World Cup: Day 5

June 15, 1998

Results: Yugoslavia 1, Iran 0

Croatia 3, Jamaica 1

Argentina 1, Japan 0

Yesterday's star: Robert Prosinecki, Croatia, scored in 53rd minute to break 1-1 tie en route to 3-1 win over Jamaica. The goal gave Prosinecki scores for different teams in a World Cup, having scored for Yugoslavia in a victory over the United Arab Emirates in 1990.

History: Japan, Jamaica and Croatia all made their World Cup debuts yesterday. Injuries: Striker Marcelo Salas, who scored both of Chile's goals in its opening tie with Italy, gave teammates a scare yesterday when he left the practice field holding his right thigh. But the team doctor said it was only a minor strain and Salas will be able to play Wednesday against Austria.

Today: Colombia, one of the biggest disappointments of the 1994 tournament, takes on Romania. Colombia, with MLS star Carlos Valderrama and strong finisher Faustino Asprilla, faces a physical, experienced Romanian squad that has been hampered injuries to the defense. Midfielder Gheorghe Hagi remains the pivotal player for the Romanians.

Quotable: "People who do that aren't the real fans. Wherever they go, there are problems. It's too bad for the image we give of England." -- English fan Michael Barrett, after fellow English supporters clashed in streets of Marseille with Tunisian fans and riot police.

Pub Date: 6/15/98

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.