Monthly Archives: March 2013

They nearly scored! But didn’t. Poland 5-0 San Marino

26th March 2013
World Cup Qualifier
Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw

Poland 5-0 San Marino

A glance at the scoreline suggests the usual surrender to a stronger team, albeit with the goals account count not getting as high as might have been feared.

But beyond the scoreline there were a few incidents of real note for San Marino.  Firstly, Aldo Simoncini in goal made several decent stops, a couple of which were in the firsts 10 minutes alone.  And secondly, a last minute breakaway saw Danilo Rinaldi clean through on goal with only Artur Boruc to beat, and a chance to make a piece of Sammarinese footballing history. Continue reading

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Poland v. San Marino Preview

26th March 2013
Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw
World Cup Qualifier

Poland v. San Marino

Next in line to give San Marino a tonking is a Poland team reeling from a disappointing home defeat to Ukraine last Friday which saw them drop to fourth place in the table and leaves their hopes of reaching the World Cup teetering on the brink.

So no doubt they will be looking for a confidence booster against San Marino and three points to make their position in the table look slightly rosier. Continue reading

A Good Old-Fashioned Thrashing – San Marino 0-8 England

22nd March 2013
World Cup Qualifier
Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle

San Marino 0-8 England

Let’s just say that San Marino were lucky that England didn’t score more than eight.  To say that this could easily have been ten or more is quite an understatement.  Thankfully for San Marino, England had half an eye on the job they need to do in Montenegro on Tuesday; various changes through the second half to rest players for that game easing things off somewhat. Continue reading

San Marino back in action against England

22nd March 2013
World Cup Qualifier
Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle

San Marino v. England

SanMarino222It’s time for more World Cup qualifiers in Europe and that means San Marino are back in action again, hosting England in Serravalle on Friday before a trip to Poland next week.  For England it’s a guaranteed three points ahead of their big match with Montenegro next Tuesday, but for San Marino it’s a chance to be noticed on the big stage, and to do all they can to avoid a huge score. Continue reading