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Sunday June 2nd, 2002
vs South Africa
Busan -- (2-2)
An injury-time penalty helped South Africa
earn a share of the points in the second South America vs
Africa contest of the day.
This really was a game of two halves with
Paraguay controlling most of the first hour, then switching off when they had a 2-0 lead
and paying for it at the death.
Right at the start of the match, Roque Santa Cruz was
trying to earn a penalty for Paraguay, by diving over the South African goalkeeper and
pulling his face in agony.
In the tenth minute, Paraguay's Francisco Arce offered a glimpse of how dangerous he could be from
dead-ball situations; his free-kick tipped over the bar by Arendse.
The Slovakian referee seemed to be missing a lot of the
holding and sly pushing although he didn't fall for the Paraguayan theatrics.
It was over an hour before Santa Cruz had his first real
chance for Paraguay -- blocked by Andre Arendse.
-- GOAL -- 1-0
Six minutes before half-time Roque Santa Cruz headed home, from Francisco
Arce's free-kick, to give the South Americans a slight sense of relief.
Three minutes later Santa Cruz saw another header tipped
over the bar.
On the whole, South Africa were very disappointing in the
first half. Maybe they thought they could pack the defense like Senegal did against France and get a result.
The thing they overlooked is that Senegal had some rhythm
Half-time: Paraguay 1 -- South Africa 0
Shortly into the second half, Sibusiso Zuma should have
pulled South Africa level from six-yards out. He was completely in the wrong place to try
a bicycle kick and a straight forward knock-in would have been the right thing to do.
Some people moaned about how the Germans attacked Saudi Arabia yesterday..... but it was
ten times better than this.... well, at least with a couple more goals it would have been.
-- GOAL -- 2-0
55 mins -- Direct free-kick into the top left corner of the goal.... Francisco
Arce the scorer.
58 mins -- A half-chance falls to McCarthey.....
-- GOAL -- 2-1
63 mins -- South Africa show some life up front but their ideas about finishing it all off
are lame... they even get back into the game with a clumsy own goal...... although it was
credited to Tebeho Mokena.
South Africa sensed they had a chance to get a point out of
the game and Paraguay made things easier by switching off.
With fifteen minutes to go, Mukansi managed to get down the
right and his low cross caused problems for the Paraguayan defense. The Paraguayan
defenders seemed to miss Chilavert shouting in their ear.
-- GOAL -- 2-2
Drama at the end of the game as South Africa get awarded a penalty.
Ricardo Tavarelli is booked, after he brought down Sibusiso
Zuma, and Quinton Fortune kept his nerve to strike the ball clean past
Paraguay 2 -- South Africa 2
-- Add Your Comments
Player of the
Quinton Fortune for keeping his cool and leveling the score for South Africa, in the dying
minutes of a game Paraguay didn't really deserve to win -- or looked like they wanted to
in the last half an hour. Well done South Africa for hanging in there and coming back from
Aaron Mokoena (3 mins)
Pierre Issa (9 mins)
Julio César Cáceres (35 mins)
Benedict McCarthy (38 mins)
Sibusiso Zuma (45 mins)
Denis Caniza (65 mins)
Ricardo Tavarelli (90 mins)
Juan Carlos Franco (93 mins)
22 Ricardo Tavarelli; 2 Francisco Arce, 5 Celso Ayala, 18 Julio César Cáceres, 21 Denis
Caniza, 4 Carlos Gamarra; 10 Roberto Acuña, 8 Guido Alvarenga (14 Diego Gavilan -- 66
mins), 11 Jorge Campos (16 Gustavo Morinigo -- 73 mins), 6 Estanislao Struway (17 Juan
Carlos Franco -- 86); 9 Roque Santa Cruz.
16 Andre Arendse; 3 Bradley Carnell, 13 Pierre Issa (9 McDonald Mukansi -- 27 mins), 4.
Aaron Mokoena, 2 Cyril Nzama, 19. Lucas Radebe; 7 Quinton Fortune, 12 Tebeho Mokoena, 6
Ntuthuko Sibaya, 15 Sibusiso Zuma; 17 Benedict McCarthy (23 George Koumantarkis -- 78
Referee: Lubos Michel (Slovakia)
The last 16 continue on the road to
Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and
four games in Japan.