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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 Osaka Erupts As Japan Score Two

Friday June 14th, 2002

Tunisia vs Japan
Osaka -- (0-2)

Japan start the strongest, determined to qualify for the Second Round.

For the first fifteen minutes it was all Japan, earning a number of free-kicks but failing to put the host nation in front.

Then Tunisia started to find some rhythm, putting some nice passes together but not getting a goal either.

Junichi Inamoto tried to impose himself a little more on the game.... as Japan were still searching for a goal, with half an hour gone.

Half-time: Tunisia 0 -- Japan 0

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 0-1
The half-time pep talk worked wonders as Japan took an early second-half lead through substitute Hiroaki Morishima -- 48 mins.

Hiroaki Morishima almost made it two when he headed onto the post five minutes later.

Japan continued to push forward, with Koji Nakata threatening twice..... just after the hour mark.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 0-2
Daisuke Ichikara crossed from the right for Hidetoshi Nakata to head through Ali Boumnijel's legs -- 75 mins.

Japan's fans could let their hair down and throw away the masks....... their team had qualified for a place in the Second Round.... as Group H winners.

Final Score:
Tunisia 0 -- Japan 2
Belgium vs Russia

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Player of the Match:
Hiroaki Morishima -- Only on the pitch for the second-half, he gave Japan the confident start they needed.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Riadh Bouazizi (21 mins)
Khaled Badra (81 mins)

The Teams:

Tunisia:
1 Ali Boumnjiel; 2 Khaled Badra, 12 Raouf Bouzaiene (20 Ali Zitouni -- 78 mins), 15 Radhi Jaidi, 6 Hatem Trabelsi; 18 Slim Benachour, 13 Riadh Bouazizi, 23 Clayton (7 Imed Mhedhebi -- 61 mins), 10 Kais Ghodhbane; 5 Zied Jaziri, 21 Mourad Melki (3 Zoubaier Baya -- 46 mins).

Japan:
12 Seigo Narazaki; 3 Naoki Matsuda, 17 Tsuneyasu Miyamoto, 16 Koji Nakata; 5 Junichi Inamoto (8 Hiroaki Morishima -- 46 mins), 20 Tomokazu Myojin, 7 Hidetoshi Nakata (19 Mitsuo Ogasawara -- 85 mins), 18 Shinji Ono, 21 Kazuyuki Toda; 11 Takayuki Suzuki, 13 Atsushi Yanagisawa (22 Daisuke Ichikawa -- 46 mins).

Referee: Gilles Veissiere (France)

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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