England v Ecuador, 25 June 2006

Score1-0 to England
RefereeFrank De Bleeckere
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
VenueGottlieb Daimler, Stuttgart
Attendance52,000
Kick-Off: 17:00 Local (16:00 BST) Assistant referees: Peter Hermans (Belgium) Walter Vromans (Belgium) Fourth official: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia) Fifth official: José Navia (Colombia) Man of the Match: John Terry (England) David Beckham became the first England player to score at three World Cups as his free-kick earned a quarter-final tie against Portugal on Saturday. Beckham defied illness to curl home from 30 yards on the hour mark, but England made hard work of Ecuador. The South Americans could have gone in front early on, Carlos Tenorio's shot deflecting off Ashley Cole and on to the bar after John Terry's mistake. Frank Lampard missed two fine chances but England had done enough to win. Sven-Goran Eriksson's side will now play Portugal. England's only previous meeting with Ecuador was a friendly match before the Mexico World Cup finals in 1970. England won 2-0 in Quito with goals from Francis Lee and Brian Kidd.

1  England

Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

0  Ecuador

Manager: Luis Fernando Suarez

Goals:

David Beckham 60 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson
Defender/Centre back Rio Ferdinand
Defender/Centre back John Terry
Defender/Midfielder Owen Hargreaves
Defender/Left back Ashley Cole
Midfielder David Beckham (captain)
Midfielder Michael Carrick
Midfielder Joe Cole
Midfielder Steven Gerrard
Midfielder Frank Lampard
Forward Wayne Rooney

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

Substitutions:

Jamie Carragher for Joe Cole 77
Aaron Lennon for David Beckham 87
Stewart Downing for Steven Gerrard 90

Substitutions:

Cristian Lara for Edwin Tenorio 69
Ivan Kaviedes for Carlos Tenorio 71

Cards:

John Terry 18 Y
Paul Robinson 78 Y
Jamie Carragher 82 Y

Cards:

Antonio Valencia 24 Y
Carlos Tenorio 37 Y
Ulises de la Cruz 67 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Scott Carson
Goalkeeper David James
Defender/Right back Gary Neville
Defender/Centre back Sol Campbell
Defender/Midfielder Jamie Carragher
Defender/Left back Wayne Bridge
Midfielder Stewart Downing
Midfielder Jermaine Jenas
Midfielder Aaron Lennon
Midfielder/Forward Theo Walcott
Forward Peter Crouch
Forward Michael Owen

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

Comments:

David Beckham becomes the first England player to score in three World Cup finals. Argentina are the only team ever to have scored against England at this stage. In other second round matches, England beat Paraguay 3-0 in 1986, Belgium 1-0 in 1990, Denmark 3-0 in 2002 and now Ecuador 1-0. Ashley Coles makes his 50th appearance for England in this game.

Comments:

At their second World Cup finals, this is the first time Ecuador have reached the last 16. On their debut in 2002, they finished bottom of their group.