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2002 World Cup Soccer / Football

2002 World Cup was held in Korea/Japan from May 31st until June 30th, 2002.

This Fifa World Cup was redemption for Ronaldo who was subdued in the final against France 4 years earlier.

Ronaldo showed up in great form and set the new record for most goals scored during the tournament.

With his 8 goals, including 2 during the final match against Germany, Ronaldo won the golden boot and set the new record for most goals scored.

Brazil claimed their 5th World Cup title with the win against Germany and showed once again Brazilian flair and beautiful gameplay that won many more fans around the world with their attractive style of play.

Senegal surprised the whole world with their debut against the previous world cup champion France where they upset the French when Papa Bouba Diop hit the back of the net with one of the most scrambled goals in the history of world cup.

France did not recover from this loss, and went through the group stages without scoring any goals while Senegal finished second and advanced at the expanse of both Uruguay and France, who were both the favorite to go through from this group.

Senegal went through the round of 16 by winning the game against Sweden with a golden goal during extra time, however they would be eliminated the same way during the quarter final match against Turkey.

Another surprise of the 2002 Soccer World Cup was the elimination of Portugal in the opening round. First they lost to USA 3:2 in the opening match, than won against Poland but would lose again to the underdog Korea Republic in their third and final match of the tournament.

This was the second European power team heading home after the first round.

Argentina did not advance past the first round either and would be heading home earlier than anticipated by many people.

Co-host Korea Republic surprised everyone by advancing through the first and second round, then weaving their way through to the semi final by coming back from behind to win against Italy and beating strong Spain side on penalties.

Korea Republic lost to Germany in the semi final.

Germans were not in the best form coming into this world cup, loosing 5:1 to England during the qualifiers and needing a recourse to the playoffs, however they would show once again that you can never write Germany off.

After advancing in the group stages, Germany recorded 3 consecutive wins by 1:0 to reach the final.

Oliver Khan was considered the best goalkeeper in the world at the time and it was no surprise that Germany would be hard to score on.

However, Kahn would make the biggest mistake of the tournament during the final against Brazil when he basically gifted the ball to red hot Brazilian Ronaldo who made it 1-0 just moments before the half time.

Soon after, Ronaldo scored another goal to seal the victory and give Brazil their fifth world cup title.

Teams that participated in 2002 World Cup tournament were:

Cameroon, Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia, Japan, China PR, Saudi Arabia, Korea Republic, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mexico, USA, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay.

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - CHAMPIONS

2002 Champions: Brazil

2002 Runner Up: Germany

2002 Third Place: Turkey

2002 Fourth Place: Korea Republic

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - TOP GOALSCORERS

BRA RONALDO 8
GER Miroslav KLOSE 5
BRA RIVALDO5
DEN Jon Dahl TOMASSON4
ITA Christian VIERI4

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - STATISTICS

Number of teams 32
Number of games 64
Total Goals scored 161
Average per game 2,5
Total attendance 2,705,197
Average attendance 42,268
Final attendance 71,628
Golden ball Oliver KAHN (GER)
Golden shoe RONALDO (BRA)
Best Goalkeeper Oliver KAHN (GER)
Best young player Landon DONOVAN (USA)
Fair play award Belgium

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - Group A

Senegal vs France 1-0
Denmark vs Uruguay 2-1
France vs Uruguay 0-0
Denmark vs Senegal 1-1
Denmark vs France 2-0
Senegal vs Uruguay 3-3

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Denmark 3 2 1 0 5 2 7
Senegal 3 1 2 0 5 4 5
Uruguay 3 0 2 1 4 5 2
France 3 0 1 2 0 3 1

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - Group B

Praguay vs South Africa 2-2
Spain vs Slovenia 3-1
Spain vs Paraguay 3-1
South Africa vs Slovenia 1-0
Spain vs South Africa 3-2
Paraguay vs Slovenia 3-1

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Spain 3 3 0 0 9 4 9
Paraguay 3 1 1 1 6 6 4
South Africa 3 1 1 1 5 5 4
Slovenia 3 0 0 3 2 7 0

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - Group C

Brazil vs Turkey 2-1
Costa Rica vs China PR 2-0
Brazil vs China PR 4-0
Costa Rica vs Turkey 1-1
Brazil vs Costa Rica 5-2
Turkey vs China PR 3-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Brazil 3 3 0 0 11 3 9
Turkey 3 1 1 1 5 3 4
Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 5 6 4
China PR 3 0 0 3 0 9 0

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - Group D

Korea Republic vs Poland 2-0
USA vs Portugal 3-2
Korea Republic vs USA 1-1
Portugal vs Poland 4-0
Korea Republic vs Portugal 1-0
Poland vs USA 3-1

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Korea Republic 3 2 1 0 4 1 7
USA 3 1 1 1 5 6 4
Portugal 3 1 0 2 6 4 3
Poland 3 1 0 2 3 7 3

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - Group E

Republic of Ireland vs Cameroon 1-1
Germany vs Saudi Arabia 8-0
Germany vs Republic of Ireland 1-1
Cameroon vs Saudi Arabia 1-0
Germany vs Cameroon 2-0
Republic of Ireland vs Saudi Arabia 3-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Germany 3 2 1 0 11 1 7
Republic of Ireland 3 1 2 0 5 2 5
Cameroon 3 1 1 1 2 3 4
Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 0 12 0

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - Group F

England vs Sweden 1-1
Argentina vs Nigeria 1-0
Sweden vs Nigeria 2-1
England vs Argentina 1-0
Argentina vs Sweden 1-1
Nigeria vs England 0-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Sweden 3 1 2 0 4 3 5
England 3 1 2 0 2 1 5
Argentina 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 3 1

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - Group G

Mexico vs Croatia 1-0
Italy vs Ecuador 2-0
Croatia vs Italy 2-1
Mexico vs Ecuador 2-1
Mexico vs Italy 1-1
Ecuador vs Croatia 1-0

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 2 7
Italy 3 1 1 1 4 3 4
Croatia 3 1 0 2 2 3 3
Ecuador 3 1 0 2 2 4 3

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - Group H

Japan vs Belgium 2-2
Russia vs Tunisia 2-0
Japan vs Russia 1-0
Tunisia vs Belgium 1-1
Japan vs Tunisia 2-0
Belgium vs Russia 3-2

Team Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points
Japan 3 2 1 0 5 2 7
Belgium 3 1 2 0 6 5 5
Russia 3 1 0 2 4 4 3
Tunisia 3 0 1 2 1 5 1

2002 Soccer World Cup in Korea/Japan - Round of 16

Germany vs Paraguay 1-0
England vs Denmark 3-0
Senegal vs Sweden 2-1 after extra time
Spain vs Republic of Ireland 1-1 after extra time, 3-2 after penalties
USA vs Mexico 2-0
Brazil vs Belgium 2-0
Turkey vs Japan 1-0
Korea Republic vs Italy 2-1 after extra time

2002 Football World Cup in Korea/Japan - Quarter Finals

Brazil vs England 2-1
Germany vs USA 1-0
Korea Republic vs Spain 0-0 after extra time, 5-3 after penalties
Turkey vs Senegal 1-0 after extra time

2002 Fifa World Cup in Korea/Japan - Semi Finals

Germany vs Korea Republic 1-0
Brazil vs Turkey 1-0

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - Third Place

Turkey vs Korea Republic 3-2

2002 World Cup in Korea/Japan - Final

Brazil vs Germany 2-0

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