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1800-Worldcup: World Cup 2002: Korea/Japan Finals >> 1st Round -- Match Report

1st Round Match Reports 1st Round

Friday May 31
France vs Senegal

Saturday June 1
Ireland vs Cameroon
Uruguay vs Denmark
Germany vs S. Arabia

Sunday June 2
Argentina vs Nigeria
Paraguay vs S. Africa
England vs Sweden
Spain vs Slovenia

Monday June 3
Croatia vs Mexico
Brazil vs Turkey
Italy vs Ecuador

Tuesday June 4
China vs Costa Rica
Japan vs Belgium
S. Korea vs Poland

Wednesday June 5
Russia vs Tunisia
USA vs Portugal
Germany vs Ireland

Thursday June 6
Denmark vs Senegal
Cameroon vs S. Arabia
France vs Uruguay

Friday June 7
Sweden vs Nigeria
Spain vs Paraguay
Argentina vs England

Saturday June 8
S. Africa vs Slovenia
Italy vs Croatia
Brazil vs China

Sunday June 9
Mexico vs Ecuador
Costa Rica vs Turkey
Japan vs Russia

Monday June 10
South Korea vs USA
Tunisia vs Belgium
Portugal vs Poland

Tuesday June 11
Denmark vs France
Senegal vs Uruguay
Cameroon vs Germany
S. Arabia vs Ireland

Wednesday June 12
Sweden vs Argentina
Nigeria vs England
South Africa vs Spain
Slovenia vs Paraguay

Thursday June 13
Costa Rica vs Brazil
Turkey vs China
Mexico vs Italy
Ecuador vs Croatia

Friday June 14
Tunisia vs Japan
Belgium vs Russia
Portugal vs S. Korea
Poland vs USA


The last 16 continue on the road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan.
Knockout Stage


Injuries & Suspensions -- Sin Bin -- Leading Goalscorers

2002 World Cup -- First Round Matches Brazil Stroll Into Second Round

Saturday June 8th, 2002

Brazil vs China
Seogwipo -- (4-0)

World Cup debutantes China didn't seem overawed by four time World Champions Brazil and took the game to them right from the start. They also defended in numbers to crowd out Ronaldo and Ronaldinho when Brazil attacked.

Xu Yunlong showed plenty of pace on the right to get past Roberto Carlos on a number of occasions, as China looked lively and appeared to be enjoying themselves; eve when they overhit the ball.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-0
But China couldn't do anything about Roberto Carlos' left-foot free-kick in the fifteenth minute.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup
Ronaldinho was unfairly booked for diving in the 24th minute, when in fact Du Wei had clearly pulled his shirt.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 2-0
Rivaldo extended Brazil's lead by volleying in Ronaldinho's cheeky chip in the area -- 32 mins.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 3-0
Brazil were awarded a penalty, just before half-time, when Ronaldo was pulled down by two defenders. Ronaldinho stepped forward to put his name on the scoresheet as well.

Half-time: Brazil 3 -- China 0

China started the second-half a little slower and passed the ball around the back to try and limit Brazil's chances of increasing their lead.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 4-0
China lost possession deep in the Brazilian half and Rivaldo floated a long ball out to Cafu on the right, who crossed for Ronaldo to tap in Brazil's fourth goal -- 55 mins.

Five minutes later, China found themselves in plenty of space and Zhao Junzhe's shot from the left side of the area had Marcos beaten but cannoned off the right upright.

Bora Milutinovic gave some more youngsters a taste of World Cup football, in the latter part of the game, to see if they could come up with any fresh ideas.

With twenty minutes left, Marcos palmed away a curling free-kick as China still searched for their first goal in a World Cup finals competition.... maybe against Turkey.

A relatively easy win for Brazil as they make sure of their rightful place in the Second Round.

Final Score:
Brazil 4 -- China 0

Talkback -- Add Your Comments

Player of the Match:
Rivaldo -- His vision and long passes are always a joy.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Ronaldinho (24 mins)
Roque Junior (69 mins)

The Teams:

Brazil:
1 Marcos; 14 Anderson Polga, 2 Cafu, 3 Lúcio, 6 Roberto Carlos, 4 Roque Junior; 8 Gilberto Silva, 19 Juninho Paulista (7 Ricardinho -- 71 mins), 10 Rivaldo, 11 Ronaldinho (17 Denilson -- 46 mins); 9 Ronaldo (20 Edilson -- 72 mins).

China:
22 Jiang Jin; 4 Wu Chengying, 17 Du Wei, 14 Li Weifeng, 21 Xu Yunlong; 19 Qi Hong (6 Shao Jiayi -- 66 mins), 15 Zhao Junzhe, 9 Ma Mingyu (3 Yang Pu -- 62 mins), 8 Li Tie, 18 Li Xiaopeng; 10 Hao Haidong (16 Qu Bo -- 75 mins).

Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

The last 16 continue on the road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan. Second Round

The last 16 continue on the road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan.

 

Group A -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A

Group A winner and runner-up go to Japan for the Second Round.

Group B -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B

Group B winner and runner-up stay in Korea for the Second Round.

Group C -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group C

Group C winner and runner-up go to Japan for the Second Round.

Group D -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D

Group D winner and runner-up stay in Korea for the Second Round.

Group E -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group E

Group E winner and runner-up go to Korea for the Second Round.

Group F -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group F

Group F winner and runner-up stay in Japan for the Second Round.

Group G -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group G

Group G winner and runner-up go to Korea for the Second Round.

Group H -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group H

Group H winner and runner-up stay in Japan for the Second Round.


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