Matches

18/08/2007102 - WeatherPartly cloudy
1:1 (0:1)
  • Josue MARTINEZ (81')
  • Sapol MANI (39')

Summary

Costa Rica and Togo make their point
An 81 st-minute equaliser from substitute Josue Martinez earned Costa Rica a share of the spoils in their Group A opener against Togo in Suwon. More »

Line-ups

1
1
3
3
4
4
5
5
7
6
8
7
10
8
11
13
13
14
15
15
19
18

Substitute(s)

18
16
21
21
2
2
6
9
9
10
12
11
14
12
16
17
17
19
20
20

Coaches

Manuel Gerardo URENA (CRC)
(GER) Paul SAUTER

Officials

Referee: Salvio FAGUNDES (BRA)Assistant Referee 1: Altemir HAUSMANN (BRA)Assistant Referee 2: Roberto BRAATZ (BRA)Fourth official: Olegário BENQUERENÇA (POR)

Statistics

11Shots17
3Corner kicks13
0Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
51%Possession (%)49%
  • Costa Rica - Togo
  • Costa Rica - Togo
  • Costa Rica - Togo
  • Costa Rica - Togo
  • Costa Rica - Togo
  • Costa Rica - Togo
Manuel Urena (CRC), Costa Rica coach
"The first game at a World Cup is always difficult, especially when you have to face a team as tough as Togo were today. In the first half we suffered a lot with their pace and left them a lot of space for them in midfield, which they exploited. That's why I made some changes in the second half, when we were better able to control the ball."