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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 Mexico Still Unbeaten

Sunday June 9th, 2002

Mexico vs Ecuador
Miyagi -- (2-1)

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 0-1
Agustín Delgado headed Ecuador into the lead in the fifth minute, from a De La Cruz cross, to put every team in Group G on three points -- for the moment.

Blanco tried to put Jared Borgetti through for the equaliser five minutes later; Mexico desperate to go into the Italian game with at least four points on the table.

It was still too early for Ecuador to think about holding onto their narrow lead and they too pushed up to try and extend their advantage on the counter.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-1
Ramón Morales, on the left, crossed into Jared Borgetti, who side-footed a slight volley home for Mexico's equaliser -- 28 mins.

Mexico continued to look as though they wanted the second goal more than Ecuador but they went in even at half-time.

Half-time: Mexico 1 -- Ecuador 1

Mexico continued to have more possession at the start of the second-half although they were taking their time with their build-up.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 2-1
With plenty of space in midfield, Guerron tried to feed the ball through to Blanco..... but with three men marking him closely, Blanco returned the ball back to Raul Guerron..... who drove the ball hard and low past José Cevallos.

Once in the lead, Mexico started to look more confident going forward as Jared Borgetti clipped the post after another attractive build-up, twenty minutes before the final whistle.

Substitution
Luis Hernández, a big hit at France 98, was given a chance to try and increase Mexico's lead when he came on for goalscorer Borgetti in the 77th minute..... but then Mexico had to defend as Ecuador looked for the equaliser.

With most of the Mexican team defending their lead in the closing minutes Ecuador had trouble getting a clear attempt on goal and saw their half-chances drift wide or hooked away from danger.

Ecuador managed to score their first goal in a World Cup finals but have still to earn a point as this win puts Mexico three points ahead of Italy.

After two games each, nothing is mathematically decided in Group G.

Final Score:
Mexico 2 -- Ecuador 1

Talkback -- Add Your Comments

Player of the Match:
Ramón Morales -- His attacking run and pinpoint cross made Borgetti's equaliser a formality.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Iván Kaviedes (15 mins)
José Cevallos (26 mins)
Raul Guerron (49 mins)
Carlos Tenorio (61 mins)
Gerardo Torrado (65 mins)
Agustín Delgado (88 mins)

The Teams:

Mexico:
1 Oscar Pérez; 16 Salvador Carmona, 7 Ramón Morales, 5 Manuel Vidrio; 11 Braulio Luna, 4 Rafael Márquez, 18 Johan Rodríguez (19 Gabriel Caballero -- 87 mins), 6 Gerardo Torrado; 21 Jesús Arellano, 10 Cuauthémoc Blanco (13 Sigifredo Mercado -- 93 mins), 9 Jared Borgetti (15 Luis Hernández -- 77 mins).

Ecuador:
1 José Cevallos; 4 Ulises De La Cruz, 6 Raul Guerron, 3 Iván Hurtado, 2 Augusto Poroso; 16 Cléber Chalá, 19 Edmundo Mendez, 5 Alfonso Obregon (10 Alex Aguinaga -- 58 mins), 20 Edwin Tenorio (15 Marlon Ayoví -- 35 mins); 11 Agustín Delgado, 9 Iván Kaviedes (18 Carlos Tenorio -- 53 mins).

Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

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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