1800-Worldcup.com -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup match days.

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 Too LittleToo Late For Argentina

Wednesday June 12th, 2002

Sweden vs Argentina
Miyagi -- (1-1)

Argentina needed to beat Sweden while a draw would be enough for the Scandinavians.

Argentina produced most of the play in the first half an hour, as they sought to get the lead they needed for a place in the knockout stage.

Claudio López put the Swedish defence under a lot of pressure towards the end of the half but the cool Swedes didn't get flustered and kept everything out.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup
A frustrated Claudio Caniggia, not even on the pitch, was sent from from the bench for comments made to an official as the first-half came to a close.

Half-time: Sweden 0 -- Argentina 0

Argentina continued where they left off in the first half.... with Zanetti, Samuel and Ortega all trying to provide the ammunition for Batistuta and Sorin.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-0
Anders Svensson's unstopable free-kick put Sweden in front just before the hour.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-1
Hernan Crespo equalised for Argentina, after Marcus Hedman had saved Ariel Ortega's penalty; two minutes from the end.

With England holding Nigeria to a draw, Crespo's goal was too little too late and Argentina joined France as two of the fancied teams to crash out at the first hurdle.

Sweden face Senegal, in the Second Round.

Final Score:
Sweden 1 -- Argentina 1
Nigeria vs England

Talkback -- Add Your Comments

Player of the Match:
Magnus Hedman -- Kept the Argentine strike force at arm's length and even saved a penalty.... although he couldn't stop the follow up.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Red Cards:
Claudio Caniggia (45 mins)

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
José Chamot (55 mins)
Matías Almeyda (58 mins)
Magnus Svensson (65 mins)
Killy González (75 mins)
Henrik Larsson (77 mins)

The Teams:

Sweden:
1 Magnus Hedman; 15 Andreas Jakobsson, 16 Teddy Lucic, 2 Olof Mellberg, 4 Johan Mjallby; 7 Niclas Alexandersson, 6 Tobias Linderoth, 8 Anders Svensson (18 Mattias Jonsson -- 68 mins), 17 Magnus Svensson; 10 Marcus Allbäck (22 Andreas Andersson -- 46 mins), 11 Henrik Larsson (21 Zlatan Ibrahimovic -- 88 mins).

Argentina:
12 Pablo Cavallero; 22 José Chamot, 4 Mauricio Pochettino, 6 Walter Samuel; 16 Pablo Aimar,5 Matías Almeyda (11 Juan Sebastian Verón -- 63 mins), 10 Ariel Ortega, 3 Juan Pablo Sorín (18 Killy González -- 63 mins), 8 Javier Zanetti; 9 Gabriel Batistuta (19 Hernan Crespo -- 58 mins), 7 Claudio López.

Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)

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.


Join The Banner Exchange For Football Websites

Search The Site




Click Here to be an Online Travel Guide @ Travel Notes

How to travel from A to B with interesting things to C and places to Z, in countries and cities around the world.