> Sports > 2002 FIFA WORLD CUP 

   June 13, 2002 | 1535 IST


Swedish fan
Another one bites the dust

  Best of the Web

A compilation of the best links on the World Cup.

  Soccer Store

Snap up Jerseys, Books, CD ROMs and Arsenal soccer balls. Click here


Act Now! Treat those Scratches

Ronaldo must wait to know goal tally

E-Mail this report to a friend
Print this page Best Printed on  HP Laserjets

Ronaldo must wait until Friday to discover whether FIFA has awarded him the first Brazilian goal in his team's 5-2 thrashing of Costa Rica in their final World Cup group C game, the governing body said.

The Brazil striker claimed the 10th minute goal but FIFA has credited it as a Luis Marin own goal with both players converging on a cross from the left at the same moment.

RonaldoThree minutes later, Ronaldo, who has recently recovered from a long injury lay-off, scored a clear-cut second to take his tally to three in three games.

A FIFA spokesman said after Thursday's match that its technical committee would discuss the incident before announcing a decision on Friday.

Ronaldo would become the joint second highest scorer of the competition if he is credited with the goal, which would be his fourth. Germany's Miroslav Klose leads the way with five, one more than Dane Jon Dahl Tomasson.

Back to top
(c) Copyright 2002 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.


(c) 2002 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.