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          June 3rd 2002 (3:30pm)                    Niigata, Niigata Big Swan Stadium
    
    CROATIA - MEXICO 0-1 (0-0)
    Goal 60'04 0-1 Cuauhtemoc Blanco (penalty) Referee Lu Jun (China) 7 Linesmen Komaleeswaran Sankar (India) Taoufik Adjengui (Tunisia) 4th official Falla Ndoye (Senegal) Red card 59'10 Boris Zivkovic (foul on Cuauhtemoc Blanco) Attendance 32,239 Playtime First half 46'28 Second half 48'02 Total 94'30 Quality 5 Intensity 5,5 Excitement 5 CROATIA (formation 4-4-2) CLUB AGE CAPS Pts 1 Stipe Pletikosa Hajduk Split 23 19 6,5 6 Boris Zivkovic Bayer Leverkusen 26 17 6 3 Josip Simunic Hertha BSC 24 6 6 21 Robert Kovac Bayern München 28 20 6 17 Robert Jarni (3rd c) Panathinaikos 33 79 5 10 Nico Kovac Bayern München 30 21 6 14 Zvonimir Soldo VfB Stuttgart 34 60 6 8 Robert Prosinecki (-HT) Portsmouth 33 49 5 4 Stjepan Tomas Vicenza 27 18 5 11 Alen Boksic (2nd c) (-67) Middlesbrough 32 37 4 9 Davor Suker (c) (-64) TSV 1860 München 34 69 4 Substitutes 5 Milan Rapaic (+HT) Fenerbahce 28 25 6,5 15 Daniel Saric (+64) Panathinaikos 29 26 5,5 13 Mario Stanic (+67) Chelsea 30 44 4 Coach: Mirko Jozic Average 5,39 MEXICO (formation 3-5-2) CLUB AGE CAPS Pts 1 Oscar Perez Cruz Azul 29 33 7 5 Manuel Vidrio Pachuca 29 28 6,5 4 Rafael Marquez (c) Monaco 23 35 7 16 Salvador Carmona Toluca 26 55 6 13 Sigifredo Mercado Atlas 33 19 6 19 Gabriel Caballero Pachuca 31 6 6 11 Braulio Luna Necaxa 27 22 6,5 6 Gerardo Torrado Sevilla 23 28 6,5 7 Carlos Morales Guadalajara 26 18 5,5 10 Cuauhtemoc Blanco (-79) Real Valladolid 29 72 6,5 9 Jared Borgetti (-68) Santos Laguna 28 29 6 Substitutes 15 Luis Hernandez (+68) America 32 83 6 17 Francisco Palencia (+79) Espanyol 29 70 - Coach: Javier Aguirre Average 6,29
    * Numbers in blue are points set by us after performance in the match (0=worst, 10=best).

     
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