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The Group F of the 2002 FIFA World Cup lasted from 2 to 12 June 2002. Sweden won the group, and advanced to the second round, along with England. The two sides were level on points, but Sweden won the tie-break on goals scored, and so won the group with England in second place. Argentina and Nigeria failed to advance. Group F was considered by several commentators to be a 'group of death'[citation needed] due to the high rankings, and World Cup records of the teams in the group.

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StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   England 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
3   Argentina 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
4   Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

MatchesEdit

All times local (UTC+9)

Argentina vs NigeriaEdit

Argentina  1–0  Nigeria
Batistuta   63' Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nigeria
GK 12 Pablo Cavallero
CB 4 Mauricio Pochettino
CB 6 Walter Samuel   51'
CB 13 Diego Placente
RM 8 Javier Zanetti
CM 14 Diego Simeone   90'
CM 11 Juan Sebastián Verón (c)   78'
LM 3 Juan Pablo Sorín
RF 10 Ariel Ortega
CF 9 Gabriel Batistuta   81'
LF 7 Claudio López   46'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Kily González   46'
MF 16 Pablo Aimar   78'
FW 19 Hernán Crespo   81'
Manager:
Marcelo Bielsa
GK 1 Ike Shorunmu
RB 16 Efe Sodje   73'   73'
CB 6 Taribo West
CB 5 Isaac Okoronkwo
LB 3 Celestine Babayaro
RM 10 Jay-Jay Okocha (c)
CM 2 Joseph Yobo
CM 4 Nwankwo Kanu   48'
LM 11 Garba Lawal
CF 9 Bartholomew Ogbeche
CF 17 Julius Aghahowa
Substitutions:
MF 7 Pius Ikedia   48'
MF 15 Justice Christopher   73'
Manager:
Festus Onigbinde

Man of the Match:
Juan Sebastián Verón (Argentina)

Assistant referees:
Frédéric Arnault (France)
Heiner Müller (Germany)
Fourth official:
Markus Merk (Germany)

England vs SwedenEdit

England  1–1  Sweden
Campbell   24' Report Alexandersson   59'
Attendance: 52,721
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Danny Mills
CB 5 Rio Ferdinand
CB 6 Sol Campbell   12'
LB 3 Ashley Cole
RM 7 David Beckham (c)   63'
CM 18 Owen Hargreaves
CM 8 Paul Scholes
LM 11 Emile Heskey
CF 20 Darius Vassell   74'
CF 10 Michael Owen
Substitutions:
MF 23 Kieron Dyer   63'
MF 19 Joe Cole   74'
Manager:
  Sven-Göran Eriksson
GK 1 Magnus Hedman
RB 2 Olof Mellberg
CB 15 Andreas Jakobsson   73'
CB 4 Johan Mjällby (c)
LB 16 Teddy Lučić
RM 7 Niclas Alexandersson
CM 6 Tobias Linderoth
CM 17 Magnus Svensson   56'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg
CF 10 Marcus Allbäck   45'   80'
CF 11 Henrik Larsson
Substitutions:
MF 8 Anders Svensson   56'
FW 22 Andreas Andersson   80'
Managers:
Lars Lagerbäck
Tommy Söderberg

Man of the Match:
Sol Campbell (England)

Assistant referees:
Jorge Oliveira (Brazil)
Yury Dupanov (Belarus)
Fourth official:
Mark Shield (Australia)

Sweden vs NigeriaEdit

Sweden  2–1  Nigeria
Larsson   35'63' (pen.) Report Aghahowa   27'
Attendance: 36,194
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nigeria
GK 1 Magnus Hedman
RB 2 Olof Mellberg
CB 15 Andreas Jakobsson
CB 4 Johan Mjällby (c)   31'
LB 16 Teddy Lučić
RM 7 Niclas Alexandersson   69'
CM 6 Tobias Linderoth
CM 8 Anders Svensson   83'
LM 9 Freddie Ljungberg
CF 10 Marcus Allbäck   64'
CF 11 Henrik Larsson
Substitutions:
FW 22 Andreas Andersson   64'
MF 17 Magnus Svensson   83'
Managers:
Lars Lagerbäck
Tommy Söderberg
GK 1 Ike Shorunmu
RB 2 Joseph Yobo
CB 6 Taribo West   80'
CB 5 Isaac Okoronkwo
LB 14 Ifeanyi Udeze
RM 10 Jay-Jay Okocha (c)
CM 15 Justice Christopher
CM 21 John Utaka
LM 3 Celestine Babayaro   65'
CF 17 Julius Aghahowa
CF 9 Bartholomew Ogbeche   70'
Substitutions:
FW 4 Nwankwo Kanu   65'
MF 7 Pius Ikedia   70'
Manager:
Festus Onigbinde

Man of the Match:
Henrik Larsson (Sweden)

Assistant referees:
Miguel Giacomuzzi (Paraguay)
Mat Lazim Awang Hamat (Malaysia)
Fourth official:
Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

Argentina vs EnglandEdit

Argentina  0–1  England
Report Beckham   44' (pen.)
Attendance: 35,927
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
GK 12 Pablo Cavallero
CB 4 Mauricio Pochettino
CB 6 Walter Samuel
CB 13 Diego Placente
RM 8 Javier Zanetti
CM 14 Diego Simeone
CM 11 Juan Sebastián Verón (c)   46'
LM 3 Juan Pablo Sorín
RF 10 Ariel Ortega
CF 9 Gabriel Batistuta   13'   60'
LF 18 Kily González   64'
Substitutions:
MF 16 Pablo Aimar   46'
FW 19 Hernán Crespo   60'
FW 7 Claudio López   64'
Manager:
Marcelo Bielsa
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Danny Mills
CB 5 Rio Ferdinand
CB 6 Sol Campbell
LB 3 Ashley Cole   29'
RM 7 David Beckham (c)
CM 18 Owen Hargreaves   19'
CM 21 Nicky Butt
LM 8 Paul Scholes
CF 10 Michael Owen   80'
CF 11 Emile Heskey   50'   54'
Substitutions:
MF 4 Trevor Sinclair   19'
FW 17 Teddy Sheringham   54'
DF 14 Wayne Bridge   80'
Manager:
  Sven-Göran Eriksson

Man of the Match:
Paul Scholes (England)

Assistant referees:
Héctor Vergara (Canada)
Mohamed Saeed (Maldives)
Fourth official:
Brian Hall (United States)

Sweden vs ArgentinaEdit

Sweden  1–1  Argentina
Svensson   59' Report Crespo   88'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Argentina
GK 1 Magnus Hedman
RB 2 Olof Mellberg
CB 15 Andreas Jakobsson
CB 4 Johan Mjällby (c)
LB 16 Teddy Lučić
RM 7 Niclas Alexandersson
CM 8 Anders Svensson   68'
CM 6 Tobias Linderoth
LM 17 Magnus Svensson   65'
CF 11 Henrik Larsson   78'   88'
CF 10 Marcus Allbäck   46'
Substitutions:
FW 22 Andreas Andersson   46'
MF 18 Mattias Jonson   68'
FW 21 Zlatan Ibrahimović   88'
Managers:
Lars Lagerbäck
Tommy Söderberg
GK 12 Pablo Cavallero
CB 22 José Chamot   55'
CB 6 Walter Samuel
CB 4 Mauricio Pochettino
RM 8 Javier Zanetti
CM 5 Matias Almeyda   58'   63'
LM 3 Juan Pablo Sorín   63'
AM 16 Pablo Aimar
RF 10 Ariel Ortega
CF 9 Gabriel Batistuta (c)   58'
LF 7 Claudio López
Substitutions:
FW 19 Hernán Crespo   58'
MF 11 Juan Sebastián Verón   63'
MF 18 Kily González   75'   63'
FW 21 Claudio Caniggia   45+2'
Manager:
Marcelo Bielsa

Man of the Match:
Johan Mjällby (Sweden)

Assistant referees:
Heiner Müller (Germany)
Michael Raggonath (Trinidad and Tobago)
Fourth official:
Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)

Nigeria vs EnglandEdit

Nigeria  0–0  England
Report
Attendance: 44,864
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nigeria
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
England
GK 22 Vincent Enyeama
RB 16 Efe Sodje
CB 2 Joseph Yobo
CB 5 Isaac Okoronkwo
LB 14 Ifeanyi Udeze
RM 10 Jay-Jay Okocha (c)
CM 15 Justice Christopher
CM 20 James Obiorah
LM 23 Femi Opabunmi   86'
CF 17 Julius Aghahowa
CF 18 Benedict Akwuegbu
Substitutions:
MF 7 Pius Ikedia   86'
Manager:
Festus Onigbinde
GK 1 David Seaman
RB 2 Danny Mills
CB 5 Rio Ferdinand
CB 6 Sol Campbell
LB 3 Ashley Cole   85'
RM 7 David Beckham (c)
CM 21 Nicky Butt
CM 8 Paul Scholes
LM 4 Trevor Sinclair
CF 11 Emile Heskey   69'
CF 10 Michael Owen   77'
Substitutions:
FW 17 Teddy Sheringham   69'
FW 20 Darius Vassell   77'
DF 14 Wayne Bridge   85'
Manager:
  Sven-Göran Eriksson

Man of the Match:
Jay-Jay Okocha (Nigeria)

Assistant referees:
Héctor Vergara (Canada)
Evzen Amler (Czech Republic)
Fourth official:
Toru Kamikawa (Japan)

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