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2002 FIFA WORLD CUP
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  2002 WORLD CUP
 

The 2002 FIFA World Cup took place in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June 2002. It was the first time that a World Cup was held in Asia, and the first and last, so far, which was co-hosted by two countries. South Korea was given the tournament opener, while Japan was awarded the final. This World Cup was completely different at anything seen in history. The infrastructure of the cities and stadiums, most of them built from scratch, simply surprised the world. 32 teams from 5 confederations participated in the final tournament: 15 from Europe (UEFA), 5 from South America (CONMEBOL), 3 from North America, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF), 5 from Africa (CAF), and 4 from which Asia (AFC). Four teams made their first World Cup presentation (China PR, Ecuador, Senegal, and Slovenia). The Brazilians’ skill and style was evident in this World Cup and they deservedly won the fifth World Cup title. Ronaldo simply shone. Besides score the goals of the Final, he was the Golden Shoe of the tournament.

The first round had some facts quite interesting. The most important were obviously the rapid elimination of defending champion and EURO 2000 winners France, and the pre-tournament favorite, Argentina. In Group A, Denmark and the newcomer Senegal advanced to the knockout stage. Senegal, the West African nation, that was making its World Cup debut, began with a spectacular and dramatic 1-0 win in the opening match of the World Cup that shocked the reigning champion France. The French played without the injured Zinedine Zidane. Senegal earned two draw with Denmark and Uruguay later and progressed to the second round. France, on the other hand, never recovered from the first game, drew with Uruguay in a goalless draw, and lost 2-0 to Denmark in the last game. France, the reigning champion, suddenly had to go home without winning a game, without score a single goal in either of the three games, and with the unwanted record of being the worst defending champion in the World Cups’ history. The two-time World Champion, Uruguay, was far from a good performance. In the first game, Uruguay was defeated 2-1 by Denmark, and two consecutive draws with France and Senegal left them out of the tournament. The best match of Uruguay coincidentally ended up being the last game against Senegal. The match was vibrant and finished 3-3, after a spectacular comeback of Uruguay that was losing 3-0. The leader of the Group A was the impressive Denmark. Spain with three comfortable wins topped Group B ahead of Paraguay. South Africa made a good tournament, but it was not enough to advance to the next round. They finished with the same points as Paraguay, but were overtaken on goal difference. Slovenia, another of the newcomers, had to go home with no points. In Group C, Brazil won all their games to advance on the right track to the second stage. Turkey advanced as second place, beating Costa Rica on goal difference. The other newcomer China and its popular Serbian coach Bora Milutinović had also to go home with no points and without score at least one goal.  The host South Korea and the United States advanced to the round of 16 in Group D. Poland and Portugal, the two Europeans teams, both with a win and two lost could not progress to the knockout stage. Figo's golden generation that reached the semi-finals of 2000 UEFA European Football Championship and was runners-up four years later had to go home very disappointed.  Germany and Republic of Ireland progressed in Group E. Germany thrashed Saudi Arabia 8-0, the biggest win by goal difference of the tournament. The African champions Cameroon and Saudi Arabia, the worst team of the tournament, were eliminated in the first round. Saudi Arabia was also an unwanted record: lost all three games, did not score any goals and took home 12 goals. One of the biggest surprises of the tournament occurred undoubtedly in Group F, otherwise known as the Group of Death, when the pre-tournament favorites Argentina were eliminated in the first round. In the first game, Argentina defeated Nigeria 1-0, but a loss to their legendary rival England 1-0 that took revenge over its loss to Argentina four years earlier, and a subsequent draw with Sweden deprived them of advancing to the next round. Argentina was headed home far earlier than the entire world expected. Sweden topped Group F ahead of England. It must be stated that none of the teams of Group of Death reached the semi-finals. Mexico and Italy advanced in Group G. Mexico won the group, and Italy miraculously advanced to the next round. Italy could move to the knockout stage thanks to Ecuador win’s over Croatia. Ecuador had lost both previous matches and Croatia needed only a draw to advance to the next round. Japan, the other co-host with an incredible enthusiastic public, and Belgium progressed to the following round in the weakest group of the tournament. The Russians and Tunisia were sent home early.

The round of 16 brought few shocks. Perhaps the most important was the elimination of Italy, in a game with many controversies, in the hands of one of the hosts, South Korea. England comfortably defeated Denmark 3-0, while Germany suffered as always in a very tense and defensive game against Paraguay and ended up winning as ever thanks to a goal from Neuville in the 87th minute. Spain suffered more than necessary to beat Republic of Ireland 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out. Spain looked like they would be going through in normal time, but Robbie Keane in the 90th minute with a penalty levelled the scores. The extra-time had remained goalless. The newcomer Senegal continued generating buzz and this time defeated Sweden 2-1, thanks to a golden goal of Henri Camera in the 104th minute. The match ended tied 1-1. In a typical CONCACAF match between two bitter enemies, United States defeated Mexico 2-0, and Brazil had no major problems to beat Belgium 2-0. The co-hosts, Japan and South Korea, played on the last day of the round of 16. Turkey ended the dreams of all Japanese defeating 1-0, while South Korea beat Italy 2-1 in a tense match thanks to a golden goal in the 117th minute from Ahn Jung-Hwan. Gaucci, the President of Perugia, said he would no longer employ Ahn, whose golden goal dumped Italy out of the World Cup in the second round. This was one of the most shocking results in the history of the World Cup.

In the quarter-finals, Brazil defeated England 2-1, and Germany was fortunate enough to beat USA 1-0, thanks to a string of saves of Olivier Kahn and a goal-line hand by Torsten Frings. This was a clear penalty that was not conceded to USA. Turkey ended the run of Senegal thanks to a golden goal in the 94th minute from Ilham. We put our country on the map and there's nothing bigger than that, said Pape "Papa" Bouba Diop. The Guus Hiddink’s men beat Spain 5-3 in a penalty shoot-out after both normal time and extra-time remained goalless. The match was quite controversial, since Spain had two goals controversially disallowed in each half of regulation time and one more in extra time. The officials' mistakes were so obvious that many came to believe there was an orchestrated campaign to ensure that Korea will advance to the final. South Korea became the first team of the AFC to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.

The first semi-final faced the host South Korea, against Germany. The playmaker Michael Ballack scored the only goal of the match in the 75th minute, and therefore Germany was again in a final. The other semi-final was contested by Brazil and one of the surprises of the tournament Turkey. A goal by Ronaldo gave Brazil a berth in the final. This was practically a replay of the first round encounter in Group C, when Brazil defeated Turkey 1-0. Turkey finally had the consolation prize after beating in the third-place match in a very interesting game to South Korea 3-2.

The 2002 FIFA World Cup Final was contested at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, before a crowd of 69,000 followers, for Brazil, the most successful national football team in the history of the FIFA World Cup with four championships, led by a group of stars like Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Cafu, Roberto Carlos, and Germany, one of the three most successful national teams in international competitions, having won a total of three World Cups, led by Oliver Kahn. Ballack, the superstar of Germany, picked up his third yellow card in the semi-final ruling him out for the final. A battle between two contrasting styles: the attacking firepower of Brazil, and the solid defense of Germany and the extraordinary work of Kahn that had only been beaten once in six games. Brazil, however, showed again the attacking firepower and two goals of the hero Ronaldo were enough to defeat Germany 2-0. The performance of Brazil was impressive in the tournament, won all seven of their games and only allowed a single goal. Brazil became the first country to claim an unprecedented fifth world crown.

The top scorer (Golden Shoe) of the tournament was Ronaldo of Brazil, who would go on to score eight goals. Ronaldo became the second best scorer in the history of World Cups, only surpassed by Gerd Muller who scored 10 goals in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. Oliver Kahn of Germany had the honor of being elected both the best player (Golden Ball) and best goalkeeper (Yashin Award) of the tournament. Landon Donovan of United States was elected Best Young Player. Belgium, on the other hand, received the FIFA Fair Play Award, and South Korea received the FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team. The names that people probably remember from those times are:

Managers: Bora Milutinović (China PR), Guus Hiddink (South Korea), Morten Olsen (Denmark), Sven-Göran Eriksson (England), Rudi Völler (Germany), Giovanni Trapattoni (Italy), Javier Aguirre (Mexico), Bruce Arena (United States), Marcelo Bielsa (Argentina), Luiz Felipe Scolari (Brazil), Cesare Maldini (Paraguay).
Goalkeepers: David Seaman (England), Fabien Barthez (France), Oliver Kahn (Germany), Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Jerzy Dudek (Poland), Iker Casillas (Spain), Jorge Campos (Mexico), Tony Meola (United States), Rüştü Reçber (Turkey).
Defenders: Geremi (Cameroon), Ashley Cole (England), Rio Ferdinand (England), Sol Campbell (England), Vincent Candela (France), Bixente Lizarazu (France), Lilian Thuram (France), Paolo Maldini (Italy), Fabio Cannnavaro (Defender), Alessandro Nesta (Italy), Marco Materazzi (Italy), Carles Puyol (Spain), Fernando Hierro (Spain), Alpay Özalan (Turkey), Hong Myung-Bo (South Korea), Roberto Ayala (Argentina), Walter Samuel (Argentina), Cafu (Brazil), Roberto Carlos (Brazil), Lúcio (Brazil), Celso Ayala (Paraguay).
Midfielders: Quinton Fortune (South Africa), Steven Pienaar (South Africa), Hidetoshi Nakata (Japan), Yoo Sang-Chul (South Korea), Robert Prosinečki (Croatia),  David Beckham (England), Paul Scholes (England), Patrick Vieira (France), Zinedine Zidane (France), Emmanuel Petit (France), Michael Ballack (Germany), Torsten Frings (Germany), Gennaro Gattuso (Italy), Gianluca Zambrotta (Italy), Paulo Bento (Portugal), Rui Costa (Portugal), Roy Keane (Republic of Ireland), Xavi (Spain), Luis Enrique (Spain), Fredrik Ljungberg (Sweden), Emre Belözoğlu (Turkey), Claudio Reyna (United States), Walter Centeno (Costa Rica), Rafael Márquez (Mexico), Landon Donovan (United States), Matías Almeyda (Argentina), Javier Zanetti (Argentina), Juan Sebastián Verón (Argentina), Diego Simeone (Argentina), Ariel Ortega (Argentina), Rivaldo (Brazil), Ronaldinho (Brazil).
Forwards: Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon), Nwankwo Kanu (Nigeria), Henri Camara (Senegal), El Hadji Diouf (Senegal), Benni McCarthy (South Africa), Davor Šuker (Croatia), Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark), Michael Owen (England), Emile Heskey (England), Thierry Henry (France), Miroslav Klose (Germany), Oliver Bierhoff (Germany), Alessandro Del Piero (Italy), Filippo Inzaghi (Italy), Francesco Totti (Italy), Vincenzo Montella (Italy), Christian Vieri (Italy), Luís Figo (Portugal), Nuno Gomes (Portugal), Raúl (Spain), Fernando Morientes (Spain), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden), Henrik Larsson (Sweden), Arif Erdem (Turkey), Hakan Şükür (Turkey), Hasan Şaş (Turkey), Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Mexico), Francisco Palencia (Mexico), Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina), Hernán Crespo (Argentina), Ronaldo (Brazil), Kaká (Brazil), Denílson (Brazil), Roque Santa Cruz (Paraguay), Diego Forlán (Uruguay).
 
     
     
2002 QUICK FACTS
     
     
  Teams
  32
 Adidas Fevernova
  When
  31 May 2002 to 30 June 2002
  
  Matches
  64
  Venues
  20
  Attendance
  2,705,197 (average 42,269)
  Goals Scored
  161 (2.52 per match)
     
     
BRAZIL 2-0 GERMANY      
  Champion
  Brazil
 Golden shoe
1
8
  Runner-up
2
6
  Third place
  Turkey
6
  Fourth Place
 Most entertaining team
 South Korea
 
 Best young player
 Golden ball
1
 Best goalkeeper
2
  Ronaldo
 Fair play award
3
 
 
  Antecedents
 

Korea Republic and Japan were chosen to host the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, at the FIFA Congress in Zürich, Switzerland, on May 31, 1996. Initially, Korea Republic, Japan and Mexico had submitted the bid to host the tournament, but Asian countries agreed to unite their bids before the decision was made. Consequently, they were chosen unanimously in preference to Mexico. This was the first and only time to date that the World Cup would be hosted by two countries.

It is also worth mentioning that Japan was chosen to co-host the tournament, although Japan had never qualified for a World Cup final.

 
  Qualification
 
 Participating countries:
109
 Withdrew:
6
 Qualified automatically:
3
 Teams that played at least one qualifying match:
193
 Matches:
777
 Total goals:
2,452 (3.15 per match)

A total of 199 teams signed up to participate in the 2002 World Cup qualification rounds. These were the biggest World Cup qualifiers in all the World Cup history. Korea Republic and Japan, as the hosts, and France, as the defending champions, qualified automatically, leaving 29 spots open for competition. The 29 available spots were distributed in continental zones as shown below:

Europe (UEFA): (13.5 + 1) spots. 50 teams competed for 13 direct places. The winner of the 0.5 spot would progress to the international playoff against a team from AFC. France, as the defending champion, qualified automatically.
South America (CONMEBOL): 4.5 spots. 10 teams competed for 4 direct places. The winner of the 0.5 spot would progress to the international playoff against a team from OFC.
North America, Central America and Caribbean (CONCACAF): 3 spots. 35 teams competed for 3 direct places. Guyana withdrew.
Africa (CAF): 5 spots. 51 teams competed for 5 direct places. Burundi withdrew. Guinea were excluded after the first round. Their match results were annulled.
Asia (AFC): (2.5 + 2) spots. 40 teams competed for 2 direct places. The winner of the 0.5 spot would progress to the international playoff against a team from UEFA. Myanmar withdrew.
Oceania (OFC): 0.50 spot. 10 teams competed for 0.5 spot. The winner of the 0.5 spot would progress to the international playoff against a team from CONMEBOL.

Republic of Ireland from UEFA and Iran from AFC advanced to the UEFA/AFC Intercontinental Playoff. In the first game before a crowd of 36,000, Republic of Ireland defeated Iran 2-0 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, on 10 November 2001. In the second game before a crowd of 100,000, Iran beat Republic of Ireland 1-0 in Teheran, Iran, on 15 November 2001. Republic of Ireland qualified by the aggregate score of 2-1. Moreover, Uruguay from CONMEBOL and Australia from OFC advanced to the CONMEBOL/OFC Intercontinental Playoff. In the first game before a crowd of 84,000, Australia defeated Uruguay 1-0 in Melbourne, Australia, on 20 November 2001. In the second game before a crowd of 62,000, Uruguay beat Australia 3-1 in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 25 November 2001. Uruguay qualified by the aggregate score of 3-0.

It is worth mentioning that two new records were set in the 2002 FIFA World Cup' qualification matches. Germany, one of the strongest teams in the world, lost a World Cup qualifying match for only the second time on 1 September 2001, when they were beat by one of their worst enemies, England, 5-1 in Munich. On the other hand, Australia beat American Samoa 31-0 setting a World Cup record for the highest margin of victory in a qualifying match.

 
     
  Squads                                                                             
 
  For a complete list of all squads that appeared in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, please, visit: 2002 WORLD CUP SQUADS
                                     
                                     
2002 WORLD CUP STANDINGS
     
     
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
Sum(P/Nt)
Title
Pt
Ap.
1
 Brazil
7
7
0
0
18
4
14
21
3.00
0.0313
32.00
C
17
2
 Germany
7
5
1
1
14
3
11
16
2.29
0.0625
16.00
F
15
3
 Turkey
7
4
1
2
10
6
4
13
1.86
0.0938
12.00
TP
2
4
 South Korea
7
3
2
2
8
6
2
11
1.57
0.1250
8.00
FP
6
5
 Spain
5
3
2
0
10
5
5
11
2.20
0.1563
4.00
QF
11
6
 England
5
2
2
1
6
3
3
8
1.60
0.1875
4.00
QF
11
7
 Senegal
5
2
2
1
7
6
1
8
1.60
0.2188
4.00
QF
1
8
 United States
5
2
1
2
7
7
0
7
1.40
0.2500
4.00
QF
7
9
 Japan
4
2
1
1
5
3
2
7
1.75
0.2813
2.00
2R
2
10
 Denmark
4
2
1
1
5
5
0
7
1.75
0.3125
2.00
2R
3
11
 Mexico
4
2
1
1
4
4
0
7
1.75
0.3438
2.00
2R
12
12
 Republic of Ireland
4
1
3
0
6
3
3
6
1.50
0.3750
2.00
2R
3
13
 Sweden
4
1
2
1
5
5
0
5
1.25
0.4063
2.00
2R
10
14
 Belgium
4
1
2
1
6
7
-1
5
1.25
0.4375
2.00
2R
11
15
 Italy
4
1
1
2
5
5
0
4
1.00
0.4688
2.00
2R
15
16
 Paraguay
4
1
1
2
6
7
-1
4
1.00
0.5000
2.00
2R
6
17
 South Africa
3
1
1
1
5
5
0
4
1.33
0.5313
1.00
1R
2
18
 Argentina
3
1
1
1
2
2
0
4
1.33
0.5625
1.00
1R
13
19
 Costa Rica
3
1
1
1
5
6
-1
4
1.33
0.5938
1.00
1R
2
20
 Cameroon
3
1
1
1
2
3
-1
4
1.33
0.6250
1.00
1R
5
21
 Portugal
3
1
0
2
6
4
2
3
1.00
0.6563
1.00
1R
3
22
 Russia
3
1
0
2
4
4
0
3
1.00
0.6875
1.00
1R
9
23
 Croatia
3
1
0
2
2
3
-1
3
1.00
0.7188
1.00
1R
2
24
 Ecuador
3
1
0
2
2
4
-2
3
1.00
0.7500
1.00
1R
1
25
 Poland
3
1
0
2
3
7
-4
3
0.67
0.7813
1.00
1R
6
26
 Uruguay
3
0
2
1
4
5
-1
2
0.67
0.8125
1.00
1R
10
27
 Nigeria
3
0
1
2
1
3
-2
1
0.33
0.8438
1.00
1R
3
28
 France
3
0
1
2
0
3
-3
1
0.33
0.8750
1.00
1R
11
29
 Tunisia
3
0
1
2
1
5
-4
1
0.33
0.9063
1.00
1R
3
30
 Slovenia
3
0
0
3
2
7
-5
0
0.00
0.9375
1.00
1R
1
31
 China PR
3
0
0
3
0
9
-9
0
0.00
0.9688
1.00
1R
1
32
 Saudi Arabia
3
0
0
3
0
12
-12
0
0.00
1.0000
1.00
1R
3
     
       
TOURNAMENT SUMMARY
   
   
First Round - Group A  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Denmark
3
2
1
0
5
2
3
7
2
 Senegal
3
1
2
0
5
4
1
5
3
 Uruguay
3
0
2
1
4
5
-1
2
4
 France
3
0
1
2
0
3
-3
1
 
 
Match 1
Senegal
1-0
France
Date: 31 May 2002  
Stadium: Seoul World Cup Stadium    
Venue: Seoul    
Attendance: 62,561  
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)  
 
Match 2
Denmark
2-1
Uruguay
Date: 1 June 2002
J. Tomasson 45', 83'
D. Rodríguez 47'
Stadium: Munsu Cup Stadium    
Venue: Ulsan    
Attendance: 30,157    
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)  
 
Match 3
Denmark
1-1
Senegal
Date: 6 June 2002 S. Diao 52'
Stadium: Daegu World Cup Stadium    
Venue: Daegu    
Attendance: 43,500  
Referee: Carlos Alberto Batres (Guatemala)  
 
Match 4
0-0
Uruguay
Date: 6 June 2002    
Stadium: Busan Asiad Main Stadium    
Venue: Busan    
Attendance: 38,289    
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)  
 
Match 5
Denmark
2-0
France
Date: 11 June 2002  
Stadium: Incheon Munhak Stadium  
Venue: Incheon    
Attendance: 48,100  
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)  
 
Match 6
Senegal
3-3
Uruguay
Date: 11 June 2002 R. Morales 46'
Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium
Bouba Diop 26', 38'
D. Forlán 69'
Venue: Suwon   A. Recoba 88'
Attendance: 33,681  
Referee: Jan Wegereef (Netherlands)  
First Round - Group B  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Spain
3
3
0
0
9
4
5
9
2
 Paraguay
3
1
1
1
6
6
0
4
3
 South Africa
3
1
1
1
5
5
0
4
4
 Slovenia
3
0
0
3
2
7
-5
0
 
 
Match 7
Paraguay
2-2
South Africa
Date: 2 June 2002 T. Mokoena 63'
Stadium: Busan Asian Main Stadium Q. Fortune 90+1'
Venue: Busan    
Attendance: 25,186  
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)  
 
Match 8
3-1
Slovenia
Date: 7 June 2002
Raúl 44'
S. Cimirotič 82'
Stadium: Gwangju World Cup Stadium  
Venue: Gwangju  
Attendance: 28,598    
Referee: Mohammed Guezzaz (Morocco)  
 
Match 9
3-1
Paraguay
Date: 8 June 2002
F. Morientes 53', 69'
C. Puyol o.g. 10'
Stadium: Jeonju World Cup Stadium  
Venue: Jeonju    
Attendance: 24,000  
Referee: Gamal Ghandour (Egypt)  
 
Match 10
South Africa
1-0
Slovenia
Date: 8 June 2002  
Stadium: Daegu World Cup Stadium    
Venue: Daegu    
Attendance: 47,226    
Referee: Ángel Sánchez (Argentina)  
 
Match 11
3-2
South Africa
Date: 12 June 2002
Raúl 4', 56'
B. McCarthy 31'
Stadium: Daejeon World Cup Stadium L. Radebe 53'
Venue: Daejeon    
Attendance: 31,024  
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)  
 
Match 12
Paraguay
3-1
Slovenia
Date: 12 June 2002
N. Cuevas 65', 84'
M. Ačimovič 45+1'
Stadium: Jeju World Cup Stadium  
Venue: Seogwipo    
Attendance: 30,176  
Referee: Felipe Ramos Rizo (Mexico)  
First Round - Group C  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Brazil
3
3
0
0
11
3
8
9
2
 Turkey
3
1
1
1
5
3
2
4
3
 Costa Rica
3
1
1
1
5
6
-1
4
4
 China PR
3
0
0
3
0
9
-9
0
 
 
Match 13
2-1
Turkey
Date: 3 June 2002 Hasan Şaş 45+2'
Stadium: Munsu Cup Stadium  
Venue: Ulsan    
Attendance: 33,842  
Referee: Kim Young-Joo (Korea Republic)  
 
Match 14
2-0
China PR
Date: 4 June 2002  
Stadium: Gwangju World Cup Stadium  
Venue: Gwangju    
Attendance: 27,217    
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)  
 
Match 15
4-0
China PR
Date: 8 June 2002  
Stadium: Jeju World Cup Stadium  
Venue: Seogwipo  
Attendance: 36,750  
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)  
 
Match 16
1-1
Turkey
Date: 9 June 2002 Emre Belözoğlu 56'
Stadium: Incheon Munhak Stadium    
Venue: Incheon    
Attendance: 42,299    
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)  
 
Match 17
5-2
Costa Rica
Date: 13 June 2002
Ronaldo 10', 13'
P. Wanchope 39'
Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium R. Gómez 56'
Venue: Suwon  
Attendance: 38,524  
Referee: Gamal Ghandour (Egypt)  
 
Match 18
Turkey
3-0
China PR
Date: 13 June 2002  
Stadium: Seoul World Cup Stadium  
Venue: Seoul  
Attendance: 43,605  
Referee: Oscar Ruíz (Colombia)  
First Round - Group D  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 South Korea
3
2
1
0
4
1
3
7
2
 United States
3
1
1
1
5
6
-1
4
3
 Portugal
3
1
0
2
6
4
2
3
4
 Poland
3
1
0
2
3
7
-4
3
 
 
Match 19
2-0
Poland
Date: 4 June 2002  
Attendance: Busan Asiad Main Stadium  
Venue: Busan    
Attendance: 48,760  
Referee: Oscar Ruíz (Colombia)  
 
Match 20
3-2
Portugal
Date: 5 June 2002 Beto 39'
Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium
J. Costa o.g. 29'
J. Agoos o.g. 71'
Venue: Suwon  
Attendance: 37,306    
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)  
 
Match 21
1-1
United States
Date: 10 June 2002 C. Mathis 78'
Stadium: Daegu World Cup Stadium
 
Venue: Daegu    
Attendance: 60,778  
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)  
 
Match 22
4-0
Poland
Date: 10 June 2002
Pauleta 14', 65', 77'
 
Stadium: Jeonju World Cup Stadium  
Venue: Jeonju    
Attendance: 31,000    
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)  
 
Match 23
1-0
Portugal
Date: 14 June 2002  
Stadium: Incheon Munhak Stadium    
Venue: Incheon    
Attendance: 50,239  
Referee: Ángel Sánchez (Argentina)  
 
Match 24
Poland
3-1
United States
Date: 14 June 2002 L. Donovan 83'
Stadium: Daejeon World Cup Stadium  
Venue: Daejeon  
Attendance: 26,482  
Referee: Lu Jun (China PR)  
   
First Round - Group E  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Germany
3
2
1
0
11
1
10
7
2
 Republic of Ireland
3
1
2
0
5
2
3
5
3
 Cameroon
3
1
1
1
2
3
-1
4
4
 Saudi Arabia
3
0
0
3
0
12
-12
0
 
 
Match 25
1-1
Republic of Ireland
Date: 1 June 2002 M. Holland 52'
Stadium: Niigata Stadium    
Venue: Niigata    
Attendance: 33,679  
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)  
 
Match 26
8-0
Saudi Arabia
Date: 1 June 2002
M. Klose 20', 25', 70'
 
Stadium: Sapporo Dome  
Venue: Sapporo  
Attendance: 32,218  
Referee: Ubaldo Aquino (Paraguay)  
     
 
Match 27
1-1
Republic of Ireland
Date: 5 June 2002 Robbie Keane 90+2'
Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium    
Venue: Ibaraki    
Attendance: 35,854  
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)  
 
Match 28
1-0
Saudi Arabia
Date: 6 June 2002  
Stadium: Saitama Stadium    
Venue: Saitama    
Attendance: 52,328    
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)  
 
Match 29
2-0
Cameroon
Date: 11 June 2002  
Stadium: Ecopa Stadium  
Venue: Shizuoka    
Attendance: 47,085  
Referee: Antonio López Nieto (Spain)  
 
Match 30
Republic of Ireland
3-0
Saudi Arabia
Date: 11 June 2002  
Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama  
Venue: Yokohama  
Attendance: 65,320  
Referee: Falla Ndoye (Senegal)  
First Round - Group F  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Sweden
3
1
2
0
4
3
1
5
2
 England
3
1
2
0
2
1
1
5
3
 Argentina
3
1
1
1
2
2
0
4
4
 Nigeria
3
0
1
2
1
3
-2
1
 
 
Match 31
1-0
Nigeria
Date: 2 June 2002  
Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium    
Venue: Ibaraki    
Attendance: 34,050  
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)  
   
Match 32
1-1
Sweden
Date: 2 June 2002 N. Alexandersson 59'
Stadium: Saitama Stadium    
Venue: Saitama    
Attendance: 52,721    
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)  
   
Match 33
Sweden
2-1
Nigeria
Date: 7 June 2002
H. Larsson 35', 63'
J. Aghahowa 27'
Stadium: Wing Stadium    
Venue: Kobe    
Attendance: 36,194  
Referee: René Ortube (Bolivia)  
   
Match 34
1-0
Argentina
Date: 7 June 2002  
Stadium: Sapporo Dome    
Venue: Sapporo    
Attendance: 35,927    
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)  
   
Match 35
Sweden
1-1
Argentina
Date: 12 June 2002 H. Crespo 88'
Stadium: Miyagi Stadium    
Venue: Miyagi    
Attendance: 45,777  
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)  
   
Match 36
0-0
England
Date: 12 June 2002    
Stadium: Nagai Stadium    
Venue: Osaka    
Attendance: 44,864  
Referee: Brian Hall (United States)  
       
First Round - Group G  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Mexico
3
2
1
0
4
2
2
7
2
 Italy
3
1
1
1
4
3
1
4
3
 Croatia
3
1
0
2
2
3
-1
3
4
 Ecuador
3
1
0
2
2
4
-2
3
 
 
Match 37
1-0
Croatia
Date: 3 June 2002  
Stadium: Niigata Stadium    
Venue: Niigata    
Attendance: 32,239  
Referee: Lu Jun (China)  
   
Match 38
2-0
Ecuador
Date: 3 June 2002
C. Vieri 7', 27'
 
Stadium: Sapporo Dome    
Venue: Sapporo    
Attendance: 31,081  
Referee: Brian Hall (United States)  
   
Match 39
Croatia
2-1
Italy
Date: 8 June 2002 C. Vieri 55'
Stadium: Kashima Soccer Stadium  
Venue: Ibaraki    
Attendance: 36,472  
Referee: Graham Poll (England)  
   
Match 40
2-1
Ecuador
Date: 8 June 2002 A. Delgado 5'
Stadium: Miyagi Stadium  
Venue: Miyagi    
Attendance: 45,610    
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)  
   
Match 41
1-1
Italy
Date: 13 June 2002 A. Del Piero 85'
Stadium: Ōita Big Eye Stadium    
Venue: Ōita, Ōita    
Attendance: 39,291  
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil)  
   
Match 42
1-0
Croatia
Date: 13 June 2002  
Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama    
Venue: Yokohama    
Attendance: 65,862  
Referee: William Mattus (Costa Rica)  
     
First Round - Group H  
   
 
Pos
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
1
 Japan
3
2
1
0
5
2
3
7
2
 Belgium
3
1
2
0
6
5
1
5
3
 Russia
3
1
0
2
4
4
0
3
4
 Tunisia
3
0
1
2
1
5
-4
1
 
 
Match 43
2-2
Belgium
Date: 4 June 2002 M. Wilmots 57'
Stadium: Saitama Stadium P. Van Der Heyden 75'
Venue: Saitama    
Attendance: 55,256  
Referee: William Mattus (Costa Rica)  
 
Match 44
Russia
2-0
Tunisia
Date: 5 June 2002  
Stadium: Kobe Wing Stadium  
Venue: Kobe    
Attendance: 30,957    
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)  
 
Match 45
1-0
Russia
Date: 9 June 2002  
Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama    
Venue: Yokohama    
Attendance: 66,108  
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)  
 
Match 46
Tunisia
1-1
Belgium
Date: 10 June 2002 M. Wilmots 13'
Stadium: Ōita Big Eye Stadium    
Venue: Ōita    
Attendance: 39,700    
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)  
 
Match 47
2-0
Tunisia
Date: 14 June 2002  
Stadium: Nagai Stadium  
Venue: Osaka    
Attendance: 45,213  
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)  
 
Match 48
3-2
Russia
Date: 14 June 2002 V. Beschastnykh 52'
Stadium: Shizuoka Ecopa Stadium D. Sychev 88'
Venue: Shizuoka  
Attendance: 46,640  
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)  
                                   
Round of 16  
   
 
Match 49
1-0
Paraguay
Date: 15 June 2002  
Stadium: Jeju World Cup Stadium    
Venue: Seogwipo    
Attendance: 25,176  
Referee: Carlos Alberto Batres (Guatemala)  
 
Match 50
3-0
Denmark
Date: 15 June 2002  
Stadium: Niigata Stadium  
Venue: Niigata  
Attendance: 40,582    
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)  
  a.e.t.
Match 51
Senegal
2-1
Sweden
Date: 16 June 2002
H. Camara 37', 104'
H. Larsson 11'
Stadium: Oita Stadium    
Venue: Ōita    
Attendance: 39,747  
Referee: Ubaldo Aquino (Paraguay)  
  a.e.t.
Match 52
1-1
Republic of Ireland
Date: 16 June 2002 Robbie Keane 90'
Stadium: Suwon World Cup Stadium    
Venue: Suwon
Penalties
1-1
Robbie Keane
2-1
M. Holland
X
X
2-1
D. Connolly
X
X
2-1
K. Kilbane
X
3-2  S. Finnan
Attendance: 38,926
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Match 53
2-0
Mexico
Date: 17 June 2002  
Stadium: Jeonju World Cup Stadium  
Venue: Jeonju    
Attendance: 36,380  
Referee: Vitor Melo Pereira (Portugal)  
 
Match 54
2-0
Belgium
Date: 17 June 2002  
Stadium: Kobe Wing Stadium  
Venue: Kobe    
Attendance: 40,440  
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)  
 
Match 55
Turkey
1-0
Japan
Date: 18 June 2002  
Stadium: Miyagi Stadium    
Venue: Miyagi    
Attendance: 45,666  
Referee: Pierluigi Collina  
  a.e.t.
Match 56
2-1
Italy
Date: 18 June 2002 C. Vieri 18'
Stadium: Daejeon World Cup Stadium  
Venue: Daejeon    
Attendance: 38,588    
Referee: Byron Moreno  
   
Quarter-finals  
   
 
Match 57
2-1
England
Date: 21 June 2002
Rivaldo 45+2'
Owen 23'
Stadium: Shizuoka Stadium  
Venue: Shizuoka    
Attendance: 47,436  
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)  
 
Match 58
1-0
United States
Date: 21 June 2002  
Stadium: Munsu Cup Stadium
 
Venue: Ulsan    
Attendance: 37,337    
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)  
  a.e.t.
Match 59
0-0
Spain
Date: 22 June 2002    
Stadium: Gwangju World Cup Stadium
Penalties
1-1
F. Hierro
2-2
R. Baraja
3-3
Xavi
4-3
Joaquín
X
5-3
 
Venue: Gwangju
Attendance: 42,114  
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
   
   
   
 
   
  a.e.t.
Match 60
Turkey
1-0
Senegal
Date: 22 June 2002  
Stadium: Nagai Stadium    
Venue: Osaka    
Attendance: 44,233  
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)  
   
Semi-finals  
   
 
Match 61
1-0
South Korea
Date: 25 June 2002  
Stadium: Seoul World Cup Stadium    
Venue: Seoul    
Attendance: 62,256  
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)  
 
Match 62
1-0
Turkey
Date: 26 June 2002  
Stadium: Saitama Stadium    
Venue: Saitama    
Attendance: 61,058    
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)  
   
Third-place match  
   
 
Match 63
Turkey
3-2
South Korea
Date: 29 June 2002 Lee Eul-Yong 9'
Stadium: Daegu World Cup Stadium
İlhan Mansiz 13', 32'
Song Chong-Gug 90+3'
Venue: Daegu    
Attendance: 63,483  
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)  
   
Final  
   
 
Match 64
2-0
Germany
Date: 30 June 2002
Ronaldo 67', 79'
 
Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama    
Venue: Yokohama    
Attendance: 69,029    
  Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)  
       
       
GOALSCORERS  
     
     
Player
Country
Flag
Goals
  Ronaldo  Brazil
8
  M. Klose  Germany
5
  Rivaldo  Brazil
5
  J. Tomasson  Denmark
4
  C. Vieri  Italy
4
  Robbie Keane  Republic of Ireland
3
  H. Larsson  Sweden
3
 Bouba Diop  Senegal
3
  M. Wilmots  Belgium
3
  M. Ballack  Germany
3
  F. Morientes  Spain
3
  İlhan Mansiz  Turkey
3
  Raúl  Spain
3
  Pauleta  Portugal
3
  Hasan Şaş  Turkey
2
  F. Hierro  Spain
2
  R. Gómez  Costa Rica
2
  N. Cuevas  Paraguay
2
  J. Inamoto  Japan
2
  H. Camara  Senegal
2
  L. Donovan  United States
2
  M. Owen  England
2
  Ümit Davala  Turkey
2
  J. Borgetti  Mexico
2
  B. McBride  United States
2
  Ronaldinho  Brazil
2
  Ahn Jung-Hwan  South Korea
2
  Roberto Carlos  Brazil
1
  E. Olisadebe  Poland
1
  Rui Costa  Portugal
1
  J. Agoos (United States) o.g.  Portugal
1
  M. Ačimovič  Slovenia
1
  C. Puyol (Paraguay) o.g.  Paraguay
1
  D. Rommedahl  Denmark
1
  S. Cimirotič  Slovenia
1
  G. Mendieta  Spain
1
  F. Arce  Paraguay
1
  Lee Eul-Yong  South Korea
1
  A. Delgado  Ecuador
1
  Park Ji-Sung  South Korea
1
  R. Santa Cruz  Paraguay
1
 S. Diao  Senegal
1
  I. Olić  Croatia
1
  Yoo Sang-Chul  South Korea
1
  J. Valerón  Spain
1
  E. Méndez  Ecuador
1
  Seol Ki-Hyeon  South Korea
1
  H. Morishima  Japan
1
  Song Chong-Gug  South Korea
1
  J. O'Brien  United States
1
  J. Costa (Portugal) o.g.  United States
1
  V. Beschastnykh  Russia
1
  C. Mathis  United States
1
  Hwang Sun-Hong  South Korea
1
  Beto  Portugal
1
  J. Aghahowa  Nigeria
1
  P. Wanchope  Costa Rica
1
  A. Recoba  Uruguay
1
  W. Parks  Costa Rica
1
  P. Kryszałowicz  Poland
1
  M. Żewłakow  Poland
1
  M. Wright  Costa Rica
1
  L. Radebe  South Africa
1
  R. Ferdinand  England
1
  S. Campbell  England
1
  Hakan Şükür  Turkey
1
  B. McCarthy  South Africa
1
  D. Forlán  Uruguay
1
  G. Batistuta  Argentina
1
  P. Mboma  Cameroon
1
  S. Nomvethe  South Africa
1
  D. Duff  Republic of Ireland
1
  G. Breen  Republic of Ireland
1
  Bülent Korkmaz  Turkey
1
  S. Eto'o  Cameroon
1
  M. Holland  Republic of Ireland
1
  H. Crespo  Argentina
1
  Emre Belözoğlu  Turkey
1
  D. Beckham  England
1
  Q. Fortune  South Africa
1
 R. Morales  Uruguay
1
  E. Heskey  England
1
  N. Alexandersson  Sweden
1
  O. Neuville  Germany
1
  A. Svensson  Sweden
1
  M. Bode  Germany
1
  C. Blanco  Mexico
1
  B. Schneider  Germany
1
  G. Torrado  Mexico
1
  O. Bierhoff  Germany
1
  A. Del Piero  Italy
1
  Júnior  Brazil
1
  M. Rapaić  Croatia
1
  T. Mokoena  South Africa
1
  T. Linke  Germany
1
  T. Suzuki  Japan
1
  C. Jancker  Germany
1
  Edmílson  Brazil
1
  H. Nakata  Japan
1
  J. Campo  Paraguay
1
  P. Van Der Heyden  Belgium
1
  J. Walem  Belgium
1
  W. Sonck  Belgium
1
  Y. Titov  Russia
1
  V. Karpin  Russia
1
  D. Rodríguez  Uruguay
1
  D. Sychev  Russia
1
  K. Fadiga  Senegal
1
  R. Bouzaiene  Tunisia
1
 
     
   
  
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