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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 Dance Past Costa Rica

Thursday June 13th, 2002

Costa Rica vs Brazil
Suwon -- (2-5)

This impressive display by Brazil -- without Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho and Roque Junior -- against a spirited Costa Rica must have given England the shivers..... they could meet each other in the quarter-finals.

Costa Rica could have gone ahead in the 9th minute, when Mauricio Wright headed Luis Marín’s cross over the bar.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 0-1
Having almost set up a goal in the 9th minute, Luis Marín couldn't deflect away Ronaldo's shot from Edilson.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 0-2
Three minutes later, a corner fell to Ronaldo who turned his defender to slot the ball between Erick Lonnis and his post.

Rónald Gómez and Paulo Wanchope tried to get Costa Rica back in the game and Mauricio Wright headed over the bar before the half hour mark.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 0-3
Seven minutes from half-time, Edmílson scored the goal of the game with an acrobatic side-kick from the edge of the six-yard box.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-3
Paulo Wanchope pulled one back for Costa Rica as the Central Americans tried to keep their World Cup campaign on course.

Brazil closed the half firing on all cylinders and were unlucky not to have extended their lead.

Half-time: Costa Rica 1 -- Brazil 3

Ronaldo and Wanchope both came close to scoring their second goal early in the second-half and Marcos pushed a powerful Carlos Castro shot, from outside the area, over the bar.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 2-3
A diving header from Rónald Gómez, on 56 minutes, made this exciting contest into quite a spectacle of flowing, attacking football.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 2-4
Rivaldo added his name to the scoresheet just after the hour..... shooting first time from a Junior cross.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 2-5
Provider turned scorer when Junior beat Erick Lonnis two minutes later.

On this performance few would expect anyone to stop Brazil..... apart from England's thousands of travelling fans perhaps -- if they get past Denmark.

Final Score:
Costa Rica 2 -- Brazil 5

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Player of the Match:
Junior -- Called in to replace the rested Roberto Carlos, Junior sealed the game for Brazil -- by setting up Rivaldo and scoring himself -- just as Costa Rica felt they might be able to snatch a point from this highly entertaining game of football.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Cafu (93 mins)

The Teams:

Costa Rica:
1 Erick Lonnis; 22 Carlos Castro, 3 Luis Marín, 5 Gilberto Martínez (12 Winston Parks -- 74 mins), 15 Harold Wallace (16 Steven Bryce -- 46 mins), 4 Mauricio Wright; 10 Wálter Centeno, 6 Wilmer López, 8 Mauricio Solis (7 Rolando Fonseca -- 65 mins); 11 Rónald Gómez, 9 Paulo Wanchope.

Brazil:
1 Marcos; 14 Anderson Polga, 2 Cafu, 5 Edmílson, 16 Junior, 3 Lúcio; 8 Gilberto Silva, 19 Juninho Paulista (7 Ricardinho -- 61 mins), 10 Rivaldo (23 Kaká -- 72 mins); 20 Edilson (15 Kléberson -- 57 mins), 9 Ronaldo.

Referee: Gamal Ghandour (Egypt)

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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