A slip of concentration by England goalkeeper David Seaman was enough for Brazil to squeeze through to the semi-finals. Seaman had only let in one goal in the previous four matches, but he was caught off his line by Ronaldinho, who fired a long free kick over his head and in to the top corner of the net five minutes in to the second half for what was to be the winning goal.
England had started well, and after containing the Brazil attack in the opening minutes, they took the lead with Michael Owen's second goal of the tournament. The Liverpool striker snapped up a loose ball after Lucio failed to control a cross from Heskey, and ran on to beat the stranded Marcos. Heskey headed over a few minutes later, but Brazil hit back on the stroke of half time when Ronaldinho cut through the defence and played the ball out wide for Rivaldo to shoot low past Seaman.
Then came Ronaldinho's goal, and England were on the back foot. The Brazilian midfielder did blot his copy book a few minutes later when he was rather harshly sent off for a tackle on Mills, but the South Americans closed ranks and did not allow Eriksson's side much of a look at goal after that. England's dreams of glory are over, and Brazil march on to Tuesday's semi-final as clear favourites to win the trophy again.
Spanish league players: Rivaldo got his fifth goal in as many games, and he could be in line to equal Jairzinho's long standing record of a goal in every match. Roberto Carlos played the full game and almost scored with an early free kick. Denilson didn't get on the park this time.
Only a brilliant performance by keeper Oliver Kahn took Germany through to the semi-final of the World cup against a USA side who put up much stronger resistance than expected. Bruce Arena's team were already in unfamiliar territory having surprisingly beaten Mexico in the last round, but they proved they were not going to be easy victims putting the German goal under pressure right from the start. Kahn was forced to be at his best, keeping out two efforts from Donovan and another from Lewis in the first half hour of the game. Germany were dangerous on the set pieces though, and after Ballack went close from a corner, the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder finally headed the ball down past Friedel from Ziege's free kick shortly before half time. And Klose went very close to making it two before the interval, heading against the foot of the post with the keeper beaten.
The USA didn't give up though, and they protested strongly to referee Hugh Dallas five minutes after the restart when Kahn blocked Berhalter's shot on the line and the ball bounced up and hit Frings on the hand, the Americans claiming both that the ball had crossed the line and that a penalty had been committed. However neither Dallas nor his linesmen saw the incident, and play was waved on. After that Kahn was called on a couple of times more to block shots by Donovan and Reyna, and Klose and Neuville went close at the other end as the Americans gave up on their defensive duties. But when makeshift centre forward Tony Sanneh headed just wide in the last minute the game was up. Germany were through once again having only just scraped in to the competition through the back door. They should never be ruled out.
Spanish league players: None.
Spain are out of the World cup! José Antonio Camacho's side lost in a thrilling penalty shoot out after 120 minutes of football without a goal from either side. The absence of the injured Raúl was crucial in the end, and without him Spain were lacking the final touch to beat keeper Lee Woon Jae.
With his key player out Camacho changed his game plan, drafting Nadal and Romero into the back four and bringing youngster Joaquín in on the right wing, looking to take advantage of his team's superior strength in the air. It appeared to be a good ploy as the Betis winger and his counterpart De Pedro created havoc in the first half with their darting runs and long crosses.
Morientes brought a good save out of Lee, Hierro twice headed just over from corners and Baraja got the ball into the net only to see it ruled out, supposedly for a previous foul, a few minutes after the break. However the tireless Koreans kept on running, and only a brilliant reaction save from Casillas kept out a shot from substitute Lee Chun Soo.
The game went into extra time and the sudden death golden goal. Almost immediately Morientes appeared to have scored the winner, but the linesman ruled incorrectly that Joaquín had run the ball out of play before he crossed. A few minutes later Morientes hit the post and a disappointing Mendieta failed to take advantage of the rebound, and Luis Enrique was once again given offside under dubious circumstances when free with only the keeper to beat.
And so for the second time in consecutive matches Spain were in a penalty shoot out. This time though the gods were not on their side, and although Casillas got to Hwang Sun Hong's first kick he could not keep it out. Lee saved the fourth penalty taken by Joaquín, and when veteran captain Hong Myung Bo blasted Korea's fifth into the top of the net it was all over.
Spain may be able to point some bad decisions by the referee and his linesmen for their defeat, but as with Korea's last opponent Italy, they should have wrapped the game up long before the end. It is the surprising South Korea though who go on to a historic semi-final with Germany next Tuesday. See detailed report.
A golden goal from substitute Ilhan Mansiz took Turkey through to their first ever World cup semi-final. The Besiktas striker connected with a cross from Davala to beat Sylva four minutes in to extra time and a set up a repeat fixture of their group C match with Brazil. Turkey had been the better side throughout the game, although they started badly when Henri Camera blocked a shot from his own player Fadiga as it was going in to the net.
After that though the match belonged to the Europeans, with Inter Milan striker Hakan Sukur incredibly missing three or four easy chances in front of goal in the first half. A Senegal defender cleared another chance off the line before the half time whistle, and the pressure kept up after the break, with the Africans clearly suffering from a long, hard World cup campaign. Turkish manager Senol Gunes finally decided to replace Sukur with Mansiz later in the second half, risking the wrath of the fans for taking off their idol. But it proved the best move of the game, and the striker proved his worth with the most important goal in the history of Turkish football.
Spanish league players: Real Sociedad's Nihat didn't get a game for Turkey.