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World cup retro: the interlanddebuut of the last ‘earthling’

Today, Brazil-Costa Rica on the program. We look back on a previous confrontation.

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On match day 3 of the group stage of the world cup 2002 in Japan and South Korea crosses Costa Rica and Brazil to battle it. 38 mins far seems to be the match in Suwon World Cup Stadium have already been played. The Brazilians stand with 0-3 lead thanks to goals scored by the inevitable Ronaldo (2x) and Edmílson.

Come to Costa Rica back in the game by a touch shot of Paulo ‘La Cobra’ Wanchope and a well-aimed header from Rónald Gómez aka “La Bala (the Bullet), but after the peace set up Rivaldo (62′) and Júnior (64′) in three crazy minutes in order to. They deny their Spanish-speaking opponents from Central America all hoping for a stunt, and on the next round: Turkey may, with an equal number of points (4) but a better goal difference (+2 compared to -1) to the eighth-finals.

The duel with Costa Rica was in and of itself, not extraordinary, were it not that one Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite his first match with bet for the Seleção finished. After earlier speelminuten in two oefenpotten should have Won in the 72nd minute of the ten-year-old Rivaldo to replace. Two weeks after his baptism of fire crown of Brazil for the fifth time to win the world championship. Without the talent of FC São Paulo, trainer Luiz Felipe Scolari leave him for the rest of the tournament on the bench. It would be up to the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America (July 2003), it can take an honour he holds under coach Carlos Alberto Parreira, the successor to Scolari.

Won , incidentally, is the last earthling who the Golden Ball (2007) received before extraterrestrialsLionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo the trophy themselves began to change.

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