Ecuador v Croatia, 13 June 2002

Score1-0 to Ecuador
RefereeWilliam Mattus
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group G
VenueInternational Stadium, Yokohama
Attendance65,862
Kick-Off: 20:30 Local (12:30 BST) Assistant referees: Miguel Giacomuzzi (Paraguay) Roland Van Nylen (Belgium) Fourth official: Mark Shield (Australia) Man of the Match: Édison Méndez (Ecuador) Ecuador secured an unlikely victory to send the semi-finalists of France '98 tumbling out of the World Cup. With Italy drawing against Mexico in the other Group G game, victory would have taken Croatia through to the second round. But they turned in a sluggish performance against a side who had lost their opening two games and Ecuador fully deserved their win.

1  Ecuador

Manager: Hernán Gómez

0  Croatia

Manager: Mirko Jozić

Goals:

Edison Mendez 48 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jose Cevallos
Defender Marlon Ayovi
Defender Ivan Hurtado (captain)
Defender Augusto Porozo
Defender/Midfielder Ulises de la Cruz
Defender/Left back Raul Guerron
Midfielder Cleber Chala
Midfielder Edison Mendez
Midfielder Alfonso Obregon
Forward Agustin Delgado
Forward Carlos Tenorio

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa
Defender Robert Kovac
Defender Dario Simic
Defender Josip Simunic
Defender/Midfielder Robert Jarni (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Stjepan Tomas
Midfielder Niko Kovac
Midfielder Milan Rapaic
Midfielder Danijel Saric
Forward Alen Boksic
Forward Ivica Olic

Substitutions:

Alex Dario Aguinaga for Alfonso Obregon 40
Ivan Kaviedes for Carlos Tenorio 76

Substitutions:

Davor Vugrinec for Dario Simic 52
Jurica Vranjes for Niko Kovac 59
Mario Stanic for Danijel Saric 68

Cards:

Cleber Chala 86 Y

Cards:

Stjepan Tomas 72 Y
Josip Simunic 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Daniel Viteri
Defender/Centre back Giovanny Espinoza
Defender/Midfielder Walter Ayovi
Midfielder Alex Dario Aguinaga
Midfielder Juan Carlos Burbano
Midfielder Luis Gomez
Midfielder Wellington Sanchez
Forward Nicolas Asencio
Forward Angel Fernandez
Forward Ivan Kaviedes
Forward Carlos Tenorio

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Tomislav Butina
Goalkeeper Vladimir Vasilj
Defender Anthony Seric
Defender Boris Zivkovic
Midfielder Robert Prosinecki
Midfielder Zvonimir Soldo
Midfielder Mario Stanic
Midfielder Jurica Vranjes
Forward Bosko Balaban
Forward Davor Suker
Forward Goran Vlaovic
Forward Davor Vugrinec