Day Eight: Scotland World Championship winners, Chile take third place

Day Eight: Scotland World Championship winners, Chile take third place


Scotland claimed victory in the 2024 IFCPF World Championships with a 4-0 win over Northern Ireland, while Chile's 6-4 win over Italy saw them take third.


Matthew Wynne was deemed the tournament's Most Valuable Player, joined by Martin Hickman as Top Goalscorer and Daniele Beccegato as Best Goalkeeper in winning individual awards.


CHILE 6-4 ITALY (after extra time)


Despite trailing 4-3 late in second half stoppage time, Chile has fought back to finish third at the IFCPF World Championships, defeating Italy 6-4 after extra time.

Goals from Darwin Diaz and Bastian Velazquez after normal time proved pivotal after Patricio Saavedra drew his country level late against Italy for the second time in the tournament.

Italy led 3-1 at half-time after the returning Gianluca Li Vecchi and Simon Xanina both scored, with a Javier Encisa own goal completing the scoring in the first half after Diaz opened it at the right end.

Saavedra's first goal in his brace and a great strike from Alexis Pavez restored parity at 3-3, before Leonardo Nacci looked to have won it with a goal from just forward of halfway.

Chile's captain had other ideas, bundling home to send the game to extra time, before the ball ricocheted off Diaz as Andrea Valenti tried to clear to put Chile in front three minutes after the restart.

Velazquez then completed the scoring to seal the win, giving Chile an improbable win. Italy's Daniele Beccegato was later named Goalkeeper of the Tournament, having made some brilliant saves.




A stirring performance from captain Matthew Wynne has helped Scotland to tournament glory at the 2024 IFCPF Men's World Championships, triumphing over Northern Ireland 4-0.

The versatile leader scored twice and assisted another in an instrumental performance, with Mark Robertson and Jamie Mitchell also netting to give Scotland the trophy.

Returning after being rested in the loss to Italy, Wynne was one of six changes, as the likes of Martin Hickman, Mark Robertson and Jamie Mitchell were among those who returned to the fold.

Robertson combined with Wynne to work the opener, the skipper striking from outside the box to put Scotland in front, before Mitchell drove the ball into the top left corner to double the lead.

Straight from kick-off, Scotland won the ball back and Robertson then received, finishing past Paul Cassidy. A missed penalty from Martin Hickman hardly dampened the mood, and Scotland went 3-0 up at half-time.

Another Wynne goal completed the scoring, with the full-time whistle leading to great celebrations from Scotland's supporters and staff. The captain then also scooped up the MVP honour, given to the best player at the tournament.