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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 Jon Dahl Double Sinks Uruguay

Saturday June 1st, 2002

Uruguay vs Denmark
Ulsan -- (1-2)

Within the first two minutes of this Uruguay vs Denmark World Cup match both teams created attacking opportunities. The game was off to a good start.

For Uruguay, it was Dario Silva and Alvaro Recoba who were causing the Danes most of the early problems, although both teams looked as though they could trouble France; if the French don't sharpen up after their dismal opening day performance.

Stig Tofting and Thomas Gravesen marshaled the Danish midfield well, although Tofting was lucky to get away without a card after screaming in the referee's face..... the referees seem to be fairly relaxed in the World Cup games we've seen so far.

There was plenty of action in the first half and Denmark were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty three minutes before the break, after Mendez (already on a yellow card) tugged down Jon Dahl Tomasson in the area.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 0-1
To make up for the injustice, Jon Dahl Tomasson put Denmark ahead a couple of minutes later. The Feyenoord player latched onto a low cross from the left with a first time sidefoot from the edge of the six-yard box -- 45 mins.

With no time left for Uruguay to reply.....

Half-time: Uruguay 0 -- Denmark 1

The goal just before half-time didn't take the wind of Uruguay's sails.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-1
Uruguay drew level with a wicked left foot strike on the volley from Dario Rodriguez... a dream goal -- 47 mins.

The game was all to play for......

Alvaro Recoba showed wonderful skill again but couldn't manage to get through two Danish defenders.

The Danes continued to push for another goal, even though the climate was obviously taking more out of the Scandinavians than the South Americans. And it paid off, once Uruguay's Recoba was substituted.

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-2
Tomasson gets his second goal of the game and becomes the tournament's leading scorer..... heading in a cross from substitute Martin Jorgensen -- 83 mins.

A combination of substitutions were made in the later stages, as Denmark tried to hold on to their lead and Uruguay struggled for an equaliser.

Final Score:
Uruguay 1 -- Denmark 2

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Player of the Match:
Jon Dahl Tomasson -- His two goals took Denmark to the top of Group A..... France's group, no less.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Gustavo Mendez (25 mins)
Jan Heintze (34 mins)
Martin Laursen (51 mins)

The Teams:

Uruguay:
1 Fabian Carini, 2 Gustavo Mendez, 14 Gonzalo Sorondo, 4 Paolo Montero, 6 Dario Rodriguez (11 Gerardo Magallanes -- 86 mins); 8 Gustavo Varela, 5 Pablo Garcia, 7 Gianni Guigou; 20 Alvaro Recoba (17 Mario Regueiro -- 80 mins), 13 Sebastian Abreu (18 Richard Morales -- 87 mins), 9 Dario Silva.

Denmark:
1 Thomas Sorensen, 6 Thomas Helveg, 4 Martin Laursen, 3 Rene Henriksen, 5 Jan Heintze (12 Niclas Jensen -- 58 mins); 19 Dennis Rommedahl, 2 Stig Tofting, 7 Thomas Gravesen, 8 Jesper Gronkjaer (10 Martin Jorgensen -- 70 mins); 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson, 11 Ebbe Sand (17 Christian Poulsen -- 88 mins).

Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)

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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