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The World United Through Football Tuesday June 11th, 2002

Travel to Cameroon Cameroon vs Travel to Germany Germany in Shizuoka (0:2)

Ten Man Germany Pull Through

Germany started slowly, letting everyone get a touch of the ball.... then Christian Ziege pounced down the left to get an early cross in.

The first real chance for Germany flew over the bar, from the foot of Michael Ballack on 10 minutes.

Two minutes later Oliver Kahn closed down a break from Salomon Olembe and changed his angle to save the second attempt as well.

Rigobert Song needed some treatment after Miroslav Klose caught him in the face on the 20th minute then returned to the pitch to block a shot from Klose a couple of minutes later.

Jancker had left the ball for Klose then ran out into space on the right.

After 20 minutes, the tide changed and Cameroon started to come forward more. Pierrre Wome's free-kick was punched away by Kahn only to thunder off his defender's chest for a corner.

And, with Germany's offside trap slow to react, Rigobert Song sprinted through the defence to power his header into the advertising boards.

Then for the last five minutes the game started to get nasty.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World CupRed and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup
Germany were reduced to ten men when Carsten Ramelow earned his second yellow card for tripping Samuel Eto'o.

Ollie Kahn and Rigobert Song both entered the book for coming close to blows, a couple of minutes later, then Bill Tchato was added to the list to bring the first-half total to nine yellow cards and one red..... but sadly no goals.

Half-time: Cameroon 0 - Germany 0

Substitution
Marco Bode came on for Carsten Jancker at half-time as Germany tried to rethink their strategy.

Leading Goalscorers 0:1
The substitution paid off as Miroslav Klose held the ball up, with four Cameroon players around him, then slipped the ball through two of them for Marco Bode to stroke home without breaking his stride - 50 mins.

Ziege and Lauren - of Tottenham and Arsenal - tussled along the sidelines as frustration entered into the game again. Lauren was lucky not to join Christian Ziege in the book.

Lauren headed on to the German post, from the next free-kick; with Oliver Kahn clearly beaten.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World CupRed and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup
Patrick Suffo was only on the pitch for less than 25 minutes when his second yellow card saw the game tip in Germany's favour.

Leading Goalscorers 0:2
Ballack has made a habit of crossing for Miroslav Klose to head in for Germany and this crucial combination made sure of Germany's place in the Second Round - 79 mins.

With 16 bookings and two sending-offs we were lucky that this game still had two teams on the pitch at the final whistle.

Final Score:
Travel to Cameroon Cameroon 0 - Travel to Germany Germany 2

Other Group E Match:
Saudi Arabia vs Ireland

Man of the Match:
Miroslav Klose - Set up the first goal and scored the second.... and was one of the few players who didn't get booked.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Red Cards:
Carsten Ramelow (40 mins)
Patrick Suffo (77 mins)

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Marc-Vivien Foe (8 mins)
Carsten Jancker (9 mins)
Dietmar Hamann (29 mins)
Michael Ballack (31 mins)
Carsten Ramelow (38 mins)
Carsten Ramelow (40 mins)
Oliver Kahn (42 mins)
Rigobert Song (42 mins)
Bill Tchato (44 mins)
Geremi Njitap (56 mins)
Salomon Olembe (58 mins)
Patrick Suffo (60 mins)
Christian Ziege (72 mins)
Torsten Frings (74 mins)
Patrick Suffo (77 mins)
Lauren (81 mins)

The Teams

Cameroon:
1 Boukar Alioum; 5 Raymond Kalla Kongo, 8 Geremi Njitap, 4 Rigobert Song, 2 Bill Tchato (18 Patrick Suffo - 53 mins), 3 Pierrre Wome; 12 Lauren, 17 Marc-Vivien Foe, 20 Salomon Olembe (23 Daniel Ngom Kome - 64 mins); 9 Samuel Eto'o, 10 Patrick Mboma (21 Joseph Desire Job - 80 mins).

Germany:
1 Oliver Kahn; 2 Thomas Linke, 21 Christoph Metzelder, 6 Christian Ziege; 13 Michael Ballack, 22 Torsten Frings, 8 Dietmar Hamann, 5 Carsten Ramelow, 19 Bernd Schneider (16 Jens Jeremies - 80 mins); 9 Carsten Jancker (17 Marco Bode - 46 mins), 11 Miroslav Klose (7 Oliver Neuville - 84 mins).

Referee: Antonio Lopez Travel to Spain

Teams by Group

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In Korea

Group A
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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.

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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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