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The World United Through Football Thursday June 6th, 2002

Travel to Denmark Denmark vs Travel to Senegal Senegal in Daegu (1:1)

Senegal Hold On With Ten Men

The game starts with a lively drum-beat rolling around the stadium.

In the tenth minute a battle broke out, with Stig Tofting and a number of Senegal players almost coming to blows. Khalilou Fadiga was lucky to only get a yellow card; after kicking out, while on the floor, à la David Beckham.

The Guatemalan referee has had his work cut out in the first fifteen minutes, trying to keep the game under control and awards Denmark a penalty as Salif Alassane Diao challenges Jon Dahl Tomasson; with a flying knee in the back.

Two Senegal players were now lucky to still be in the game.

Leading Goalscorers 1:0
Jon Dahl Tomasson scored from the spot to put Denmark in the lead, notching up his third goal of the tournament in the process - 16 mins.

Two minutes later, from a Khalilou Fadiga corner, Senegal almost scrambled in the equaliser.

The winner of this game could be guaranteed a place in the Second Round, if France vs Uruguay is a draw, so Senegal tried to clean up their act; knowing that they needed all their players on the pitch, if they were to try and salvage at least a point.

Fadiga had a great chance to bring Senegal level shortly before half-time, showing skill and composure to beat his defender in the Danish area..... only to fail with his shooting. A minute later, Sunderland's Thomas Sorensen saved low on his second attempt.

Half-time: Denmark 1 - Senegal 0

Senegal needed to attack a little more in the second-half and brought on two new strikers to try and do just that: Souleymane Camara and Henri Camara for Pape Sarr and Moussa N'Diaye.

Denmark replied with Martin Jorgensen on for Jesper Gronkjaer.

Leading Goalscorers 1:1
Khalilou Fadiga ran at Denmark from the halfway line to slip the ball into the area for Salif Alassane Diao to level the score - 52 mins.

Senegal continued to attack. with Thomas Sorensen having to make a number of saves to keep the threat out.

Senegal continued to look the most dangerous and El Hadji Diouf, unmarked in the middle of the Danish area really should have scored after Souleymane Camara squared the ball from the left - between Denmark's Rene Henriksen and Martin Laursen.

For Denmark, Ebbe Sand has hardly looked in the game, then missed his chance to make the headlines in the 78th minute.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup
Tragedy for Senegal, ten minutes from time, when goalscorer Salif Alassane Diao planted his studs on the shin of Rene Henriksen.

This was followed by a couple of yellow cards for Denmark, as both teams started to get frustrated.

Senegal held on, with ten men for the last ten minutes, to share the points with Denmark.

Final Score:
Travel to Denmark Denmark 1 - Travel to Senegal Senegal 1

Man of the Match:
Khalilou Fadiga - Lucky not to be sent off in the tenth minute, Fadiga cooled down to bring Senegal back into the game.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Red Cards:
Salif Alassane Diao (80 mins)

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Ebbe Sand (8 mins)
Khalilou Fadiga (10 mins)
Jon Dahl Tomasson (20 mins)
Salif Alassane Diao (63 mins)
Thomas Helveg (82 mins)
El Hadji Diouf (83 mins)
Christian Poulsen (84 mins)

The Teams

1 Thomas Sorensen; 5 Jan Heintze, 6 Thomas Helveg, 3 Rene Henriksen, 4 Martin Laursen; 7 Thomas Gravesen (17 Christian Poulsen - 62 mins), 2 Stig T�fting; 8 Jesper Gronkjaer (10 Martin Jorgensen - 50 mins), 19 Dennis Rommedahl (18 Peter Lovenkrands - 89 mins), 11 Ebbe Sand, 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson.

1 Tony Sylva; 17 Ferdinand Coly, 2 Omar Daf, 13 Lamine Diatta, 4 Papa Malick Diop; 15 Salif Alassane Diao, 19 Papa Bouba Diop (21 Habib Beye - 83 mins), 10 Khalilou Fadiga, 14 Moussa N'Diaye (7 Henri Camara - 46 mins), 3 Pape Sarr (9 Souleymane Camara - 46 mins); 11 El Hadji Diouf.

Referee: Carlos Batres Travel to Guatemala

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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