Spain already sobreavisada in his quarterfinal match against Korea World 2002. Byron Moreno had already thrown a cable to the hosts in the second round so that they will overtake Italy. But all suspicions were confirmed soon. The selection of José Antonio Camacho ought not to pass semifinals and would not do.
A pair of goals unfairly canceled and some other dubious game outside deprived Spain of fighting for a place in the final against Germany.