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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 Ten Man Paraguay Pull Through

Wednesday June 12th, 2002

Slovenia vs Paraguay
Seogwipo -- (1-3)

Slovenia were already out but Paraguay had a place in the Second Round to play for.

Francisco Arce's early free-kick was headed narrowly wide by José Cardozo as Paraguay tried to get in front early.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World CupRed and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup
A second yellow card for Carlos Paredes reduced Paraguay to ten men in the 21st minute.

Chilavert tried to make up the numbers, and get himself on the scoresheet, by taking a free-kick for Paraguay a couple of minutes later.

Another Francisco Arce free-kick was headed over the bar.... this time by Roque Santa Cruz on 35 minutes.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-0
Slovenia, already out of the tournament, looked like taking Paraguay with them when Milenko Acimovic's cross (or was it a shot) hit Jose Luis Chilavert and went in through his legs.

Half-time: Slovenia 1 -- Paraguay 0

Slovenia started to make more use of the extra man and Chilavert was called on to make a few crucial saves. Maldini's men were tiring so the Italian brought on some fresh legs.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-1
Nelson Cuevas had only been on the pitch three minutes when he worked his way through the defence to wrong-foot Mladen Dabanovic and bring Paraguay level -- 66 mins.

Another goal for Paraguay, and one more for Spain (currently leading 3-2), then Paraguay and South Africa would have to draw lots.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-2
Ten minutes later..... and Maldini was starting to look like a genius, as another substitute, Jorge Campos, put Paraguay in front with a long-range drive.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-3
Ten-man Paraguay can't rely on Spain to get them through and make sure of qualification to the Second Round themselves...... Cuevas scoring his second with a magnificent solo effort, dribbling past two defenders before firing in a shot off the underside of the crossbar with six minutes remaining.

Final Score:
Slovenia 1 -- Paraguay 3
South Africa vs Spain

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Player of the Match:
Cesare Madini -- Astute substitutions by the Italian turned the game around.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Red Cards:
Carlos Paredes (21 mins)
Nastja Ceh (81 mins)

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Carlos Paredes (5 mins)
Miran Pavlin (15 mins)
Carlos Paredes (21 mins)
Amir Karic (68 mins)
Mladen Rudonja (69 mins)
Zeljko Milinovic (79 mins)

The Teams:

Slovenia:
12 Mladen Dabanovic; 23 Spasoje Bulajic, 3 Zeljko Milinovic; 18 Milenko Acimovic (20 Nastja Ceh -- 65 mins), 8 Ales Ceh, 19 Amir Karic, 7 Dzoni Novak, 11 Miran Pavlin (13 Mladen Rudonja -- 40 mins), 15 Rajko Tavcar; 21 Segastjan Cimirotic, 9 Milan Osterc (16 Senad Tiganj -- 80 mins).

Paraguay:
1 José Luis Chilavert; 2 Francisco Arce, 5 Celso Ayala, 18 Julio Cáceres, 21 Denis Caniza, 4 Carlos Gamarra; 10 Roberto Acuña, 8 Guido Alvarenga (11 Jorge Campos -- 56 mins), 13 Carlos Paredes; 20 José Cardozo (23 Nelson Cuevas -- 62 mins (17 Juan Carlos Franco -- 92 mins)), 9 Roque Santa Cruz.

Referee: Felipe Ramos Rizo (Mexico)


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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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