FIFA WORLD CUP

Seogwipo Stadium, Sogwipo, South Korea

Referee: Anders Frisk

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Brazil

  • Roberto Carlos 15'
  • Rivaldo 32'
  • Ronaldinho 45' PEN
  • Ronaldo 55'

4 - 0

FT

  • 90'

    How will they do when they face tougher challenges. We, of course, will bring you coverage of that very challenge.

  • 90'

    The Samba Boys are in the second round. The Chinese's hopes are well, Chop Suey (my apologies). But they gave it everything. They would have liked a goal but they should not be too upset with their showing. Patronisation over, Brazil are looking strong.

  • 90'

    No is the answer as Mr Frisk blows his whistle.

  • 90'

    Corner to China. Can they score?

  • 90'

    Marcos plays the ball out. He gets involved in the passing move and the Brazilians play out time.

  • 90'

    Added time and China's day with the giants is nearly over.

  • 89'

    Edilson plays in Cafu and Jiang Jin slides in to stop the skipper scoring.

  • 88'

    Passing the Chinese to death now, Brazil look for an opening before Roberto Carlos is stopped. China's attack is pretty if ineffective.

  • 88'

    Head-tennis session as the game peters out. Ricardinho releases Edilson. Cafu plays it safe.

  • 86'

    Brazil break. Rivaldo out to Denilson. But Chinese resistance is not useless and Brazil play a waiting game.

  • 85'

    Qu Bo is a threat again. A lovely one-two and Marcos saves his attempt at a chip over the keeper.

  • 84'

    Brazil happy to take the pace out of the game. Some lovely crossfield passing.

  • 83'

    Edilson runs the ball out of play. And then Qu Bo runs at the defence. He takes two men to stop him. A Chinese goal would be more than welcome.

  • 81'

    Shao Jiayi wins a corner. The ball in is disappointing and Marcos claims the kick.

  • 80'

    Gilberto passes out wide. But Du Wei kicks out. Not to a Chinaman - symptomatic of the entire game.

  • 78'

    Short passing move from Brazil. China harry, as they've done all game, but that's not been enough to win the game or score.

  • 77'

    Denilson beats the defender once, twice but not the the third time. Corner is taken short and the ball is passed around the back.

  • 76'

    Denilson tries to run at the defence but Qu Bo gets away. Lucio hits it out.

  • 75'

    Edilson tries to get involved. Lucio comes forward. But Li Tie intervenes.

  • 74'

    He crosses over for Cafu. Laid back to Gilberto Silva and he fires the ball, Carlos Alberto-style, on the run. The shot is saved by Jiang Jin and Rivaldo can't get to the rebound.

  • 73'

    Brazil have this game won. They'll choose to play safe. Denilson wants a piece of the action.

  • 72'

    Rivaldo takes up a central role. Roque Junior, back in defence, hacks away.

  • 72'

    Edilson will replace the big man. Ronaldo's work done for the day.

  • 71'

    Ronaldo has a real chance to score but keeper Jiang Jin saves.

  • 70'

    Ricardinho, the recent replacement for foolishly-injured Emerson, comes on to replace Juninho.

  • 69'

    Shao Jiayi's shot is good and Marcos tips away. The corner after that is headed behind.

  • 68'

    Roberto Carlos has to come across to stop Li Xiaopeng. Then Roque Junior fouls. A free-kick...

  • 67'

    Flighted ball meant for Ronaldo by Juninho. China's defenders outnumber the big man and it's cleared.

  • 66'

    The ball is hacked away when Denilson went down the left. He seemed to be fouled but Mr Frisk says no.

  • 65'

    Qi Hong replaced by Shao Jiayi by the Chinese.

  • 64'

    China again attack and fail. Yang Pu runs off the end of the pitch. No real bite to their attacks.

  • 64'

    Cafu is stopped as he threatens. He's been highly influential.

  • 63'

    Brazil have a promising attack again. But Denilson is disappointingly offside. The Chinese have obviously been watching Arsenal of the 1991 vintage.

  • 61'

    Ma Mingyu will play no further part. Yang Pu is the replacement.

  • 60'

    Ma Mingyu gives the ball to Zhao Junzhe. He cuts inside and rattles the woodwork. So close. That's got the fans singing.

  • 59'

    Brazil attack again. Ma Mingyu's long ball can't get to the ball as it seemed that China would score.

  • 59'

    Juninho chips the ball over the top for Cafu and the Roma man beats a defender and looks odds-on to score. He is tackled by the last man. The skipper is having a fine game.

  • 57'

    China looking more and more demoralised. Roberto Carlos capitalises on a mistake and makes a run down the left. He fails to get a cross in.

  • 55'

    He's had a quiet game but he doesn't miss from there. Two in two for the buck-toothed dodgy-kneed one.

  • 55'

    China's attack comes to naught again. And Cafu comes away down the right. He beats two players. Ronaldo isn't picked up by China's defenders and he fires home from the closest of range. 4-0 to the Samba Boys!

  • 53'

    Junhino is the counterpoint of a passing move but Rivaldo and Ronaldo both are found to be offside.

  • 52'

    Silva gets the ball but now Li Xiaopeng on the right-hand side. His ball is not convingly dealt with.

  • 51'

    Juninho prompts. Rivaldo does the same.

  • 50'

    Cafu charges but is stopped by Li Tie. Gilberto Silva stops him. Ronaldo's shirt seemed to be held. He's been quiet, the big man.

  • 49'

    Li Tie with a run but Carlos cuts out his ball to the wing. And Marcos takes a free-kick.

  • 48'

    Zhao Junzhe breaks with the ball. Ma Mingyu gets a chance to shoot but drags his shot wide.

  • 47'

    Roberto Carlos moves offside as Rivaldo tries to thread a ball through.

  • 46'

    He gets an early chance but a double-team prevents his run into the area.

  • 46'

    Denilson will offer more wing-play for Brazil. Can he shine like in the last game?

  • 46'

    Denilson comes on at half time for Ronaldinho, and we're underway again

  • 45'

    Brazil have all but accomplished their mission. China have been the proverbial plucky losers. But that's what they're set to be.

  • 45'

    Rivaldo plays the ball wide. Gets it back and is then fouled. That's enough for Mr Frisk and it's half-time.

  • 45'

    There'll be no shock here. China well-beaten with the half-time oranges yet to be sucked.

  • 45'

    Hard on China, though in truth their promising opening has been followed by Brazilian dominance.

  • 44'

    Ronaldinho takes. He sends the keeper the wrong way and threads it home. No Beckham blast from him. 3-0 to the Samba Boys!

  • 44'

    Ronaldo collects a one-two. He threatens in the area. Penalty given after a foul on him...

  • 43'

    Brazil play keep-ball. Cafu wins a corner near the goal-line.

  • 41'

    Ronaldinho is given a foul by Frisk. Kick taken short.

  • 41'

    Ronaldinho crosses in for Ronaldo. He heads over but did well to get to the ball.

  • 40'

    Ronaldinho is stopped by a foul. Again the ref doesn't think it is. Mr Soul Glow probably doesn't like Mr Frisk. Wasn't he a Grand National winner?

  • 40'

    Ronaldinho crosses in. Juninho to the by-line but when Ronaldo threatened the ball was cleared.

  • 39'

    Gilberto Silva threads it out wide. In style. Ronaldinho fails to control. A pity.

  • 38'

    Another corner attempt. Wu Chengying takes. Marcos is unconving but collects the ball.

  • 37'

    Ma Mingyu in space. He shoots hard. And high. Lucio deflects it behind the line.

  • 36'

    Roque Junior is on the attack but has to foul.

  • 35'

    Of course. Straight into the wall. Useless.

  • 35'

    Will Roberto Carlos hit?

  • 34'

    Junhinho's little run is stopped. Another free-kick.

  • 32'

    Cafu is stopped in his tracks.

  • 32'

    Wu Chengying does well and Hao Haidong is stopped. Ronaldo comes away with it. He moves into the middle and hopes for a cross. It's cut out.

  • 31'

    Cafu down the right. Ronaldo to head. He can't get there. Ronaldinho plays the ball in and Rivaldo sidefoots home from close-range. 2-0 to the Samba Boys!

  • 30'

    Brazil pass the ball around the back. A long pass comes to nothing. China are doing well in defence.

  • 29'

    Another Chinese attack fails.

  • 28'

    Ronaldo's flick comes to nothing. Anderson Polga fires a ball miles over. Chinese fans mock.

  • 27'

    Roberto Carlos's ball nearly gets to Ronaldo but a throw is the end result.

  • 27'

    Wu Chengying's cross is poor. China need to show more composure with their balls.

  • 26'

    Hao Haidong fouled by Silva. Cross will be hit in...

  • 26'

    Ronaldo's the target for a chipped ball into the area. He gets it back to Juninho and his shot is blocked. Rivaldo is then stopped by some strong defending.

  • 25'

    Ronaldinho, chastened, plays it to Lucio. Juninho tries to create.

  • 24'

    But no, the ref considers it a dive. Ronaldinho is booked for simulating.

  • 23'

    Ronaldinho on the edge of the area. Brazil start to pass nicely. He's brought down on the edge of the area.

  • 21'

    It's poor and a melee of Chinese clear. Qi Hong breaks before Anderson Polga stops him.

  • 21'

    Rivaldo will take....

  • 21'

    He's OK if a little shaken. Cafu makes space to get in a cross. The ball goes behind for a corner.

  • 20'

    A man down injured. It's Xu Yunlong who's got a knock to his head. A break in play.

  • 19'

    Cafu finds space and shoots. Keeper can only palm away but it's cleared before the lurking Ronaldo can get to it.

  • 17'

    Gilberto Silva is hacked down but gets up to take a free-kick. Rivaldo's nice idea comes to little.

  • 17'

    Not-so Big Phil is impassive on the touchline. It's the least he expects.

  • 16'

    China attack now though. Bad ball from Ma Mingyu and Cafu gets the ball away.

  • 14'

    China's early promise shattered by the lash of Carlos' left-foot.

  • 14'

    A conference around the ball....Roberto Carlos hits and the keeper can't get near what is an absolutely thunderous drive. Jiang Jin may be disappointed but Brazil aren't. 1-0 to the Samba boys!

  • 13'

    Ronaldinho fouled. Free-kick chance.....

  • 13'

    Rivaldo has to come back and defend as China threaten.

  • 12'

    Bad ball from Li Tie drifts out.

  • 12'

    China attack with Li Tie. He's fouled. Ball launched to Li Tie. Cafu heads away.

  • 11'

    Sloppy pass from Ronaldo. He's yet to do much.

  • 10'

    Ronaldinho holds off two defenders to get in a cross. Keeper claims again.

  • 10'

    Qi Hong on the break but his ball to Hao Haidong is overhit. More composure and Brazil might have been in trouble.

  • 9'

    Juninho delivers a cross which keeper Jiang Jin claims. Brazil not in their stride yet.

  • 8'

    Xu Yunlong beats him again and crosses in. Marcos gathers but China are looking the brighter.

  • 7'

    Cafu hustles in the corner but China pass it around nicely. They've got a massed defence. Xu Yunlong skins Roberto Carlos.

  • 6'

    Cafu on the wing. But Juninho's one-two fails.

  • 6'

    Ronaldo muscled out by a pair of Chinese defnders.

  • 5'

    Corner to Brazil and then some schoolboy stuff finds Roberto Carlos wandering offside.

  • 4'

    Wu Chengying overlaps but Cafu prevents him from getting a cross in. He gets a second chance and pings in a good cross. No-one there for it though.

  • 3'

    Ronaldinho to Ronaldo but Big Ron wanders offside.

  • 3'

    Juninho tries to pass the ball around. But China clear and Qi Hong gets a chance his shot is more a backpass but good attacking from the Chinese.

  • 2'

    Hao on the attack. He makes a run Cafu but fails to force a corner.

  • 1'

    A slow start with a couple of throw-ins. Li heads the ball back to his keeper.

  • 1'

    China will start with just the one man upfront in Hao. They get the game started.

  •  

    It's a typical party atmosphere amongst the Brazilian fans. The Chinese are well supported too. With 1.3 billion of them that's not surprising.

  •  

    Brazil have made one change from their win over Turkey. Anderson Polga comes in for Edmilson. For China, star men Sun Jihai and Fan Zhiyi both miss out with injuries. China, already a commentator's nightmare, are therefore without the only men heard of in these shores. Try and stick with us!

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Goal Shot Video
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  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Brazil

  • 8(7)

  • -

  • 12

  • 0%

    0%

  • China

  • 5(3)

  • -

  • 7

Brazil

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Marcos

D

2 Cafu

D

3 Lúcio

D

4 Jose Vitor Roque Junior

D

6 Roberto Carlos

D

14 Anderson Polga

M

8 Gilberto Silva

M

10 Rivaldo

M

11 Ronaldinho
F
17 De Oliveira Denilson

M

19 Juninho Paulista
M
7 Ricardinho

F

9 Ronaldo
F
20 Edilson
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
M 7 Ricardinho
F 17 De Oliveira Denilson
F 20 Edilson

China

Line-up
POS No Name

G

22 Jiang Jin

D

4 Wu Chengying

D

14 Li Weifeng

D

17 Du Wei

D

21 Xu Yunlong

M

8 Li Tie

M

9 Ma Mingyu
D
3 Yang Pu

M

15 Zhao Junzhe

M

18 Li Xiaopeng

M

19 Qi Hong
M
6 Shao Jiayi

F

10 Hao Haidong
F
16 Qu Bo
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
D 3 Yang Pu
M 6 Shao Jiayi
F 16 Qu Bo

Match Stats

  • Brazil
  • China
8(7) Shots (on goal) 5(3)
12 Fouls 7
5 Corner kicks 5
6 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
2 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 4
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