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Wednesday, 12 June, 2002, 13:36 GMT 14:36 UK
Clockwatch: Slovenia 1-3 Paraguay


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All the action as Slovenia take on Paraguay in Group B in Seogwipo.

90 mins: The referee blows the final whistle. The players look to the bench to find out whether their victory is enough to place them in the last 16. With Spain beating South Africa 3-2 it is - and the Paraguay players begin celebrating.
Final score: Slovenia 1-3 Paraguay

89 mins: Goalscoring hero Nelson Cuevas is stretchered off after injuring himself kicking the ball. Cuevas - himself a substitute - is replaced by Juan Carlos Franco.

84 mins: Substitute Nelson Cuevas scores again with a spectacular strike from the edge of the area after cutting in from the right-hand side.
Slovenia 1-3 Paraguay

82 mins: Roque Santa Cruz narrowly misses after Cuevas knocks a dangerous ball across the face of goal.

81 mins: Slovenia's Nastja Ceh is red carded for a terrible challenge - leaving both team's with 10 men for the closing stages.

79 mins: Paraguay goalkeeper Jose Luis Chilavert takes a free-kick in a dangerous position - but Mladen Dabanovic brilliantly saves.

78 mins: Slovenia's Senad Tiganj replaces Milan Osterc.

73 mins: Substitute Jorge Campos puts Paraguay in the lead with a superb low drive from long range that evades Mladen Dabanovic's dive.
Slovenia 1-2 Paraguay

72 mins: A Milan Osterc cross hits Carlos Gamarra on the back and loops against the Paraguay crossbar with Chilavert beaten.

65 mins: Nelson Cuevas scores a brilliant equaliser. He cuts inside from the right flank, dances through the Slovenia defence and wrong foots the goalkeeper with an angled shot.
Slovenia 1-1 Paraguay

64 mins: Goalscorer Milenko Acimovic is replaced by Nastja Ceh.

62 mins: Jose Cardozo is replaced by Cuevas.

56 mins: Campos replaces Guido Alvarenga as Paraguay coach Cesare Maldini tries to halt Slovenia's dominance of the second-half.

55 mins: Acimovic hits the woodwork with a powerful left-footed shot and Sebastjan Cimirotic then forces an excellent save from Chilavert.

51 mins: Chilavert saves from Mladen Rudonja after an error from Julio Cesar Caceres gifts the opening to the Slovenian.

47 mins: Milan Osterc forces a save from Chilavert as Slovenia go in search of a second goal.

45 mins: Slovenia break again and almost score but somehow Paraguay clear the danger. The referee then blows for half-time.
Half-time: Slovenia 1-0 Paraguay

45 mins: Milenko Acimovic breaks down the right-hand side and cuts inside. His cross-cum-shot hits Chilavert and goes through the goalkeeper's legs. It is the 100th goal of the World Cup.
Slovenia 1-0 Paraguay

42 mins: Chilavert brilliantly saves to prevent Sebastjan Cimirotic from scoring.

40 mins: Miran Pavlin goes off injured and is replaced by Rudonja.

29 mins: A powerful shot from Francesco Arce is parried by Dabanovic. A minute later a dangerous cross is met by Jose Cardozo, but his header is saved.

21 mins: Carlos Parades receives a second yellow card for a sloppy, lazy challenge and is sent off.

5 mins: Paredes is booked for an ugly lunge on Miran Pavlin.

1230 BST: The match begins and Paraguay's Roque Santa Cruz almost scores within a minute of the kick-off. But he cannot quite reach a long pass up-field and the ball goes out for a goal kick.


Slovenia: Mladen Dabanovic, Zeljko Milinovic, Doni Novak, Ales Ceh, Milan Osterc, Miran Pavlin, Rajko Tavcar, Milenko Acimovic, Amir Karic, Sebastjan Cimirotic, Spasoje Bulajic.

Paraguay: Jose Luis Chilavert, Francisco Arce, Carlos Gamarra, Celso Ayala, Guido Alvarenga, Roque Santa Cruz, Roberto Acuna, Carlos Paredes, Julio Cesar Caceres, Jose Cardozo, Denis Caniza.


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