Mexico v Angola, 16 June 2006

Score0-0
RefereeShamsul Maidin
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group D
VenueAWD-Arena, Hannover
Attendance43,000
Kick-Off: 21:00 Local (20:00 BST) Assistant referees: Prachya Permpanich (Thailand) Eisa Ghoulum (United Arab Emirates) Fourth official: Carlos Chandía (Chile) Fifth official: Rodrigo González (Chile) Man of the Match: João Ricardo (Angola) This was Mexico's first-ever meeting at any level with Angola. Angola caused a shock by holding Mexico to a goalless draw, despite playing the last 11 minutes with 10 men. Mexico enjoyed all the best chances, but a combination of poor finishing and the acrobatics of Angola goalkeeper Joao Ricardo kept them out. Andre Macanga was sent off on 79 minutes after handling the ball and being shown a second yellow card. Rafael Marquez then went close with a rasping shot and Omar Bravo hit the post, but Angola managed to hold out.

0  Mexico

Manager: Ricardo La Volpe

0  Angola

Manager: Luis Oliviera Goncalves

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Oswaldo Sanchez
Defender Mario Mendez
Defender Ricardo Osorio
Defender Carlos Salcido
Defender/Midfielder Rafael Márquez (captain)
Midfielder Antonio Naelson
Midfielder Pavel Pardo
Midfielder Gonzalo Pineda
Midfielder Gerardo Torrado
Forward Omar Bravo

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Joao Ricardo
Defender Jamba
Defender Kali
Defender Loco
Midfielder Andre Macanga
Midfielder Luis Delgado
Midfielder Paula Figueiredo
Midfielder Ze Kalanga
Midfielder/Forward Mateus Galiano
Forward Akwa (captain)
Forward Mendonca

Substitutions:

Jesus Arellano for Antonio Naelson 52
Francisco Fonseca for Guillermo Franco 74
Ramon Morales for Gonzalo Pineda 78

Substitutions:

Mantorras for Mateus Galiano 68
Rui Marques for Paula Figueiredo 73
Miloy for Ze Kalanga 83

Cards:

Gonzalo Pineda 59 Y

Cards:

Luis Delgado 13 Y
Andre Macanga 44 Y
Ze Kalanga 50 Y
Andre Macanga 79 Y
Andre Macanga 79 R
Joao Ricardo 86 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper José Corona
Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa
Defender Jose Castro
Defender Claudio Suarez
Midfielder Rafael Garcia
Midfielder Andrés Guardado
Midfielder Ramon Morales
Midfielder Luis Pérez
Forward Jesus Arellano
Forward Jared Borguetti

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Lama
Goalkeeper Mario
Defender Lebo Lebo
Defender Marco Abreu
Defender Marco Airosa
Defender/Centre back Rui Marques
Midfielder Édson Nobre
Midfielder Miloy
Forward Flavio
Forward Love
Forward Mantorras
Forward Titi Buengo

Comments:

Mexico's only previous meeting with nation from Africa in the World Cup finals result in a 1-3 defeat by Tunisia at Rosario in 1978.

Comments:

In their first-ever World Cup finals, this was Angola's first-ever World Cup finals point. Angola finished the game with only ten men as Andre Macanga was sent-off. His second yellow card was the 1,500th caution in World Cup finals.