Brazil v Australia, 18 June 2006

Score2-0 to Brazil
RefereeMarkus Merk
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group F
VenueAllianz Arena, Munich
Attendance66,000
Kick-Off: 18:00 Local (17:00 BST) Assistant referees: Christian Schraer (Germany) Jan-Hendrik Salver (Germany) Fourth official: Marco Rodríguez (Mexico) Fifth official: Leonel Leal (Costa Rica) Man of the Match: Zé Roberto (Brazil) Goals from Adriano and substitute Fred sealed Brazil's place in the last 16 with a win over a gallant Australia. The Socceroos' well-organised defence frustrated Brazil until Ronaldo squared for Adriano to score from 18 yards. Harry Kewell blasted over an unguarded goal and Mark Viduka's lob landed on top of the net as Australia battled back and came close several times. But Fred tapped home the second for the unconvincing holders after fellow sub Robinho's shot came back off the post. Their second win sees them almost stumble through to the knockout stages.

2  Brazil

Manager: Carlos Alberto Parriera

0  Australia

Manager: Guus Hiddink

Goals:

Adriano 49 G
Fred 89 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dida
Defender Cafu (captain)
Defender Juan
Defender Roberto Carlos
Defender/Centre back Lucio
Midfielder Emerson
Midfielder Kaka
Midfielder Ronaldinho
Midfielder Ze Roberto
Forward Adriano
Forward Ronaldo

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer
Defender Brett Emerton
Defender Craig Moore
Defender/Centre back Tony Popovic
Defender/Midfielder Scott Chipperfield
Defender/Midfielder Lucas Neill
Midfielder Jason Culina
Midfielder Vince Grella
Midfielder/Forward Tim Cahill
Forward Mile Sterjovski
Forward Mark Viduka (captain)

Substitutions:

Gilberto Silva for Emerson 72
Robinho for Ronaldo 72
Fred for Adriano 88

Substitutions:

Mark Bresciano for Tony Popovic 41
Harry Kewell for Tim Cahill 56
John Aloisi for Craig Moore 69

Cards:

Cafu 29 Y
Ronaldo 31 Y
Robinho 83 Y

Cards:

Brett Emerton 13 Y
Jason Culina 39 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Júlio César
Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni
Defender Cicinho
Defender Cris
Defender Gilberto
Defender/Centre back Luisão
Midfielder Gilberto Silva
Midfielder Carlos Mineiro
Midfielder Ricardinho
Forward Fred
Forward Robinho

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Ante Covic
Goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac
Defender/Midfielder Mark Milligan
Midfielder Mark Bresciano
Midfielder Stan Lazaridis
Midfielder Josip Skoko
Midfielder Luke Wilkshire
Midfielder/Forward Harry Kewell
Forward John Aloisi
Forward Josh Kennedy
Forward Archie Thompson

Comments:

This win confirmed Brazil's progress in to the knockout stages. Brazil extend their competition record to nine consecutive wins in World Cup finals matches. With his fifth yellow card in 18 appearances in the World Cup finals, Cafu equals the competition record jointly held by Lothar Matthaus (Germany) and Eddie Pope (USA).

Comments:

Despite scoring three goals in the last six minutes of their previous game against Japan, Australia have now failed to score in four of their five World Cup final matches. Brett Emerton won his 50th cap for Australia in this game.