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 Kovač
Defender Josip Simunić
Defender Stjepan Tomas
Defender Boris Zivković
Midfielder Robert Jarni
Midfielder Niko Kovač
Midfielder Robert Prosinecki
Midfielder Zvonimir Soldo
Forward Alen Bokšić
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 Rapaić for Robert Prosinecki 46
Danijel Sarić for Davor Suker 64
Mario Stanić for Alen Bokšić 67

Substitutions:

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

Cards:

Boris Zivković 59 R

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Tomislav Butina
Goalkeeper Vladimir Vasilj
Defender Anthony Seric
Defender Dario Simić
Midfielder Milan Rapaić
Midfielder Danijel Sarić
Midfielder Mario Stanić
Midfielder Jurica Vranješ
Forward Bosko Balaban
Forward Ivica Olić
Forward Goran Vlaović
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