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Saudi Arabia 0-1 Spain
Friday, 23 June 2006




Spain fans in Kaiserslautern

Spain's fans arrive in Kaiserslautern expecting their side to record their third Group H win ahead of the knockout phase

Saudi Arabia fans

Saudi Arabia's supporters are determined to enjoy their team's last match in the World Cup following a draw and a defeat

Antonio Lopez of Spain challenges

Antonio Lopez of Spain (r) and Saudi Arabia's Khaled Aziz battle for the ball in the opening stages of the match

Aziz is carried off

The Saudis suffer a setback when Aziz is stretchered off after seeming to pull his hamstring while attempting a backheel

Gutierrez Juanito's header beats keeper Mabrouk Zaid

And the underdogs go behind when Gutierrez Juanito powers an unstoppable header past Saudi keeper Mabrouk Zaid

Juanito celebrates

Juanito's goal - scored nine minutes before the break - is a deserved breakthrough for the dominant Spaniards

Redha Tukar challenges Raul

Defender Redha Tukar keeps Real Madrid's Spain striker Raul at bay early in the second half

Saud Kariri brings down Jose Antonio Reyes

Saud Kariri sends Jose Antonio Reyes tumbling as Spain are unable to cap their victory with a second goal

Saudi Arabia's players

The Saudi Arabian players salute the crowd as they bow out of the competiton - Spain meanwhile go marching on



GROUP H: HOW THEY FINISHED

  PGDPTS
  Spain 3 7 9
  Ukraine 3 1 6
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  Tunisia 3 -3 1
  Saudi A 3 -5 1


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Your World Cup pics - 23 June
23 Jun 06 |  World Cup 2006


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