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Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica vs Travel to Brazil Brazil in Suwon (2:5)

Brazil Dance Past Costa Rica

An impressive display by Brazil - without Roberto Carlos, Ronaldinho and Roque Junior - against a spirited Costa Rica side must have given England the shivers ahead of the quarter-finals.

Costa Rica could have gone ahead in the 9th minute, when Mauricio Wright headed Luis Marin’s cross over the bar.

Leading Goalscorers 0:1
Having almost set up a goal in the 9th minute, Luis Marin couldn't deflect away Ronaldo's shot from Edilson.

Leading Goalscorers 0:2
Three minutes later, a corner fell to Ronaldo who turned his defender to slot the ball between Erick Lonnis and his post.

Ronald Gomez and Paulo Wanchope tried to get Costa Rica back in the game and Mauricio Wright headed over the bar before the half hour mark.

Leading Goalscorers 0:3
Seven minutes from half-time, Edm�lson scored the goal of the game with an acrobatic side-kick from the edge of the six-yard box.

Leading Goalscorers 1:3
Paulo Wanchope pulled one back for Costa Rica as the Central Americans tried to keep their World Cup campaign on course.

Brazil closed the half firing on all cylinders and were unlucky not to have extended their lead.

Half-time: Costa Rica 1 - Brazil 3

Ronaldo and Wanchope both came close to scoring their second goal early in the second-half and Marcos pushed a powerful Carlos Castro shot, from outside the area, over the bar.

Leading Goalscorers 2:3
A diving header from Ronald Gomez, on 56 minutes, made this exciting contest into quite a spectacle of flowing, attacking football.

Leading Goalscorers 2:4
Rivaldo added his name to the scoresheet just after the hour..... shooting first time from a Junior cross.

Leading Goalscorers 2:5
Provider turned scorer when Junior beat Erick Lonnis two minutes later.

On this performance few would expect anyone to stop Brazil..... apart from England's thousands of travelling fans perhaps - if they get past Denmark.

Final Score:
Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica 2 - Brazil 5

Other Group C Match:
Turkey vs China

Man of the Match:
Junior - Called in to replace the rested Roberto Carlos, Junior sealed the game for Brazil - by setting up Rivaldo and scoring himself - just as Costa Rica felt they might be able to snatch a point from this highly entertaining game of football.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Cafu (93 mins)

The Teams:

Costa Rica:
1 Erick Lonnis; 22 Carlos Castro, 3 Luis Marin, 5 Gilberto Martinez (12 Winston Parks - 74 mins), 15 Harold Wallace (16 Steven Bryce - 46 mins), 4 Mauricio Wright; 10 Walter Centeno, 6 Wilmer Lopez, 8 Mauricio Solis (7 Rolando Fonseca - 65 mins); 11 Ronald Gomez, 9 Paulo Wanchope.

1 Marcos; 14 Anderson Polga, 2 Cafu, 5 Edmilson, 16 Junior, 3 Lucio; 8 Gilberto Silva, 19 Juninho Paulista (7 Ricardinho - 61 mins), 10 Rivaldo (23 Kak� - 72 mins); 20 Edilson (15 Kleberson - 57 mins), 9 Ronaldo.

Referee: Gamal Ghandour Travel to Egypt

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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Group Matches

Friday, May 31
France vs Senegal

Saturday, June 1
Ireland vs Cameroon
Uruguay vs Denmark
Germany vs S. Arabia

Sunda, 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

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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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