South Africa 1 Denmark 1
GROUP C: STADE MUNICIPAL, TOULOUSE. ATTENDANCE: 36,500
Goal: McCarthy 51
Yellow cards: 4 (Nyathi, Issa, Phiri, Radebe). Red cards: 1 (Phiri)
Free-kicks (against): 11
Coach: Philippe Troussier
Goal: Nielsen 12
Yellow cards: 3 (Schjonberg, Hogh, Schmeichel). Red cards: 2 (Molnar, Wieghorst)
Free-kicks (against): 7
Coach: Bo Johansson
2 min: Brian Laudrup's first touch of class: clever flick slightly wide.
4 min: South Africa bothered when huge Sand and big Rieper get into penalty area. Sand's shot deflects for corner.
11 min: Schmeichel's wake-up call. Mkhalele hits drive at him.
10 min: Fish's header clears lines.
12 min: Nielsen left unmarked at far post, easily forcing ball in from Brian Laudrup's cross.
15 min: Brian Laudrup causing jangling nerves in South African defence.
17 min: Corner clips off far post to Brian Laudrup - header stopped by the fallen Vonk.
21 min: Denmark lucky to escape as Schmeichel scrambles on ground after corner.
22 min: Yellow card Schjonberg (arguing).
27 min: Mkhalele misses great chance from McCarthy's cross.
37 min: Yellow card Nyathi (time wasting). 41 min: Danes counter-attack after South Africa pressure. Sand rattles foot of post.
51 min: South Africa equalise, deservedly. Bartlett back heel across face of goal. McCarthy puts ball through legs of Schmeichel.
54 min: Yellow card Hogh (foul on Mkhalele)
56 min: Yellow card Schmeichel, (time wasting).
57 min: Michael Laudrup angry at being substituted. Equally unhappy Schmeichel becomes captain.
62 min: Yellow card Issa (tetchy foul).
64 min: Yellow card Phiri (elbowing).
66 min: Red card Molnar (referee thinks he stood on Radebe...wrong).
68 min: Red card Phiri (hand in face of Helveg). Schmeichel sympathises with him.
71 min: Schmeichel comes out to make brave interception of Nyathi.
72 min: Yellow card Radebe (foul, Laudrup).
83 min: Wieghorst, just on, misses chance.
84 min: Red card Wieghorst (tackle from behind on McCarthy).
90 min: Unfortunate Fortune hits crossbar.
WEDNESDAY'S LATE MATCH
Italy 3 Cameroon 0
GROUP B: STADE DE LA MOSSON, MONTPELLIER. ATTENDANCE: 35,000
Goal: Di Biagio 8, Vieri 75, 89
Yellow cards: 2 (Costacurta, Di Biagio)
Red cards: 0
Free-kicks (against): 24
Coach: Cesare Maldini
Yellow cards: 4 (Wome, Njanka, Angibeaud, Song). Red cards: 1 (Kalla)
Free-kicks (against): 8
Coach: Claude Le Roy
3 min: Cameroon fortunate to escape when Albertini's searching pass almost offers Vieri opening.
6 min: Yellow card Wome (foul on Moriero).
7 min: Roberto Baggio's accurate centre decisively headed in by Di Biagio.
12 min: Italy cover first well organised Cameroon attack without sweat.
16 min: Yellow card Njanka (rough tackle on Roberto Baggio).
20 min: Songo'o out quickly to defy Vieri.
22 min: Songo'o does same to Vieri but this time concedes corner. Italy pressing hard.
25 min: Yellow card Costacurta (Sunday morning tackle on Angibeaud).
35 min: Cameroon forcing frowns on Italian bench as Italy forfeit midfield control.
41 min: Roberto Baggio leads first Italian attack for five minutes.
42 min: Red card Kalla (slid over ball, hitting Di Biagio hard on thigh).
56 min: Mboma gets half chance as Italy rock. 57 min: Substitute Job's shot touched round by Pagliuca.
60 min: Italy only counter-attacking. Vieri misses from one. Songo'o comes out to stop the next.
62 min: Yellow card Di Biagio.
64 min: Del Piero arrives as substitute for Roberto Baggio.
68 min: Del Piero frustrated when Ndo gets behind own beaten 'keeper.
75 min: Vieri lifts long ball from Moriero over goalkeeper to score comfortable second Italian goal.
77 min: Yellow card Angibeaud (late tackle).
80 min: Del Piero brings desperate save from Songo'o.
84 min: Yellow card Song (tackle from behind on Del Piero.
90 min: Vieri pushes past Wome and is allowed to shoot past Songo'o to take his third goal in the competition.
Nigeria v Bulgaria
NIGERIA: Strikers Daniel Amokachi and Nwankwo Kanu have recovered from injury, but are most likely to start on the bench, as coach Bora Milutinovic fields an unchanged side.
BULGARIA: Anatoli Nankov is suspended after a red card, while midfielder Ilian Iliev is doubtful, but may declare himself fit.
Previous meeting: 22 June 1994 (Dallas, World Cup finals): Bulgaria 0 Nigeria 3.
1 Peter Rufai Deportivo La Coruna
2 Mobi Aparaku Kapellen
3 Celestine Babayaro Chelsea
4 Nwankwo Kanu Internazionale
5 Uche Okechukwu Fenerbahce
6 Taribo West Internazionale
7 Finidi George Real Betis
8 Mutiu Adepoju Real Sociedad
9 Rashidi Yekini FC Zurich
10 Austin Okocha Fenerbahce
11 Garba Lawal Roda JC Kerkrade
12 Willy Okpara Orlando Pirates
13 Tijani Babangida Ajax
14 Daniel Amokachi Besiktas
15 Sunday Oliseh Ajax
16 Uche Okafor Kansas City Wizards
17 Augustine Eguavoen Torpedo Moscow
18 Wilson Oruma Lens
19 Ben Iroha Elche
20 Victor Ikpeba Monaco
21 Godwin Okpara Strasbourg
22 Abiodun Baruwa Sion
Coach: Bora Milutinovic
1 Zdravko Zdravkov Istanbulspor
2 Radostin Kishishev Bursaspor
3 Trifon Ivanov CSKA Sofia
4 Ivailo Petkov Litex Lovetch
5 Ivailo Yordanov Sporting Lisbon
6 Zlatko Yankov Besiktas
7 Emil Kostadinov CSKA Sofia
8 Hristo Stoichkov CSKA Sofia
9 Lyuboslav Penev Compostela
10 Krassimir Balakov VfB Stuttgart
11 Ilian Iliev Bursaspor
12 Borislav Mikhailov Slavia Sofia
13 Gosho Ginchev Antalya
14 Marian Hristov Kaiserslautern
15 Adalbert Zafirov Arminia Bielefeld
16 Anatoli Nankov Locomotiv Sofia
17 Stoicho Stoilov Litex Lovetch
18 Daniel Borimirov 1860 Munich
19 Georgi Bachev Slavia Sofia
20 Georgi Ivanov Levski Sofia
21 Rosen Kirilov Litex Lovetch
22 Milen Petkov CSKA Sofia
Coach: Hristo Bonev
Spain v Paraguay
SPAIN: Defenders Rafael Alkorta and Miguel Angel Nadal have recovered from injuries. Potential changes could see the introduction of striker Francisco Morientes and midfielder Guillermo Amor.
PARAGUAY: Defender Celso Ayala is an injury doubt. Striker Jose Cardozo may be replaced by 21-year-old Cesar Ramirez. Other possibles are Aristides Rojas or Hugo Brizuela.
No previous meetings.
1 Andoni Zubizarreta Valencia
2 Albert Ferrer Barcelona
3 Agustin Aranzabal Real Sociedad
4 Rafael Alkorta Athletic Bilbao
5 Abelardo Barcelona
6 Fernando Hierro Real Madrid
7 Francisco Morientes Real Madrid
8 Julen Guerrero Athletic Bilbao
9 Juan Antonio Pizzi Barcelona
10 Raul Real Madrid
11 Alfonso Real Betis
12 Sergi Barcelona
13 Santiago Canizares Real Madrid
14 Ivan Campo Mallorca
15 Carlos Aguilera Atletico Madrid
16 Albert Celades Barcelona
17 Joseba Etxeberria Athletic Bilbao
18 Guillermo Amor Barcelona
19 Kiko Atletico Madrid
20 Miguel Angel Nadal Barcelona
21 Luis Enrique Barcelona
22 Jose Molina Atletico Madrid
Coach: Javier Clemente
1 Jose Luis Chilavert Velez Sarsfield
2 Francisco Arce Palmeiras
3 Catalino Rivarola Gremio
4 Carlos Gamarra Corinthians
5 Celso Ayala River Plate
6 Edgar Aguilera Cerro Cora
7 Juan Carlos Yegros Cruz Azul
8 Aristides Aranda Rojas U Santa Fe
9 Jose Cardozo Necaxa
10 Roberto Acuna Real Zaragoza
11 Pedro Sarabia River Plate
12 Danielo Aceval Union Santa Fe
13 Carlos Paredes Olimpia
14 Ricardo Rojas Estudiantes
15 Miguel Benitez Espanyol
16 Julio Cesar Enciso Internacional
17 Hugo Brizuela Argentinos Juniors
18 Cesar Ramirez Sporting Lisbon
19 Carlos Morales Gimnasia Jujuy
20 Denis Caniza Olimpia
21 Jorge Campos Peking Guoan
22 Ruben Ruiz Diaz Monterrey
Coach: Paulo Cesar Carpeggiani
Marcelo Salas (Chile)
Christian Vieri (Italy)
Luis Hernandez (Mexico)
Cesar Sampaio (Brazil)
John Collins (Scotland)
Craig Burley (Scotland)
Dan Eggen (Norway)
Havard Flo (Norway)
Moustafa Hadji (Morocco)
Abdeljilil Hadda (Morocco)
Roberto Baggio (Italy)
Luigi Di Baggio (Italy)
Pierre Njanka (Cameroon)
Toni Polster (Austria)
Ivica Vastic (Austria)
Marc Rieper (Denmark)
Allan Nielsen (Denmark)
Christophe Dugarry (France)
Thierry Henry (France)
Benedict McCarthy (South Africa)
Fernando Hierro (Spain)
Mutiu Adepoju (Nigeria)
Garba Lawal (Nigeria)
Sunday Oliseh (Nigeria)
Ha Seok-ju (South Korea)
Ricardo Pelaez (Mexico)
Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany)
Andreas Moller (Germany)
Sinisa Mihajlovic (Yugoslavia)
Alan Shearer (England)
Paul Scholes (England)
Adrian Ilie (Romania)
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)
RED AND YELLOW CARDS
Raymond Kalla (Cameroon) v It (misses next two matches)
Alfred Phiri (South Africa) v Den (misses next match.); Miklos Molnar (Denmark) v SA (misses next match); Morten Wieghorst (Denmark) v SA (misses next match)
Ha Seok-ju (South Korea) v Mex (misses next match); Patrick Kluivert (Netherlands) v Bel (misses next two matches)
Anatoli Nankov (Bulgaria) v Par (misses next match)
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
Angelo Di Livio (Italy) v Chile
Alessandro Costacurta (Italy) v Cam
Luigi Di Biagio (Italy) v Cam
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
Pierre Njanka (Cameroon) v It
Pierre Wome (Cameroon) v It
Didier Angibeaud (Cameroon) v It
Rigobert Song (Cameroon) v It
Anton Pfeffer (Austria) v Cam
Peter Schottel (Austria) v Chile
Morten Wieghorst (Den) v S Arabia (also has a red card, misses next match)
Marc Rieper (Den) v S Arabia
Allan Nielsen (Den) v S Arabia
Michael Schjonberg (Den) v S Africa
Jes Hogh (Den) v S Africa
Peter Scmeichel (Den) v S Africa
Khalid Al-Muwalid (S Arabia) v Den
Emmanuel Petit (France) v S Africa
Didier Deschamps (France) v S Africa
Zinedine Zidane (France) v S Africa
Willem Jackson (South Africa) v Fr
David Nyathi (South Africa) v Den
Pierre Issa (South Africa) v Den
Lucas Radebe (South Africa) v Den
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
Jaime Ordiales (Mex) v S Korea
Alberto Garcia Aspe (Mex) v S Korea
Lorenzo Staelens (Belgium) v Neth
Eric Deflandre (Belgium) v Neth
Zeljko Petrovic (Yugoslavia) v Iran
Dragan Stojkovic (Yuguslavia) v Iran
Jens Jeremies (Germany) v USA
Dietmar Hamann (Germany) v USA
Jorg Heinrich (Germany) v USA
Frankie Hejduk (USA) v Ger
Eddie Pope (USA) v Ger
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
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
SPANISH LEAGUE NON-SPANISH WORLD CUP XI
P Rufai (Deportivo La Coruna) Nigeria
R Carlos (Real Madrid) Brazil
N Naybet (Deportivo) Morocco
W Bogarde (Barcelona) Netherlands
M Djukic (Valencia) Yugoslavia
Rivaldo (Barcelona) Brazil
Giovanni (Barcelona) Brazil
M Hadji (Deportivo) Morocco
D Kuhbauer (Real Sociedad) Austria
C Vieri (Atletico Madrid) Italy
F George (Real Betis) Nigeria
C Roa (Mallorca) Argentina
R Jarni (Real Betis) Croatia
A Ortega (Valencia) Argentina
D Suker (Real Madrid) Croatia
P Mijatovic (Real Madrid) Yugoslavia
Highest scoring match
Spain 2 Nigeria 3
Lowest scoring matches
Paraguay 0 Bulgaria 0
Netherlands 0 Belgium 0
4 min - Cesar Sampaio, Brazil (v Sco)
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
10 - S Africa v Denmark (3 red, 7 yellow)
Fewest cards in a match
1 - Morocco v Norway (1 yellow)
80,000 - Brazil v Scotland (St Denis)
27,650 - Paraguay v Bulgaria (Montpellier)
STATISTICS OF THE DAY
13 THE NUMBER of goals Nigeria scored in their first and only meeting with Bulgaria, at the World Cup four years ago. Despite losing that game 3-0, Bulgaria made it to the semi-final
19 THE NUMBER of World Cup finals Spain have qualified for before this year. France 98 is their sixth consecutive appearance and their defeat to Nigeria on saturday was only their second in their last 34 matches
15 THE AMOUNT, in thousands of dollars, (pounds 10,000) that each Nigerian player will receive in bonuses if they beat Bulgaria in today's match
30 THE NUMBER of hot Thai curries offered to the Nigeria squad by Thailand's ambassador to France before today's game. The offer was declined on strict dietary grounds, but a 100kg sack of rice is likely to change hands insteadReuse content