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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 Turkey Lose Their Heads Again

Sunday June 9th, 2002

Costa Rica vs Turkey
Incheon -- (1-1)

Turkey started by pushing back Costa Rica at every opportunity. Defeat for the Turks would mean elimination from the competition.

Hasan Sas is again looking lively for Turkey while Paulo Wanchope fired over the bar on one of Costa Rica's rarer meaningful attacks in the opening half-hour.

Once Costa Rica were allowed to get into some rhythm their pace was enough to split the Turkish defense and cause Rustu's heartbeat to increase.

Towards the end of the half, Turkey started to lose their discipline again and Costa Rica finished slightly stronger.

Half-time: Costa Rica 0 -- Turkey 0

Rustu Recber started the second-half even though he seemed to pick up an injury when hooking away the ball in the first half.

Hakan Sukur had two good chances to put Turkey ahead shortly after the restart but wasted them.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 0-1
Hasan Sas laid the ball back into the path of Emre Belozoglu whose initial shot was blocked, by Gilberto Martínez, but the Inter midfielder showed enough composure to turn with the ball and keep Turkey in the tournament.

Fired up by this goal, Turkey were determined to keep Gómez and Wanchope away from shooting positions and the slightly injured Rustu played his part in keeping a possible equaliser out.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-1
Costa Rica brought on two strikers for the last thirteen minutes, and it paid off as Winston Parks capitalised on a rare positioning error from Rustu.... and with no defenders keeping an eye on him, equalised for Costa Rica.

Turkey lost their heads again, with a few minutes left, as Emre Belozoglu pushed someone from the Costa Rica bench in an attempt to get the ball for a quick throw-in...... and both sides nearly came to blows in a crowded confusion between the benches.

Parks almost sealed the game right at the end, which would have sent Turkey home.... where some might say they deserve to be if they can't keep their cool when they concede a goal.

Final Score:
Costa Rica 1 -- Turkey 1

Talkback -- Add Your Comments

Player of the Match:
Rustu Recber would have been candidate for player of the match but hesitated when the cross came in that led to Costa Rica's equaliser.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Emre Asik (20 mins)
Gilberto Martínez (24 mins)
Carlos Castro (43 mins)
Tugay Kerimoglu (45 mins)
Emre Belozoglu (89 mins)

The Teams:

Costa Rica:
1 Erick Lonnis; 22 Carlos Castro, 3 Luis Marín, 5 Gilberto Martínez, 15 Harold Wallace (16 Steven Bryce -- 77 mins), 4 Mauricio Wright; 10 Wálter Centeno (17 Hernan Medford -- 67 mins), 6 Wilmer López (12 Winston Parks -- 77 mins), 8 Mauricio Solis; 11 Rónald Gómez, 9 Paulo Wanchope.

Turkey:
1 Rustu Recber; 4 Fatih Akyel, 2 Emre Asik, 16 Umit Ozat; 10 Yildiray Basturk (15 Nihat Kahveci -- 79 mins), 21 Emre Belozoglu, 22 Umit Davala, 8 Tugay Kerimoglu (6 Arif Erdem -- 88 mins), 18 Ergun Penbe; 11 Hasan Sas, 9 Hakan Sukur (17 Ilhan Mansiz -- 74 mins).

Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

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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