Friday June 14th, 2002
Poland vs United States in Daejeon
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.
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.
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.
Marcin Zewlakow's first touch was to head in Poland's third goal; from a 66th minute
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.
Landon Donovan added a consolation goal to give the US fans something more to celebrate
than Portugal's departure and Friedel's penalty save.
Poland 3 - United
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.
Radoslaw Majdan (45 mins)
Marek Kozminski (46 mins)
Cezary Kucharski (63 mins)
Frankie Hejduk (72 mins)
Emmanuel Olisadebe (86 mins)
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.
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
Referee: Jun Lu
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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