Thursday June 13th, 2002
Turkey vs China in Seoul (3:0)
China searched for their first goal of the tournament while Turkey
needed to score a few to overhaul Costa Rica.
Hasan Sas got Turkey off to the perfect start by robbing Wu Chengying of possession and
shooting over Jiang Jin in the 6th minute.
Hasan Sas helped to make it two goals with ten minutes when his cross was headed in by
Bulent Korkmaz at the far post.
Just before the half hour, China almost scored their first goal of the
tournament when Yang Chen hit the post.
Half-time: Turkey 2 - China 0
Sas threatened the Chinese again early in the second half but another
double whammy didn't work out.
Then China were reduced to ten men when Shao Jiayi was sent off for a tackle from behind
on Emre Belozoglu, in the 59th minute.
Jiang Jin prevented Hakan Sukur from making it three with twenty
minutes to go.
Hasan Sas again set up Turkey with a cross to the far post, this time for Umit Davala to
score off the post.
Three goals against China, and Brazil's demolition of Costa Rica,
enabled Turkey to progress to the Second Round.
Turkey 3 - China
Other Group C Match:
Costa Rica vs Brazil
Man of the Match:
Hasan Sas - Got Turkey off to the perfect start with a goal in the 6th minute and set up
the second three minutes later.
Shao Jiayi (59 mins)
Emre Asik (20 mins)
Emre Belozoglu (31 mins)
Yang Pu (45 mins)
Li Weifeng (62 mins)
Hasan Sas (81 mins)
1 Rustu Recber (12 Omer Catkic - 35 mins); 4 Fatih Akyel, 2 Emre Asik, 3 Bulent Korkmaz;
10 Yildiray Basturk (17 Ilhan Mansiz - 70 mins), 21 Emre Belozoglu, 22 Umit Davala, 8
Tugay Kerimoglu (14 Tayfur Havutcu - 84 mins), 20 Hakan Unsal; 11 Hasan Sas, 9 Hakan
22 Jiang Jin; 4 Wu Chengying (6 Shao Jiayi - 46 mins), 3 Yang Pu, 17 Du Wei, 14 Li
Weifeng, 21 Xu Yunlong; 15 Zhao Junzhe, 8 Li Tie, 18 Li Xiaopeng; 20 Yang Chen (11 Yu
Genwei - 72 mins), 10 Hao Haidong (16 Qu Bo - 73 mins).
Referee: Oscar Ruiz
Denmark, France, Senegal, Uruguay.
Paraguay, Slovenia, Spain,
Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Turkey.
South Korea, United States.
Korea First Round Matches.
Cameroon, Germany, Republic of Ireland,
Argentina, England, Nigeria, Sweden.
Croatia, Ecuador, Italy, Mexico.
Belgium, Japan, Russia, Tunisia.
Japan First Round Matches.
2002 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
Group Tables - Leading Goalscorers.
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