Brazil Ousts Poland, 4-0, as Socrates and Josimar Get Their Second Goals
Socrates and Josimar scored their second goals of the tournament as Brazil ousted Poland from the World Cup with a 4-0 victory Monday.
Also scoring for Brazil were Edinho and Careca, whose goal on a penalty kick tied him for the tournament scoring lead with four.
The favored Brazilians, seeking an unprecedented fourth world soccer championship, have not allowed a goal in the competition. They advanced to a match on Saturday here against the winner of today’s game between defending champion Italy and France.
Poland, which finished third in two of the last three World Cups, was a disappointing third in Group F and scored only one goal in four games.
Brazil got going at 29 minutes when Junior split the defense and passed to Careca, who was brought down in the penalty area. The Poles protested that Careca had fallen over after going for ball along with Poland’s Ryszard Tarasiewicz.
But West German referee Volker Roth ruled Tarasiewicz fouled Careca. Socrates took just two steps and drove the penalty kick high and hard into the net.
Two Polish players were cautioned within a minute of the goal, one for protesting, the other for a foul. Brazil received its first yellow-card warning when Careca was involved in a scuffle in the penalty area.
Josimar scored a sensational goal after 55 minutes. He dribbled down the right side and through two defenders. While being bumped, he sent a sharp-angled shot over goalie Josef Mlynarczyk and into the upper corner of the net.
Edinho’s goal was also sensational. With 12 minutes remaining a wild clear by the Polish defense fell at the feet of Careca. He cleverly held the ball until Edinho arrived. Edinho took the ball around a defender and lured the goalie out before putting it home.
With eight minutes left, Brazil was awarded another penalty when Zico was pulled down in the penalty area by Mlynarczyk. The goalkeeper pushed Careca’s kick against the goalpost but couldn’t stop it from bouncing in.