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Chile 1 Austria 1


Goal: Salas 70

Yellow cards: 4 (Villarroel, Estay, Salas, Zamorano). Red cards: 0

Corners: 3

Offside: 7

Free-kicks (against): 15

Coach: Nelson Acosta

Goal: Vastic 90

Yellow cards: 1 (Schottel)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 2

Offside: 1

Free-kicks (against): 26

Coach: Herbert Prohaska

Running commentary

2 min: Polster shrewdly angles pass through defence. Chile retrieve situation.

6 min: Salas floats a cross to the centre. Zamorano climbs above defenders. Insufficient heading power.

11 min: Cool, accurate interception on Villarroel by Schottel.

15 min: Yellow card Villarroel (hard decision after solid tackle on Haas).

21 min: Deep cross from Rojas is well met by Zamorano. Well intentioned header goes solidly wide (representative of game at that stage).

24 min: Yellow card Schottel (clumsy tackle on Salas).

37 min: Austria's first strong shot, by Haas, crashes into Fuentes.

41 min: Haas forward again, neatly sidesteps defender. Colourful touch in monochrome game.

45 min: Austria bring in Herzog to give more experience to midfield.

47 min: Yellow card Estay.

51 min: Herzog sets up Austria's best move but Polster's cross falls between players. Schopp not ready for chance. Returns to defend and gets away with ball hitting arm.

52 min: Villarroel's positive, on target shot well deflected by Konsel.

57 min: Yellow card Salas (not retreating at free-kick).

58 min: Salas lucky to get away with kick on Mahlich.

61 min: Salas's low centre intercepted by Konsel at feet of Zamorano as Chile threaten.

69 min: Over-the-line controversy as Zamorano heads down Sierra's free- kick. Konsel blocks well but Salas follows up. Keeper blocks again. Drags ball a fraction over line.

74 min: Yellow card Zamorano (arguing over offside decision).

87 min: Fingertip save from Zamorano's first-time shot emphasises Chile's superiority.

90 min: Vastic (substitute) picks up ball on edge of area, shoots bender perfectly beyond Tapia for equaliser.


Brazil 3 Morocco 0


Goal: Ronaldo 9, Rivaldo 45, Bebeto 50

Yellow cards: 2 (C Sampaio, J Baiano)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 4

Offside: 4

Free-kicks (against): 11

Coach: Mario Zagallo

Goals: 0

Yellow cards: 2 (Hadda, Chiba)

Red cards: 0

Corners: 3

Offside: 2

Free-kicks (against): 27

Coach: Henri Michel

Running commentary

2 min: Leonardo denied early goal. Marginal offside.

6 min: Cafu charges down right edge to give first fright to Morocco.

9 min: Ronaldo beats offside trap. Strikes his first goal. Ball comes from behind. No problem for the young maestro.

17 min: Ronaldo painfully kicked on thigh by Chiba (inexplicably, no card).

24 min: Brazilian defence unhappy against Moroccan corner.

25 min: Ronaldo quickly behind defence. Difficult shooting chance.

27 min: Cafu 50-yard run down right side.

28 min: First shot by Roberto Carlos, wide.

31 min: Yellow card Hadda (foul on Cafu).

35 min: Yellow card Cesar Sampaio (brought down Hadji). Cesar Sampaio misses next game.

45 min: Cafu down wing again, turns ball inside. Rivaldo easily puts in second.

47 min: Quiet Bebeto finally gets forward to head into hands of Benzerki.

50 min: Astonishing sleight of foot gets Ronaldo through in to the penalty area. Pass to Bebeto, who comfortably slides in Brazil's third.

55 min: Ronaldo puts Bebeto through again - as Morocco stand and stare - but Bebeto is unable to capitalise and Morocco escape.

64 min: Yellow card Chiba (foul not as ruthless as one on Ronaldo).

66 min: Rivaldo crosses to Ronaldo who proves human by missing shot.

80 min: Brazil ease down to third gear.

84 min: Taffarel punches clear - even that becomes knock-out pass.

85 min: Amzine fails to disturb Mexican wave with shot into crowd.

86 min: Yellow card Junior Baiano (foul on Hadda).


South Africa v Denmark


1 Hans Vonk Heerenveen

2 Themba Mnguni Mamelodi Sundowns

3 David Nyathi St Gallen

4 Willem Jackson Orlando Pirates

5 Mark Fish Bolton Wanderers

6 Philemon Masinga Bari

7 Quinton Fortune Atletico Madrid

8 Alfred Phiri Vanspor

9 Shaun Bartlett Cape Town Spurs

10 John Moshoeu Fenerbahce

11 Helman Mkhalele Kayserispor

12 Brendan Augustine Linzer ASK

13 Delron Buckley VfL Bochum

14 Jerry Sikhosana Orlando Pirates

15 Doctor Khumalo Kaizer Chiefs

16 Bryan Baloyi Kaizer Chiefs

17 Benedict McCarthy Ajax

18 Lebogang Morula Vanspor

19 Lucas Radebe Leeds Utd

20 Naughty Mokoena Manning Rangers

21 Pierre Issa Marseilles

22 Paul Evans SuperSport Utd

Coach: Philippe Troussier


1 Peter Schmeichel Manchester Utd

2 Michael Schjonberg Kaiserslautern

3 Marc Rieper Celtic

4 Jes Hogh Fenerbahce

5 Jan Heintze Bayer Leverkusen

6 Thomas Helveg Udinese

7 Allan Nielsen Tottenham Hotspur

8 Per Frandsen Bolton Wanderers

9 Miklos Molnar Real Betis

10 Michael Laudrup Ajax

11 Brian Laudrup Rangers

12 Soren Colding Brondby

13 Jacob Laursen Derby County

14 Morten Wieghorst Celtic

15 Stig Tofting MSV Duisburg

16 Mogens Krogh Brondby

17 Bjarne Goldbaek FC Copenhagen

18 Peter Moller PSV Eindhoven

19 Ebbe Sand Brondby

20 Rene Henriksen AB Bagsvaerd

21 Martin Jorgensen Udinese

22 Peter Kjaer Silkeborg

Coach: Bo Johansson


SOUTH AFRICA: Striker Benedict McCarthy has pronounced himself fit after recovering from an ankle injury but there are still concerns over whether fellow forward Phil Masinga will start.

DENMARK: No new injury problems and a full squad to select from. An unchanged line-up possible.

No previous meetings.

France v Saudi Arabia


1 Bernard Lama West Ham

2 Vincent Candela Roma

3 Bixente Lizarazu Bayern Munich

4 Patrick Vieira Arsenal

5 Laurent Blanc Marseilles

6 Youri Djorkaeff Internazionale

7 Didier Deschamps Juventus

8 Marcel Desailly Milan

9 Stephane Guivarc'h Auxerre

10 Zinedine Zidane Juventus

11 Robert Pires Metz

12 Thierry Henry Monaco

13 Bernard Diomede Auxerre

14 Alain Boghossian Sampdoria

15 Lilian Thuram Parma

16 Fabien Barthez Monaco

17 Emmanuel Petit Arsenal

18 Franck Leboeuf Chelsea

19 Christian Karembeu Real Madrid

20 David Trezeguet Monaco

21 Christophe Dugarry Marseilles

22 Lionel Charbonnier Auxerre

Coach: Aime Jacquet


1 Mohammed Al-Daye Al-Tae

2 Mohammed Al-Jahni Al-Ahli

3 Mohammed Al-Khlaiwi Al-Ittihad

4 Abdullah Zebramawi Al-Ahli

5 Ahmed Madani Al-Ittihad

6 Fuad Amin Al-Shabab

7 Ibrahim Al-Shahrani Al-Ahli

8 Obeid Al-Dossari Al-Wehda

9 Sami Al-Jaber Al-Hilal

10 Sayeed Al-Owairan Al-Shabab

11 Fahad Al-Mehallel Al-Shabab

12 Ibrahim Al-Harbi Al-Nassr

13 Hussain Solaimani Al-Ahli

14 Khalid Al-Muwalid Al-Ahli

15 Youssef Al-Thyniyan Al-Hilal

16 Khamis Al-Owairan Al-Hilal

17 Ahmed Al-Dossari Al-Hilal

18 Nawaf Al-Temiyat Al-Hilal

19 Abdul Aziz Al-Ganoubi Al-Nassr

20 Hamzah Saleh Al-Ahli

21 Hussein Al-Sadiq Al-Qadisiyah

22 Tisir Al-Antaif Al-Ettifaq

Coach: Carlos Alberto Parreira


FRANCE: First-choice striker Stephane Guivarc'h is still carrying the injury that led to his substitution against South Africa. His replacement, Christophe Dugarry, is likely to start in his place.

SAUDI ARABIA: No injury problems and likely to field an unchanged starting line-up.

No previous meetings.



Group B

Marcelo Salas (Chile)


Group E

Luis Hernandez (Mexico)


Group A

Bebeto (Brazil)

Cesar Sampaio (Brazil)

Rivaldo (Brazil

Ronaldo (Brazil)

John Collins (Scotland)

Craig Burley (Scotland)

Dan Eggen (Norway)

Havard Flo (Norway)

Moustafa Hadji (Morocco)

Abdeljilil Hadda (Morocco)

Group B

Christian Vieri (Italy)

Roberto Baggio (Italy)

Pierre Njanka (Cameroon)

Toni Polster (Austria)

Ivica Vastic (Austria)

Group C

Marc Rieper (Denmark)

Christophe Dugarry (France)

Thierry Henry (France)

Group D

Fernando Hierro (Spain)

Raul (Spain)

Mutiu Adepoju (Nigeria)

Garba Lawal (Nigeria)

Sunday Oliseh (Nigeria)

Group E

Ha Seok-ju (South Korea)

Ricardo Pelaez (Mexico)

Group F

Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany)

Andreas Moller (Germany)

Sinisa Mihajlovic (Yugoslavia)

Group G

Alan Shearer (England)

Paul Scholes (England)

Adrian Ilie (Romania)

Group H

Mario Stanic (Croatia)

Robert Prosinecki (Croatia)

Davor Suker (Croatia)

Robbie Earle (Jamaica)

Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina)


Tommy Boyd (Scotland)

Youssef Chippo (Morocco)

Pierre Issa (South Africa)



Group E

Ha Seok-ju (South Korea) v Mex

Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands) v Bel

Group D

Anatoli Nankov (Bulgaria) v Par


Group A

Cesar Sampaio (2) (Brazil) v Sco; v Mor. Misses next match.

Aldair (Brazil) v Sco

Junior Baiano (Brazil) v Mor

Darren Jackson (2) (Scotland) v Bra; v Mor. Misses next match.

Gordon Durie (Scotland) v Mor

Said Chiba (Morocco) v Nor

Abdeljilil Hadda (Morocco) v Bra

Said Chiba (Morocco) v Bra

Kjetil Rekdal (Norway) v Sco

Henning Berg (Norway) v Sco

Group B

Angelo Di Livio (Italy) v Chile

Fabio Cannavaro (Italy) v Chile

Nelson Parraguez (Chile) v It

Clarence Acuna (Chile) v It

Francisco Rojas (Chile) v It

Moises Villarroel (Chile) v Aut

Fabian Estay (Chile) v Aut

Marcelo Salas (Chile) v Aut

Ivan Zamorano (Chile) v Aut

Samuel Ipoua (Cameroon) v Aut

Anton Pfeffer (Austria) v Cam

Peter Schottel (Austria) v Chile

Group C

Morten Wieghorst (Den) v S Arabia

Marc Rieper (Den) v S Arabia

Allan Nielsen (Den) v S Arabia

Khalid Al-Muwallid (S Arabia) v Den

Emmanuel Petit (France) v SA

Didier Deschamps (France) v SA

Zinedine Zidane (France) v SA

Willem Jackson (South Africa) v Fr

Group D

Miguel Benitez (Paraguay) v Bul

Anatoli Nankov (Bulgaria) v Par

Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria) v Par

Trifon Ivanov (Bulgaria) v Par

Guillermo Amor (Spain) v Nigeria

Miguel Angel Nadal (Spain) v Nigeria

Ivan Campo (Spain) v Nigeria

Uche Okechukwu (Nigeria) v Sp

Group E

Jaime Ordiales (Mex) v S Korea

Alberto Garcia Aspe (Mex) v S Korea

Lorenzo Staelens (Belgium) v Neth

Eric Deflandre (Belgium) v Neth

Group F

Zeljko Petrovic (Yugoslavia) v Iran

Dragan Stojkovic (Yuguslavia) v Iran

Jens Jeremies (Germany) v USA

Dietmar Hamann (Germany) v USA

Joerg Heinrich (Germany) v USA

Frankie Hejduk (USA) v Ger

Eddie Pope (USA) v Ger

Group G

Sol Campbell (England) v Tun

Jose Clayton (Tunisia) v Eng

Imed Ben Younes (Tunisia) v Eng

Kais Godhbane (Tunisia) v Eng

Jose Santa (Colombia) v Rom

Iulian Filipescu (Romania) v Col

Dorinel Munteanu (Romania) v Col

Dan Petrescu (Romania) v Col

Group H

Masami Ihara (Japan) v Arg

Eisuke Nakanishi (Japan) v Arg

Takashi Hirano (Japan) v Arg

Zvonimir Soldo (Croatia) v Jam

Dario Simic (Croatia) v Jam

Deon Burton (Jamaica) v Croa




(100 CAPS OR MORE) Peter Schmeichel (Denmark)

Claudio Suarez (Mexico)

Jurgen Kohler (Germany)

Marcelo Balboa (USA)

Lothar Matthaus (Germany)

Michael Laudrup (Denmark)

Cobi Jones (USA)

Carlos Valderrama (Colombia)

Gheorghe Hagi (Romania)

Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany)

Eric Wynalda (USA)


Taffarel (Brazil)

Khalid Al-Muwalid (Saudi Arabia)

Ahmad Madani (Saudi Arabia)

Paolo Maldini (Italy)

Anton Polster (Austria)



Highest scoring match

Spain 2 Nigeria 3

Lowest scoring matches

Paraguay 0 Bulgaria 0

Netherlands 0 Belgium 0

Earliest goal

4 min - Cesar Sampaio, Brazil (v Sco)

Latest goals

90 min - Anton Polster, Austria (v Cam)

90 min - Thierry Henry, France (v S Africa)

90 min - Ivica Vastic, Austria (v Chile)

Most cards in a match

5 - Paraguay v Bulgaria (1 red, 4 yellow)

5 - Chile v Italy (5 yellow)

5 - Germany v USA (5 yellow)

5 - Chile v Austria (5 yellow)

Fewest cards in a match

1 - Morocco v Norway (1 yellow)

Highest Attendance

80,000 - Brazil v Scotland (St Denis)

Lowest Attendance

27,650 - Paraguay v Bulgaria (Montpellier)


15 THE NUMBER of defeats suffered by Morocco in their last six games in World Cup finals. The odd one out was last week's draw with Norway

19 THE NUMBER of years that the 19-year-old Yugoslavian striker, Dejan Stankovic, will be tied to the Italian side, Lazio, by his new contract. He will reportedly be paid more than pounds 1m per season

12 THE NUMBER of clean sheets that Brazil have kept in their last 17 matches in World Cup finals

22 THE NUMBER of games that Scotland have played so far in eight World Cup finals. They have won just four matches, including one in the last 10