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C-6 Blade-Citizen Wednesday, June 29, 1994 () WORLD CUP 94 Mexico advances with 1-1 tie again The Associated Press Mexico still has never beaten Italy in soccer. On Tuesday, it didnt need to a tie was plenty good enough. And the tie left Italy in limbo until Russia beat Cameroon, clinching a spot in the second round for the Italians. Mexico clinched a spot in the second round of the World Cuft with the 1-1 tie before a sellout crowd of 53,186 at RFK Stadium. Marcelino Bernal scored in the 58th minute to tie the game, enabling the Mexicans to win Group E, followed by Ireland, Italy and Norway. i All of the teams had 1-1-1 records, but Mexico finished first because it scored three goals and allowed three. If not for Bernals goal, the Mexicans would have finished last in the group and headed home. Italy, which split a pair of 1-0 games before the draw, had to wait 22 hours before getting the help it needed from Russia. When Cameroon lost 6-1, it meant Russia and South Korea, both third-place teams in their groups, had worse records than Italy. The top four third-party teams advance and Italy is one of them. Ireland 0, Norway 0 Ireland moved into the second round of the World Cup despite playing to a tie with Norway, which was eliminated. Italy and Mexico tied 1-1 in the so-called Group of Death, leaving all four teams tied at four points and with even goal differentials. Mexico topped the group because it Associated Press Photo scored the most goals three Ire- Russia's Oleg Selenko scores the third of his five goals, a World Cup record. Cameroon goalie Jacques Songoo couldnt stop the penalty kick, land and Italy had 2-2 goal differ- Roundup entials and Norway was 1-1. 1 That eliminated the Norwegians. Ireland got second place in the group for having beaten the Italians, who had to await other results to know their fortune. Before 76,322 fans in Giants Stadium, John Aldridge headed a shot just wide, Roy Keane missed on a volley and John Sheridan lobbed a shot just too high at Ireland created the best chances of the game in the second half. Russia 6, Cameroon 1 Oleg Salenko, a reserve player before the tournament, put on the greatest scoring display in World Cup history. The Russian striker scored a record five goals as Russia routed Cameroon and retained a mathematical chance to advance to the second round. Dmitry Radchenko had Russias other goal in the 82nd minute, set up by a pass from Salenko. Nine other players in World Cup history scored four goals in a game, the last being Emilio Butragueno of Spain in 1986. Brazil 1, Sweden 1 Romario scored a stunning goal on a solo effort for a tie with Sweden that kept Brazil atop Group B in the World Cup and sent it into a second-round match with the United States. Sweden finished second in the group and will play at Dallas on Sunday against an undetermined opponent. One day later, the tournament favorites from Brazil will play the Americans at Stanford. German players salute to fans is costly The Associated Press Stefan Effenberg, a starting midfielder for defending champion Germany, was sent home from the World Cup and thrown off the national team Tuesday for making an obscene gesture at fans. He will not play at the World Cup anymore and he will not be in the national team as long as I am the coach, coach Berti Vogts said. The subject is closed. Effenbergs actions took place Monday in Dallas during Germanys difficult 3-2 victory over South Korea. German fans had been taunting Effenberg, and he responded with an uplifted finger. Effenberg, 25, has played 33 times for the national team. He became only the second German player banished from a World Cup. Goalkeeper Uli Stein was sent back to Germany in 1986 from Mexico after insulting then coach Franz Beckenbauer. World Cup melee Soccer fans battled with police after Notes an impromptu celebration of Mexicos advance in the World Cup turned violent. As many as 4,000 fans blocked traffic in a 10-block area of Huntington Park and threw rocks, bottles and telephone books at police and sheriffs deputies who tried to keep them on the sidewalks, said police Lt. Michael Gwaltney. Police used pepper spray and fired rubber projectiles in return. A 3-year-old girl hit by a bottle was treated by paramedics at the scene, and several police officers suffered minor injuries. At times officers were able to do little more than protect themselves. Gwaltney said he didnt know how seriously the 3-year-old girl was injured. Fire Department dispatchers said they had no record of the child being transported to a hospital. Fans, some waving Mexican flags, were celebrating Mexicos 1-1 tie with Italy. The draw, played in Washington, guaranteed Mexicos advance to the tournaments second round. The victory also prompted a celebration in East Los Angeles, where flag-waving crowds ran through streets. No injuries or other problems were reported. More violence One person died and another was seriously injured as the hemispheres largest city erupted in rowdy celebration over Mexicos advancing to the second round of the World Cup. A group of more than 100 youths, many of them apparently drunk, roamed streets smashing car and shop windows. After Mexico tied Italy 1-1 to clinch first place in its group, a sea of cheering people poured into the streets, blowing horns and waving Mexican flags. Motorcycles and cheering fans raced around the Monument of Independence, a 12-story stone column topped by a golden angel. At least 31 people were injured, said another Red Cross spokesman, Hector Avesillas. He said 16 people were hospitalized. Unfulfilling record Russias Oleg Salenko, who set a World Cup record by scoring five goals in a game, said he would trade it for a longer stay at the tournament. I would exchange all my goals for Russias second-round berth, Salenko said after getting five goals in Russias 6-1 trouncing of Cameroon. Salenko also scored in Russias second game, against Sweden. His six goals make him the leading scorer in the tournament. Surplus sod Theres 90,000 square feet of Kentucky bluegrass that needs a good home. The turf was developed by Michigan State researchers for World Cup games at the Pontiac Silverdome. The sod has to be out of the Silverdome by Friday so workers can prepare for Sundays convention of 50,000 Jehovahs Witnesses. u.s. From Page C-1 the Americans, who wasted a chance to clinch Sunday when they lost to Romania 1-0. Instead of practicing Tuesday morning, players remained at the Dana Point Resort and watched Italy tie Mexico 1-1. That, combined with Irelands scoreless tie with Norway in the Group of Death, clinched the berth. If the morning results had gone against them, the Americans would have focused on the afternoon game between Russia and Cameroon, which would have been the next chance for the Americans to clinch. If that group had failed, a million things would have run through our minds, Meola said. Everybodys calculator already had failed. After coach Bora Milutinovic canceled morning practice, players watched the Italy-Mexico game together in one room. When the Ireland-Norway game ended first, ensuring U.S. advancement, players let out a big cheer, thrust their arms in the air and started singing O-le, O-le, O-le, O-le, a traditional soccer song. Weve achieved our first goal, mid fielder Cobi Jones said. Hopefully, well continue. The United States (1-1-1) finished the first round with four points and a zero goal differential, trailing Romania and Switzerland. The top four third-place teams among the six groups advance. The Americans clinched because the ties ensured that two third-place teams finished with poorer records South Korea, which had two points, and Italy, which had four points and an even goal difference, but one less goal scored. U.S. players didn't gather together to watch the later games, which determined that they will play Brazil. Sweden, which would have become the Americans opponent with a victory, took a 1-0 lead against Brazil, but Romario tied the score early in the second half, ensuring that the Brazilians won Group B. Alexi Lalas said he was happy with the way the bracket worked out. If were going to go to the show, we might as well make it a spectacle, he said. We want to play what in the worlds eyes is the best team. The U.S. players love to be underdogs. They still think theyre taken lightly in the soccer world. Im really excited to play Brazil, Lalas said. Its a challenge. Once again, nobody thinks we can do anything. SCOREBOARD x-advanced to second round Tuesday's Matches At East Rutherford, N J. Ireland 0, Norway 0 he At Washington Italy 1, Mexico 1, tie CROUP F x-advanced to second round Today's Matches At Orlando, Fla. Morocco vs Netherlands, 9 35 a m At Washington Belgium vs Saudi Arabia. 9 35 a m NORWAY 0, IRELAND 0 Norway .. 0 00 Ireland 0 00 First half No scoring Second half No scoring Yellow Cards Norway Sortoth 37th Johnsen 45th Ireland. Keane 3rd, Houghton 30th, Kelly 84th Referee Torres. Colombia linesmen Alves Brazil, Park, South Korea A 76,322 ITALY 1, MEXIC0 1 Italy 0 1 1 Mexico 0 11 First half No sconng Second half 1. Italy Massaro 1,47th minute 2. Mexico Bernal 1. 57th Yellow Cards Italy. Aibertmi 33rd Mexico, Del Olmo 25th. Garcia 62nd, Garcia Aspe 65th Referee lamolma, Argentina Linesmen Taitx. Argentina Brazzaie, Australia A 53,186 SWEDEN I.BRAail Sweden 1 01 Brazil .. 0 11 First half 1, Sweden. KAndersson 2. 24th minute Second half 2. Brazil. Romano 3, 47th Yellow Cards Sweden. Mild 65th Brazil, Aldatr 66th. Referee Puhl, Hungary Linesmen Marton, Hungary Matthys Belgium A 77,217 RUSSIA 6, CAMEROON 1 Russia 3 36 Cameroon 0 11 First half 1, Russia Salenko 2, 16th minute 2 Russia. Salenko 3. 4 1st 3. Russia, Salenko 4 45th Second half 4 Cameroon MiUa 1, 47th 5, Russia Salenko 5 73rd 6 Russia, Salenko 6, 75th 7 Russia Radchenko 1 82nd Yellow Cards Russia Karpin 57th Khlestov 88th, Nikrforov 90th Cameroon, Kana-Biyick 13th, Songo o. 45th Referee AJ-Shanf Syna Linesmen Dun-ster Australia, Dolstra, Netherlands A 53 186 SECOND ROUND Saturday Game 37 At Chicago Germany vs Group B or F third place, 10 05 am Game 38 At Washington Switzerland vs Spain, 1 35 pm Sunday Game 39 At Dallas Group F second place vs Sweden 10 05 a m Game 40 At Pasadem Romania vs Italy or D third place, 1 35 p m Monday Game 41 At Orlando, Fla. Group F winner vs Ireland, 9 05 a m Game 42 At Stanford Brazil vs United States, 12 35 pm ATP makes changes for tennis fans WIMBLEDON, England (AP) Several rules changes designed to speed up play and encourage crowd involvement including spontaneous reaction while play is in progress were announced by the mens tennis tour. We feel these rule changes will make the game more enjoyable for spectators and viewers and will help better convey the excitement of mens tennis, said Mark Miles, the ATP Tours chief executive officer. The changes will be phased in over the summer. They include: Reducing the amount of time between points from 25 seconds to 20 seconds, Allowing spectators to spontaneously react during a point as long as it is not intended to distract players, Allowing spectators seated above the lowest tier of seats surrounding the court to move freely in and out of the stadium during play. Allowing broadcasters to place microphones on the umpires side of the court so conversations between players and officials may be heard. The changes involving spectators and television will be implemented at ATP events starting July 18. V Associated Press Photo Martina Navratilova reacts during victory over Jana Novotna. f Wimbledon From Page C-1 Navratilova, sloppy at the start but flawless at the finish, pulled off a run of nine straight games to put away 1993 finalist Jana Novotna, 5-7, 6-0, 6-1, on Centre Court. The is Navratilovas 16th Wimbledon semifinal in the last 17 years. Fernandez has been playing only 11 years but this is her first semifinal of any Grand Slam event. Fernandez overcame a strained left hamstring and two pulled quadriceps to knock off 13th-seed-ed Zina Garrison Jackson, 6-4, 6-4. Fernandez said she couldnt have finished had it gone three sets. Late in the match, she received treatment from the trainer. My legs are taking a beating, said Fernandez, seeded No. 1 in doubles with Natalia Zvereva. I have no legs. Highlights of Tuesdays sctlon st Wimbledon: RESULTS: Mens Fourth Round: No. 7 Boris Becker d. No. 9 Andrei Medvedev. Women's Quarterfinals: No. 3 Conchita Martinez d. No. 9 Lindsay Davenport, No. 4 Martina Navratilova d. No. 5 Jana Novotna, unseeded Lori McNeil d. unseeded Larisa Neiland and unseeded Gigl Fernandez d. No. 13 Zina Garrison Jackson. STAT OF THE DAY: This is the first time in the Open Era began in 1 968 that two unseeded women McNeil and Fernandez reached the Wimbledon semifinals. QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I will definitely play the semifinal match. Im not retiring now and Im not having a baby, either." Navratilova, 37, responding to stories in the tabloid press about her future plans. The other semifinal will feature clay-court specialist Conchita Martinez, highest remaining seed at No. 3, and 22nd-ranked Lori McNeil, who hasnt been this far in a major tournament since the 1987 U.S. Open. Martinez ended the dreams of 18-year-old Lindsay Davenport, 6-2, 6-7C4-7), 6-3. But it was not easy. Martinez led 5-2 in the second set and held a match point before Davenport mounted a gritty comeback. It was my first match on Centre Court, she said, and I was hoping I wasnt going to get killed. McNeil, who started the run of upsets by knocking off Steffi Graf last week, defeated Larisa Neiland, 6-3, 6-4. Before Tuesday, Navratilova had not lost a set in four matches. But she lost her service in the opening game to Novotna and struggled throughout the set. The match turned in the second game of the second set. After a frantic 16 points, Navratilova converted on her fourth break point. That seemed to ignite her. Returns suddenly became sharper. Serves were almost untouchable. In a stretch of four service games, Navratilova yielded only seven points. Becker finally outlasts Medvedev New York Times WIMBLEDON, England Boris Becker, poised under pressure, shrugged off a cannonade of baseline ballistics from ninth-seeded Andrei Medvedev Tuesday and emerged from a four-hour-53-minute slugfest, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, to claim the eighth and final spot in the mens quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Halted by darkness on Monday night, the match resumed Tuesday afternoon knotted at 1-1 in the fifth set. Becker, promptly broken by Medvedev in the third game, broke back in the eighth game to even matters at 4-4, then broke Medvedev again in the 12th game to reach his seventh consecutiv Wimbledon quarterfi nal. Becker survived 17 double faults of his own. It was almost like each set we played was a fifth set, Becker said, attributing his victory to his willingness to leave the baseline for the net, where he produced 45 volley winners to just nine from Medvedev. He stood back and let me come over him, and on grass thats a mistake when its crunch time. In the quarterfinals today, the defending champion, Pete Sampras, will take on lOth-seeded Michael Chang, unseeded Wayne Ferreira will face sixth-seeded Todd Martin, and unseeded Guy Forget, whose recovery from major knee surgery has begun to look like a major miracle, will face Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia. 7 P

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