FIFA WORLD CUP

Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany

Referee: Markus Merk | Attendance: 66000

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Brazil

  • Adriano 49'
  • Fred 90'

2 - 0

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Game 27

  • 93'

    FULL-TIME: Australia made Brazil work really hard for their win, and had chances to equalise before Fred's late goal sealed it. Brazil book their place in the next round; the Aussies still have a chance to qualify if they get a result from their final game against Croatia.

  • 92'

    WHAT A MISS! Emerton makes a crucial block from Robinho's low cross; the ball falls to Kaka on the penalty spot, but he side-foots over the crossbar.

  • 90'

    Australia always looked a bit vulnerable on the break as they pushed forward for an equaliser, but they have still played really well this evening.

  • 89'

    GOAL! Robinho slams a shot against the inside of the post, and with Schwarzer left stranded, Fred rolls the ball in to the empty net.

  • 88'

    BRAZILIAN SUB: Fred comes on to replace Adriano. The young Lyon striker comes on to replace Adriano, who looks dead on his feet.

  • 87'

    Australia have Brazil under a little pressure here; they are lofting some quality balls in to the penalty area, and Lucio and Juan are being kept on their toes.

  • 86'

    AGONISING! Viduka nips in to beat Dida to the ball; he flicks out a boot and lifts the ball over the Brazilian keeper, but the ball lands on the roof of the net.

  • 85'

    Australia came so close to an equaliser there; Dida was well beaten by Viduka's header.

  • 84'

    SO, SO CLOSE! Bresciano whips the free-kick in to the middle; the ball glances off the head of Viduka, but spins agonisingly wide of the far post.

  • 83'

    A clumsy challenge from Cafu hands Australia a free-kick. Robinho is booked for saying something out of turn as he protested the decision.

  • 82'

    OFF THE BAR! Ronaldinho's corner from the left is headed against the crossbar by Kaka. Australia are hanging on by their fingertips.

  • 81'

    WHEN WILL HE LEARN? Roberto Carlos opts to shoot, but blasts his free-kick high over the bar.

  • 80'

    Brazil win a free-kick; central, 40 yards out. Roberto Carlos seems interested in a shot...

  • 79'

    GREAT EFFORT! Bresciano's acrobatic scissor-kick seems to be heading for the top corner before Dida paws it away to safety.

  • 78'

    Australia win a free-kick, 40 yards from goal; they send a couple of players forward...

  • 77'

    Robinho has certainly had a positive impact since coming off the bench; Ronaldo might find himself starting on the bench in Brazil's final group game.

  • 76'

    RUBBISH! Brazil break with pace and in numbers; they pass-up a couple of decent shooting chances before Robinho finally gets an acrobatic shot away which sails over the bar.

  • 75'

    Australia are still managing to cope fairly comfortably with the Brazilian attacks, though they are becoming a little more frequent and threatening as the game progresses.

  • 74'

    Brazil win another free-kick; this time it is so far out, even Carlos refuses to shoot, and the World Champions take it short.

  • 73'

    Bresciano hurls Cafu to the ground after the great right-back checked his run down the left wing. Free-kick to Brazil.

  • 72'

    GOOD SKILL! Robinho glides past Chipperfield before firing in a shot from distance, though Schwarzer is able to see it wide.

  • 71'

    BRAZIL SUBS: Gilberto Silva and Robinho come on to replace Emerson and Ronaldo. Another quiet game for Ronaldo; Robinho will add some energy and dynamism.

  • 70'

    Kaka breaks brilliantly down the right; he cuts in to the area before firing in a low shot, but Schwarzer gets down quickly to save.

  • 69'

    AUSTRALIA SUB: Moore off, Aloisi on. An attacking change from Hiddink, who takes off a centre-back to the veteran striker.

  • 68'

    FIZZER! Kewell again breaks down the left-channel; perhaps sensing he doesn't have the pace to beat Cafu, he opts to shoot but fizzes a dipping shot just over the bar.

  • 67'

    The Aussie fans are whistling now as Brazil try to take the sting out of the game with a spell of possession-football in their own half.

  • 66'

    Lucio goes down after a challenge with Viduka; the referee encourages him to get to his feet. There doesn't seem a lot wrong with him.

  • 65'

    Cafu has remarkable stamina; he is still bursting up and down that right touchline, despite the heat and humidity.

  • 64'

    Kewell has made a difference for Australia; he is getting in behind Cafu and causing an occasional threat.

  • 63'

    Emerson clips a good pass in to the run of Carlos, who had made a run in to the penalty area, but Moore comes across to make a good challenge.

  • 62'

    Australia seem a little deflated, as though any self-belief they had disappeared when Adriano fired that low shot in to the bottom corner.

  • 61'

    Kewell robs Juan on the half-way line; he only has Ze Roberto to beat in front of him, but loses the ball to a good challenge.

  • 59'

    Australia win a corner when Cafu is forced to tackle Kewell on the left-edge of the area. Bresciano curls the set-piece in to the middle, but Viduka misses the header.

  • 58'

    That was a fantastic chance for Kewell; all he had to do was roll the ball in to an empty net, but instead went for power and blasted over.

  • 57'

    WHAT A CHANCE! Dida drops a simple catch inside his penalty area; the ball spins to Kewell, but the Liverpool winger blasts his shot over when faced with an open-goal.

  • 56'

    BRAZIL SUB: Cahill is replaced by Kewell; Cahill still looked a little short of match-fitness.

  • 55'

    NO PACE! Bresciano breaks the off-side trap as he cuts in from the left wing; he has a free run through on goal, but Cafu sprints back to put in a crucial block.

  • 54'

    Ronaldinho curls a corner in to the penalty area, but Schwarzer comes through a crowd of players to punch clear.

  • 53'

    MIS-CONTROL! Adriano'S deflected shot reaches Ronaldo inside the penalty area, but he can't bring the ball under control and Australia clear.

  • 52'

    It does seem now that Brazil have got an extra spring in their step now they have taken the lead.

  • 51'

    Ronaldo strays off-side as he tries to get on a pass between Neill and Moore by Ronaldinho.

  • 50'

    It's going to be tough now for Australia, now that Brazil have finally got their confidence back up.

  • 49'

    GOAL! Ronaldo rolls the ball across the penalty area to Adriano, who holds off his marker before firing a low shot inside the near post.

  • 48'

    Brazil attack well down the left flank; Kaka finds Carlos with a pass in behind Neill, but his cross is over-hit.

  • 47'

    Kaka does well to get to the by-line and send over a cross to the near post, but the linesman rules that the ball had gone out of play.

  • 46'

    Ronaldo holds off three defenders before knocking the ball through Moore's legs and drawing a free-kick.

  • 45'

    Australia kick off the second half.

  • 46'

    HALF-TIME: A scrappy half, but Australia will be delighted. They have coped fairly easily with Brazil, and occasionally threatened going forward.

  • 45'

    OOOH! Bresciano cuts in from the left and curls a shot just over the crossbar. Dida looked beaten.

  • 44'

    GREAT FEET! Viduka does wonderfully to rob Lucio inside the Brazil penalty area, before twisting the defender inside-out with a neat turn.

  • 43'

    Australia win a corner off the legs of Juan; Bresciano curls the set-piece in to the middle, but Lucio heads clear.

  • 43'

    Emerton does well down the right, winning a throw of Juan, who had come out to cover behind Roberto Carlos.

  • 42'

    CLOSE! Ronaldo holds off Grella before firing in a right-foot shot which whistles just wide of the far post. Good effort.

  • 41'

    AUSTRALIA SUB: Bresciano replaces Popovic; Australian's most expensive footballer ever comes on to replace the injured Popovic.

  • 40'

    Popovic is down, receiving some treatment on a calf injury; he looks in some pain, and is soon trudging off the field.

  • 39'

    Culina is booked for a foul on Juan; replays show that the Australian midfielder did catch Juan with a studs-up challenge on his thigh.

  • 38'

    Lucio breaks forward with a positive run down the right wing; Kaka feeds him the ball, but the centre-back's cross is blocked.

  • 37'

    GOOD CHANCE! Kaka flicks a pass in to the path of Ronaldo, but the Real Madrid striker completely misses his kick and the chance goes begging.

  • 35'

    Australia have actually had more shots on goal than Brazil, but all of their efforts have been from 25 yards or more.

  • 34'

    Australia have done really well in closing down the Brazlian threats; Kaka and Ronaldinho haven't been given any time whatsoever.

  • 33'

    AMBITIOUS! Grella blasts a hopeful shot in at goal from 40 yards; it doesn't trouble Dida.

  • 32'

    Emerton combines well down the right with Culina, but he wastes the chance to send over a threatening cross as he allows Roberto Carlos to get back and block.

  • 31'

    Ronaldo is booked for shooting after the whistle had gone an earlier off-side.

  • 30'

    This referee is really starting to annoy me; again, he stops play for a minor foul as a free-kick is sent in to the penalty area.

  • 29'

    Cafu is booked for catching Cahill from behind out on the left flank; the Brazilian captain takes the decision with a smile, and even shakes the referee's hand.

  • 28'

    GREAT BLOCK! Ronaldinho chips a delightful pass over the top for Ronaldo, but Moore throws himself at the shot and the ball spins out for a corner.

  • 28'

    If there is a winner in today's game, they will qualify from Group F, thanks to Croatia and Japan's draw earlier in the day.

  • 27'

    GOOD EFFORT! Culina spins and gets a good shot away, but his effort is straight at Dida.

  • 26'

    CIRCUS FOOTBALL! Ronaldinho trips over the ball inside the penalty area, prompting wild cheers from the Australians in the crowd.

  • 25'

    Ze Roberto falls over his own feet, but is awarded a free-kick for his trouble. Odd decision from the referee.

  • 24'

    Ronaldinho tries to chip a pass over the top for Cafu, but the ball runs out; Australia are very organised in defence, and are certainly frustrating Brazil.

  • 23'

    The game has got a bit scrappy; it is very stop-start, with a lot of niggly fouls and breaks in play. Not the sort of flowing football we associate Brazil with.

  • 22'

    Viduka is caught off-side as he tried to get on the end of Chipperfield's pass in behind Cafu.

  • 21'

    WOEFUL! Roberto Carlos, who clearly believes his own hype, opts to shoot from 45 yards; unsurprisingly, he again blasts high over the bar.

  • 20'

    Ronaldinho has his first run at the Austealian defence, but Neill makes a fantastic challenge on the edge of the penalty area.

  • 19'

    Ronaldinho is being forced back in to his own half to collect the ball; Australia are doing an excellent job of keeping him quiet.

  • 18'

    Referee Merk is forced to intervene to stop some pushing inside the penalty area whilst Ronaldinho waited to swing in a free-kick from the right.

  • 17'

    ...Culina curls the ball in to the crowded area, but Dida comes early and claims comfortably.

  • 16'

    Ze Roberto slides in and takes down Culina; free-kick to the Aussies, and a chance to load the penalty area and put Brazil under some pressure...

  • 15'

    Adriano can't turn on the edge of the penalty area; Moore was very tight to the Inter Milan striker there.

  • 14'

    It has been a bright start to the match here in Munich; Australia certainly don't look overawed by the five-time Champions.

  • 14'

    GOOD DEFENDING! Popovic has to be alert to track the run of Adriano in to the penalty area and shield the ball back to Schwarzer.

  • 14'

    Emerton is booked for protesting too fiercely after a free-kick decision went the way of Roberto Carlos.

  • 13'

    Chipperfield cuts inside from the left wing; the space opens up in front of him, but the full-back then scuffs his shot.

  • 12'

    DREADFUL! The set-piece is worked to Roberto Carlos, but he blasts his shot high and wide. Poor effort.

  • 11'

    Grella catches Ronaldo with a late kick to his shin; free-kick, on the right-corner of the penalty area.

  • 10'

    BLOCKED! Adriano's piledriver from distance is blocked by Neill on the edge of his penalty area.

  • 9'

    Culina sends a corner in to the penalty area, but it is too high for Cahill at the back post and the ball runs behind.

  • 9'

    Australia have made a good start here; they are knocking the ball around with confidence and making some good runs up front.

  • 8'

    Brazil looked lacklustre in their opening game; they'll be desperate to put on a positive, attacking performance to show they are worthy of the hype that surrounds them.

  • 7'

    Neill breaks forward from the back; he tries to feed a pass in to the run of Emerton, but Cafu intercepts.

  • 6'

    NICE EFFORT! Viduka strikes a good shot from distance, although Dida is well positioned and collects comfortably.

  • 5'

    Juan hammers a clearance high up field for Ronaldo to chase, but the ball finds its way through to Schwarzer.

  • 5'

    UGLY! Cahill's first contribution is to slice a shot horribly wide from 30 yards.

  • 4'

    OOH! Kaka flashes a volley narrowly wide of the post after he had been set-up by a nice touch on the edge of the area by Ronaldo.

  • 3'

    ...he sends a good cross in to the middle, but Australia defend it well.

  • 3'

    Kaka is caught by Chipperfield; free-kick to Brazil, out on the right. Ronaldinho stands over the set-piece...

  • 2'

    Ze Roberto attempts a cross-field pass towards Cafu, but he mis-hits and the ball runs out for a throw.

  • 1'

    Ronaldinho feeds a pass in to the feet of Ronaldo, but his first touch is heavy and Moore nips the ball off him.

  •  

    HERE WE GO! BRAZIL KICK OFF.

  •  

    Brazil will start with the same side who edged out Croatia in their opening match, with under-fire striker Ronaldo keeping his place up front.

  •  

    Harry Kewell loses his place in the Australian side, with Basle midfielder Mile Sterjovski taking the Liverpool man's place.

  •  

    Hi, Alex here; I'm here to guide you through Brazil's Group F match against Australia.

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Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Brazil

  • 18(6)

  • -

  • 9

  • 53%

    47%

  • Australia

  • 14(4)

  • -

  • 23

Brazil

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Dida

D

2 Cafu

D

3 Lúcio

D

4 Juan

D

6 Roberto Carlos

M

5 Emerson
M
17 Gilberto Silva

M

8 Kaká

M

10 Ronaldinho

M

11 Jose da Silva Junior Ze Roberto

F

7 Adriano
F
21 Fred

F

9 Ronaldo
F
23 Robinho
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 22 Júlio César
G 12 Ceni Rogerio
D 13 Cicinho
D 14 Luisão
D 15 Cris
D 16 Gilberto Melo
M 17 Gilberto Silva
M 18 Mineiro
M 19 Juninho Pernambucano
M 20 Luis Ricardinho
F 21 Fred
F 23 Robinho

Match Stats

  • Brazil
  • Australia
18(6) Shots (on goal) 14(4)
9 Fouls 23
7 Corner kicks 4
5 Offsides 1
53% Time of Possession 47%
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
6 Saves 5
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