FIFA WORLD CUP

Suwon Stadium, Suwon, South Korea

Referee: Gamal Ghandour

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Costa Rica

  • Paulo Wanchope 40'
  • Rónald Gómez 56'

2 - 5

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Brazil

  • Ronaldo 10'
  • Ronaldo 13'
  • Edmílson 38'
  • Rivaldo 62'
  • Junior 64'
  • 94'

    And that's the final whistle. Brazil 5 Costa Rica 2 - a superb game with vast amounts of drama, skill and goalmouth action.. Brazil top the group and with Turkey's win, the unfortunate and impressive Costa Ricans go out.

  • 94'

    ... and Brazil break.Kaku finds Ronaldo who could shoot. Marin blocks

  • 94'

    ... and Wacnhope retrieves and goes for the solo effort from an acute angle. Marcos saves

  • 93'

    Marcos comes and flaps as Anderson Polga heads away

  • 93'

    Gomez turns well in the Brazil box and could shoot... but Lucio is there first. Corner

  • 92'

    Cafu brings down Gomez and the right back becomes the first man cautioned. It's only his first of the competition

  • 92'

    Brazil free kick and a chance to see out time - or continue attacking?

  • 91'

    Two balls are on the pitch - slight confusion before Costa Rica continue going forward

  • 90'

    Four minutes of extra time are signalled

  • 89'

    They have a throw by the corner. It's worked to Parks, but he is adjudged offside

  • 89'

    Anderson Polga is deep in his half. He tries a long ball but it only gives Costa Rica the ball back

  • 88'

    ... and Cafu himself charges 80 yards to win a corner.

  • 87'

    ... Cafu puts that behind for another corner and Brazil finally dispossess Wanchope

  • 86'

    Marcos clashes with Bryce - the keeper stays down as the ball breaks to Wanchope. He fires in a shot which hits the gngle of post and bar and is cleared for a corner

  • 85'

    Junior's back on his feet as Brazil pass the ball around

  • 84'

    Costa Rica look to be going out. A shame after their gutsy attacking performance, but Turkey now lead 3-0 so Guimaraes' side need a point to qualify.

  • 83'

    Cafu looks for Ronaldo with a cross. Lonnis comes out and forces Ronaldo wide - but he gets a shot in. He hits the post and it flies into Lonnis' hands

  • 81'

    Lopez brings down Junior and the Brazilian wing back appears to be in some pain from that

  • 80'

    Kaka leads another break but Marin comes back well to take the ball and Costa Rica push forward again. Fonseca looks for Lopez, but he is offside

  • 79'

    Bryce brings down Ricardinho and Kaka tries to find Cafu - and again Brazil are offside

  • 78'

    Ronaldo leads the counter attack but he is given just offside

  • 78'

    ... but it's just wide. What a goal that would have been

  • 78'

    Wanchope backheels to Fonseca who plays a one-two with Lopez. Fonseca is free in the box. He shoots for the far corner...

  • 77'

    Parks breaks in from the left. He tries to take on the entire defence but is finally stopped

  • 76'

    Ricardinho works it to Kaka but Castro blocks his shot

  • 75'

    Costa Rica's spell of possession is ended by another Brazil counter attack.

  • 74'

    Lopez takes a long throw but Wanchope is unable to chest it to a team-mate

  • 74'

    Costa Rica make a change, bringing on Parks to replace hte impressive defender Martinez

  • 73'

    And Kaka is found by Junior in the Costa Rica box. Kaka goes down after Fonseca's challenge but the Brazilian is penalised

  • 72'

    Off goes Rivaldo and on comes Kaka in Brazil's final change

  • 71'

    Marcos got a touch but the centre back Wright could have had a hat-trick againt Brazil today

  • 71'

    Centeno takes, Junior meets it with a strange volley against his own post and Wright, from two yards, can't finish

  • 70'

    Costa Rica corner, but Marcos needs more treatment first.

  • 70'

    Fonseca's backheel finds Castro who could shoot... and that's a terrific save from Marcos

  • 69'

    Gomez goes for a shot which is blocked and Edmilson intercepts Wanchope's cross

  • 68'

    Ronaldo bursts down the left and into the box. He goes down under Martinez's challenge, but the referee waves play on

  • 67'

    ... but Costa Rica clear

  • 66'

    Fonseca, who has just come on for Solis, heads Cafu's cross behind for a Brazil corner

  • 65'

    Jubilation on the Brazil bench and one of the larget members of the coaching staff picks up less than massive Phil

  • 64'

    And scores! Junior curls it in at the near post. Brazil lead 5-2 and that's very harsh on plucky Costa Rica

  • 64'

    Edmilson picks out Junior in the box and he goes for goal.

  • 64'

    And now Costa Rica need to score a third, or they will be heading home

  • 62'

    GOAL! Rivaldo tucks it into the far corner and Brazil have their two-goal cushion again. Great news for Turkey

  • 62'

    Edmilson picks out Junior who whips in a low cross and Rivaldo could shoot on the turn...

  • 61'

    Junior breaks down the left and Roanaldo looks to get ahead of Marin again, but he sidefoots wide

  • 61'

    And a red card in the other game - China's Shao is off

  • 61'

    And another change for Brazil. Ricardinho is replaced by Juninho. Not overly large Phil has now got three defensive midfielders on

  • 60'

    Could Costa Rica earn a draw here? If they do, Turkey's result is irrlevant

  • 59'

    Castro charges down the left wing again and wins a corner - they work it Centeno who crakcs an angle shot just wide

  • 57'

    The more defensive Kleberson comes on for Edilson in Brazil's first change

  • 56'

    GOAL! Gomez scores and as things stand, Costa Rica go through

  • 56'

    ... but still Costa Rica attack - Centeno finds Bryce and he crosses to the back post where Gomez goes for the diving header...

  • 56'

    Gomez makes a break into the Brazil box, which ends in him fouling Cafu

  • 54'

    Costa Rica are going for it - they won't bow out quietly here and it's a terrific game

  • 53'

    Wright turns Edmilson and crosses straight at Gomez at the near post - it deflects off his chest and out for a goal kick

  • 53'

    Free kick for Costa Rica as Castro is upended by Cafu just outside the box

  • 52'

    Rivaldo heads clear but it comes back to Castro who can have another effort - this one is easier for Marcos

  • 52'

    Terrible pass from Lucio - it goes straight to Castro who can shoot here - and Marcos palms his powerful effort over

  • 51'

    Incerdibly open game with chances at both ends so far in this half.

  • 50'

    .... and Wanchope acclerates past two at the other end. He rounds the keeper and shoots - and Lucio flicks it off the goalline

  • 49'

    Juninho leads another counter attack. Rivaldo tries to round the last defender but the ball falls to Ronaldo... who manages the highest shot of the World Cup so far

  • 48'

    ... but this could be a chance for Ronaldo as he sprints through the middle. He could shoot... but Martinez makes a brilliant sliding tackle

  • 48'

    Ronaldo and Rivaldo on a different wavelenght for once there

  • 47'

    And Gomez has a shot from 25 yards - the diving Marcos holds on well to his low effort

  • 46'

    Brazil kick off and there's almost a chance straight away for Ronaldo - Martinez intercepts

  • 46'

    There is a Costa Rica change - Bryce on for Wallace

  • 46'

    As things stand, Costa Rica will go out. Will the Brazilian-born Guimaraes change things? Brazil, of course, are already in the last 16

  • 45'

    And that's half time - Brazil 3 Costa Rica 1. A hugely entertaining half with both sides attacking constantly. Some great skill from the Brazilians and a wonderful goal by Edmilson but Costa Rica had plenty of chances, too - helped by Brazil's poor defending

  • 45'

    It is Rivaldo. He curls it... against the post. But it bounces right out to Junior, who drills it a matter of inches wide of the far post

  • 45'

    Juninho is brought down on the edge of the box. Shooting range for Ronaldo, Rivaldo et al

  • 44'

    Juninho releases Ronaldo. He digs out a cross and the stretching Rivaldo is there... but he volleys over with the goal gaping. Great chance.

  • 43'

    Wright loses possession to Edilson, who finds Ronaldo, who looks to return the compliment... but Costa Rica intercept

  • 42'

    Centeno looks for Wanchope, who has sneaked in behind Anderson Polga... but he's given offside

  • 42'

    And Costa Rica attack now - it's end-to-end stuff - as Castro shoots over from 30 yards.

  • 41'

    Rivaldo takes the corner and Ronaldo, at the near post, heads wide

  • 41'

    ... and Brazil attack again with Ronaldo. He crosses, looking for Edilson and Wright clears behind.

  • 40'

    GOAL! Wanchope pulls one back for Costa Rica

  • 39'

    ... but Costa Rica have the ball as Wanchope backheels to Wright and collects the return. He goes to shoot across Marcos and it takes a deflection...

  • 39'

    Marcos comes again and punches...

  • 39'

    Costa Rica corner at the other end which Centeno will take

  • 38'

    GOAL! Brilliant strike from Brazil, and a superb overhead kick from Edmilson, though Lonnis could have done better

  • 38'

    Edmilson makes a break from the back - he picks up the ball from Rivaldo and finds Junior on the left. The cross is deflected but Edmilson goes for the overhead kick...

  • 37'

    Good spell of possession for Costa Rica - Gomez and Wanchope were involved

  • 36'

    Lopez takes but Marcos comes a long way to claim and Brazil counter attack with Ronaldo, but he delays and Edilson is offside when the pass comes.

  • 35'

    Wanchope runs at Lucio who back heels it out for a corner. Over-elaboration?

  • 35'

    Juninho on the ball - he's had a very busy first half

  • 34'

    Costa Rica have shown plenty of attacking intent - they need to punish Brazil's weakness at crosses

  • 33'

    He himself will take it - the cross goes to the back post where Edilson's poor touch sets up Gilberto Silva who blasts the ball well over

  • 33'

    Rivaldo earns Brazil a free kick at the other end

  • 32'

    ... and Costa Rica spurn another great chance. Centeno crosses, Gomez rises above Anderson Polga only to head wide

  • 31'

    Wanchope wins Costa Rica another corner - Junior heads it away but only to Solis, whose shot is deflected wide

  • 31'

    Gomez breaks for Costa Rica - he's almost in a shooting position but tries to turn the last man and Lucio gets a foot in

  • 30'

    Juninho scampers down the right and cuts the ball back for Rivaldo. He goes for the shot from 30 yards but hits a team-mate

  • 30'

    Whoever's marking Wright at set pieces is doing a really poor job

  • 29'

    Centeno takes and in charges Wright, unmarked again and from six yards... he heads over. He should have scored

  • 29'

    Costa Rica corner, conceded by Anderson Polga under pressure from Wanchope

  • 28'

    Edilson tries another solo run but his touch is poor and it goes out for a goal kick.

  • 27'

    Gomez charges away down the other end - it's much more direct but Brazil were in trouble until Anderson Polga headed away

  • 26'

    Superb move from Rivaldo, Juninho and Edilson - intricate passing and clever flicks within a 10-yard box. Edilson just couldn't control it to shoot.

  • 25'

    Brazil knock it around until Lucio - that's the centre back - is given offside

  • 24'

    It's straight at Lonnis but somehow he contrives to drop it past the post and wide. Corner

  • 24'

    Juninho will take...

  • 23'

    Junior is bundled over near the box on the left wing

  • 23'

    Better spell from Costa Rica - will defence prove to be Brazil's weakness?

  • 22'

    Edmilson heads it away, though.

  • 21'

    Harold Wallace on the right wing for Costa Rica. Gomez tries the step over and crosses - Anderson Polga heads it behind for a corner

  • 20'

    ... and Brazil go down the other end with Ronaldo looking to pick out Cafu. He's given offside - marginal

  • 20'

    Once again, Costa Rica are looking to release runners behind the Brazil defnce. Marcos beats Gomnez to that one

  • 20'

    Wanchope comes deep to get the ball - he's had little service so far today

  • 19'

    Nice Brazil move - they work it from right to left after a move which started with Juninho's burst down the right and ended with Junior on the opposite flank

  • 18'

    Play reusmes with a poor clearance by Marcos

  • 16'

    Marcos himself has gone down and needs treatment here - a break after a frantic first few minutes as Marin is credited - if that is the right word - with the first Brazil goal.

  • 15'

    ... but Gomez has won them a corner now. He whips it in and Marcos punched really well. He was under pressure from Centeno

  • 15'

    A really good chance for Costa Rica to get back into the game there - Centeno's shot was very poor

  • 14'

    Lopez breaks down the right and picks out Centeno in the middle. He's unmarked and could score here - but he just swings at it with the right boot and the ball skews wide.

  • 14'

    Is it a brace for Ronaldo? There's a suspicion that the first goal was a Marin OG

  • 13'

    And it's 2-0! Ronaldo again! Rivaldo's corner finds the striker who turns his defnder to fire home

  • 12'

    Marcos is off his line quickly to catch a long ball before Wanchope can there

  • 11'

    A terrible minute for Costa Rica as Turkey have scored a second through Bulent Korkmaz and as things stand, they will go out

  • 10'

    GOAL!! Ronaldo's third of the tournament. A neat finish after good work from Edilson

  • 10'

    Edilson gets the byline and Ronaldo gets in ahead of the defender at the near post...

  • 9'

    Costa Rica get it back in then, Marin crosses and Wright rises unmarked to head wide. A good chance

  • 8'

    but Marcos punches it away.

  • 8'

    Centeno rolls it in and Anderson Polga clers for a corner

  • 7'

    A Costa Rica free kick as Castro is upended 40 yards from goal

  • 7'

    Rivaldo tried to whip in a cross there - Costa Rica headed away

  • 6'

    And Hakan Sas has put Turkey ahead - worrying news for Costa Rica

  • 5'

    A little spell of Costa Rica possession - again Brazil are keen to pressure the man on the ball

  • 4'

    Ronaldo goes on a run but three Costa Ricans cwod him out - they're defending in numbers

  • 2'

    ... and Edilson goes again, charging down the right before putting his cross too close to Lonnis. A lively start by Ronaldinho's replacement

  • 2'

    Edilson makes the first Brazilian break skipping away from a couple of Costa Ricans before Wright stops him

  • 1'

    Costa Rica kick off and Brazil are already putting pressure on their opponents

  •  

    Brazil, already through, have rested Ronaldinho, Roque Junior and Roberto Carlos. Costa Rica, unsurprisingly, are at full strength and unchanged.

  •  

    Can Costa Rica win the point they need to go through or will Medium-sized Phil and the buck-toothed brigade preserve their 100 percent record?

COMPLETE TEAM CLOSE X
Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Costa Rica

  • 17(9)

  • -

  • 14

  • 49%

    51%

  • Brazil

  • 13(8)

  • -

  • 6

Brazil

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Marcos

D

2 Cafu

D

3 Lúcio

D

5 Edmílson

D

14 Anderson Polga

D

16 Junior

M

8 Gilberto Silva

M

10 Rivaldo
F
23 Kaká

M

19 Juninho Paulista
M
7 Ricardinho

F

9 Ronaldo

F

20 Edilson
M
15 Kléberson
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
M 7 Ricardinho
M 15 Kléberson
F 23 Kaká

Match Stats

  • Costa Rica
  • Brazil
17(9) Shots (on goal) 13(8)
14 Fouls 6
14 Corner kicks 6
3 Offsides 8
49% Time of Possession 51%
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
1 Saves 4
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