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2002 FIFA World Cup

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2002 FIFA World Cup
2002 FIFA 월드컵 한국/일본
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2002 FIFA World Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countries Template:Country data South Korea
Template:Country data Japan
Dates 31 May – 30 June (31 days)
Teams 32 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 20 (in 20 host cities)
Final positions
Champions 23x15px Brazil (5th title)
Runners-up 23x15px Germany
Third place 23x15px Turkey
Fourth place Template:Country data South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played 64
Goals scored 161 (2.52 per match)
Attendance 2,705,197 (42,269 per match)
Top scorer(s) 23x15px Ronaldo (8 goals)
Best player 23x15px Oliver Kahn
Best young player 23x15px Landon Donovan
Best goalkeeper 23x15px Oliver Kahn
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The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup which took place from 31 May to 30 June 2002 in South Korea and Japan. It was the first World Cup to be held in Asia, the first to be held on a continent other than Europe or the Americas, the last World Cup during which the golden goal rule was in force and the only World Cup to be jointly hosted by more than one nation as FIFA amended its statutes in 2004 to officially forbid co-hosting bids.[1] Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, winning the final against Germany 2–0.[2] The victory meant Brazil qualified for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup for the fifth time, representing the World. In the third place play-off match against South Korea, Turkey won 3-2 taking third place in their only second ever FIFA World Cup finals.[3] China PR, Ecuador, Senegal and Slovenia made their first appearances at the finals with Turkey making its first appearance since 1954.

The tournament had quite a lot of upsets and surprises which included the defending champions France being eliminated in the group stage after earning a single point and second favourites Argentina also being eliminated in the group stage. Additionally, Turkey surprisingly took third place and South Korea managed to reach the semi-finals, beating Spain, Italy and Portugal en route. Another big shock came in the opening match of the tournament when underdog debutantes Senegal defeated defending champions France, going on to reach the quarter-finals only to be beaten by Turkey. However, the most potent team at the tournament, Brazil, prevailed and they became the first ever nation to win five World Cups.

Host selection

Main article: FIFA World Cup hosts

South Korea and Japan were selected as hosts by FIFA on 31 May 1996. Initially, South Korea, Japan, and Mexico presented three rival bids. However, the two Asian countries agreed to unite their bids shortly before the decision was made, and they were chosen unanimously in preference to Mexico. This was the first (and so far the only) World Cup to be hosted by two countries.

At the time the decision was made, Japan had never qualified for a World Cup finals (although the Japanese did subsequently qualify for the 1998 competition). The only other countries to have been awarded a World Cup without previously having competed in a final tournament are Italy in 1934 and Qatar in 2022. (Uruguay hosted the first World Cup in 1930 so there was no prior tournament. They were defending Olympic champions from 1928).

Qualification

A total of 199 teams attempted to qualify for the 2002 World Cup which qualification process began with the preliminary draw held in Tokyo on 7 December 1999. Defending champions France and co-hosts South Korea and Japan qualified automatically and did not have to play any qualification matches. This was the final World Cup in which the defending champions qualified automatically.

14 places were contested by UEFA teams (Europe), five by CAF teams (Africa), four by CONMEBOL teams (South America), four by AFC teams (Asia), and three by CONCACAF teams (North and Central America and Caribbean). The remaining two places were decided by playoffs between AFC and UEFA and between CONMEBOL and OFC (Oceania). Four nations qualified for the finals for the first time: China, Ecuador, Senegal, and Slovenia. As of 2014, this was the last time Turkey, China, Republic of Ireland and Senegal qualified for a FIFA World Cup finals.

Turkey qualified for the first time since 1954, and both Poland and Portugal for the first time since 1986. 1998 semi-finalists the Netherlands failed to qualify, while South Korea set a record by appearing in a fifth successive finals tournament, the first nation from outside Europe or the Americas to achieve this feat.

All seven previous World Cup-winning nations (Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy and Uruguay) qualified, the first time so many previous champions had been present at a finals tournament (all these nations had also appeared at the 1986 tournament, but France had not yet won the competition).

List of qualified teams

Seeds

Further information: 2002 FIFA World Cup seeding

The eight seeded teams for the 2002 tournament were announced on 28 November 2001. The seeds comprised Pot A in the draw. Pot B contained the remaining 11 European sides; Pot C contained five unseeded qualifiers from CONMEBOL and AFC. Pot D contained unseeded sides from the CONCACAF region and Africa.[5] This was the last FIFA World Cup with the defending champion in Group A. Since 2006, the Host nation has been in Group A.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D
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Before the draw, it was arranged that the last three teams in Pot B would be drawn into four groups which did not already contain two European teams and one would be left without a second European team. This was ultimately Group C.

On 1 December 2001, the draw was held and the group assignments and order of fixtures were determined. Group F was considered the group of death, as it brought together Argentina, England, Nigeria and Sweden.

Ranking criteria

If teams were level on points, they were ranked on the following criteria in order:

  1. Greatest total goal difference in the three group matches
  2. Greatest number of goals scored in the three group matches
  3. If teams remained level after those criteria, a mini-group would be formed from those teams, who would be ranked on:
    1. Most points earned in matches against other teams in the tie
    2. Greatest goal difference in matches against other teams in the tie
    3. Greatest number of goals scored in matches against other teams in the tie
  4. If teams remained level after all these criteria, FIFA would hold a drawing of lots


In the original version of the rules for the final tournament, the ranking criteria were in a different order, with head-to-head results taking precedence over total goal difference. The rules were changed to the above in advance of the tournament, but older versions were still available on the FIFA and UEFA websites, causing some confusion among those trying to identify the correct criteria.[6]

Summary

First round

The World Cup started with a 1–0 defeat of defending champions France, playing without the injured Zinedine Zidane, by tournament newcomers Senegal in the tournament's opening match held in Seoul, Korea.[7] In their second Group A game, France were held to a goalless draw by Uruguay after star striker Thierry Henry was sent off.[8] A 2–0 defeat by Denmark in their last group game sealed France's fate.[9] The world champions went out of the Cup without even managing to score a goal and earned the unwanted record of the worst World Cup performance by a defending champion (in 1934 Uruguay refused to defend the title).[10] Denmark won the group, joined by Senegal to move on to the next round. Senegal drew with Denmark and Uruguay to clinch its place in the second round. Despite coming back from 3–0 down to draw with Senegal in their last group game, the South Americans couldn't find the fourth goal that would have kept them in the Cup and thus were out of the tournament.[11]

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Ato, Kaz and Nik were the 2002 World Cup mascots.

Spain in Group B became one of only two teams to pick up maximum points, seeing off both Paraguay and Slovenia 3–1 before beating South Africa 3–2.[12] Paraguay needed a late goal against another newcomer, Slovenia, to tie with South Africa on goal difference (they were already tied on points) and move to the second round on the next tiebreaker, goals scored.[13]

The other team to win all their group games was Brazil in Group C.[14][15] Turkey advanced to the next round, too, beating Costa Rica on goal difference.[16] China, coached by Bora Milutinović (the fifth national team he coached in five consecutive World Cups), failed to get a point or even score a goal.[17]

Group D saw United States beat Portugal 3–2. Then, goalkeeping by Brad Friedel earned the Americans a 1–1 draw with South Korea. South Korea, who previously beat Poland 2–0, beat Portugal in the deciding third match to send the Europeans home and also give the United States a ticket into the second round, despite them losing to Poland in the 3rd match.

Germany defeated Saudi Arabia 8–0 in Group E. Ireland, playing without captain Roy Keane, who had walked out of the team before the World Cup, but led by his unrelated namesake Robbie, claimed second place at the expense of African champions Cameroon.

In Group F Argentina failed to move out of the group. A loss to England 1–0 on a David Beckham penalty and a subsequent draw with Sweden kept the South Americans from advancing. The Scandinavians won the group, with England also going through. Nigeria finished last.

In Group G, Italy, Croatia, and Ecuador all beat each other once. But the Italians' draw against group winners Mexico, while the other two lost to the North Americans, gave the three-time World Cup champions second place in the group. Ecuador beat Croatia 1–0.

Co-hosts Japan won Group H, joined by Belgium. Russia and Tunisia failed to qualify.

Second round and quarter-finals

In the second round, Germany beat Paraguay 1–0 with a goal by Oliver Neuville while England defeated Denmark 3–0. In the Spain–Ireland match, the two teams drew 1–1 and penalties gave Spain a place in the quarter-finals. Sweden and Senegal had a 1–1 match and it took a Golden goal from Henri Camara in extra time to settle the game for Senegal. The United States overcame Mexico 2–0 thanks to the goals of Brian McBride and Landon Donovan. Brazil defeated Belgium 2–0, while Turkey ended co-hosts Japan's run with a 1–0 win. The other co-hosts, South Korea, beat Italy 2–1 in sudden-death extra time, with many controversial decisions by the referee in favour of the Asian team.[18] South Korea's win ensured that, for the very first time in the Cup's history, teams from each of Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Asia reached the quarter-finals of the same tournament.

In the quarter-finals, Ronaldinho scored Brazil's second goal as they beat England 2–1. The United States lost to Germany 1–0 by a Michael Ballack goal in the 39th minute. United States demanded the referee give a penalty for a goal-line handball by Torsten Frings in the 49th minute, but to no avail. South Korea got another win, beating Spain on penalties after a 0–0 draw in which the Spaniards twice thought they had scored; however, the efforts were disallowed by the referee with controversial decisions.[18] The hosts became the first team in the Asian Football Confederation to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, eclipsing the record of their North Korean counterparts who reached the quarter-finals in 1966. Turkey defeated Senegal with a 1–0 golden goal victory.

Semi-finals, third-place match, and final

The semi-finals saw two 1–0 games; first, Ballack's goal was enough for Germany to defeat South Korea. However, Ballack received a yellow card during the match, which forced him to miss the final based on accumulated yellow cards.[19] Ronaldo scored his sixth of the competition for Brazil, who beat Turkey 1–0 in a replay of their Group C encounter.[20][21]

In the third-place match, Turkey beat the South Koreans 3–2, their first goal coming from Hakan Şükür straight from the opening kick-off (even though South Korea kicked off) in 10.8 seconds, the fastest ever goal in World Cup history.

In the final match held in Yokohama, Japan, two goals from Ronaldo secured the World Cup for Brazil as they claimed victory over Germany. Ronaldo scored twice in the second half and, after the game, won the Golden Shoe award for the tournament's leading scorer with eight goals. This was the fifth time Brazil had won the World Cup, cementing their status as the most successful national team in the history of the competition. Brazil became the only team since Argentina in 1986 to win the trophy without needing to win a penalty shootout at some stage during the knockout phase, and the total number of penalty shootouts (2) was the lowest since the four-round knockout format was introduced in 1986. Brazil also became the first team to win every match at a World Cup Finals since 1970, and set a new record for highest aggregate goal difference (+14) for a World Cup winner. Brazil's captain Cafu, who became the first player to appear in three successive World Cup finals, accepted the trophy on behalf of the team.

Ticket sales problem

The original domestic ticket allocation had fully sold out and the organising committee completed sales of tickets returned from the international allocation by the end of April. However, it was obvious at the opening matches that there were a significant number of empty seats.[22] It was gradually revealed that the World Cup Ticketing Bureau (WCTB) still had unsold tickets in its possession. After FIFA agreed to sell this inventory, JAWOC undertook sales over telephone and WCTB handled the internet sales.[23] For the second round Japan vs. Turkey match in Miyagi in particular, although it was reported by both parties that all tickets had been sold, some 700 seats remained empty.

Venues

South Korea and Japan each provided 10 venues, the vast majority of them newly built for the tournament.[24]

South Korea
Seoul Daegu Busan Incheon Ulsan
Seoul World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 63,961[25]
Group/Knock-out
Daegu World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 68,014[26]
Group/Knock-out/third place
Busan Asiad Stadium
Capacity: 55,982[27]
Group
Incheon Munhak Stadium
Capacity: 52,179[28]
Group
Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium
Capacity: 43,550[29]
Group/Knock-out
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Suwon Gwangju Jeonju Daejeon Jeju
Suwon World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 43,188[30]
Group/Knock-out
Gwangju World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 42,880[31]
Group/Knock-out
Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 42,391[32]
Group/Knock-out
Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 40,407[33]
Group/Knock-out
Jeju World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 42,256[34]
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Japan
Yokohama Saitama Shizuoka Osaka Miyagi
International Stadium Yokohama
Capacity: 70,000[35]
Group/Knock-out/Final
Saitama Stadium 2002
Capacity: 63,000[36]
Group/Knock-out
Shizuoka "Ecopa" Stadium
Capacity: 50,600[37]
Group/Knock-out
Nagai Stadium
Capacity: 50,000[38]
Group/Knock-out
Miyagi Stadium
Capacity: 49,000[39]
Group/Knock-out
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Ōita Niigata Ibaraki Kobe Sapporo
Ōita Stadium
Capacity: 43,000[40]
Group/Knock-out
Niigata Stadium
Capacity: 42,300[41]
Group/Knock-out
Kashima Soccer Stadium
Capacity: 42,000[42]
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Kobe Wing Stadium
Capacity: 42,000[43]
Group/Knock-out
Sapporo Dome
Capacity: 42,000[44]
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Match officials

There was much controversy over the refereeing in the tournament. Questionable decisions in the Italy-South Korea match resulted in 400,000 complaints, and featured in ESPN's 10 most fabled world cup controversies.[45] The Spain-South Korea match featured two controversially disallowed Spanish goals, which Iván Helguera referred to as "a robbery" and led to Spanish press brandishing the officials "thieves of dreams," though FIFA dismissed the incident as human error.[46]

Squads

For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 2002 FIFA World Cup squads. This was the first World Cup that featured squads of 23 players, an increase from 22 previously. Of the 23 players, 3 must be goalkeepers.

Group stage

All times are Korea Standard Time and Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

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Groups A, B, C, D based in South Korea. Groups E, F, G, H based in Japan.

In the following tables:

  • Pld = total games played
  • W = total games won
  • D = total games drawn (tied)
  • L = total games lost
  • GF = total goals scored (goals for)
  • GA = total goals conceded (goals against)
  • GD = goal difference (GF−GA)
  • Pts = total points accumulated
Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the Round of 16

Group A

Defending champions France were eliminated from Group A without scoring a goal after defeats to Denmark and debutants Senegal, who both progressed at the expense of two-time champions Uruguay.[47]


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23x15px Denmark 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
23x15px Senegal 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
23x15px Uruguay 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
23x15px France 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1



31 May 2002
France 23x15px 0–1 23x15px Senegal Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
1 June 2002
Uruguay 23x15px 1–2 23x15px Denmark Munsu Cup Stadium, Ulsan
6 June 2002
Denmark 23x15px 1–1 23x15px Senegal Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
France 23x15px 0–0 23x15px Uruguay Asiad Main Stadium, Busan
11 June 2002
Denmark 23x15px 2–0 23x15px France Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon
Senegal 23x15px 3–3 23x15px Uruguay Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon

Group B

Spain won all three games to progress to the Round of 16, while Slovenia were eliminated with no points. Nelson Cuevas' second goal against Slovenia was enough to send Paraguay through by virtue of having scored more goals than South Africa.


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23x15px Spain 3 3 0 0 9 4 +5 9
23x15px Paraguay 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
23x15px South Africa 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
23x15px Slovenia 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0



2 June 2002
Paraguay 23x15px 2–2 23x15px South Africa Asiad Main Stadium, Busan
Spain 23x15px 3–1 23x15px Slovenia Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju
7 June 2002
Spain 23x15px 3–1 23x15px Paraguay Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
8 June 2002
South Africa 23x15px 1–0 23x15px Slovenia Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
12 June 2002
South Africa 23x15px 2–3 23x15px Spain Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Slovenia 23x15px 1–3 23x15px Paraguay Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju

Group C

Brazil won all three games to progress, whilst China PR were eliminated without a goal or a point. Costa Rica's leaky defense led to them being eliminated on goal difference, allowing Turkey to claim the runner-up spot.


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23x15px Brazil 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8 9
23x15px Turkey 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
23x15px Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
23x15px China PR 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0



3 June 2002
Brazil 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Turkey Munsu Cup Stadium, Ulsan
4 June 2002
China PR 23x15px 0–2 23x15px Costa Rica Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju
8 June 2002
Brazil 23x15px 4–0 23x15px China PR Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jeju
9 June 2002
Costa Rica 23x15px 1–1 23x15px Turkey Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon
13 June 2002
Costa Rica 23x15px 2–5 23x15px Brazil Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Turkey 23x15px 3–0 23x15px China PR Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul

Group D

United States's shock 3–2 win over Portugal, together with a draw against South Korea was enough to send them through, even though they lost 1–3 against Poland. Portugal were eliminated with one win and two losses, including one against South Korea. Poland were also eliminated, despite beating United States in their final game.


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23x15px United States 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
23x15px Portugal 3 1 0 2 6 4 +2 3
23x15px Poland 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3



4 June 2002
Template:Country data KOR 2–0 23x15px Poland Asiad Main Stadium, Busan
5 June 2002
United States 23x15px 3–2 23x15px Portugal Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
10 June 2002
Template:Country data KOR 1–1 23x15px United States Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
Portugal 23x15px 4–0 23x15px Poland Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
14 June 2002
Portugal 23x15px 0–1 Template:Country data KOR Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon
Poland 23x15px 3–1 23x15px United States Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon

Group E

Saudi Arabia were eliminated as the worst team in tournament, after three defeats and no goals scored, including an 8–0 loss to Germany. Germany qualified, knocking out Cameroon in the process. Robbie Keane was one of only two players to score against Germany in the whole World Cup (the other being Ronaldo of Brazil in the final), scoring in additional time to help Republic of Ireland claim second place in the group.


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23x15px Cameroon 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
23x15px Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 0 12 −12 0



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Germany 23x15px 1–1
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6 June 2002
Cameroon 23x15px 1–0 23x15px Saudi Arabia Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
11 June 2002
Cameroon 23x15px 0–2 23x15px Germany Shizuoka Stadium, Shizuoka
Saudi Arabia 23x15px 0–3
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Group F

Like favourites France, second favourites Argentina were eliminated following a 1–1 draw with Sweden in their third game. They needed a victory following their second game loss to England to secure a second round berth. Sweden topped the group, having scored more goals than England, while Nigeria had already been eliminated before drawing with England in their final match.


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23x15px Sweden 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
23x15px England 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
23x15px Argentina 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
23x15px Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1



2 June 2002
Argentina 23x15px 1–0 23x15px Nigeria Kashima Soccer Stadium, Ibaraki
England 23x15px 1–1 23x15px Sweden Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
7 June 2002
Sweden 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Nigeria Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
Argentina 23x15px 0–1 23x15px England Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
12 June 2002
Sweden 23x15px 1–1 23x15px Argentina Miyagi Stadium, Miyagi
Nigeria 23x15px 0–0 23x15px England Nagai Stadium, Osaka

Group G

Mexico effectively qualified for the round of 16 after two wins in their first two games. Italy also progressed thanks to Ecuador's win over Croatia in Yokohama, and would have qualified even had Alessandro Del Piero not scored the equaliser against the Mexicans in the group's final match. This left Croatia and World Cup debutants Ecuador, who picked up their maiden World Cup win against the Croats, as the two teams that did not advance.

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3 June 2002
Croatia 23x15px 0–1 23x15px Mexico Niigata Stadium, Niigata
Italy 23x15px 2–0 23x15px Ecuador Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
8 June 2002
Italy 23x15px 1–2 23x15px Croatia Kashima Soccer Stadium, Ibaraki
9 June 2002
Mexico 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Ecuador Miyagi Stadium, Miyagi
13 June 2002
Mexico 23x15px 1–1 23x15px Italy Ōita Stadium, Ōita
Ecuador 23x15px 1–0 23x15px Croatia International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama

Group H

Hosts Japan topped the group with two wins and a draw. Belgium also qualified after a see-saw match with the Russians, while Tunisia was also eliminated after picking up just one point.

Template:2002 FIFA World Cup Group H

4 June 2002
Template:Country data JPN 2–2 23x15px Belgium Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
5 June 2002
Russia 23x15px 2–0 23x15px Tunisia Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
9 June 2002
Template:Country data JPN 1–0 23x15px Russia International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
10 June 2002
Tunisia 23x15px 1–1 23x15px Belgium Ōita Stadium, Ōita
14 June 2002
Tunisia 23x15px 0–2 Template:Country data JPN Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Belgium 23x15px 3–2 23x15px Russia Shizuoka Stadium, Shizuoka

Knockout stage

For the second round, quarter-finals, and semi-finals, the qualifiers from Groups A, C, F, and H played their games in Japan while the qualifiers from Groups B, D, E, and G played their games in South Korea. Daegu, South Korea, hosted the third-place match while Yokohama, Japan, hosted the final. Template:2002 FIFA World Cup knockout stage bracket

Round of 16

Germany eliminated Paraguay through an 88th-minute winner from Oliver Neuville. England breezed past the Danes with a 3–0 win, while Henri Camara scored the golden goal that put Senegal through to the quarter-finals at Sweden's expense. Spain eliminated Ireland on penalties after a tense match, in which Robbie Keane levelled the scores with a penalty, just as Spain looked like they would be going through in normal time. In the North American derby, the United States defeated Mexico 2–0 to set up a quarter-final tie with Germany. Brazil defeated Belgium 2–0 and Turkey ended the journey of hosts Japan. In an echo of North Korea's victory over Italy in 1966, South Korea defeated the Azzurri with an extra time goal from Perugia's Ahn Jung-hwan, in a game that saw so many controversial referee decisions against Italy that FIFA president himself had to make commentaries.[48] After the game, Ahn was told by Perugia's president, Luciano Gaucci, that he would never play for the club again,[49] only for Gaucci to have a change of heart[50] the following day.








Quarter-finals

In the quarter-finals, Brazil's Ronaldinho caught out England goalkeeper David Seaman with a lobbed free kick from 42 yards to send Brazil into the semis. The United States dominated the first half of the game against Germany, yet failed to beat Oliver Kahn, who kept the USA off the scoreboard with a string of saves, with Michael Ballack then scoring for Germany in the 39th minute. Meanwhile, Spain were unable to win a second consecutive penalty shoot-out, losing to South Korea after having two goals controversially disallowed in normal time,[51] with South Korea becoming the first (and, as of 2014, the only) team from outside Europe and the Americas to reach the last four of a World Cup. Turkey ended the dream of Africa's sole quarter-final representative, Senegal, with an İlhan Mansız golden goal.




Semi-finals

Brazil defeated Turkey, thanks to a single goal from the tournament's top scorer, Ronaldo. Despite picking up a booking that would rule him out of the final, Michael Ballack scored the goal that sent Germany to the final and consigned South Korea to the third place play-off.


Third place play-off

Turkey won third place after a 3–2 victory over hosts South Korea, in a match that included the fastest ever World Cup goal, scored by Parma striker and Turkey veteran Hakan Şükür after just 11 seconds.

Final

The 2002 final was the first World Cup meeting between the tournament's two most consistently successful teams: Brazil and Germany. Two goals from Ronaldo were enough to see Brazil crowned world champions for the fifth time and Germany made runners-up for a record fourth time. The first goal occurred when Germany goalkeeper, Oliver Kahn, failed to deal with a long-range shot from Rivaldo, spilling the ball directly into Ronaldo's path. The two Brazilians worked together again on the second goal when Rivaldo stepped over a square ball from Kléberson, allowing Ronaldo to side-foot it home from the edge of the box.

Statistics

Goalscorers

Ronaldo won the Golden Boot after scoring eight goals. In total, 161 goals were scored by 109 different players, with three of them credited as own goals. Template:2002 FIFA World Cup goalscorers

Assists

Michael Ballack won the assists table with four assists.

4 assists
3 assists
2 assists
1 assist
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Matt Holland
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Gary Kelly
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Niall Quinn
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Steve Staunton

Source: FIFA[52]

Awards

Golden Boot[53] Golden Ball[53] Yashin Award[53] Best Young Player[53] FIFA Fair Play Trophy[53] Most Entertaining Team[53]
23x15px Ronaldo 23x15px Oliver Kahn1 23x15px Oliver Kahn 23x15px Landon Donovan 23x15px Belgium Template:Country data KOR

1Oliver Kahn is the only goalkeeper to have won the Golden Ball in FIFA World Cup history.[54]

All-star team

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

23x15px Oliver Kahn
23x15px Rüştü Reçber

23x15px Sol Campbell
23x15px Fernando Hierro
Template:Country data KOR Hong Myung-bo
23x15px Alpay Özalan
23x15px Roberto Carlos

23x15px Michael Ballack
23x15px Claudio Reyna
23x15px Rivaldo
23x15px Ronaldinho
Template:Country data KOR Yoo Sang-chul

23x15px El Hadji Diouf
23x15px Miroslav Klose
23x15px Ronaldo
23x15px Hasan Şaş

Source: USA Today, 29 June 2002

Final standings

After the tournament, FIFA published a ranking of all teams that competed in the 2002 World Cup finals based on progress in the competition, overall results and quality of the opposition.[55]

R Team G P W D L GF GA GD Pts.
1 23x15px Brazil C 7 7 0 0 18 4 +14 21
2 23x15px Germany E 7 5 1 1 14 3 +11 16
3 23x15px Turkey C 7 4 1 2 10 6 +4 13
4 Template:Country data KOR D 7 3 2 2 8 6 +2 11
Eliminated in the quarter-finals
5 23x15px Spain B 5 3 2 0 10 5 +5 11
6 23x15px England F 5 2 2 1 6 3 +3 8
7 23x15px Senegal A 5 2 2 1 7 6 +1 8
8 23x15px United States D 5 2 1 2 7 7 0 7
Eliminated in the round of 16
9 Template:Country data JPN H 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 7
10 23x15px Denmark A 4 2 1 1 5 5 0 7
11 23x15px Mexico G 4 2 1 1 4 4 0 7
12
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland || E || 4 || 1 || 3 || 0 || 6 || 3 || +3 || 6
13 23x15px Sweden F 4 1 2 1 5 5 0 5
14 23x15px Belgium H 4 1 2 1 6 7 −1 5
15 23x15px Italy G 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 4
16 23x15px Paraguay B 4 1 1 2 6 7 −1 4
Eliminated in the group stage
17 23x15px South Africa B 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
18 23x15px Argentina F 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
19 23x15px Costa Rica C 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
20 23x15px Cameroon E 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
21 23x15px Portugal D 3 1 0 2 6 4 +2 3
22 23x15px Russia H 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
23 23x15px Croatia G 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
24 23x15px Ecuador G 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
25 23x15px Poland D 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4 3
26 23x15px Uruguay A 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
27 23x15px Nigeria F 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1
28 23x15px France A 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
29 23x15px Tunisia H 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
30 23x15px Slovenia B 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
31 23x15px China PR C 3 0 0 3 0 9 −9 0
32 23x15px Saudi Arabia E 3 0 0 3 0 12 −12 0

Sponsorship

The sponsors of the 2002 FIFA World Cup are divided into two categories: FIFA World Cup Sponsors and Japan and Korea Supporters.[56]

FIFA World Cup sponsors Japan Supporters Korea Supporters

Cultural event

File:"In Search of Fresh Air", by Ray L. Burggraf.jpg
In Search of Fresh Air. Banner by Ray L. Burggraf. 4 x 8 feet. Flag Art Festival, "Poetry of the Winds".[58] Location: 2002 FIFA World Cup, Seoul, Korea.
The official FIFA cultural event of the 2002 World Cup was a flag festival called, "Poetry of the Winds".[59] Held in Nanjicheon Park, a region of Word Cup Park with close proximity to the stadium,[60][61] Poetry of the Winds was exhibited from 29 May to 25 June in order to wish success upon the World Cup and promote a festive atmosphere. During the flag art festival, hand-painted flags from global artists were displayed as a greeting to international guests in a manner that was designed to promote harmony (2002 Flag Art Festival Executive Committee).[59]

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