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Turkey Through To The Second Round

China searched for their first goal of the tournament while Turkey needed to score a few to overhaul Costa Rica.

Leading Goalscorers 1:0
Hasan Sas got Turkey off to the perfect start by robbing Wu Chengying of possession and shooting over Jiang Jin in the 6th minute.

Leading Goalscorers 2:0
Hasan Sas helped to make it two goals with ten minutes when his cross was headed in by Bulent Korkmaz at the far post.

Just before the half hour, China almost scored their first goal of the tournament when Yang Chen hit the post.

Half-time: Turkey 2 - China 0

Sas threatened the Chinese again early in the second half but another double whammy didn't work out.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup
Then China were reduced to ten men when Shao Jiayi was sent off for a tackle from behind on Emre Belozoglu, in the 59th minute.

Jiang Jin prevented Hakan Sukur from making it three with twenty minutes to go.

Leading Goalscorers 3:0
Hasan Sas again set up Turkey with a cross to the far post, this time for Umit Davala to score off the post.

Three goals against China, and Brazil's demolition of Costa Rica, enabled Turkey to progress to the Second Round.

Final Score:
Travel to Turkey Turkey 3 - Travel to China China 0

Other Group C Match:
Costa Rica vs Brazil

Man of the Match:
Hasan Sas - Got Turkey off to the perfect start with a goal in the 6th minute and set up the second three minutes later.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Red Cards:
Shao Jiayi (59 mins)

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Emre Asik (20 mins)
Emre Belozoglu (31 mins)
Yang Pu (45 mins)
Li Weifeng (62 mins)
Hasan Sas (81 mins)

The Teams

Turkey:
1 Rustu Recber (12 Omer Catkic - 35 mins); 4 Fatih Akyel, 2 Emre Asik, 3 Bulent Korkmaz; 10 Yildiray Basturk (17 Ilhan Mansiz - 70 mins), 21 Emre Belozoglu, 22 Umit Davala, 8 Tugay Kerimoglu (14 Tayfur Havutcu - 84 mins), 20 Hakan Unsal; 11 Hasan Sas, 9 Hakan Sukur.

China:
22 Jiang Jin; 4 Wu Chengying (6 Shao Jiayi - 46 mins), 3 Yang Pu, 17 Du Wei, 14 Li Weifeng, 21 Xu Yunlong; 15 Zhao Junzhe, 8 Li Tie, 18 Li Xiaopeng; 20 Yang Chen (11 Yu Genwei - 72 mins), 10 Hao Haidong (16 Qu Bo - 73 mins).

Referee: Oscar Ruiz Travel to Colombia

Teams by Group

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Korea
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 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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