2002 FIFA World Cup qualification (CONMEBOL–OFC play-off)

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2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
(CONMEBOLOFC play-off)
Event 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification
Uruguay won 3–1 on aggregate
First leg
Date 20 November 2001
Venue MCG, Melbourne
Referee Graziano Cesari (Italy)
Attendance 84,656
Weather Partly cloudy
15 °C (59 °F)[1]
Second leg
Date 25 November 2001
Venue Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Referee Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
Attendance 62,000
Weather Clear
16 °C (61 °F)[2]

The 2002 FIFA World Cup CONMEBOLOFC qualification play-off was a two-legged home-and-away tie between the winners of the Oceania qualifying tournament, Australia, and the fifth-placed team from the South American qualifying tournament, Uruguay. The games were played on 20 November and 25 November 2001 in Melbourne and Montevideo respectively. Australia was hoping to play in the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1974 and Uruguay in 1990.

Background[edit]

Uruguay Round Australia
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 18 13 4 1 42 15 27 43
 Ecuador 18 9 4 5 23 20 3 31
 Brazil 18 9 3 6 31 17 14 30
 Paraguay 18 9 3 6 29 23 6 30
 Uruguay 18 7 6 5 19 13 6 27
Final standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 4 4 0 0 66 0 66 12
 Fiji 4 3 0 1 27 4 23 9
 Tonga 4 2 0 2 7 30 −23 6
 Samoa 4 1 0 3 9 18 −9 3
 American Samoa 4 0 0 4 0 57 −57 0
Final round
(OFC)
Opponent Result
1st leg  New Zealand (A) 2–0
2nd leg  New Zealand (H) 4–1

Play-off match[edit]

First leg[edit]

20 November 2001
20:15 UTC+13
Australia  1–0  Uruguay
Muscat Goal 78' (pen) (Report)
MCG, Melbourne
Attendance: 84,656
Referee: Graziano Cesari (Italy)
GK 1 Mark Schwarzer
DF 2 Kevin Muscat Booked 85'
DF 14 Shaun Murphy
DF 3 Craig Moore
DF 5 Tony Vidmar
MF 7 Brett Emerton
MF 4 Paul Okon (c)
MF 8 Josip Skoko
MF 11 Stan Lazaridis Substituted off 45'
FW 9 Mark Viduka
FW 10 Harry Kewell
Substitutions:
GK 12 Željko Kalac
DF 6 Tony Popovic
DF 16 Steve Horvat
MF 13 Mark Bresciano
MF 17 Steve Corica
FW 18 Paul Agostino Substituted in 45'
FW 21 John Aloisi
Manager:
Frank Farina
GK 1 Fabián Carini
DF 2 Washington Tais
DF 3 Alejandro Lembo
DF 4 Paolo Montero (c)
DF 6 Darío Rodríguez Booked 34'
MF 8 Gonzalo de los Santos Red card 68'
MF 5 Pablo Gabriel García
MF 7 Gianni Guigou
MF 20 Álvaro Recoba
FW 19 Javier Chevantón Substituted off 77'
FW 11 Federico Magallanes Substituted off 71'
Substitutions:
GK 12 Gustavo Munúa
DF 14 Joe Bizera
MF 10 Nicolás Olivera
MF 16 Guillermo Giacomazzi Substituted in 71'
FW 9 Diego Alonso
FW 15 Mario Regueiro Substituted in 77'
FW 18 Richard Morales
Manager:
Víctor Púa

OFFICIALS

MATCH RULES

Second leg[edit]

25 November 2001
16:00 UTC−3
Uruguay  3–0  Australia
Silva Goal 14'
Morales Goal 70'90'
(Report)
Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
Attendance: 62,000
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (UAE)
GK 1 Fabián Carini Booked 90+3'
DF 2 Washington Tais Booked 85'
DF 3 Alejandro Lembo
DF 4 Paolo Montero (c)
DF 6 Darío Rodríguez
MF 5 Pablo Gabriel García Booked 66'
MF 7 Gianni Guigou
MF 10 Mario Regueiro Booked 10' Substituted off 64'
MF 20 Álvaro Recoba
FW 9 Darío Silva Booked 81' Substituted off 81'
FW 11 Federico Magallanes Substituted off 65'
Substitutions:
GK 12 Gustavo Munúa
DF 14 Gonzalo Sorondo Substituted in 81'
MF 8 Gonzalo de los Santos Booked 80' Substituted in 64'
MF 15 Guillermo Giacomazzi
MF 16 Nicolás Olivera
FW 18 Richard Morales Booked 70' Substituted in 65'
FW 19 Diego Alonso
Manager:
Víctor Púa
GK 1 Mark Schwarzer
DF 2 Kevin Muscat Booked 32' Substituted off 62'
DF 14 Shaun Murphy Substituted off 81'
DF 3 Craig Moore
DF 5 Tony Vidmar
MF 7 Brett Emerton
MF 4 Paul Okon (c)
MF 8 Josip Skoko
MF 11 Stan Lazaridis
FW 9 Mark Viduka
FW 10 Harry Kewell Substituted off 71'
Substitutions:
GK 12 Željko Kalac
DF 16 Steve Horvat
MF 13 Mark Bresciano
MF 17 Steve Corica
MF 22 Mile Sterjovski
FW 18 Paul Agostino Substituted in 62'
FW 21 John Aloisi Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Frank Farina

OFFICIALS

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level:
  • 3 (of 7) substitutions permitted

Aftermath[edit]

Uruguay qualified for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals in South Korea and Japan, and were drawn into Group A with defending champions France, Denmark and debutants Senegal. After losing 2–1 to Denmark in their opening match, Uruguay drew France 0–0 and in the final match they also drew 3–3 to Senegal despite being 3–0 down, finishing third in the group on two points.

Australia played in the 2002 OFC Nations Cup qualified automatically. The Socceroos were drawn into a group with Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia and won 2–0, 11–0 and 8–0 respectively, and topped the group, proceeding to the semi-final stage. Against Tahiti, a goal from Damian Mori in extra time secured a 2–1 win and a place in the final against New Zealand. Australia lost 1–0 to New Zealand, leaving the side with the silver medal and New Zealand qualifying for the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History for Melbourne Airport, VC". wunderground.com. 2001-11-20. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  2. ^ "History for Montevideo, Uruguay". wunderground.com. 2001-11-25. Retrieved 2013-04-02.