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Friday, 9th June 2006
Outsiders Move In Front

Group A Match

Poland vs Ecuador
Gelsenkirchen

Previous Encounters:
Poland and Ecuador had only played each other once; a recent friendly match in Barcelona, Spain (13th November, 2005). Poland won the game (3:0) with goals from Tomasz Klos, Ebi Smolarek and Sebastian Mila.

Poland kicked-off the second game of the 2006 World Cup Finals but it was the so-called outsiders in this encounter who shocked some European pundits when Carlos Tenorio, who plays his football in Qatar, nodded Ecuador into the lead with 24 minutes played (0:1).

Within a few minutes, Agustin Delgado the provider had almost doubled Ecuador's lead.

Half-time: (0:1).

The second half didn't start much better for Poland. With over an hour gone, the Poles still seemed short on ideas and lacked the movement needed to bring the power of Teamgeist into the spirit of play.

Ecuador sealed victory ten minutes from time as a fluid move split the Poland defence; with substitute Ivan Kaviedes beating the offside line to slip a neat pass across to Augustin Delgado (0:2); as Poland will feel disappointed about the two attempts at goal that hit the woodwork and could at least have given them a point, going into the Germany game.

Poland will have to beat the hosts now, if they hope to move onto the Second Round, while Ecuador can feel comfortable ahead of their meeting with Costa Rica.

Final Score:
Poland 0 - Ecudaor 2

Goalscorers Goalscorers:
0:1 Carlos Tenori (24)
0:2 Agustin Delgado (80)

Our Man of The Match:
Agustin Delgado; scored the second goal and set up the first.

Teams

Poland: (Captain Jacek Bak)
1 Artur Boruc; 2 Mariusz Jop, 4 Marcin Baszczynski, 6 Jacek Bak, 14 Michal Zewlakow; 7 Radoslaw Sobolewsk, 8 Jacek Krzynowei, 10 Miroslaw Szymkowiakk, 15 Ebi Smolarek, 16 Arkadiusz Radomski; 9 Maciej Zurawski.

Ecuador: (Captain Ivan Hurtado/Ulises De la Cruz)
12 Cristian Mora; 3 Ivan Hurtado, 4 Ulises De la Cruz, 17 Geovanny Espinoza, 18 Neicer Reasco; 8 Edison Mendez, 14 Segundo Castillo, 16 Luis Valencia, 20 Edwin Tenorio; 11 Agustin Delgado, 21 Carlos Tenorio.

Referee:
Kamikawa Toru (Japan)

Substitutions Substitutions:
65 Mins (Ecuador) - 10 Ivan Kaviedes on for 21 Carlos Tenorio
67 Mins (Poland) - 21 Ireneusz Jelen on for 7 Radoslaw Sobolewski
69 Mins (Ecuador) - 2 Jorge Guagua on for 3 Ivan Hurtado
77 Mins (Poland) - 5 Kamil Kosowski on for 8 Jacek Krzynowek
83 Mins (Ecuador) - 6 Patricio Urrutia on for 11 Agustin Delgado
84 Mins (Poland) - 23 Pawel Brozek on for 9 Maciej Zurawski

Yellow Cards 3 Yellow Cards:
31 Mins - Ivan Hurtado (Ecuador)
36 Mins - Ebi Smolarek (Poland)
70 Mins - Edison Mendez (Ecuador)

Red Cards No Red Cards.

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Friday, 9th June
Germany vs Costa Rica
Poland vs Ecuador

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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Teams by Group

Group A
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Germany
Poland

Group B
England
Paraguay
Sweden
Trinidad and Tobago

Group C
Argentina
Côte d'Ivoire
Holland
Serbia and Montenegro

Group D
Angola
Iran
Mexico
Portugal

Group E
Czech Republic
Ghana
Italy
USA

Group F
Australia
Brazil
Croatia
Japan

Group G
France
South Korea
Switzerland
Togo

Group H
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Tunisia
Ukraine

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