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Saturday, 1 June, 2002, 10:51 GMT 11:51 UK

Tomasson double sinks Uruguay

Uruguay 1-2 Denmark

A Jon Dahl Tomasson double put Denmark in pole position in Group A after the opening round of matches.

The Feyenoord forward struck late in each half to help the Danes take a giant step towards the second phase.

Two excellent goals - one a well-worked team effort, the other an incredible piece of individual technique - looked to have left honours even.

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But Tomasson changed the complexion of the group with a deft header eight minutes from time.

Denmark gradually came to dominate the opening period and took the lead just before half-time when Tomasson finished a well-crafted move.

Uruguay equalised immediately after the break with an early contender for goal of the tournament - a fantastic 25-yard volley from full-back Dario Rodriguez.

But AC Milan-bound Tomasson gave the Danes a victory that puts holders France in deep trouble after their defeat by Senegal on Friday.


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