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| Portugal Throw In The Towel
Friday June 14th, 2002
vs South Korea
Incheon -- (0-1)
The tension mounted in Incheon as both teams waited for the
Argentine referee to get the game underway.
Korea started the more lively running through the middle
with little concern for the reputation of names like Figo.
With twenty minutes gone Yoo Sang-Chul, trying to add to
his goal tally, shot narrowly wide as the Korean fans screamed ecstatically with every
Portugal started to get frustrated and Joao Pinto was quite rightly sent off for a
doubled-footed challenge that could have snapped Park Ji-Sung's leg.
The Portugal players tried to appeal but they'll need to
watch the video..... the tackle was horrendous..... and Pinto could take the silly plaster
off his nose as he was escorted to the tunnel.
There was more drama a couple of minutes later as Choi
Jun-Chul knocked the ball out of Vitor Baia's hands and Seol Ki-Hyun turned the loose ball
into the net. Baia lay sprawled on the ground and the goal was disallowed.
South Korea then slowed their game down a little and moved
the ball around.... out of Portugal's reach.
Pauletta skied his one chance of the half.
Half-time: Portugal 0 -- South Korea 0
South Korea came close to scoring at the start of the
second-half when Seol Ki-Hyun headed narrowly wide from a free-kick.
The hosts continued to press forward making good use of the
extra man with every pass working well. Only the finishing let them down with one shot
high and a Yoo Sang-Chul header wide as well.
Portugal's first corner came on the hour..... Pauletta
stooped down low to produce a classy back-header that Lee Woon-Jae did well to stop from
going under his bar..... then Yoo Sang-Chul headed the loose ball out for Portugal's
Catastrophe for Portugal as Beto received his second yellow card on 65 minutes....
At least Poland were beating the USA by three goals to nil
so all the Portuguese had to do was hold out. Oliveira took off Pauletta for Jorge Andrade
as he tried to shore up the defence.
-- GOAL -- 0-1
The substitution didn't help much as Park Ji-Sung took a high cross on
his chest, beat Sergio Conceicao and slipped the ball under Vitor Baia.
With two men less and Korea closing them down so well,
Portugal could hardly create any space..... although Sergio Conceicao did strike the post
in the last minute of normal time.
And then in the last minute of time added on, Sergio
Conceicao again had the chance to put Portugal into the Second Round.... if only Lee
Woon-Jae wasn't so quick to react in the Korean goal.
So Portugal join France and Argentina at the airport.
Portugal 0 -- South Korea 1
Poland vs USA
-- Add Your Comments
Player of the Match:
Park Ji-Sung -- Showed superb class by taking a high cross on his chest and flicking the
ball around Sergio Conceicao to knock Portugal out of the tournament.
Joao Pinto (27 mins)
Beto (65 mins)
Beto (22 mins)
Kim Tae-Young (24 mins)
Ahn Jung-Hwan (57 mins)
Beto (65 mins)
Kim Nam-Il (75 mins)
Jorge Costa (83 mins)
1 Vitor Baia; 2 Jorge Costa, 5 Fernando Couto, 23 Rui Jorge (3 Abel Xavier -- 73 mins), 22
Beto; 17 Paulo Bento, 11 Sergio Conceicao, 7 Luis Figo, 20 Petit (21 Nuno Gomes -- 77
mins); 9 Pedro Pauleta (13 Jorge Andrade -- 69 mins), 8 Joao Pinto.
1 Lee Woon-Jae; 4 Choi Jun-Chul, 20 Hong Myung-Bo, 7 Kim Tae-Young; 22 Song Chong-Gug, 21
Park Ji-Sung, 5 Kim Nam-Il, 6 Yoo Sang-Chul, 10 Lee Young-Pyo; 19 Ahn Jung-Hwan (14 Lee
Chun-Soo -- 90 mins), 9 Seol Ki-Hyun.
Referee: Angel Sanchez (Argentina)
The last 16 continue on the road to
Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and
four games in Japan.