FIFA WORLD CUP

Daejeon Stadium, Taejon, South Korea

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South Africa

  • Benedict McCarthy 32'
  • Lucas Radebe 54'

2 - 3

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Spain

  • Raúl González 5'
  • Gaizka Mendieta 45'
  • Raúl González 57'
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    Bafana Bafana head back to South Africa. Meanwhile Spain meet the Republic of Ireland in the next round of the 2002 World Cup.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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

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

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Goal Shot Video
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  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • South Africa

  • 7(3)

  • -

  • 16

  • 0%

    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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