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Friday, 16th June 2006
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Group D Match

Mexico vs Angola
Hannover

Previous Encounters:
Mexico and Angola had never met before the Germany 2006 World Cup Finals.

The Match:
In the opening minute, Mexico's Carlos Salcido lofted the ball onto the Angolan net and that was very much a sign of things to come.

In the fourteenth minute, captain Rafael Marquez hit a free-kick against the post otherwise most of the early play was stopped before it could flow, through niggling fouls; twelve in the first thirty two minutes.

Guillermo Franco finally had a good chance to put Mexico ahead, just before the break, but the ball didn't bounce right and it was shuffled away frantically.

Half-time: (0:0).

Ten minutes into the second half, Ricardo rushed off his line to stretch out his arms and stop a Guillermo Franco lob; the Mexican's second attempt was hooked off the line by Luis Delgado.

Angola started to look more accomplished in their build-up but just missed out on the final ball; inches away from Akwa's head, on the hour.

Five minutes later, a mistake by Joao Jamba let in Omar Bravo, only for Mexico to be foiled again by Ricardo.

Ricardo can look rather hopeless as well, especially when he comes out to flap at a cross and falls helplessly to the ground instead of touching the ball.

The Angola trainer then decided to give Akwa a striking partner, when he brought on Pedro Mantorras for Andre Mateus. Mexico followed with their own front-line substitution, bringing on the popular Francisco Fonseca.

Still no goal with fifteen minutes to go.

Then Angola were reduced to ten men, when Andre Macanga received his second yellow card, for needlessly sticking his hand out to stop the ball, with eleven minutes left on the clock.

After earning himself a yellow card for time wasting, Joćo Ricardo went on to make two excellent saves to keep successive Mexican shots out, as the clock ticked down the final seconds.

Final Score:
Mexico 0 - Angola 0

Teams

Mexico: (Captain Rafael Marquez)
1 Oswaldo Sanchez; 3 Carlos Salcido, 4 Rafael Marquez, 5 Ricardo Osorio, 16 Mario Mendez; 6 Gerardo Torrado, 7 Antonio Naelson, 8 Pavel Pardo, 14 Gonzalo Pineda; 19 Omar Bravo, 10 Guillermo Franco.

Angola: (Captain Fabrice Akwa)
1 Pereira Joćo Ricardo; 3 Joao Jamba, 5 Carlos Kali, 20 Manuel Loco, 21 Luis Delgado; 7 Paulo Figueiredo, 8 Andre Macanga, 11 Andre Mateus, 14 Antonio Mendonca, 17 Jose Ze Kalanga; 10 Fabrice Akwa.

Referee:
Shamsul Maidin (Singapore)

Substitutions Substitutions:
52 Mins (Mexico) - 21 Jesus Arellano on for 7 Antonio Naelson
68 Mins (Angola) - 9 Pedro Mantorras on for 11 Andre Mateus
72 Mins (Angola) - 15 Rui Marques on for 7 Paulo Figueiredo
74 Mins (Mexico) - 17 Francisco Fonseca on for 10 Guillermo Franco
78 Mins (Mexico) - 11 Ramon Morales on for 14 Gonzalo Pineda
83 Mins (Angola) - 6 Marcos Milloy on for 17 Jose Ze Kalanga

Yellow Cards 6 Yellow Cards:
13 Mins - Luis Delgado (Angola)
44 Mins - Andre Macanga (Angola)
50 Mins - Jose Ze Kalanga (Angola)
59 Mins - Gonzalo Pineda (Mexico)
79 Mins - Andre Macanga (Angola)
86 Mins - Pereira Joćo Ricardo (Angola)

Red Cards 1 Red Card:
79 Mins - Andre Macanga (Angola)

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Saturday 10th June
Argentina vs Ivory Coast
England vs Paraguay
Trinidad vs Sweden

Sunday 11th June
Angola vs Portugal
Mexico vs Iran
Serbia vs Holland

Monday 12th June
Australia vs Japan
Italy vs Ghana
USA vs Czech Republic

Tuesday 13th June
Brazil vs Croatia
France vs Switzerland
South Korea vs Togo

Wednesday 14th June
Germany vs Poland
Spain vs Ukraine
Tunisia vs Saudi Arabia

Thursday 15th June
Ecuador vs Costa Rica
England vs Trinidad
Sweden vs Paraguay

Friday 16th June
Argentina vs Serbia
Holland vs Ivory Coast
Mexico vs Angola

Saturday 17th June
Czech Republic vs Ghana
Italy vs USA
Portugal vs Iran

Sunday 18th June
Brazil vs Australia
France vs South Korea
Japan vs Croatia

Monday 19th June
Saudi Arabia vs Ukraine
Spain vs Tunisia
Togo vs Switzerland

Tuesday 20th June
Costa Rica vs Poland
Ecuador vs Germany
Paraguay vs Trinidad
Sweden vs England

Wednesday 21st June
Holland vs Argentina
Iran vs Angola
Ivory Coast vs Serbia
Portugal vs Mexico

Thursday 22nd June
Croatia vs Australia
Czech Republic vs Italy
Ghana vs USA
Japan vs Brazil

Friday 23rd June
Saudi Arabia vs Spain
Switzerland vs South Korea
Togo vs France
Ukraine vs Tunisia

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Sweden
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Group C
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Holland
Serbia and Montenegro

Group D
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Iran
Mexico
Portugal

Group E
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Ghana
Italy
USA

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Brazil
Croatia
Japan

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Switzerland
Togo

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Spain
Tunisia
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