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2002 Korea Japan World Cup

  • Winner Brazil
  • Runners-Up Germany
  • Third Turkey
  • Fourth Korea Republic
  • Goals scored 161
  • Qualified Team 32
  • Matches Played 64
  • Attendance 2,705,197

The first World Cup ever to be staged outside Europe or the Americas, the 2002 finals were also the first to be shared by two nations, with South Korea and Japan earning co-hosting rights.

The build-up was dominated by fears over security following the September 11 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, and it was a sign of the times that anti-aircraft missile batteries were deployed around the gleaming new stadia.

In the event, the tournament passed off peacefully and the only shocks were restricted to the field of play.

Upsets were to prove the hallmark of the tournament from the outset, when World Cup debutants Senegal beat holders France with a 1-0 win in the opening match in Seoul.

France's demise was one of the most striking surprises of the finals. They failed to score a goal and managed only a draw and two defeats to crash out miserably in the first round, the worst performance by any defending champion.

But while Senegal's giant-killing run took them all the way to the quarter-finals, the most notable minnows were hosts South Korea, who recorded wins over Portugal, Italy and Spain before they bowed out in the last four to Germany.

A tournament characterised by upsets ended with two of the World Cup's greatest powers -- Brazil and Germany -- meeting in the final.

Ronaldo, fit again after his 1998 nightmare, scored both goals in the final as Brazil clinched a record fifth crown.

Paolo MALDINI

ITALY:b. 1968

Regarded as the finest defender in the world when at his peak, Maldini played in four World Cups with Italy.

Naturally right-footed, Maldini nevertheless excelled on the left side of defence where he became renowned for his inspirational captaincy, elegant skills and unflappable temperament.

It was a measure of Maldini's consummate professionalism that he played on for AC Milan until the age of 40, retiring in May 2009 after over 900 appearances for the club.

He retired from international football after the 2002 World Cup with 126 caps and seven goals. It was a disappointing end for Maldini, outjumped by Ahn Jung-hwan as the South Korean scored the goal that knocked Italy out.

Italy's exit also meant that Maldini would finish a remarkable international career without a trophy after playing in losing finals at the World Cup and European Championship.

HONG Myung-Bo

South Korea: b. 1969

The first South Korean to play in four consecutive World Cups, Hong earned a deserved reputation as his national team's iron man.

An elegant sweeper, Hong's ice-cool temperament was to prove crucial as the Koreans held their nerve to advance into the last four of the tournament.

Hong's tournament highlight came in the quarter-finals, when he nervelessly struck the decisive penalty that put Spain out and the Koreans through.

He quit international football after the finals with 135 caps to his name. He retired from all football in 2004 after a spell in the United States with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Jose Luiz CHILAVERT

Paraguay: b. 1965

Chilavert became one of the most recognisable figures in football during the 1990s, his remarkable prowess from free-kicks and penalties making him that rarest of breeds, a goalscoring goalkeeper.

In qualifying for the 2002 tournament, Chilavert weighed in with no fewer than four goals for Paraguay, among 62 that he scored throughout his professional career. He remains the only goalleeper ever to have scored a hat-trick.

But while his goals made Chilavert a popular figure with fans, the rotund shot-stopper had a well-documented dark side and often found himself violently at odds with authority, opponents and even team-mates.

He was ruled out of Paraguay's opening two matches of the 2002 finals because he was serving a three-match suspension for spitting on Brazil's Roberto Carlos during a qualifier.

2002 WORLD CUP SCORERS

Ronaldo (BRA) 8

Rivaldo (BRA) 5

Miroslav Klose (GER) 5

Jon Dahl Tomasson (DEN) 4

Christian Vieri (ITA) 4

2002 WORLD CUP TRIVIA

- Brazil's captain Emerson was ruled out of the competition on the eve of the tournament after damaging a shoulder while clowning around in a training session.

- Cameroon's players fell foul of FIFA regulations over their sleeveless shirts. The players were eventually ordered to wear vests beneath their jerseys.

- Brazil's win over Germany in the final equalled the record for most consecutive victories in a tournament, the champions equalling the seven-in-row by Italy between 1934 and 1938.

- France's first round exit was officially the worst display by a defending champion in the 72-year history of the World Cup. The holders finished with just one point from three games and failed to score a goal.

- South Korea's performance in reaching the semi-finals was the best performance ever by an Asian team at the World Cup. The previous best belonged to North Korea, who reached the last eight in 1966.

- Brazil's win handed them a record fifth title. Italy, with four wins, are their nearest rivals.

- Controversy surrounded the naming of the tournament. Japanese officials wanted the finals to be known as Japan-Korea 2002 but Korean officials successfully argued for the event to be known as Korea-Japan 2002.

- The 2002 finals marked the last time that a defending champion was exempt from qualification. For the first time, holders Brazil were forced to go through qualifying for the 2006 finals.

2002 WORLD CUP WINNING SQUAD

Brazil

Goalkeepers: Marcos, Dida, Rogerio Ceni

Defenders: Cafu, Lucio, Roque Junior, Edmilson, Roberto Carlos, Belletti, Anderson Polga, Junior

Midfielders: Vampeta, Juninho, Gilberto Silva, Kleberson, Ricardinho, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho

Strikers: Ronaldo, Denilson, Edilson, Luizao, Kaka

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TeamsGPWDLGFGAPTS
Denmark3210527
Senegal3120545
Uruguay3021452
France3012031
TeamsGPWDLGFGAPTS
Spain3300949
Paraguay3111664
South Africa3111554
Slovenia3003270
TeamsGPWDLGFGAPTS
Brazil33001139
Turkey3111534
Costa Rica3111564
China PR3003090
TeamsGPWDLGFGAPTS
Korea Republic3210417
USA3111564
Portugal3102643
Poland3102373
TeamsGPWDLGFGAPTS
Germany32101117
Republic of Ireland3120525
Cameroon3111234
Saudi Arabia30030120
TeamsGPWDLGFGAPTS
Sweden3120435
England3120215
Argentina3111224
Nigeria3012131
TeamsGPWDLGFGAPTS
Mexico3210427
Italy3111434
Croatia3102233
Ecuador3102243
TeamsGPWDLGFGAPTS
Japan3210527
Belgium3120655
Russia3102443
Tunisia3012151

Matches

Friday 31 May

  • 31 May 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    0-1
    Group A
    Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul

Saturday 01 June

Sunday 02 June

  • 02 Jun 2002 - 14:30 Local time
    1-0
    Group F
    Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki
  • 02 Jun 2002 - 16:30 Local time
    2-2
    Group B
    Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Busan
  • 02 Jun 2002 - 18:30 Local time
    1-1
    Group F
    Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
  • 02 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    3-1
    Group B
    Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju

Monday 03 June

  • 03 Jun 2002 - 18:00 Local time
    2-1
    Group C
    Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan
  • 03 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    2-0
    Group G
    Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
  • 03 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    0-1
    Group G
    Niigata Stadium Big Swan, Niigata

Tuesday 04 June

  • 04 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    0-2
    Group C
    Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju
  • 04 June 2002 - 18:00 Local time
    2-2
    Group H
    Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
  • 04 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    2-0
    Group D
    Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Busan

Wednesday 05 June

  • 05 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    2-0
    Group H
    Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
  • USA
    05 Jun 2002 - 18:00 Local time
    3-2
    Group D
    Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
  • 05 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    1-1
    Group E
    Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki

Thursday 06 June

  • 06 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    1-1
    Group A
    Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
  • 06 Jun 2002 - 18:00 Local time
    1-0
    Group E
    Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
  • 06 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    0-0
    Group A
    Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Busan

Friday 07 June

  • 07 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    2-1
    Group F
    Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
  • 07 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    0-1
    Group F
    Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
  • 07 Jun 2002 - 18:00 Local time
    3-1
    Group B
    Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju

Saturday 08 June

  • 08 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    1-0
    Group B
    Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
  • 08 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    4-0
    Group C
    Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju
  • 08 Jun 2002 - 18:00 Local time
    1-2
    Group G
    Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki

Sunday 09 June

  • 09 Jun 2002 - 18:00 Local time
    1-1
    Group C
    Incheon Football Stadium, Incheon
  • 09 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    1-0
    Group H
    International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
  • 09 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    2-1
    Group G
    Miyagi Stadium, Rifu

Monday 10 June

  • 10 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    1-1
    Group D
    Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
    USA
  • 10 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    4-0
    Group D
    Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
  • 10 Jun 2002 - 18:00 Local time
    1-1
    Group H
    Oita Stadium Big Eye, Oita

Tuesday 11 June

  • 11 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    3-3
    Group A
    Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
  • 11 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    0-2
    Group E
    Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka

Wednesday 12 June

  • 12 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    0-0
    Group F
    Osaka Nagai Stadium, Osaka
  • 12 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    2-3
    Group B
    Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon

Thursday 13 June

  • 13 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    3-0
    Group C
    Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
  • 13 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    1-1
    Group G
    Oita Stadium Big Eye, Oita

Friday 14 June

  • 14 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    3-2
    Group H
    Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka
  • 14 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    3-1
    Group D
    Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
    USA

Saturday 15 June

  • 15 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    0-3
    Round of 16
    Niigata Stadium Big Swan, Niigata
  • 15 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    1-0
    Round of 16
    Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju

Sunday 16 June

Monday 17 June

  • 17 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    2-0
    Round of 16
    Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
  • 17 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    0-2
    Round of 16
    Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
    USA

Tuesday 18 June

  • 18 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    0-1
    Round of 16
    Miyagi Stadium, Rifu
  • 18 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    2-1
    Round of 16
    Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon

Friday 21 June

  • 21 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    1-2
    Quarter-finals
    Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, Shizuoka
  • 21 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    1-0
    Quarter-finals
    Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan
    USA

Saturday 22 June

  • 22 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    0-1
    Quarter-finals
    Osaka Nagai Stadium, Osaka
  • 22 Jun 2002 - 15:30 Local time
    0-0
    Quarter-finals
    Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju

Tuesday 25 June

Wednesday 26 June

  • 26 Jun 2002 - 20:30 Local time
    1-0
    Semi-finals
    Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama

Saturday 29 June

Sunday 30 June

  • 30 Jun 2002 - 20:00 Local time
    0-2
    Final
    International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
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