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The World United Through Football Wednesday June 12th, 2002

Travel to Sweden Sweden vs Travel to Argentina Argentina in Miyagi (1:1)

Too LittleToo Late For Argentina

Argentina needed to beat Sweden while a draw would be enough for the Scandinavians.

Argentina produced most of the play in the first half an hour, as they sought to get the lead they needed for a place in the knockout stage.

Claudio López put the Swedish defence under a lot of pressure towards the end of the half but the cool Swedes didn't get flustered and kept everything out.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup
A frustrated Claudio Caniggia, not even on the pitch, was sent from from the bench for comments made to an official as the first-half came to a close.

Half-time: Sweden 0 - Argentina 0

Argentina continued where they left off in the first half.... with Zanetti, Samuel and Ortega all trying to provide the ammunition for Batistuta and Sorin.

Leading Goalscorers 1:0
Anders Svensson's unstopable free-kick put Sweden in front just before the hour.

Leading Goalscorers 1:1
Hernan Crespo equalised for Argentina, after Marcus Hedman had saved Ariel Ortega's penalty; two minutes from the end.

With England holding Nigeria to a draw, Crespo's goal was too little too late and Argentina joined France as two of the fancied teams to crash out at the first hurdle.

Sweden would face Senegal, in the Second Round.

Final Score:
Travel to Sweden Sweden 1 - Travel to Argentina Argentina 1

Other Group F Match:
Nigeria vs England

Man of the Match:
Magnus Hedman - Kept the Argentine strike force at arm's length and even saved a penalty.... although he couldn't stop the follow up.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Red Cards:
Claudio Caniggia (45 mins)

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
José Chamot (55 mins)
Matías Almeyda (58 mins)
Magnus Svensson (65 mins)
Killy González (75 mins)
Henrik Larsson (77 mins)

The Teams

Sweden:
1 Magnus Hedman; 15 Andreas Jakobsson, 16 Teddy Lucic, 2 Olof Mellberg, 4 Johan Mjallby; 7 Niclas Alexandersson, 6 Tobias Linderoth, 8 Anders Svensson (18 Mattias Jonsson - 68 mins), 17 Magnus Svensson; 10 Marcus Allbäck (22 Andreas Andersson - 46 mins), 11 Henrik Larsson (21 Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 88 mins).

Argentina:
12 Pablo Cavallero; 22 José Chamot, 4 Mauricio Pochettino, 6 Walter Samuel; 16 Pablo Aimar,5 Matías Almeyda (11 Juan Sebastian Verón - 63 mins), 10 Ariel Ortega, 3 Juan Pablo Sorín (18 Killy González - 63 mins), 8 Javier Zanetti; 9 Gabriel Batistuta (19 Hernan Crespo - 58 mins), 7 Claudio López.

Referee: Ali Bujsaim Travel to United Arab Emirates

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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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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