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Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia vs Travel to Ireland Republic of Ireland in Yokohama (0:3)

Ireland Cruise Into The Second Round

Ireland started the match positively and never looked back.

Leading Goalscorers 0:1
Ireland took an early lead against Saudi Arabia as Robbie Keane volleyed from Gary Kelly's cross and the bouncing ball slipped through Mohammed Al-Deaya's hands - 7 mins.

Although Saudi Arabia made a few penetrating moves towards the danger zone, they generally tried to limit the damage by keeping an organised shape..... until the last five minutes of the half when they tried to force Shay Given to make an error with the slippery ball.

Half-time: Saudi Arabia 0 - Ireland 1

A 50th minute goal for ten-man Germany helps Ireland if the scores stay as they are.

Leading Goalscorers 0:2
But Ireland would rather not count on Germany and scored a second goal themselves. Gary Breen guided the ball home after Steve Staunton's free-kick was not dealt with by Saudi Arabia - 62 mins.

Leading Goalscorers 0:3
Just after Klose scores Germany's second goal, Ireland put their third past Saudi Arabia. Damien Duff, the scorer.

Final Score:
Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 0 - Travel to Ireland Ireland 3

Other Group E Match:
Cameroon vs Germany

Man of the Match:
Damien Duff - His tireless work was rewarded with the third and final goal of the game.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Nawaf Al Temya (61 mins)
Steve Staunton (70 mins)

The Teams

Saudi Arabia:
1 Mohammed Al Daeyea; 2 Mohammed Al Jahani (12 Ahmed Dukhi Al Dosari - 79 mins), 6 Fouzi Al Shahri, 13 Hussein Sulimani, 3 Raza Takar, 4 Abdullah Zubromawi (15 Abdullah Jumaan Al Dosari - 68 mins); 16 Khumais Al Owairan, 7 Ibrahim Al Shahrani, 18 Nawaf Al Temyat, 14 Abdel Aziz al-Khathran (10 Mohammed Al Shlhoob - 67 mins); 20 Al Hassan Al Yami.

Rep. of Ireland:
1 Shay Given; 14 Gary Breen, 2 Steve Finnan, 3 Ian Harte (17 Niall Quinn - 46 mins), 18 Gary Kelly (7 Jason McAteer - 80 mins), 5 Steve Staunton; 8 Matt Holland, 11 Kevin Kilbane, 12 Mark Kinsella; 9 Damien Duff, 10 Robbie Keane.

Referee: Falla Ndoye Travel to Senegal

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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