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Play in Group G of the 2002 FIFA World Cup completed on 13 June 2002. Mexico won the group, and advanced to the second round, along with Italy. Croatia and Ecuador failed to advance.

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StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Italy 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
3   Croatia 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
4   Ecuador 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

MatchesEdit

All times local (UTC+9)

Croatia vs MexicoEdit

Croatia  0–1  Mexico
Report Blanco   60' (pen.)
Attendance: 32,239
Referee: Lu Jun (China)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Croatia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico
GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa
CB 6 Boris Živković   59'
CB 3 Josip Šimunić
CB 21 Robert Kovač
RM 10 Niko Kovač
CM 14 Zvonimir Soldo
CM 4 Stjepan Tomas
LM 17 Robert Jarni
AM 8 Robert Prosinečki   46'
CF 9 Davor Šuker (c)   64'
CF 11 Alen Bokšić   67'
Substitutions:
MF 5 Milan Rapaić   46'
DF 15 Daniel Šarić   64'
MF 13 Mario Stanić   67'
Manager:
Mirko Jozić
GK 1 Óscar Pérez
CB 5 Manuel Vidrio
CB 4 Rafael Márquez (c)
CB 16 Salvador Carmona
DM 6 Gerardo Torrado
RM 13 Sigifredo Mercado
CM 19 Gabriel Caballero
CM 11 Braulio Luna
LM 7 Ramón Morales
CF 10 Cuauhtémoc Blanco   79'
CF 9 Jared Borgetti   68'
Substitutions:
FW 15 Luis Hernández   68'
FW 17 Francisco Palencia   79'
Manager:
Javier Aguirre

Man of the Match:
Braulio Luna (Mexico)

Assistant referees:
Komaleeswaran Sankar (India)
Taoufik Adjengui (Tunisia)
Fourth official:
Falla N'Doye (Senegal)

Italy vs EcuadorEdit

Italy  2–0  Ecuador
Vieri   7'27' Report
Attendance: 31,081
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ecuador
GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon
RB 2 Christian Panucci
CB 13 Alessandro Nesta
CB 5 Fabio Cannavaro   81'
LB 3 Paolo Maldini (c)
RM 19 Gianluca Zambrotta
CM 14 Luigi Di Biagio   69'
CM 17 Damiano Tommasi
LM 11 Cristiano Doni   64'
AM 10 Francesco Totti   74'
CF 21 Christian Vieri
Substitutions:
MF 16 Angelo Di Livio   64'
MF 8 Gennaro Gattuso   69'
FW 7 Alessandro Del Piero   74'
Manager:
Giovanni Trapattoni
GK 1 José Cevallos
RB 4 Ulises de la Cruz   49'
CB 3 Iván Hurtado
CB 2 Augusto Poroso   14'
LB 6 Raúl Guerrón
RM 19 Édison Méndez
CM 20 Edwin Tenorio   59'
CM 5 Alfonso Obregón
LM 16 Cléver Chalá   54'   85'
AM 10 Álex Aguinaga (c)   46'
CF 11 Agustín Delgado
Substitutions:
FW 18 Carlos Tenorio   46'
DF 15 Marlon Ayoví   59'
MF 7 Nicolás Asencio   85'
Manager:
  Hernán Gómez

Man of the Match:
Christian Vieri (Italy)

Assistant referees:
Héctor Vergara (Canada)
Philip Sharp (England)
Fourth official:
Terje Hauge (Norway)

Italy vs CroatiaEdit

Italy  1–2  Croatia
Vieri   55' Report Olić   73'
Rapaić   76'
Attendance: 36,472
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Croatia
GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon
RB 2 Christian Panucci
CB 13 Alessandro Nesta   24'
CB 5 Fabio Cannavaro
LB 3 Paolo Maldini (c)
RM 19 Gianluca Zambrotta
CM 17 Damiano Tommasi
CM 6 Cristiano Zanetti
LM 11 Cristiano Doni   79'
SS 10 Francesco Totti
CF 21 Christian Vieri   51'
Substitutions:
DF 23 Marco Materazzi   24'
FW 9 Filippo Inzaghi   79'
Manager:
Giovanni Trapattoni
GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa
SW 21 Robert Kovač   39'
CB 3 Josip Šimunić
CB 4 Stjepan Tomas
RWB 15 Daniel Šarić
LWB 17 Robert Jarni (c)
CM 14 Zvonimir Soldo   62'
CM 10 Niko Kovač
AM 7 Davor Vugrinec   57'
AM 5 Milan Rapaić   79'
CF 11 Alen Bokšić
Substitutions:
FW 18 Ivica Olić   57'
MF 16 Jurica Vranješ   62'
DF 20 Dario Šimić   79'
Manager:
Mirko Jozić

Man of the Match:
Milan Rapaić (Croatia)

Assistant referees:
Philip Sharp (England)
Jens Larsen (Denmark)
Fourth official:
William Mattus (Costa Rica)

Mexico vs EcuadorEdit

Mexico  2–1  Ecuador
Borgetti   28'
Torrado   57'
Report Delgado   5'
Attendance: 45,610
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ecuador
GK 1 Óscar Pérez
CB 5 Manuel Vidrio
CB 4 Rafael Márquez (c)
CB 16 Salvador Carmona
DM 6 Gerardo Torrado   65'
RM 21 Jesús Arellano
CM 18 Johan Rodríguez   87'
CM 11 Braulio Luna
LM 7 Ramón Morales
CF 10 Cuauhtémoc Blanco   90+3'
CF 9 Jared Borgetti   77'
Substitutions:
FW 15 Luis Hernández   77'
MF 19 Gabriel Caballero   87'
MF 13 Sigifredo Mercado   90+3'
Manager:
Javier Aguirre
GK 1 José Cevallos   27'
RB 4 Ulises de la Cruz
CB 3 Iván Hurtado (c)
CB 2 Augusto Poroso
LB 6 Raúl Guerrón   49'
RM 19 Édison Méndez
CM 5 Alfonso Obregón   58'
CM 20 Edwin Tenorio   35'
LM 16 Cléver Chalá
CF 9 Iván Kaviedes   15'   53'
CF 11 Agustín Delgado   87'
Substitutions:
DF 15 Marlon Ayoví   35'
FW 18 Carlos Tenorio   61'   53'
MF 10 Álex Aguinaga   58'
Manager:
  Hernán Gómez

Man of the Match:
Gerardo Torrado (Mexico)

Assistant referees:
Taoufik Adjengui (Tunisia)
Haidar Koleit (Lebanon)
Fourth official:
Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)

Mexico vs ItalyEdit

Mexico  1–1  Italy
Borgetti   34' Report Del Piero   85'
Attendance: 39,291
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mexico
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italy
GK 1 Óscar Pérez   84'
CB 5 Manuel Vidrio
CB 4 Rafael Márquez (c)
CB 16 Salvador Carmona
DM 6 Gerardo Torrado
RM 21 Jesús Arellano   2'
CM 18 Johan Rodríguez   76'
CM 11 Braulio Luna
LM 7 Ramón Morales   76'
CF 10 Cuauhtémoc Blanco
CF 9 Jared Borgetti   80'
Substitutions:
MF 3 Rafael García   76'
MF 19 Gabriel Caballero   76'
FW 17 Francisco Palencia   80'
Manager:
Javier Aguirre
GK 1 Gianluigi Buffon
CB 5 Fabio Cannavaro   5'
CB 13 Alessandro Nesta
CB 3 Paolo Maldini (c)
RM 19 Gianluca Zambrotta   55'
CM 17 Damiano Tommasi
CM 6 Cristiano Zanetti
LM 2 Christian Panucci   10'   63'
AM 10 Francesco Totti   43'   78'
CF 9 Filippo Inzaghi   55'
CF 21 Christian Vieri
Substitutions:
FW 20 Vincenzo Montella   57'   55'
DF 4 Francesco Coco   63'
FW 7 Alessandro Del Piero   78'
Manager:
Giovanni Trapattoni

Man of the Match:
Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Mexico)

Assistant referees:
Jorge Oliveira (Brazil)
Mat Lazim Awang Hamat (Malaysia)
Fourth official:
Terje Hauge (Norway)

Ecuador vs CroatiaEdit

Ecuador  1–0  Croatia
Méndez   48' Report
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ecuador
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Croatia
GK 1 José Cevallos
RB 4 Ulises de la Cruz
CB 3 Iván Hurtado (c)
CB 2 Augusto Poroso
LB 6 Raúl Guerrón
RM 19 Édison Méndez
CM 5 Alfonso Obregon   40'
CM 15 Marlon Ayoví
LM 16 Cléver Chalá   86'
CF 18 Carlos Tenorio   76'
CF 11 Agustín Delgado
Substitutions:
MF 10 Álex Aguinaga   40'
FW 9 Iván Kaviedes   76'
Manager:
  Hernán Gómez
GK 1 Stipe Pletikosa
SW 21 Robert Kovač
CB 3 Josip Šimunić   90+2'
CB 20 Dario Šimić   52'
RWB 15 Daniel Šarić   68'
LWB 17 Robert Jarni (c)
CM 4 Stjepan Tomas   72'
CM 10 Niko Kovač   59'
CM 5 Milan Rapaić
CF 18 Ivica Olić
CF 11 Alen Bokšić
Substitutions:
FW 7 Davor Vugrinec   52'
MF 16 Jurica Vranješ   59'
MF 13 Mario Stanić   68'
Manager:
Mirko Jozić

Man of the Match:
Édison Méndez (Ecuador)

Assistant referees:
Miguel Giacomuzzi (Paraguay)
Roland Van Nylen (Belgium)
Fourth official:
Mark Shield (Australia)

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