Croatia v Mexico, 03 June 2002

Score1-0 to Mexico
RefereeLu Jun
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group G
VenueBig Swan Stadium, Niigata
Attendance32,239
Kick-Off 15:30 Local (07:30 BST) Assistant referees: Komaleeswaran Sankar (India) Taoufik Adjengui (Tunisia) Fourth official: Falla N'Doye (Senegal) Man of the Match: Braulio Luna (Mexico) Croatia had Boris Živković sent off in the 59' with a straight red card

0  Croatia

Manager: Mirko Jozić

1  Mexico

Manager: Javier Aguirre

Goals:

Goals:

Cuauhtemoc Blanco penalty 60 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa
Defender Robert Kovac
Defender Josip Simunic
Defender Boris Zivkovic
Defender/Midfielder Robert Jarni
Defender/Midfielder Stjepan Tomas
Midfielder Niko Kovac
Midfielder Robert Prosinecki
Midfielder Zvonimir Soldo
Forward Alen Boksic
Forward Davor Suker (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Oscar Perez
Defender Manuel Vidrio
Defender/Midfielder Rafael Márquez (captain)
Midfielder Gabriel Caballero
Midfielder Braulio Luna
Midfielder Sigifredo Mercado
Midfielder Ramon Morales
Midfielder Gerardo Torrado
Forward Jared Borguetti

Substitutions:

Milan Rapaic for Robert Prosinecki 46
Danijel Saric for Davor Suker 64
Mario Stanic for Alen Boksic 67

Substitutions:

Luis Hernandez for Jared Borguetti 68
Francisco Palencia for Cuauhtemoc Blanco 79

Cards:

Boris Zivkovic 59 R

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Tomislav Butina
Goalkeeper Vladimir Vasilj
Defender Anthony Seric
Defender Dario Simic
Midfielder Milan Rapaic
Midfielder Danijel Saric
Midfielder Mario Stanic
Midfielder Jurica Vranjes
Forward Bosko Balaban
Forward Ivica Olic
Forward Goran Vlaovic
Forward Davor Vugrinec

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jorge Campos
Goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez
Defender Melvin Brown
Midfielder Rafael Garcia
Midfielder Alberto Garcia Aspe
Midfielder Joahan Rodriguez
Midfielder German Villa
Forward Jesus Arellano
Forward Luis Hernandez