Korea Republic v Togo, 13 June 2006

Score2-1 to Korea Republic
RefereeGraham Poll
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group G
VenueCommerzbank Arena, Frankfurt
Attendance48,000
Kick-Off: 15:00 Local (14:00 BST) Assistant referees: Philip Sharp (England) Glen Turner (England) Fourth official: Jerome Damon (South Africa) Fifth official: Justice Yeboah (Ghana) Man of the Match: Ahn Jung-hwan (South Korea) South Korea took their time to get going before finally overcoming the resistance of 10-man Togo. The one moment of real quality in the first half came when Togo's Mohamed Kader controlled the ball on his thigh and lashed home a fine shot. Kader nearly made it two after the break before Jean-Paul Abalo's second booking saw him sent off. Lee Chun-Soo curled in the resulting free-kick and Ahn Jung-Hwan's deflected strike won the game for South Korea. Sweltering temperatures beneath a closed roof ensured the game got off to a sluggish start, with little real incident at either end in the early stages. The deadlock was broken just past the half hour with the first moment of real quality from either side. This was the first-ever meeting between South Korea and Togo.

2  Korea Republic

Manager: Dick Advocaat

1  Togo

Manager: Otto Pfister

Goals:

LEE Chun-soo 54 G
AHN Jung-Hwan 72 G

Goals:

Mohamed Kader 31 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper LEE Woon-Jae (captain)
Defender SONG Chong-Gug
Defender CHOI Jin-Cheul
Defender KIM Jin-Kyu
Defender KIM Young-Chul
Defender/Midfielder LEE Young-pyo
Midfielder LEE Eul-Yong
Midfielder LEE Ho
Midfielder CHO Jae-Jin
Midfielder PARK Ji-sung
Forward LEE Chun-soo

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kossi Agassa
Defender Jean-Paul Yaovi Abalo (captain)
Defender Daré Nibombé
Defender/Midfielder Alaixys Romao
Midfielder Ludovic Assemoassa
Midfielder Cherif-Toure Maman
Forward Mohamed Kader

Substitutions:

AHN Jung-Hwan for KIM Jin-Kyu 46
KIM Nam-il for LEE Eul-Yong 68
KIM Sang-sik for CHO Jae-Jin 83

Substitutions:

Assimiou Toure for Yao Junior Senaya 56
Richmond Forson for Ludovic Assemoassa 62
Yao Aziawonou for Moustapha Salifou 86

Cards:

KIM Young-Chul 41 Y
LEE Chun-soo 51 Y

Cards:

Jean-Paul Yaovi Abalo 23 Y
Alaixys Romao 24 Y
Jean-Paul Yaovi Abalo 53 Y
Jean-Paul Yaovi Abalo 53 R
Massamesso Tchangai 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper KIM Yong-dae
Goalkeeper KIM Young-kwang
Defender KIM Dong-jin
Defender KIM Sang-sik
Midfielder KIM Do-heon
Midfielder Baek Ji-Hoon
Midfielder KIM Nam-il
Midfielder CHO Won-Hee
Forward PARK Chu-young
Forward AHN Jung-Hwan
Forward SEOL Ki-Hyeon
Forward CHUNG Kyung-Ho

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kodjovi Obilale
Defender Erik Akoto
Defender Richmond Forson
Defender Assimiou Toure
Midfielder Kuami Agboh
Midfielder Franck Atsou Edem
Midfielder Yao Aziawonou
Midfielder Affo Erassa
Forward Thomas Dossevi
Forward Robert Malm

Comments:

This was South Korea's first-ever World Cup finals win outside of South Korea at their 15th attempt.

Comments:

This was Togo's first-ever game in the World Cup finals. Coach Otto Pfister took charge of the Togo team despite resigning over a pay dispute four days earlier. This was keeper Kossi Agassa's 50th appearance for Togo.