France v Korea Republic, 18 June 2006

Score1-1
RefereeBenito Archundia
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group G
VenueZentralstadion, Leipzig
Attendance43,000
Kick-Off: 21:00 Local (20:00 BST) Assistant referees: José Ramírez (Mexico) Héctor Vergara (Canada) Fourth official: Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt) Fifth official: Mamadou N'Doye (Senegal) Man of the Match: PARK Ji-sung (South Korea) France remain without a win in the World Cup finals since their 1998 victory over Brazil after South Korea came from behind to snatch a point. Thierry Henry gave France an early lead, latching on to Sylvain Wiltord's deflected shot to sidefoot home. Patrick Vieira was denied a goal when his header was blocked by Korea keeper Lee Woon-Jae after it crossed the line, but the referee did not give the goal. But with 10 minutes to go Park Ji-sung punished sloppy French defending. The draw left South Korea top of Group G with four points, two ahead of France, who are in jeopardy of crashing out of the World Cup at the group stages for the second successive time.

1  France

Manager: Raymond Domenech

1  Korea Republic

Manager: Dick Advocaat

Goals:

Thierry Henry 9 G

Goals:

PARK Ji-Sung 81 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez
Defender Eric Abidal
Defender William Gallas
Defender Willy Sagnol
Defender Lilian Thuram
Midfielder Claude Makelele
Midfielder Patrick Vieira
Midfielder Zinedine Zidane (captain)
Forward Thierry Henry
Forward Florent Malouda
Forward Sylvain Wiltord

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper LEE Woon-Jae (captain)
Defender KIM Dong-Jin
Defender CHOI Jin-Cheul
Defender KIM Young-Chul
Defender/Midfielder LEE Young-Pyo
Midfielder LEE Eul-Yong
Midfielder LEE Ho
Midfielder CHO Jae-Jin
Midfielder PARK Ji-Sung
Midfielder KIM Nam-Il
Forward LEE Chun-Soo

Substitutions:

Franck Ribéry for Sylvain Wiltord 60
Vikash Dhorasoo for Florent Malouda 88
David Trezeguet for Zinedine Zidane 90

Substitutions:

SEOL Ki-Hyeon for LEE Eul-Yong 46
KIM Sang-Sik for LEE Ho 69
AHN Jung-Hwan for LEE Chun-Soo 72

Cards:

Eric Abidal 79 Y
Zinedine Zidane 85 Y

Cards:

LEE Ho 11 Y
KIM Dong-Jin 29 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Gregory Coupet
Goalkeeper Mickaël Landreau
Defender/Right back Pascal Chimbonda
Defender Gael Givet
Defender Mikael Silvestre
Defender/Centre back Jean-Alain Boumsong
Midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo
Midfielder Alou Diarra
Midfielder Franck Ribéry
Forward Sidney Govou
Forward Louis Saha
Forward David Trezeguet

On the bench:

Goalkeeper KIM Yong-Dae
Goalkeeper KIM Young-Kwang
Defender SONG Chong-Gug
Defender KIM Jin-Kyu
Defender KIM Sang-Sik
Midfielder KIM Do-Heon
Midfielder Baek Ji-Hoon
Midfielder CHO Won-Hee
Forward PARK Chu-Young
Forward AHN Jung-Hwan
Forward SEOL Ki-Hyeon
Forward CHUNG Kyung-Ho

Comments:

Thierry Henry's goal was the first by France in the World Cup finals since they beat Brazil 3-0 in the 1998 Final in Paris. It means they avoided equalling Bolivia's competition record of five consecutive World Cup finals games without a goal. Lilian Thuram equals Marcel Desailly's record of 116 caps for France. Television replays strongly suggested that France 'scored' a legitimate goal in the 32nd minute - the ball crossing the goal line - but it was not given by the officials. Zinedine Zidane's yellow rules him out of the last group match against Togo.

Comments:

South Korea became the first team in this tournament to come back from a goal down in two matches. They reversed a 1-0 scoreline in the first group match against Togo (2-1 win).