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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 Slovenia To Join Zahovic At Home

Saturday June 8th, 2002

South Africa vs Slovenia
Daegu -- (1-0)

Zlatko Zahovic was sent home after a row with his trainer and, after this defeat to South Africa, the rest of the Slovenia team will soon be joining him.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-0
Siyabonga Nomvete put South Africa ahead in the 4th minute, as he stooped to head Quinton Fortune's free kick from the left but pumped the ball into the back of the net with his thigh instead.

Not the most beautiful of goals but it earned South Africa the three points and a possible place in the Second Round.

South Africa continued to look dangerous but they didn't really test Marko Simeunovic in the Slovenia goal.

Milenko Acimovic shot wide just after the half-hour mark, for Slovenia's best chance of the first half and Benedict McCarthy should have doubled South Africa's lead just before the break.... but took too long when presented with an open goal.

Half-time: South Africa 1 -- Slovenia 0

Five minutes after the restart, Marko Simeunovic pushed McCarthy's fierce shot out for a corner as South Africa tried to wrap up the game before Slovenia started to show an interest in it.

McCarthy continued to look the most likely to score, heading against the post and later shooting straight at Simeunovic from the middle of the area.

Without Zlatko Zahovic, Slovenia never really showed creativity in attack and now face Paraguay with nothing more to play for than their pride.

Final Score:
South Africa 1 -- Slovenia 0

Talkback -- Add Your Comments

Player of the Match:
Benedict McCarthy -- Although he didn't score he came close a number of times, to keep the pressure on Slovenia, before getting substituted ten minutes from time.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Lucas Radebe (12 mins)
Maumer Vugdalic (36 mins)
Zeljko Milinovic (52 mins)
Tebeho Mokoena (60 mins)
Ales Ceh (62 mins)
Miran Pavlin (75 mins)

The Teams:

South Africa:
16 Andre Arendse; 3 Bradley Carnell, 4 Aaron Mokoena, 2 Cyril Nzama, 19 Lucas Radebe; 7 Quinton Fortune (11 Jabu Pule -- 84 mins), 12 Tebeho Mokoena, 6 Ntuthuko Sibaya, 15 Sibusiso Zuma; 17 Benedict McCarthy (23 George Koumantarkis -- 80 mins), 14 Siyabonga Nomvete (18 Delron Buckley -- 71 mins).

Slovenia:
1 Marko Simeunovic; 6 Aleksander Knavs (23 Spasoje Bulajic -- 60 mins), 3 Zeljko Milinovic, 4 Maumer Vugdalic; 18 Milenko Acimovic (20 Nastja Ceh -- 60 mins), 8 Ales Ceh, 19 Amir Karic, 7 Dzoni Novak, 11 Miran Pavlin; 21 Segastjan Cimirotic (9 Milan Osterc -- 41 mins), 13 Mladen Rudonja.

Referee: Angel Sanchez (Argentina)

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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