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The World United Through Football Wednesday, June 26th

Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Travel to Turkey Turkey in Saitama (1:0)

Brazil Stay The Course

Brazil's first attack came when Lucio was released down the right by Kl�berson, in the second minute.

Marcos had to punch an Emre free-kick away in the 10th minute, which brought a chorus of "Turk-iy-e" from the Turkish fans.

Marcos then had to react well to push away an Alpay header, for a corner, in the 20th minute.... as Turkey showed they were prepared to take the game to Brazil.

The four-times World Champions felt they had to attack more. Rivaldo threaded the ball through to Ronaldo, who passed to Cafu on the right of the Turkish area.... but Rustu kept out the shot with his foot and it sailed over the bar.

Then Roberto Carlos, on the left, missed a chance with his right foot... and shortly after Ronaldo was on hand, in the six-yard box, to try and poke in a rebound - after Rustu failed to hold a fierce drive from outside the area.

The game had started to liven up..... and with all the attacking Brazil were doing, Hasan Sas found plenty of space to run down the left on a counter attack, just before the half-hour.

Within minutes, Rivaldo had a couple more chances to take the lead in the Golden Boot charts..... but Miroslav Klose could breathe a sigh of relief.

Then five minutes before half-time, Gilberto's foul on the edge of the Brazilian area gave Turkey a perfect chance to take the lead....... if Emre Belozoglu hadn't fired over the wall..... and the Brazilian bar.

Turkey had a little scare just before the break when Rustu caught a knock on the head, as he tried to bravely pounce on the loose ball for a second time.

Half-time: Brazil 0 - Turkey 0

Brazil vs Turkey - in the Group Stage.

Leading Goalscorers 1:0
Ronaldo scored his 6th goal in this tournament, on an excellent Brazilian counter.... after Hasan Sas' cross was chested back to Marcos by Roberto Carlos..... and Brazil steamed down the left. Ronaldo picked up the ball on the edge of the Turkish area, beat Fatih Akyel and shot through low; through two other players - 49 mins.

Turkey needed to push forward more and brought on Ilhan Mansiz for Emre Belozoglu, with a little under half an hour to go.

Twenty minutes before the end, Rustu had to come right out of his are to deny Luizao - fresh on for Ronaldo.

Luizao had another chance to double the score a minute later.... if only he hadn't tried to be spectacular with his sidekick.... that bounced over the bar.

After scoring the Golden Goal against Senegal, super sub Ilhan Mansiz nearly equalised for Turkey; with twelve minutes to go.

Hakan Sukur almost equalised, with ten minutes to go, as Turkey continued to spring a surprise or two - in and around the Brazilian area.

Turkey started to lose thei cool again.... Hasan Sas in particular earning a needless booking just before the end of the game.

Brazil meet Gemany.... for the first time, in a World Cup Final.

Final Score:
Travel to Brazil Brazil 1 - Travel to Turkey Turkey 0

Man of the Match:
Ronaldo - The difference between the teams.... the solitary goalscorer...... and earning Brazil a place in the final.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Gilberto Silva (41 mins)
Tugay Kerimoglu (59 mins)
Hasan Sas (90 mins)

The Teams

1 Marcos; 2 Cafu, 5 Edm�lson, 3 L�cio, 6 Roberto Carlos, 4 Roque Junior; 8 Gilberto Silva, 15 Kl�berson (13 Belletti - 85 mins), 10 Rivaldo; 20 Edilson (17 Denilson - 75 mins), 9 Ronaldo (21 Luizao - 67 mins).

1 Rustu Recber; 4 Fatih Akyel, 3 Bulent Korkmaz, 5 Alpay Ozalan; 10 Yildiray Basturk, 21 Emre Belozoglu (17 Ilhan Mansiz - 62 mins), 22 Umit Davala (13 Muzzy Izzet 74 mins), 8 Tugay Kerimoglu (6 Arif Erdem - 88 mins), 18 Ergun Penbe; 11 Hasan Sas, 9 Hakan Sukur.

Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen Travel to Denmark

Teams by Group

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Korea
In Korea

Group A
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Senegal Senegal, Travel to Uruguay Uruguay.

Group B
Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Slovenia Slovenia, Travel to Spain Spain, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group C
Travel to Brazil Brazil, Travel to China China, Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica, Travel to Turkey Turkey.

Group D
Travel to Poland Poland, Travel to Portugal Portugal, Travel to South Korea South Korea, Travel to USA United States.

Korea First Round Matches.

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Japan
In Japan

Group E
Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Ireland Republic of Ireland, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia.

Group F
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to England England, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Sweden Sweden.

Group G
Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Ecuador Ecuador, Travel to Italy Italy, Travel to Mexico Mexico.

Group H
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Japan Japan, Travel to Russia Russia, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Japan First Round Matches.

The Road to the Final

2002 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.

Group Tables - Leading Goalscorers.

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2nd Round

Game 1
Germany 1 Paraguay 0

Game 2
Denmark 0 England 3

Game 3
Sweden 1 Senegal 2
After Extra Time

Game 4
Spain 1 Ireland 1
After Extra Time
3:2 Penalties

Game 5
Mexico 0 USA 2

Game 6
Brazil 2 Belgium 0

Game 7
Japan 0 Turkey 1

Game 8
Sth Korea 2 Italy 1
After Extra Time

1/4 Finals

Game C
England 1 Brazil 2

Game A
Germany 1 USA 0

Game B
Spain 0 Sth Korea 0
After Extra Time
3:5 Penalties

Game D
Senegal 0 Turkey 1
After Extra Time

Semi Finals

Semi 1
Germany 1 Sth Korea 0

Semi 2
Brazil 1 Turkey 0

Third Place Match

Saturday, June 29
Sth Korea 2 Turkey 3

2002 World Cup Final

Sunday, June 30
Germany 0 Brazil 2

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Second Round

The last 16 continued on the Road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan.

Group A winner and runner-up went to Japan.

Group B winner and runner-up stayed in Korea.

Group C winner and runner-up went to Japan.

Group D winner and runner-up stayed in Korea.

Group E winner and runner-up went to Korea.

Group F winner and runner-up stayed in Japan.

Group G winner and runner-up went to Korea.

Group H winner and runner-up stayed in Japan.

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