The chosen of Ivo Krezo reached the advantage in the 10th minute. The goalkeeper Stanislav Galić sent the ball to the opponent penalty area to Josip Bošković who scored a goal by head.
Anel Radmilović tried twice to threaten the opponent’s goal in the 13th minute. His first shot was blocked, and the captain of the BH team sent the bounced ball over the goal.
In the 16th minute, Ivan Ivanković went from the left towards the opponent’s goal, but the goalkeeper Mammarella bounced the ball by sliding back to Bošković who was not precise from a favourable position.
The home team had three good tries in the first half, but Galić was at the height of the task and saved his net. In the 20th minute, Marcelinho sent the ball from a distance of 10 meters just next to the left post of the BH goal.
In the first minute of the second half, after the right corner kick, De Oliveira remained alone on the opposite goalpost and equalled the result.
In the 32nd minute, from the right-hand side from about 8 meters, Anel Radmilović throw sent a ball by strong kick into the net with for the new advantage of the BH team.
Romano took a free kick to the right in the 35th minute and sent the ball to Marcelinho, who, from about 2 meters, scored for 2:2.
Marcelinho remained alone in the 6-meter area of the BH team in the 37th minute and scored a third goal for Italy.
By the end of the game, the BH team played with the goalkeeper-player Darko Milanović, but managed to create only two opportunities, which Marijo Aladžić did not realise.
Italy – Bosnia and Herzegovina 3:2 (0:1)
Sports Hall: Giovanni Paolo II, Pescara
Referees: Dario Pezzuto (Lecce), Nicola Maria Manzione (Salerno), Angelo Galante (Ancona)
Goals: 0:1 Bošković (10th minute), 1:1 De Oliveira (21st minute), 2:1 Radmilović (32nd minute), 2:2 Marcelinho (35th minute), 3:2 Marcelinho (37th minute)
Italy: Mammarella, Ercolessi, Merlim, Cesaroni, De Oliveira, Romano, Fortini, Murilo, Marcelinho, Castagna, De Luca, Musumeci, Ugherani, Molitierno. Head Coach: Alessio Musti
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Galić, Radmilović, Aladžić, Kahvedžić, Pavlović, Milanović, Dujmović, Perković, Jelić, Ćavar, S. Ivanković, I. Ivanković, Hrkać, Bošković. Head Coach: Ivo Krezo