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Jun 10 - Turin       Brazil        v Sweden       
Jun 11  Genoa      Scotland      v Costa Rica   
Jun 16  Turin       Brazil        v Costa Rica   
Jun 16  Genoa       Sweden        v Scotland     
Jun 20  Genoa       Costa Rica    v Sweden       
Jun 20  Turin       Scotland      v Brazil       


Brazil        v Sweden     
Brazil came into the tournament as one of the favorites, they took the lead by a goal from Careca which was created by Branco. Careca added his second of the game in the 63rd minute. Tomos Brolin continued his excellent pre- tournament goal with a late goal in the 79th minute, however Brazil wone the match 2-1.



Scotland      v Costa Rica    0 -1
Scotland came into this game knowing that a victory was vital, and they were expected to win. Scottish striker Mo Johnston had a shot brilliantly saved by Luis Conejo. Costa Rica took the lead early in the second half with a goal by Juan Cayasso. Mo Johnston had another effort brilliantly saved late on in the match, which meant Costa Rica won the match 1-0.


Brazil    v Costa Rica    1-0
Brazil knew before the match that Cost Rica were going to be no pushovers, and they weren’t. Muller gave Brazil the lead in the 33rd minute howver Costa Rica had chances to equalize.


Sweden        v Scotland      1- 2
Scotland took the lead with a 10th minute goal by Stuart Mccall, Scotland were awarded a penalty late on in the match, which was then converted by Mo Johnstone. Glenn Stonberg pulled a goal back for Sweden, howver Scotland were back in the group now with this 2-1 victory.

Costa Rica    v Sweden        2-1
Sweden were looking to restore some pride back into their game after two disappointing defeats, they started of the match well, with a Stefan Schwarz goal by the half hour mark. Costa Rica scored an equalizer in the 75th minute against the run of play, the goalscorer being Roger Flores. Costa Rica sealed victory with two minutes to go and ensured their place in the second round with a goal by Hernan Medford.


Scotland      v Brazil    

Scotland needed a draw to ensure a place in the second round, however like on so many other world cup occasions Scotland fell short of that. Muller scored a very late winner for Brazil in the 82nd minute, however Mo Johnson came agonizingly close during injury time, as he missed a free header. Brazil won the group winning all their matches, and Scotlands world cup dream was over once again.








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