Remember that the French are a man down because of Zidane’s red card. Iaquinta dribbles into the penalty box, fakes out Barthez with some clever footwork and angles the ball into the net.

Contest 8

France have Wiltord as their attacker and Italy select Materazzi as their defender. Wiltord manages to get past Materazzi, but his long range shot misses the goal.

Contest 9

Italy have Toni as their attacker and France select Abidal as their defender. Toni hops past Abidal and gets a powerful shot away. Barthez makes a spectacular diving save.

Contest 10

France need to score to push the match into sudden death ADG. They have Trezeguet as their attacker, while Italy will have Cannavaro as their defender. Cannavaro makes a superb tackle and kicks the ball over the touchline. Italy win the 2006 FIFA World Cup!

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ATTACKER

DEFENDER

GOALKEEPER

RESULT

ADG SCORE

1

Del Piero

Sagnol

Barthez

Goal

ITA 1-0 FRA

2

Makelele

Grosso

Buffon

-

ITA 1-0 FRA

3

De Rossi

Thuram

Barthez

-

ITA 1-0 FRA

4

Malouda

Zambrotta

Buffon

Goal

ITA 1-1 FRA

5

Pirlo

Gallas

Barthez

-

ITA 1-1 FRA

6

Diarra

Gattuso

Buffon

-

ITA 1-1 FRA

7

Iaqunita

-

Barthez

Goal

ITA 2-1 FRA

8

Wiltord

Materazzi

Buffon

-

ITA 2-1 FRA

9

Toni

Abidal

Barthez

-

ITA 2-1 FRA

10

Trezeguet

Cannavaro

Buffon

-

ITA 2-1 FRA

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