Tuesday June 11th, 2002
Saudi Arabia vs Republic of Ireland in Yokohama
Ireland started the match positively and never looked back.
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.
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.
Just after Klose scores Germany's second goal, Ireland put their third past Saudi Arabia.
Damien Duff, the scorer.
Saudi Arabia 0 -
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.
Nawaf Al Temya (61 mins)
Steve Staunton (70 mins)
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
Denmark, France, Senegal, Uruguay.
Paraguay, Slovenia, Spain,
Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Turkey.
South Korea, United States.
Korea First Round Matches.
Cameroon, Germany, Republic of Ireland,
Argentina, England, Nigeria, Sweden.
Croatia, Ecuador, Italy, Mexico.
Belgium, Japan, Russia, Tunisia.
Japan First Round Matches.
2002 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
Group Tables - Leading Goalscorers.
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