Football / World Cup USA '94: World Cup Update

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----------------------------------------------------------------- Group A ----------------------------------------------------------------- Switzerland (1) 1 Bregy 39 United States (1) 1 Wynalda 45 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 77,557 ----------------------------------------------------------------- At the Pontiac Silverdome, Michigan, yesterday -----------------------------------------------------------------

Switzerland: 1 Pascolo (Servette); 2 Hottiger (Sion), 4 Herr (Sion), 5 Geiger (Sion), 3 Quentin (Sion); 8 Ohrel (Servette), 16 Bickel (Grasshopper Zurich), 6 Bregy (Young Boys Berne), 10 Sforza (Kaiserslautern), 7 Sutter (Nuremberg); 11 Chapuisat (Borussia Dortmund). Substitutes: 14 Subiat (Lugano) for Bickel, 72; 21 Wyss (Aarau) for Sforza, 77.

United States: 1 Meola (United States Soccer Federation); 17 Balboa (USSF); 4 Kooiman (USSF), 22 Lalas (USSF), 20 Caligiuri (USSF); 9 Ramos (Real Betis), 16 Sorber (USSF), 5 Dooley (Bayer Leverkusen), 6 Harkes (Derby County); 8 Stewart (Willem II Tilburg), 11 Wynalda (VfL Bochum).

Substitutes: 10 Wegerle (Coventry City) for Wynalda, 58; 13 Jones (USSF) for Stewart, 80.

Referee: F Lamolina (Arg).

Yellow cards: Switzerland: Herr (28 min), Subiat (88). United States: Harkes (90).

Fouls: Switzerland 14, US 11.

Offsides: Switzerland 0, US 4.

Shots on goal: Switzerland 24, US 15.

----------------------------------------------------------------- Group C ----------------------------------------------------------------- Germany (0) 1 Klinsmann 60 Bolivia (0) 0 63,117 ----------------------------------------------------------------- At Soldier Field, Chicago, Friday -----------------------------------------------------------------

Germany: 1 Illgner (Cologne); 10 Matthaus (Bayern Munich); 14 Berthold (VfB Stuttgart), 4 Kohler (Juventus); 8 Hassler (Roma), 20 Effenberg (Fiorentina), 16 Sammer (Borussia Dortmund), 7 Moller (Juventus), 3 Brehme (Kaiserslautern); 9 Riedle (Borussia Dortmund), 18 Klinsmann (Monaco). Substitutes: 21 Basler (Werder Bremen) for Riedle, 59; 2 Strunz (VfB Stuttgart) for Hassler, 82.

Bolivia: 1 Trucco (Bolivar); 4 Rimba (Bolivar), 5 Quinteros (The Strongest), 3 Sandy (Bolivar); 6 Borja (Bolivar), 15 Soria (Bolivar), 8 Melgar (The Strongest), 16 Cristaldo (Bolivar); 21 E Sanchez (Boavista), 22 Baldivieso (Bolivar); 18 Ramallo (Oriente Petrolero).

Substitutes: 11 Moreno (Blooming) for Baldivieso, 65; 10 Etcheverry (Colo Colo) for Ramallo, 78.

Referee: A Brizio Carter (Mexico).

Yellow cards: Germany: Kohler (7 min), Moller (54). Bolivia: E Sanchez (37), Baldivieso (40), Borja (67).

Red card: Bolivia: Etcheverry (82).

Fouls: Germany 12, Bolivia 15.

Offsides: Germany 6, Bolivia 1.

Shots on goal: Germany 16, Bolivia 8.

----------------------------------------------------------------- Group C ----------------------------------------------------------------- Spain (0) 2 Salinas 51 Goicoechea 56 South Korea (0) 2 Hong Myong Bo 84 Seo Jung Won 90 56,247 ----------------------------------------------------------------- At the Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Friday -----------------------------------------------------------------

Spain: 13 Canizares (Real Madrid); 20 Nadal (Barcelona); 2 Ferrer (Barcelona), 18 Alkorta (Real Madrid), 5 Abelardo (Sporting Gijon), 12 Sergi (Barcelona); 7 Goicoechea (Barcelona), 8 Guerrero (Athletic Bilbao), 6 Hierro (Real Madrid), 21 Luis Enrique (Real Madrid); 19 Salinas (Deportivo La Coruna). Substitutes: 15 Caminero (Atletico Madrid) for Guerrero, h-t; 16 Felipe (Tenerife) for Salinas, 62.

South Korea: 1 Choi In Young (Hyundai Horang-I); 20 Hong Myung Bo (POSCO Atoms); 4 Kim Pan Keun (Lucky Goldstar Cheetahs), 5 Park Jung Bae (Daewoo Royals), 7 Shin Hong Gi (Hyundai Horang- I); 8 Noh Jung Yoon (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), 12 Choi Young Il (Hyundai Horang-I), 6 Lee Young Jin (Lucky Goldstar Cheetahs), 10 Ko Jeong Woon (Ilhwa Chonma); 9 Kim Joo Sung (VfL Bochum), 18 Hwang Sun Hong (POSCO Atoms). Substitutes: 11 Seo Jung Won (Lucky Goldstar Cheetahs) for Kim Joo Sung, 58; 16 Ha Seok Ju (Dawoo Royals) for Noh Jung Woon, 72.

Referee: P Mikkelsen (Denmark).

Yellow cards: Spain: Luis Enrique (24 min), Caminero (72). South Korea: Kim Joo Sung (37), Choi Young Il (61).

Red card: Spain: Nadal (26).

Fouls: Spain 12, South Korea 13.

Offsides: Spain 4, South Korea 3.

Shots on goal: Spain 19, South Korea 19.

----------------------------------------------------------------- Group C standings ----------------------------------------------------------------- P W D L F A Pts Germany 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 S Korea 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 Spain 1 0 1 0 2 2 1 Bolivia 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 -----------------------------------------------------------------

----------------------------------------------------------------- Group E ----------------------------------------------------------------- Italy (0) 0 Rep of Ireland (1) 1 Houghton 11 73,511 ----------------------------------------------------------------- At Giants Stadium, New Jersey, yesterday -----------------------------------------------------------------

Italy: 1 Pagliuca (Sampdoria); 9 Tassotti (Milan), 4 Costacurta (Milan), 6 Baresi (Milan), 5 Maldini (Milan); 16 Donadoni (Milan), 11 Albertini (Milan), 13 D Baggio (Juventus), 17 Evani (Sampdoria); 10 R Baggio (Juventus), 20 Signori (Lazio). Substitutes: 19 Massaro (Milan) for Evani, h-t; 14 Berti (Internazionale) for Signori, 83.

Republic of Ireland: 1 Bonner (Celtic); 2 Irwin (Manchester United), 14 Babb (Coventry City), 5 McGrath (Aston Villa), 3 Phelan (Manchester City); 8 Houghton (Aston Villa), 6 Keane (Manchester United), 7 Townsend (Aston Villa), 10 Sheridan (Sheffield Wednesday), 11 Staunton (Aston Villa); 15 Coyne (Motherwell). Substitutes: 21 McAteer (Bolton Wanderers) for Houghton, 67; 9 Aldridge (Tranmere Rovers) for Coyne, 89. Referee: M van der Ende (Neth). Yellow cards: Republic of Ireland: Phelan (29 min), Coyne (49), Irwin (79).

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Group F (Orlando): Belgium v Morocco (1730).

Belgium will be without the defender, Philippe Albert, who is suspended. There is a doubt over the health of the midfield anchorman, Lorenzo Staelens, who has had serious problems adjusting to the intense Florida heat. Marc Emmers stands by. Marc Degryse has shaken off a groin injury. Belgian fans will expect goals from their Croatian-born marksman, Josip Weber, who struck five goals on his debut for Belgium in a 9-0 win over Zambia earlier this month. Weber, who gained Belgian nationality in March, said: 'We are in good condition. We just have to try to play an economical game, and not force too much.' Morocco's Hassan Nader is ruled out by toothache.

Group E (Washington DC): Norway v Mexico (2100).

Rune Bratseth, Norway's captain, injured his ankle in training yesterday and is a slight doubt. Two English-based players, Erik Thorstvedt and Jostein Flo, are expected to recover from minor knocks. Norway will not be compromising their direct, physical style of play because of the heat. 'It will be difficult for us, but it is too late for us to change our style. We cannot do anything about it,' their coach, Egil Olsen, said. Mexico, with no injury problems, will be lacking the midfielder Alberto Garcia Aspe, a skilful left-footed playmaker, through suspension. The veteran striker, Hugo Sanchez, at his third World Cup, is likely to start on the bench while Carlos Hermosillo leads the attack with Luis Alves, the scorer of a record seven international goals against Martinique last year.

Group B (Los Angeles): Cameroon v Sweden (0030).

Roger Milla, 42 (at least), is not likely to start against the Swedes. He looked slow in training last week, reportedly recovering from a slight injury. Alphonse Tchami and Francois Omam-Biyick will form the Africans' strikeforce. Tommy Svensson, the Swedish coach, has had to make a late change to his squad, calling up the Vastra Frolunda defender, Tommy Lucic, to replace Jan Eriksson, who has flown home with a thigh injury. Otherwise, he has a fully-fit squad to choose from. Svensson,is demanding that his players show due respect to their opponents. 'I have the utmost respect for the Cameroon team. They are very good, experienced technical players,' he said. 'Even though we have been told things are not so good in their camp, that is not the case. I have had a spy watching them for two months and I know just how dangerous they will be.'

----------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Group B (San Francisco): Brazil v Russia (2100). Group F (Washington DC): Holland v Saudia Arabia (0030). ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Tuesday Group C (Chicago): Germany v Spain (2100). Group D (Boston): Argentina v Greece (1730); (Dallas): Nigeria v Bulgaria (0030). ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Wednesday Group A (Detroit): Romania v Switzerland (2100); (Los Angeles): United States v Colombia (0030). ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Thursday Group E (New York): Italy v Norway (2100). Group C (Boston): South Korea v Bolivia (0030). ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Friday Group E (Orlando): Mexico v Republic of Ireland (1730). Group B (San Francisco): Brazil v Cameroon (2100); (Detroit): Sweden v Russia (0030). ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Saturday Group F (Orlando): Belgium v Holland (1730); (New York): Saudi Arabia v Morocco (1730). Group D (Boston): Argentina v Nigeria (2100). -----------------------------------------------------------------