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South Africa

  • Benedict McCarthy 32'
  • Lucas Radebe 54'

2 - 3



  • Raúl González 5'
  • Gaizka Mendieta 45'
  • Raúl González 57'

    Bafana Bafana head back to South Africa. Meanwhile Spain meet the Republic of Ireland in the next round of the 2002 World Cup.


    South Africa fought bravely, but Spain proved too good despite eight changes to their starting eleven.


    The final whistle goes. Paraguay have won 3-1 in the other Group B game and South Africa crash out of the World Cup.

  • 91'

    This time Bafana Bafana hit it long for McCarthy. The Spanish defence guide the ball back to Casillas.

  • 90'

    Mokoena resists the urge to hoof the ball down field and sprints out of defence. He is tackled by Helguera.

  • 89'

    Luis Enrique wins a corner off Sibaya. Joaquim takes it as more time ticks away for South Africa.

  • 88'

    Luis Enrique heads the ball down for Joaquim on the edge of the area. The midfielder's shot is blocked by Moleffe.

  • 87'

    Carnell pushses forward but loses possession during a dangerous attack.

  • 86'

    Casillas takes his time over a goalkick. Sergio to Luis Enrique. Joaquin gets a cross in from the right, but it's to deep for anyone.

  • 85'

    McCarthy chases a long ball into the box, but Casillas rushes out to collect the ball ahead of the striker.

  • 84'

    Carnell goes down clutching his knee as more time ticks away for Bafana Bafana.

  • 83'

    Luis Enrique switches play in midfield. Spain keep possession and South Africa need to score.

  • 82'

    Paraguay have scored. South Africa are going out if the scores stay the same.

  • 81'

    Xavi crosses into the box for Luis Enrique. The forward shoots wide with his first touch.

  • 80'

    Spain make their final substitution. Rual off, Luis Enrique on.

  • 79'

    Mokoena brings down Morientes and gets booked.

  • 77'

    Radebe can't continue and Moleffe replaces him.

  • 76'

    Mendieta hits another poor cross from the left - he looks tired now.

  • 75'

    ....He shoots straight at the goalkeeper.

  • 74'

    South Africa clear as far as Raul. The striker plays Luque, on for Morientes, into the box.....

  • 74'

    Radebe is down injured and needs attention as Spain take a corner.

  • 73'

    Group C rivals Paraguay are leading 2-1 against Slovenia. If they get another goal they would qualify instead of a losing South Africa.

  • 73'

    McCarthy tries to guide the ball out for a goalkick but it stops short. He has to do a few keep-ups before volleying it clear.

  • 72'

    south Africa make a change. Off goes Nomvete and on comes Koumatarkis.

  • 71'

    Torres combines with Joaquin down the right and Radebe is forced to head a cross clear.

  • 70'

    Zuma crosses from the right and substitute Sergio heads clear for Spain.

  • 70'

    Nomvete is called offside as South Africa build an attack.

  • 69'

    Carnell concedes a corner. Joaquim whips the ball in and Bafana Bafana head clear.

  • 68'

    Morientes chases a long ball down the left. His cross in the box is poor.

  • 67'

    Nomvete hacks at Helguera as the defender tries to clear. Nomvete gets booked.

  • 66'

    .....Raul's shot is driven straight into the wall.

  • 66'

    Raul will take the resulting freekick......

  • 65'

    Joaquin skirts the edge of the box and is brought down by Carnell. This time he is booked.

  • 64'

    the defence opens up for Raul. The Real striker tries cheeky chip over Arendse and fails.

  • 63'

    Mokoena is pulled-up for high feet against Torres.

  • 62'

    Zuma flicks the ball int the box. Nomvete is in a foot race with Casillas, but the flag is up for offside.

  • 62'

    Helguera heads wide of the South African goal from a Mendieta freekick on the right.

  • 61'

    Joaquin is brought down by Carnell again and the Spaniard wants a yellow card for the defender.

  • 60'

    Carnell brings down Joaquin as the winger goes past him. The resulting freekick comes to nothing.

  • 59'

    Carnell brings the ball forward for South Africa. Nomvete looks to play a one-two with McCarthy, but the strikers are on different wave lengths.

  • 58'

    McCarthy heads the ball down to Fortune. The Manchester United player dwells on the ball too long and is tackled.

  • 57'

    Bafana Bafana still don't look beaten as McCarthy chases the ball down the left.

  • 56'

    .....The striker beats Radebe to the ball and headers into the back of the net. GOAL!!!!!!

  • 55'

    Joaquin comes forward with the ball and crosses for Raul at the far post......

  • 54'

    Zuma battles for the ball on the edge of the Spanish box but he is out-numbered 3 to 1.

  • 53'

    Raul finds Joaquin on the left as Spain look to strike back. Carnell is there with the tackle.

  • 52'

    .....Radebe is their to head home only his second goal for his country. 2-2.

  • 51'

    Fortune crosses the ball to the back post.....

  • 50'

    Nomvete wins a corenr for South Africa. Spain bring on Sergio for Albelda.

  • 50'

    Joaquin tries to beat Carnell but the fullback comes away with the ball.

  • 49'

    Fortune pounces on a deflected ball. Helguera makes the tackle on the edge of the box.

  • 48'

    Raul wins a freekick. Helguera launches the ball upfield and Zuma brings it forward for South Africa.

  • 47'

    Carnell hoofs the ball forward. Zuma chips the ball in the box for McCarthy, but it's too high.

  • 46'

    The referee breaks up a South African attack. Radebe wins a firm tackle against Raul.

  • 46'

    Spain get the second-half underway.


    Mendieta's goal is a huge blow to Bafana Bafana, who had fought their way back into the match. They will have to do the same in the second-half.

  • 45'

    That's the last action of the half. Spain go in at the break with a two goal lead.

  • 44'

    ...Mendieta curls it round the wall and into the unguarded side of the net. GOAL!!!!!!!!!

  • 43'

    Spain have a freekick on the edge of the box.....

  • 42'

    Morientes sets up Mendieta for aforay into the box. He is body-checked by Nzama.

  • 41'

    Nzama drives into the corner. His attempt to win a corner off Romero fails and it's a goal kick.

  • 40'

    Zuma is caught on the touchline by Mendieta. The fouled midfielder is not happy.

  • 39'

    Radebe heads clear as far as Xavi. The number 19 hits a shot Which is deflected for a corner by Radebe.

  • 38'

    Xavi sweeps up the remnents of a South African attack. Mendieta switches play form the left to the rigth and Spain win a throw.

  • 37'

    Carnell spins Joaquin to clear from defence - a good battle is developing there.

  • 36'

    Mendieta finds Romero on the left. The midfielder's cross is blocked by Nzama.

  • 35'

    Bafana Bafana are a transformed team after the goal.

  • 34'

    Fortune's cross is headed clear. Sibaya keeps the pressure on, but plays the ball out for a goalkick.

  • 33'

    Zuma breaks and wins a corner off Helguera.

  • 32'

    Romero finds Mendieta on the left. Nzama has to concede a throw.

  • 31'

    Its all square now. Spain can't afford to relax if they want to win the group ahead of the South Africans.

  • 30'

    ....the striker nods it down for McCarthy, who sneaks the ball past the onrushing Casillas. GOAL!!!!!

  • 29'

    South Africa launch a counter attack as the ball arives in the box for Nomvete.......

  • 29'

    ...The forward powers his header from 6-yards, but Arendse somehow manages to get a hand to the ball.

  • 28'

    Joaquin crosses the ball for Morientes to head home......

  • 27'

    Spain happy to keep possession to quash the recent spell of South African attacks.

  • 26'

    Nzama hits a low cross into the box from the right. The Spanish defence stand firm and clear their lines.

  • 25'

    Nomvete tries to get past Helguera and runs straight into the defender. Still no real outlet for Bafana Bafana.

  • 24'

    South Africa leftback Carnell beats Joaquin to a throughball for once.

  • 23'

    Moekana find Fortune who drives Forward. Fortune takes a tumble after an Helguera challenge - no foul.

  • 23'

    ...It's a little too close to the keeper and Arendse collects the ball.

  • 22'

    Raul to Joaquin. The right winger lofts the ball into the box for the sprinting Raul......

  • 21'

    .....Casillas palms his long range effort round the post for a corner.

  • 20'

    Fortune drives through the middle and finds Zuma in a shooting position.....

  • 19'

    Mendieta's cross drops to Xavi 20-yards out. He is closed down before he can get the shot away.

  • 17'

    Xavi, to Mendieta. Zuma steps out of defence to cut out the pass and give South Africa some breathing space.

  • 16'

    Its all Spain at the moment.

  • 15'

    Nzama fouls Mendieta and is booked. Morientes' freekick comes to nothing.

  • 14'

    South Africa captain Radebe snuffs out an attack but Spain just attack again.

  • 13'

    Joaquin probes the right, but he overuns the ball as teammates wait in the box for a cross.

  • 13'

    ....Mokoena clears off his line.

  • 12'

    Joaquin drives into the box from the left and lays the ball back for Mendieta......

  • 11'

    Raul and Mendieta combine in midfield.

  • 10'

    .....his chest-high shot is punched clear by goalkeeper Casillas.

  • 9'

    Fortune hits a long freekick into the box. Sibaya pounces on the clearence at the edge of the box.....

  • 8'

    South Africa are struggling to get possession outside their own half.

  • 7'

    Morientes chests the ball under pressure and starts a Spanish attack. Joaquin blasts over the bar from wide right.

  • 6'

    Raul switches play to Romero on the left. Morientes loses out to Zuma in midfield.

  • 5'

    What a terrible mistake from the keeper to gift Spain an early lead.

  • 4'

    ..Arendse spills the ball and Raul is there to slot the ball into an open net. GOAL!!!!!!!!

  • 3'

    Mendieta plays a poor ball through for Raul and the keeper comes out to claim......

  • 3'

    Joaquinn tries to get the cross in but Fortune clears for South Africa - he wins a throw.

  • 2'

    Albelda (one of eight changes to the Spanish side) finds Torres on the right flank.

  • 2'

    Zuma drives down the leftwing. Hierro guides the ball out for a goal kick.

  • 1'

    South Africa kick-off and take early control in the midfield.


    Group leaders Spain have historically underachieved at the World Cup and will be looking to prove what they can do.


    Unbeaten South Africa can top Group B with a victory over Spain - who have already qualified.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • South Africa

  • 7(3)

  • -

  • 16

  • 0%


  • Spain

  • 11(7)

  • -

  • 6

Match Stats

  • South Africa
  • Spain
7(3) Shots (on goal) 11(7)
16 Fouls 6
3 Corner kicks 6
1 Offsides 1
0% Time of Possession 0%
4 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 1

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