ITALY 0-0 NETHERLANDS, Pescara, 14/11/09
Challengers Italy and continuing champions the Netherlands played out a goalless draw in Pescara tonight in a title match overshadowed by an apparently serious injury to Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.
The Dutch were the better side in the first half, and Dirk Kuyt came closest to breaking the deadlock.
Italy improved in the second half, and Giampaulo Pazzini had the ball in the Dutch net, only to have the effort disallowed off for handball.
Van Persie had left the field within the first fifteen minutes, after falling awkwardly following a challenge with Giorgio Chiellini.
The draw means that the Dutch retain the UFWC title, and will defend it on Wednesday against Paraguay.