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Brazil 2-0 Australia
Sunday, 18 June 2006


L Adriano 49
C Fred 90



M Cafu 29yellow card
L Ronaldo 31yellow card
D Robinho 83yellow card


B Emerton 13yellow card
J Culina 39yellow card



53% 47%

Shots on target

6 4

Shots off target

11 10


7 4


9 24


  • 01 N Dida
  • 02 M Cafu yellow card
  • 03 F Lucio
  • 04 S Juan
  • 06 R Carlos
  • 08 R Kaka
  • 05 F Emerson (72 G Silva )
  • 11 J Ze Roberto
  • 10 G Ronaldinho
  • 09 L Ronaldo yellow card (72 D Robinho yellow card )
  • 07 L Adriano (88 C Fred )


  • 13 J Cicinho,
  • 15 C Cris,
  • 21 C Fred,
  • 16 D Gilberto,
  • 22 S Julio Cesar,
  • 19 P Juninho,
  • 14 A Luisao,
  • 18 C Mineiro,
  • 20 L Ricardinho,
  • 23 D Robinho,
  • 12 C Rogerio,
  • 17 G Silva


  • 01 M Schwarzer
  • 03 C Moore (69 J Aloisi )
  • 06 T Popovic (40 M Bresciano )
  • 02 L Neill
  • 14 S Chipperfield
  • 07 B Emerton yellow card
  • 13 V Grella
  • 21 M Sterjovski
  • 04 T Cahill (56 H Kewell )
  • 05 J Culina yellow card
  • 09 M Viduka


  • 15 J Aloisi,
  • 16 M Beauchamp,
  • 23 M Bresciano,
  • 12 A Covic,
  • 18 Z Kalac,
  • 19 J Kennedy,
  • 10 H Kewell,
  • 11 S Lazaridis,
  • 22 M Milligan,
  • 08 J Skoko,
  • 17 A Thompson,
  • 20 L Wilkshire

Ref: Markus Merk
Att: 66000


"Guus Hiddink knows what team he will play against Croatia, and like he showed against Brazil, he's not usually wrong."
Graham Taylor, BBC Five Live Sport

"I'm counting the chances Brazil had while Ronaldo was on and then when he was taken off. Ronaldo's head is down but I think he will still start against Japan."
Ricardo Setyon, Brazilian journalist, BBC Five Live Sport

PLAYER RATER: 78% of you reckon Brazil looked better with Robinho on instead of Ronaldo and he earns a higher rating than the man he replaced - although they are both shaded by Australians.

FULL-TIME: Brazil book their spot in the second round and maintain their 100% record, but it is a flattering result against a hard-working Australia side. The Socceroos clearly feel aggrieved by some of the refereeing decisions as Harry Kewell argues animatedly with referee Markus Merk at the final whistle.

90 + 2 mins: Brazil open up Australia at the back and the ball breaks for Kaka from Lucas Neill's half-clearance but he side foots over.

90 mins: GOAL Brazil 2-0 Australia
Fred turns Lucas Neill on the edge of the area and then plays in Robinho on the right. His shot beats Mark Schwarzer low to the goalkeeper's left and cannons back off the post into Fred's path for a simple tap in. The game is safe for the south Americans.

89 mins: Carlos Alberto Parreira got the better of Guus Hiddink when they met as the managers of Brazil and Holland at the 1994 World Cup. That time it was on penalties and it looks as if the Brazilian is set to prevail again by the narrowest of margins.

88 mins: Australia are peppering the Brazil box and Gilberto Silva clears Harry Kewell's cross from the left. Adriano makes way for Lyon striker Fred.

86 mins: John Aloisi meets a long clearance and heads on for Mark Viduka. Racing into the area the Middlesbrough man clips the ball over the advancing Dida but it comes down on the roof of the net and not in it.

84 mins: Australia were the first team at the tournament to come back from a goal down and this is when they started their comeback against Japan. History almost repeats itself as Mark Viduka meets Marco Bresciano's free-kick but his header is to light to divert the ball on goal. The chance comes after Robinho is booked and concedes a free-kick.

83 mins: Another Ronaldinho corner is met by Kaka's head and breaks across the area for Lucio. He clips a cross back into the box which Juan climbs high to meet and force a save from Mark Schwarzer.

82 mins: Kaka is fouled and Roberto Carlos sees his free-kick get the slightest of deflections out for a corner. Kaka heads Ronaldinho's delivery on to the crossbar at the near post.

81 mins: Scott Chipperfield slides in to make a crucial tackle on Adriano as the striker lines up a shot on the left of the Australia area.

80 mins: Dida is called on to make a vital save. A looping ball falls for Marco Bresciano and his scissor kick is clawed away by the keeper at his right post.

79 mins: Ironic cheers from the Australian fans as referee Markus Merk gives a free-kick for a foul on Harry Kewell.

76 mins: The best Brazil move of the match ends with Robinho turning and volleying a shot just over. Mark Schwarzer is then called on to beat a shot away from the substitute.

73 mins: Robinho is on the action early and seems to have added an attacking zest to Brazil'splay in an open match.

72 mins: Ronaldo is withdrawn with Robinho coming on. In a double change Gilberto Silva comes on for Emerson.

"Ronaldo's performance was better than against Croatia - but not by much. He played the pass for Adriano to score but cuts a dejected figure as he trudges off to consoling pats from the dug-out."
Mandeep Sanghera, BBC Sport in Munich

71 mins: Brazil break and Kaka fires a low shot in on goal fron the right which Mark Schwarzer smothers. At the other end Mark Viduka goes for a cross with his boot when a header could have tested Dida. Fair to say he didn't use his head on any levels.

69 mins: Guus Hiddink makes his final change and it is an attacking one. Striker John Aloisi replaces Craig Moore and Brett Emerton drops back to the right of the defensive three. Brazil have yet to make a substitution.

68 mins: Harry Kewell breaks away from the Brazilian defence again and instead of running in on goal opts to shoot from distance. It dips wickedly but is just over the bar.

67 mins: Brazil's decision to play the ball back to Dida is greeted by wholesale jeers and whistles by the Australian fans in the ground.

64 mins: Vince Grella and Harry Kewell link up on the left. Kewell breaks to the byline but his cross is over Mark Viduka's head.

62 mins: A break in the other direction now. Adriano races down the left but he fails to pick out Ronaldo with the cross which ends up nestled in Mark Schwarzer's arms.

61 mins: Another Australia break, and another one wasted. Ze Roberto's poor touch releases Harry Kewell but the Brazilian atones and races back to tackle the Liverpool man.

59 mins: The goal rocked Australia back momentarily but they are playing with the same fluidity and confidence they had in the first half again. They win a corner and Mark Viduka fires from distance into the side-netting.

57 mins: We have a contender for not just the worst miss of this tournament, but the worst miss in World Cup history. Dida comes off his line to gather a ball off Mark Viduka's head and makes a right mess of it. The ball falls at Harry Kewell's feet but he blazes it high, wide and handsome.

56 mins: A second Australian change and Everton's Tim Cahill makes way for Harry Kewell of Liverpool.

55 mins: Tim Cahill releases Marco Bresciano down the channel on the left and the substitute leaves the defence in his wake. But as he ponders all his options and bears down on Dida Juan recovers to make the tackle.

53 mins: Mark Schwarzer punches a Ronaldinho corner clear.

51 mins: Adriano and Ronaldo look to link up again, but the goalscorer slips as he looks to play in his team-mate who cannot gather the wildly bobbling ball.

49 mins: GOAL Brazil 1-0 Australia
Ronaldo gathers the ball on the left-hand corner of the area and three defenders immediately circle him. He spots Adriano and plays a square ball to his strike partner which is in turn struck low into the corner of the net, beating Scott Chipperfield and keeper Mark Schwarzer.

1803 BST: The action resumes with Australia starting. The officials have changed shorts from a bluey-grey colour to red.

"I just see the faces and I see the loneliness of Ronaldo. Adriano is telling him: "My friend, you have to move." He was alone when he left the pitch and he was alone when he came back on. We are a balloon and will explode. Will it be positively or in our own faces?"
Ricardo Setyon, Brazilian journalist, BBC Five Live Sport

"Brazil and Ronaldo seem to be mirroring each other. The team, like the player, are battling for form and rhythm but things just are not going their way. It will be interesting to see if Ronaldo allows his head to drop or continues to try to build on the rare glimpses of quality he has shown."
Mandeep Sanghera, BBC Sport in Munich

PLAYER RATER: Only two Brazilians have a better mark than Ronaldo - Kaka and Ronaldinho. All the Australians do though and it is the Socceroos who are catching your eye.

"At this stage neither side deserves to be ahead. Australia are in this game, no doubt about that. Out of the players coming off the pitch it's the Brazilians that are looking more miserable."
Graham Taylor, BBC Radio Five Sport

HALF-TIME: Australia end the half on the attack with Marco Bresciano firing a shot over. There have been few clear-cut opportunities but it is hard to imagine we are not going to see some after the break.

45 mins: Mark Viduka runs at the Brazilian defence at one end, before Kaka races at the Australian rearguard. On each occasion they are carefully marshalled and the danger snuffed out.

44 mins: It is another poor Australian corner. That's the third they have had but they are yet to ask questions of the Brazilian defence with them.

42 mins: Ronaldo reminds people what he is here for. Okay, he didn't score, but he shows his strength by shrugging off the attentions of Vince Grella and, with very little back lift, fires in a shot that is wide of Mark Schwarzer's left post.

40 mins: Australia are forced to make a change with Tony Popovic hobbling off with a Marco Bresciano coming on. That means Scott Chipperfield goes into the back three.

39 mins: Another booking and this time it is Jason Culina for a high foot in a tackle with Juan.

38 mins: Adriano meets Kaka's cross at an acute angle on the right, but goes with the wrong foot. Left-footed he could have got a strike on goal, but instead it was the right back across goal without a yellow shirt in sight.

37 mins: Kaka plays in Ronaldo on the right of the area but the Real Madrid striker has an air shot. Not the easiest of opportunites but a chance he should have at least got a boot to.

34 mins: Australia look for an opening but can find no way through the Brazil defence. Vince Grella shoots from distance but it is off target.

32 mins: Ronaldo has the ball in the net and gets a yellow card for his troubles. Having been pulled back for offside he lashes the ball goalwards and Markus Merk reaches for his top pocket.

31 mins: Mile Sterjovski breaks down the left but stops when he hears a phantom whistle. There was no offside flag.

29 mins: Cafu is caught out by Tim Cahill and concedes a free-kick which earns him a yellow card. Dida punches the free-kick from the right clear.

28 mins: Ronaldinho clips a chip into the box which Ronaldo runs on to but he shins his contact and Craig Moore blocks.

27 mins: Mark Viduka is half-tackled and the ball breaks to Jason Culina. With Brett Emerton outside him he is greedy in taking the shot, particularly as it was not a particularly difficult one for Dida.

25 mins: Bayern Munich's Ze Roberto wins a soft free-kick in his home ground. Brazil break but Ronaldinho's slip in the area means the move breaks down.

23 mins: "Ronaldo is getting little sympathy from the Australian fans on the three occasions he has lost the ball. In his defence, he is showing signs of being a willing runner but is quickly being closed down when he has the ball."
Mandeep Sanghera, BBC Sport in Munich

21 mins: Ronaldinho slips through the gears and is cruising into the box when Lucas Neill slides in with a well-timed tackle to stop the Brazilian in his tracks.

18 mins: Tony Popovic climbs high to head clear a Ronaldinho free-kick from the left.

16 mins: There may be more than 40 places between the teams in the Fifa world rankings, but it is not showing at the moment.

13 mins: Brett Emerton celebrates his 50th cap with a yellow card for dissent. He is aggrieved at a free-kick going the other way after a non-descript challenge on Roberto Carlos.

12 mins: Scott Chipperfield cuts in off the left flank and plays in Jason Culina, but his daisy-cutter shot is easily saved.

10 mins: Vince Grella goes in for a tackle on Ronaldo and his boot comes up off the ball and scrapes down the Brazilian's shin. It is a free-kick on the edge of the area, right of centre. Roberto Carlos blazes the ball wide.

9 mins: Jason Culina swings in a corner from the left but it is over-hit and evades everyone.

6 mins: Mark Viduka locks his sights on goal and lets fly from distance. It is a comfortable save for Dida - despite the late skip off the turf - down on one knee.

3 mins: Ronaldo's second and third touches are deft. A neat chest down and a light overhead volley into the path of Kaka who cracks a shot wide.

2 mins: Scott Chipperfield fouls Kaka on the left of the pitch. Ronaldinho's inswinging free-kick causes concern in the Australian ranks but they clear.

1 min: Ronaldo watch - his first touch is poor.

1700 BST: Brazil get the ball rolling in the early evening sun in Munich. It is lunchtime in Brasilia (1300 local time) and the early hours in Sydney (0200 local time). In the Australian Republic of Shepherd's Bush (London, local time 1700) it is standing room only in the Walkabout, outside which people are snaking round the block to get in.


1655 BST: Brazil get their singing out of the way first before Advance Australia Fair gets an airing.

1653 BST: The teams are out and it is Brazil who are in yellow, with the Socceroos in their change strip.

1649 BST: "Guus Hiddink's very canny. There are times when things are not working and you need to put on the right players to change the game to be played how you want it. That's an art and he has it. Australia are very well organised and he will not play this on a defensive mode. Brazil's pace and movement could cause Australia's centre-backs some problems."
Graham Taylor, BBC Five Live Sport

1642 BST: These two teams have never before met at the World Cup. Brazil lead the head-to-head with three wins from five matches, but Australia recorded their sole victory the last time they played. Shaun Murphy, a stellar servant at Sheffield United, scored the goal in a 1-0 win in 2001.

1636 BST: "All eyes are on Ronaldo who is aiming to improve on the performance he put in against Croatia. However, he still looks slightly lethargic in the warm-up with his touch already letting him down."
Mandeep Sanghera, BBC Sport in Munich

PLAYER RATER: To play or not to play? 52% of you think Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira should not have selected Ronaldo.

1629 BST: "Ronaldo was non-existent in the last game in terms of movement but he's a huge talent. We'll have to decide whether it's a permanent problem depending on how he shows today."
Graham Taylor, BBC Five Live Sport

1619 BST: "A massive cheer goes out as the Brazilian players come out on to the pitch to warm up."
Mandeep Sanghera, BBC Sport in Munich

1615 BST: The goalless draw in Nuremberg between Japan and Croatia means that whoever wins this match goes through to the second round.

1608 BST: "There are certain football matches, for whatever reasons, that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. You've that Australian attitude - if you listen to them they're going to win the World Cup - and next to them are these Brazilians who walk with a rhythm that makes you feel happy. There's a great atmosphere."
Graham Taylor, BBC Five Live Sport

1600 BST: Brazil are unchanged from the side that beat Croatia, while Australia coach Guus Hiddink has made three changes, bringing in Tim Cahill, Tony Popovic and Mile Sterjovski for Marco Bresciano, Harry Kewell and Luke Wilkshire.

1546 BST: "It feels like sections of Brazil's Copacabana beach and the Gold Coast in Australia have come to Munich. Samba drums and blow-up Kangaroos have brought a smile to some of the locals faces. Inside the Allianz Arena, the Australian team are on the pitch to the delight of their fans who have already taken their seats - including cricket legend Shane Warne who looks to be struggling in the heat."
Mandeep Sanghera, BBC Sport in Munich


Brazil: Dida, Cafu, Lucio, Juan, Roberto Carlos, Kaka, Emerson, Ze Roberto, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Adriano.
Subs: Cicinho, Cris, Fred, Gilberto, Julio Cesar, Juninho, Luisao, Mineiro, Ricardinho, Robinho, Rogerio, Silva.

Australia: Schwarzer, Moore, Popovic, Neill, Chipperfield, Emerton, Grella, Sterjovski, Cahill, Culina, Viduka.
Subs: Aloisi, Beauchamp, Bresciano, Covic, Kalac, Kennedy, Kewell, Lazaridis, Milligan, Skoko, Thompson, Wilkshire.

Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

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