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 Méndez 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 Méndez
Midfielder Alfonso Obregon
Forward Agustin Delgado
Forward Carlos Tenorio

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa
Defender Robert Kovač
Defender Dario Simić
Defender Josip Simunić
Defender Stjepan Tomas
Midfielder Robert Jarni (captain)
Midfielder Niko Kovač
Midfielder Milan Rapaić
Midfielder Danijel Sarić
Forward Alen Bokšić
Forward Ivica Olić

Substitutions:

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

Substitutions:

Davor Vugrinec for Dario Simić 52
Jurica Vranješ for Niko Kovač 59
Mario Stanić for Danijel Sarić 68

Cards:

Cleber Chala 86 Y

Cards:

Stjepan Tomas 72 Y
Josip Simunić 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Daniel Viteri
Defender/Centre back Giovanny Espinoza
Defender/Midfielder Walter Ayoví
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 Zivković
Midfielder Robert Prosinecki
Midfielder Zvonimir Soldo
Midfielder Mario Stanić
Midfielder Jurica Vranješ
Forward Bosko Balaban
Forward Davor Suker
Forward Goran Vlaović
Forward Davor Vugrinec