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The World United Through Football Friday June 14th, 2002

Travel to Poland Poland vs Travel to USA United States in Daejeon (3:1)

America Win In Defeat

Poland, already out of the tournament dropped the Liverpool goalkeeper for this game and fielded the strongest strike-force..... determined to try and take the Americans out with them.

Leading Goalscorers 1:0
Poland earned their first corner in the 4th minute as Emmanuel Olisadebe slammed Poland into an early lead.

Landon Donovan headed America level immediately but the goal was disallowed for an infringement.

Leading Goalscorers 2:0
The Americans couldn't believe the decision bot Poland carried on with their game and hit the second on the break. Pavel Kryszalowicz the scorer, with only 5 minutes played.

With twenty minutes gone, America were still trying to find a way back into the game.

On the half-hour mark, Brad Friedel twice denied Poland the chance to extend their lead even further.

John O'Brien tried a couple of long-range efforts just before the break..... to no avail.

Half-time: Poland 2 - United States 0

Poland attacked USA right after the re-start and Brad Friedel was called on to save at the feet of Jacek Krzynowek.

Leading Goalscorers 3:0
Marcin Zewlakow's first touch was to head in Poland's third goal; from a 66th minute corner.

A goal for South Korea, against nine-man Portugal, means that USA will still qualify ahead of Portugal..... and meet Mexico in the Second Round.

Leading Goalscorers 3:1
Landon Donovan added a consolation goal to give the US fans something more to celebrate than Portugal's departure and Friedel's penalty save.

Final Score:
Travel to Poland Poland 3 - Travel to USA United States 1

Other Group D Match:
Portugal vs S. Korea

Man of the Match:
Jacek Krzynowek - Didn't score but was very involved in Poland's destruction of Team USA.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Radoslaw Majdan (45 mins)
Marek Kozminski (46 mins)
Cezary Kucharski (63 mins)
Frankie Hejduk (72 mins)
Emmanuel Olisadebe (86 mins)

The Teams

Poland:
12 Radoslaw Majdan; 13 Arkadiusz Glowacki, 2 Tomasz Klos (15 Tomasz Waldoch - 89 mins), 21 Marek Kozminski, 3 Jacek Zielinski, 18 Jacek Krzynowek, 16 Maciej Murawski; 9 Pavel Kryszalowicz, 8 Cezary Kucharski (14 Marcin Zewlakow - 65 mins), 11 Emmanuel Olisadebe (23 Pawel Sibik - 86 mins), 19 Maciej Zurawski.

United States:
1 Brad Friedel; 12 Jeff Agoos (17 DaMarcus Beasley - 36 mins), 2 Frankie Hejduk, 23 Eddie Pope, 22 Tony Sanneh; 21 Landon Donovan, 5 John O'Brien, 10 Claudio Reyna; 11 Clint Mathis, 20 Brian McBride (9 Joe-Max Moore - 58 mins), 8 Earnie Stewart (13 Cobi Jones - 68 mins).

Referee: Jun Lu Travel to China

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.

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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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