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Thursday, 13 June, 2002, 07:49 GMT 08:49 UK
Clockwatch: Costa Rica 2-5 Brazil


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All the action from the Group C game in Suwon.

0922 BST: Brazil continue their impressive start to the World Cup by demolishing Costa Rica in a thrilling game. The defeat sends Costa Rica out of the competition.

90 mins (+4): Marcos saves at his near post from Paulo Wanchope.

90 mins (+3): Cafu receives the first yellow card of the game.

87 mins: Costa Rica substitute Steven Bryce is thwarted by Brazil keeper Marcos as he runs through on goal. The ball rebounds to Paulo Wanchope, who hits the underside of the crossbar with a rising shot.

83 mins: Ronaldo goes round Costa Rica keeper Erick Lonnis and finds himself on the left touchline. Yet he still contrives a curled shot that hits the post and rebounds into the grateful arms of Lonnis.

82 mins: Brazilian wing-back Junior is stretchered off after being injured by a robust challenge from Wilmer Lopez.

77 mins: Costa Rica substitute Rolando Fonseca drags his shot wide of the far post from the right corner of the area.

75 mins: Costa Rica spurn an excellent goalscoring opportunity. Substitute Winston Parks back-heels the ball to Paulo Wanchope, who turns away from goal when he could have shot.

74 mins: Winston Parks, who scored Costa Rica's equaliser against Turkey, comes on for Gilberto Martinez.

72 mins: Brazil bring on 20-year-old Kaka in place of Rivaldo.

71 mins: Brazil keeper Marcos is beaten by a Brazil shot and is relieved to see the ball hit the post and rebound to safety.

64 mins: Junior, advancing into the left side of the area, collects a long ball in his stride before shooting between Erick Lonnis and his near post.
Costa Rica 2-5 Brazil

63 mins: Junior crosses low from the left wing and Rivaldo, who has had a quiet game so far, slides to send the ball into the net.
Costa Rica 2-4 Brazil

61 mins: Brazil bring on Ricardinho for Juninho.

56 mins: Costa Rica score to move ahead of Turkey and into second place in Group C on goal difference. Substitute Steven Bryce sends in a delicious cross from the left and Ronald Gomez, who has got away from Cafu, dives to head into the net from close range.
Costa Rica 2-3 Brazil

54 mins: Mauricio Wright puts the ball through the legs of Edmilson and advances into the area before squaring to Ronald Gomez, who goes down under a challenge from behind. The Costa Rica striker appeals for a penalty but the referee waves play on.

52 mins: Brazil keeper Marcos palms a powerful left-footed shot from Carlos Castro over the crossbar.

50 mins: Paulo Wanchope rounds Brazil keeper Marcos and rolls the ball toward an open goal. Defender Anderson Polga gets back quickly to clear the ball off the line.

49 mins: Ronaldo attempts to curl the ball into the top corner from the edge of the area but succeeds only in ballooning it over the crossbar.

48 mins: Costa Rica defender Gilberto Martinez makes a fabulous last-ditch tackle to deny Ronaldo on the edge of the area.

0832: Unchanged Brazil kick off the second-half. Costa Rica have made one change, bringing on Steven Bryce for Harold Wallace.


0817 BST: Costa Rica, who need a draw to progress to the second round, look to be heading out of the tournament. Brazil are in control after giving a scintillating display of attacking football in the first-half.

45 mins (+1): Rivaldo hits the foot of the far post with a viciously curling left-footed free-kick.

45 mins: Ronaldo, looking almost back to his best, jinks past Mauricio Wright and chips delicately across the face of goal, only for Rivaldo to shoot over from close range.

39 mins: Costa Rica hit back almost immediately when Brazil defender Lucio deflects a Paulo Wanchope shot into his own net.
Costa Rica 1-3 Brazil

38 mins: Brazilian centre-half Edmilson scores a sensational goal. He swivels and sends an acrobatic right-footed volley past Erick Lonnis in the Costa Rica goal.
Costa Rica 0-3 Brazil

36 mins: Brazil keeper Marcos advances quickly from his line to claim a corner with great authority.

33 mins: Brazil's Gilberto Silva lashes a volley wide of the far post from an acute angle.

32 mins: Ronald Gomez heads over from six yards for Costa Rica. Brazil look vulnerable when dealing with crosses.

29 mins: Costa Rica take a corner from the left and Mauricio Wright finds himself unmarked on the edge of the six-yard box, but manages only to head high over the crossbar.

25 mins: Costa Rica keeper Erick Lonnis embarrassingly spills the ball as he attempts to catch a curling free-kick from Juninho. But he is fortunate, the ball goes wide of his post for a corner.

22 mins: Ronald Gomez crosses from the right for Costa Rica and Brazil defender Anderson Polga is forced to head the ball out for a corner. Costa Rica are enjoying a good spell of pressure as they search for a way back into the game.

13 mins: Ronaldo maintains his record of scoring in every game so far. The Inter Milan striker collects a left-wing corner at the near post. He shows good footwork to give himself a sight of goal and fires right-footed through the legs of Costa Rica keeper Erick Lonnis.
Costa Rica 0-2 Brazil

10 mins: Edilson, who has been hugely impressive in the early stages of the game, crosses low from the left touchline and Luis Marin diverts the ball into the net from six yards.
Costa Rica 0-1 Brazil

9 mins: Luis Marin crosses from the right for Costa Rica and the unmarked Mauricio Wright heads over the crossbar from nine yards.

8 mins: Costa Rica midfielder Walter Centeno fires a low 25-yard free-kick that is deflected out for a corner.

4 mins: Ronaldo beats a defender and powers into the area before his square pass is cleared.

2 mins: Edilson breaks into the box from the right wing but his cross is easily cut out by Costa Rica keeper Erick Lonnis.

0730 BST: Costa Rica kick off. They need a draw to qualify for the second round.


Costa Rica: Lonnis, Marin, Wright, Martinez, Castro, Wallace, Lopez, Solis, Centeno, Gomez, Wanchope.
Subs: Bryce, Chinchilla, Cordero, Drummond, Fonseca, Medford, Mesen, Morgan, Parks, Rodriguez, Sunsing, Vallejos.

Brazil: Marcos, Cafu, Lucio, Edmilson, Polga, Junior, Juninho Paulista, Gilberto, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Edilson.
Subs: Belleti, Carlos, Ceni, Denilson, Dida, Kaka, Kleberson, Luizao, Ricardinho, Ronaldinho, Roque Junior, Vampeta.

Referee: G Ghandour (Egypt).


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