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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 Brad Friedel Saves The States

Monday June 10th, 2002

South Korea vs United States
Daegu -- (1-1)

In the fifth minute, Seol Ki-Hyun should have done better, at the far post, than fire the ball over the bar..... and buried his face in his hands in self-dismay.

A few minutes later Kim Nam-Il tried to catch Brad Friedel out with a lob from long-range.

Seol Ki-Hyun had another chance to put Korea in front, from a similar position. Although he kept his shot low this time, Friedel managed to keep it out with his left foot.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 0-1
America's first real chance of the game fell to Clint Mathis, who scored with a left-foot drive from the middle of the area. Team USA were in the driving seat for the second time in this tournament and sent out a wake-up call to the world on 24 mins.

Drama just before half-time as Jeff Agoos is booked for pushing Hwang Sun-Hong in the area and South Korea are awarded a penalty.

Lee Eul-Young tried to chip the ball instead of slamming it home. Brad Friedel pushed the ball away comfortably and Kim Nam-Il sent his follow-up wide.

Half-time: South Korea 0 -- United States 1

Straight after the restart, Brad Friedel saved the United States again as a long kick upfield from the Korean goalkeeper was headed on into the American area, where Seol Ki-Hyun had plenty of time to line up his shot on the right.

South Korea continued to trouble the Americans, who didn't look comfortable in defence at all.

With twenty minutes to go Brad Friedel again denied South Korea the equaliser, this time from substitute Choi Yong-Soo.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-1
The pressure paid off and South Korea finally equalised. Ahn Jung-Hwan's glancing header completely stunned the impressive Friedel.... who seemed rooted to the spot and stared in disbelief as the ball flew past him and into the net -- 78 mins.

South Korea missed the chance to take all the points right at the end when Choi Yong-Soo stabbed another shot over the bar with only Friedel to beat.

The Koreans looked as though they wanted to win this game more than America and the United States can thank their heroic goalkeeper for the point.

Final Score:
South Korea 1 -- United States 1

Talkback -- Add Your Comments

Player of the Match:
Brad Friedel -- Even though he didn't move for the Korean goal, the Blackburn goalkeeper helped to keep the score respectable and earn America a point.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Frankie Hejduk (30 mins)
Jeff Agoos (39 mins)
Hong Myung-Bo (80 mins)

The Teams:

South Korea:
1 Lee Woon-Jae; 4 Choi Jun-Chul, 20 Hong Myung-Bo, 7 Kim Tae-Young; 22 Song Chong-Gug, 13 Lee Eul-Young, 21 Park Ji-Sung (14 Lee Chun-Soo -- 38 mins), 5 Kim Nam-Il, 6 Yoo Sang-Chul (11 Choi Yong-Soo -- 69 mins); 9 Seol Ki-Hyun, 18 Hwang Sun-Hong (19 Ahn Jung-Hwan -- 56 mins).

United States:
1 Brad Friedel; 12 Jeff Agoos, 2 Frankie Hejduk, 23 Eddie Pope, 22 Tony Sanneh; 17 DaMarcus Beasley (7 Eddie Lewis -- 75 mins), 21 Landon Donovan, 5 John O'Brien, 10 Claudio Reyna; 11 Clint Mathis (15 Josh Wolff -- 83 mins), 20 Brian McBride.

Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)

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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