Ecuador v Costa Rica, 15 June 2006

Score3-0 to Ecuador
RefereeCoffi Codjia
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group A
VenueAOL Arena, Hamburg
Attendance50,000
Kick-Off: 15:00 Local (14:00 BST) Assistant referees: Celestin Ntagungira (Rwanda) Aboudou Aderodjou (Benin) Fourth official: Mohamed Guezzaz (Morocco) Fifth official: Brahim Djezzar (Algeria) Man of the Match: Agustín Delgado (Ecuador) Ecuador booked a place in the knock-out stages for the first time ever with a comfortable win which also put Germany through to the second round. Carlos Tenorio gave Ecuador an eighth-minute lead with a powerful header from Luis Valencia's cross. The advantage was doubled when Agustin Delgado lashed home from a tight angle shortly after half-time. Ecuador finished with a flourish when Ivan Kaviedes capped a flowing move by volleying home from six yards.

3  Ecuador

Manager: Luis Fernando Suarez

0  Costa Rica

Manager: Alexandre Guimaraes

Goals:

Carlos Tenorio 8 G
Agustin Delgado 54 G
Ivan Kaviedes 90 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Cristian Mora
Defender Ivan Hurtado (captain)
Defender Neicer Reasco
Defender/Centre back Giovanny Espinoza
Defender/Midfielder Ulises de la Cruz
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Midfielder Segundo Castillo
Midfielder Edison Mendez
Midfielder Edwin Tenorio
Forward Agustin Delgado
Forward Carlos Tenorio

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper José Porras
Defender Michael Umaña
Defender/Centre back Luis Marin (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Harold Wallace
Midfielder Walter Centeno
Midfielder Danny Fonseca
Midfielder Douglas Sequeira
Midfielder Mauricio Solis
Forward Ronald Gomez
Forward Paulo Wanchope

Substitutions:

Ivan Kaviedes for Carlos Tenorio 46
Jorge Guagua for Giovanny Espinoza 69
Patricio Urrutia for Antonio Valencia 73

Substitutions:

Alvaro Saborio for Danny Fonseca 29
Carlos Hernández for Carlos Hernández 56
Kurt Bernard Simpson for Walter Centeno 84

Cards:

Segundo Castillo 44 Y
Ulises de la Cruz 54 Y
Cristian Mora 60 Y

Cards:

Luis Marin 9 Y
Mauricio Solis 28 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Damian Lanza
Goalkeeper Edwin Villafuerte
Defender Paul Ambrosi
Defender Marlon Ayovi
Defender Jorge Guagua
Midfielder Cristian Lara
Midfielder Luis Saritama
Midfielder Patricio Urrutia
Forward Felix Borja
Forward Ivan Kaviedes

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Wardy Alfaro
Goalkeeper Alvaro Mesen
Defender Jervis Drummond
Midfielder Randall Azofeifa
Midfielder Cristian Badilla
Midfielder Christian Bolaños
Midfielder Carlos Hernández
Forward Victor Núñez
Forward Alvaro Saborio

Comments:

Ecuador progress to the knockout stages of the World Cup finals for the first time with this win. They had won only one finals game before this tournament, and this is their biggest-ever World Cup finals victory. It is also the first time they've won consecutive matches and kept consecutive clean sheets in the the World Cup finals. Agustin Delgado extends his record to three goals as Ecuador's leading scorer in the World Cup finals.

Comments:

This defeat meant Costa Rica cannot progress to the knockout stages. Costa Rica have still only beaten Edcuador once in nine 'A' international meetings. The only victory came in their first-ever meeting in San Jose on 27 May 1992.