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2002 FIFA World Cup
2002 FIFA 월드컵 일본/남조선
2002 FIFAワールドカップ 日本/韓国

2002 FIFA World Cup official logo
Tournament details
Host countries  Japan
 South Korea
Dates 31 May – 30 June
Teams 32 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 20 (in 20 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Brazil (5th title)
Runner-up  Germany
Third place  Turkey
Tournament statistics
Matches played 64
Goals scored 161 (2.52 per match)
Attendance 2,705,197 (42,269 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Ronaldo (8 goals)
Best player Germany Oliver Kahn

The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. The two countries were chosen as hosts by FIFA in May 1996 and was the first tournament in its history to be hosted by two countries. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0 in the final. Turkey had beaten South Korea 2-3 in the third place match.



Qualifying countries

A total of 199 teams attempted to qualify for the 2002 World Cup which qualification process began with the preliminary draw in 1999. Defending World Champions France and co-hosts Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Japan automatically qualified and did not have to play any qualification matches. (This was the last time that the defending champions automatically qualified).

Thirteen 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.

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.


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.[1]

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D

 Korea Republic

 Republic of Ireland

 China PR
 Saudi Arabia

 Costa Rica
 South Africa
 United States

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.



First round

The World Cup started with a shock 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. In their second Group A game, France were held to a goalless draw by Uruguay after star striker Thierry Henry was sent off. A 2-0 defeat by Denmark in their last group game sealed France's fate. 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. An impressive 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 0-3 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.

Ato, Kaz and Nik, 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. 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.

The other team to win all their group games was Brazil in Group C. Turkey advanced to the next round, too, beating Costa Rica on goal difference. 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.

Group D saw several surprises as the United States beat Portugal, who many had tipped to win the tournament, 3-2. Then, goalkeeping by Brad Friedel earned the Americans a 1-1 draw with South Korea. South Korea, which 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 losing to Poland in the 3rd match.

Germany thrashed Saudi Arabia 8-0 in Group E thanks to three goals from Miroslav Klose. Ireland were playing without captain Roy Keane, sent home days before the World Cup, but led by his unrelated namesake Robbie claimed second place at the expense of African champions Cameroon.

Other than France's failures, the biggest shock of the tournament came in the Group of Death, Group F as pre-tournament favorites 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 Central Americans, gave the three-time World Cup champions second place in the group. Ecuador could still enjoy a victory on their first World Cup, beating Croatia 1-0.

Co-hosts Japan breezed through Group H, joined by Belgium. Russia and Tunisia were two of the disappointments of the tournament, in what was considered the weakest group of the tournament.

A map showing the locations of the venues used at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

Second round and quarter-finals

In the second round, Germany beat Paraguay 1-0 on a late goal by Oliver Neuville in a tense, defence-dominated encounter while England thrashed previously-impressive 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. The United States overcame Mexico 2-0 thanks to the goals of Brian McBride and Landon Donovan. Brazil defeated a surprising 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. 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's free kick sailed over the stunned David Seaman as Brazil beat England 2-1. The United States lost to Germany 1-0 by a Michael Ballack goal. They demanded the referee give a penalty for a goal-line hand ball by Torsten Frings, 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. The hosts became the first Asian team to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, eclipsing the record of their North Korean counterparts when they reached the quarter-finals in 1966. Turkey continued their remarkable run, stopping Senegal's own 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. Ronaldo scored his sixth of the competition for Brazil, who beat Turkey 1-0 in a replay of their Group C encounter. In the third-place match, Turkey beat the South Koreans 3-2 in a very spirited match for third place, 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 Boot 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'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 ticket returned from the international allocation by the end of April. However, it was obvious at the opening two matches in Japan that there was a significant number of empty seats,[2] and it gradually revealed that the WCTB, World Cup Ticketing Bureau, 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.[3] 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.


South Korea and Japan each provided ten stadia, the vast majority of them newly built for the tournament.

South Korea

Daegu Seoul Busan Incheon Ulsan
Daegu Blue-Arc Stadium
Capacity: 68,014
Seoul Sang-am Stadium
Capacity: 64,677
Busan Asiad Main Stadium
Capacity: 55,983
Incheon Munhak Stadium
Capacity: 52,179
Big Crown Stadium
Capacity: 43,550
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Suwon Gwangju Jeonju Seogwipo Daejeon
Suwon World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 43,288
Gwangju World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 44,118
Jeonju World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 42,477
Jeju World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 36,800
Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Capacity: 40,535
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Yokohama Saitama Fukuroi Osaka Rifu
International Stadium
Capacity: 70,000
Saitama Stadium 2002
Capacity: 63,000
Shizuoka 'ECOPA' Stadium
Capacity: 50,600
Nagai Stadium
Capacity: 50,000
Miyagi Stadium
Capacity: 49,000
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Ōita Niigata Kashima Kobe Sapporo
Ōita Stadium
Capacity: 43,000
Niigata Stadium
Capacity: 42,300
Kashima Stadium
Capacity: 42,000
Kobe Wing Stadium
Capacity: 42,000
Sapporo Dome
Capacity: 42,000
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North, Central America and Caribbean
South America


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.


First round

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

All kick-off times local (UTC+9)

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.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Senegal 3 1 2 0 5 4 +1 5
 Uruguay 3 0 2 1 4 5 -1 2
 France 3 0 1 2 0 3 -3 1
31 May 2002
France  0 – 1  Senegal Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 62,561
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)
(Report) Bouba Diop Goal 30'

1 June 2002
Uruguay  1 – 2  Denmark Munsu Cup Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 30,157
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)
Rodríguez Goal 47' (Report) Tomasson Goal 45'83'

6 June 2002
Denmark  1 – 1  Senegal Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
Attendance: 43,500
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)
Tomasson Goal 16' (pen.) (Report) Diao Goal 52'

6 June 2002
France  0 – 0  Uruguay Asiad Main Stadium, Busan
Attendance: 38,289
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)

11 June 2002
Denmark  2 – 0  France Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon
Attendance: 48,100
Referee: Vítor Melo Pereira (Portugal)
Rommedahl Goal 22'
Tomasson Goal 67'

11 June 2002
Senegal  3 – 3  Uruguay Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 33,681
Referee: Jan Wegereef (Netherlands)
Fadiga Goal 20' (pen.)
Bouba Diop Goal 26' Goal 38'
(Report) Morales Goal 47'
Forlán Goal 69'
Recoba Goal 88' (pen.)

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.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 9 4 +5 9
 Paraguay 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
 South Africa 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
 Slovenia 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 0
2 June 2002
Paraguay  2 – 2  South Africa Asiad Main Stadium, Busan
Attendance: 25,186
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ (Slovakia)
Santa Cruz Goal 39'
Arce Goal 55'
(Report) T. Mokoena Goal 63'
Fortune Goal 90+1' (pen.)

2 June 2002
Spain  3 – 1  Slovenia Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju
Attendance: 28,598
Referee: Mohamed Guezzaz (Morocco)
Raúl Goal 44'
Valerón Goal 74'
Hierro Goal 87' (pen.)
(Report) Cimirotič Goal 82'

7 June 2002
Spain  3 – 1  Paraguay Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
Morientes Goal 53'69'
Hierro Goal 83' (pen.)
(Report) Puyol Goal 10' (o.g.)

8 June 2002
South Africa  1 – 0  Slovenia Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
Attendance: 47,226
Referee: Ángel Sánchez (Argentina)
Nomvethe Goal 4' (Report)

12 June 2002
South Africa  2 – 3  Spain Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 31,024
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)
McCarthy Goal 31'
Radebe Goal 53'
(Report) Raúl Goal 4'56'
Mendieta Goal 45+1'

12 June 2002
Slovenia  1 – 3  Paraguay Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 30,176
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)
Ačimovič Goal 45+1' (Report) Cuevas Goal 65'84'
Campos Goal 73'

Group C

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

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8 9
 Turkey 3 1 1 1 5 3 +2 4
 Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
 China PR 3 0 0 3 0 9 -9 0
3 June 2002
Brazil  2 – 1  Turkey Munsu Cup Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 33,842
Referee: Kim Young-Joo (South Korea)
Ronaldo Goal 50'
Rivaldo Goal 87' (pen.)
(Report) Hasan Goal 45+2'

4 June 2002
China PR  0 – 2  Costa Rica Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju
Attendance: 27,217
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)
(Report) Gómez Goal 61'
Wright Goal 65'

8 June 2002
Brazil  4 – 0  China PR Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 36,750
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Roberto Carlos Goal 15'
Rivaldo Goal 32'
Ronaldinho Goal 45' (pen.)
Ronaldo Goal 55'

9 June 2002
Costa Rica  1 – 1  Turkey Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon
Attendance: 42,299
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)
Parks Goal 86' (Report) Emre B. Goal 56'

13 June 2002
Costa Rica  2 – 5  Brazil Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 38,524
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
Wanchope Goal 39'
Gómez Goal 56'
(Report) Ronaldo Goal 10'13'
Edmílson Goal 38'
Rivaldo Goal 62'
Júnior Goal 64'

13 June 2002
Turkey  3 – 0  China PR Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 43,605
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)
Hasan Goal 6'
Bülent Goal 9'
Ümit D. Goal 85'

Group D

The USA's shock 3-2 win over Portugal, together with a draw against South Korea was enough to send them through. Portugal were eliminated with one win and two losses, including one against South Korea. Poland were also eliminated, despite beating the USA in their final game.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Korea Republic 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
 United States 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
 Portugal 3 1 0 2 6 4 +2 3
 Poland 3 1 0 2 3 7 -4 3
4 June 2002
Korea Republic  2 – 0  Poland Asiad Main Stadium, Busan
Attendance: 48,760
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)
Hwang Sun-Hong Goal 26'
Yoo Sang-Chul Goal 53'

5 June 2002
United States  3 – 2  Portugal Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 37,306
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)
O'Brien Goal 4'
J. Costa Goal 30' (o.g.)
McBride Goal 36'
(Report) Beto Goal 39'
Agoos Goal 71' (o.g.)

10 June 2002
Korea Republic  1 – 1  United States Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
Attendance: 60,778
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)
Ahn Jung-Hwan Goal 78' (Report) Mathis Goal 24'

10 June 2002
Portugal  4 – 0  Poland Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)
Pauleta Goal 14'65'77'
R. Costa Goal 88'

14 June 2002
Portugal  0 – 1  Korea Republic Munhak Stadium, Incheon
Attendance: 50,239
Referee: Ángel Sánchez (Argentina)
(Report) Park Ji-Sung Goal 70'

14 June 2002
Poland  3 – 1  United States Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 26,482
Referee: Lu Jun (China)
Olisadebe Goal 3'
Kryszałowicz Goal 5'
Marcin Żewłakow Goal 66'
(Report) Donovan Goal 83'

Group E

Saudi Arabia was 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 claim second place in the group.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 3 2 1 0 11 1 +10 7
 Republic of Ireland 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 5
 Cameroon 3 1 1 1 2 3 -1 4
 Saudi Arabia 3 0 0 3 0 12 -12 0
1 June 2002
Republic of Ireland  1 – 1  Cameroon Niigata Stadium, Niigata
Attendance: 33,679
Referee: Toru Kamikawa (Japan)
Holland Goal 52' (Report) Mboma Goal 39'

1 June 2002
Germany  8 – 0  Saudi Arabia Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
Attendance: 32,218
Referee: Ubaldo Aquino (Paraguay)
Klose Goal 20'25'70'
Ballack Goal 40'
Jancker Goal 45+1'
Linke Goal 73'
Bierhoff Goal 84'
Schneider Goal 90+1'

5 June 2002
Germany  1 – 1  Republic of Ireland Kashima Stadium, Kashima
Attendance: 35,854
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
Klose Goal 19' (Report) Robbie Keane Goal 90+2'

6 June 2002
Cameroon  1 – 0  Saudi Arabia Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 52,328
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)
Eto'o Goal 66' (Report)

11 June 2002
Cameroon  0 – 2  Germany Shizuoka Stadium, Fukuroi
Attendance: 47,085
Referee: Antonio López Nieto (Spain)
(Report) Bode Goal 50'
Klose Goal 79'

11 June 2002
Saudi Arabia  0 – 3  Republic of Ireland International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 65,320
Referee: Falla N'Doye (Senegal)
(Report) Robbie Keane Goal 7'
Breen Goal 61'
Duff Goal 87'

Group F

Like favourites France, second favourites Argentina were eliminated following a 1-1 draw to 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.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
 England 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Argentina 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1
2 June 2002
Argentina  1 – 0  Nigeria Kashima Stadium, Kashima
Attendance: 34,050
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)
Batistuta Goal 63' (Report)

2 June 2002
England  1 – 1  Sweden Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 52,721
Referee: Carlos Eugênio Simon (Brazil)
Campbell Goal 24' (Report) Alexandersson Goal 59'

7 June 2002
Sweden  2 – 1  Nigeria Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
Attendance: 36,194
Referee: René Ortube (Bolivia)
Larsson Goal 35'63' (pen.) (Report) Aghahowa Goal 27'

7 June 2002
Argentina  0 – 1  England Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
Attendance: 35,927
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
(Report) Beckham Goal 44' (pen.)

12 June 2002
Sweden  1 – 1  Argentina Miyagi Stadium, Rifu
Attendance: 45,777
Referee: Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)
A. Svensson Goal 59' (Report) Crespo Goal 88'

12 June 2002
Nigeria  0 – 0  England Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 44,864
Referee: Brian Hall (United States)

Group G

Mexico qualified after two wins in their first two games. Italy also progressed due to Alessandro Del Piero's 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.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Mexico 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7
 Italy 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
 Croatia 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 3
 Ecuador 3 1 0 2 2 4 -2 3
3 June 2002
Croatia  0 – 1  Mexico Niigata Stadium, Niigata
Attendance: 32,239
Referee: Lu Jun (China)
(Report) Blanco Goal 60' (pen.)

3 June 2002
Italy  2 – 0  Ecuador Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
Attendance: 31,081
Referee: Brian Hall (United States)
Vieri Goal 7'27' (Report)

8 June 2002
Italy  1 – 2  Croatia Kashima Stadium, Kashima
Attendance: 36,472
Referee: Graham Poll (England)
Vieri Goal 55' (Report) Olić Goal 73'
Rapaić Goal 76'

9 June 2002
Mexico  2 – 1  Ecuador Miyagi Stadium, Rifu
Attendance: 45,610
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)
Borgetti Goal 28'
Torrado Goal 57'
(Report) Delgado Goal 5'

13 June 2002
Mexico  1 – 1  Italy Ōita Stadium, Ōita
Attendance: 39,291
Referee: Carlos Eugênio Simon (Brazil)
Borgetti Goal 34' (Report) Del Piero Goal 85'

13 June 2002
Ecuador  1 – 0  Croatia International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 65,862
Referee: William Mattus (Costa Rica)
Méndez Goal 48' (Report)

Group H

Hosts Japan topped the group with two wins and a draw; Junichi Inamoto of Arsenal scored the goal which effectively eliminated Russia in the teams' second game. Belgium also qualified after a see-saw match with the Russians, while Tunisia was also eliminated after picking up just one point.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Japan 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Belgium 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 5
 Russia 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
 Tunisia 3 0 1 2 1 5 -4 1
4 June 2002
Japan  2 – 2  Belgium Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 55,256
Referee: William Mattus (Costa Rica)
Suzuki Goal 59'
Inamoto Goal 67'
(Report) Wilmots Goal 57'
Van Der Heyden Goal 75'

5 June 2002
Russia  2 – 0  Tunisia Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
Attendance: 30,957
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)
Titov Goal 59'
Karpin Goal 64' (pen.)

9 June 2002
Japan  1 – 0  Russia International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 66,108
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Inamoto Goal 51' (Report)

10 June 2002
Tunisia  1 – 1  Belgium Ōita Stadium, Ōita
Attendance: 39,700
Referee: Mark Shield (Australia)
Bouzaiene Goal 17' (Report) Wilmots Goal 13'

14 June 2002
Tunisia  0 – 2  Japan Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 45,213
Referee: Gilles Veissière (France)
(Report) Morishima Goal 48'
H. Nakata Goal 75'

14 June 2002
Belgium  3 – 2  Russia Shizuoka Stadium, Fukuroi
Attendance: 46,640
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
Walem Goal 7'
Sonck Goal 78'
Wilmots Goal 82'
(Report) Beschastnykh Goal 52'
Sychev Goal 88'

Knockout stage

For the Second Round, Quarterfinals, and Semifinals, the survivors from Groups A, B, C, and H played their games in Japan while the Survivors of Groups D, E, F, and G played their games in South Korea. Daegu South Korea hosted the Third place match while Yokohama, Japan hosted the Final.

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
15 June - Seogwipo            
  Germany  1
21 June - Ulsan
  Paraguay  0  
  Germany  1
17 June - Jeonju
    United States  0  
  Mexico  0
25 June - Seoul
  United States  2  
  Germany  1
16 June - Suwon
    Korea Republic  0  
  Spain (pen.)  1 (3)
22 June - Gwangju
  Republic of Ireland  1 (2)  
  Spain  0 (3)
18 June - Daejeon
    Korea Republic (pen.)  0 (5)  
  Korea Republic (a.e.t.)  2
30 June - Yokohama
  Italy  1  
  Germany  0
15 June - Niigata
    Brazil  2
  Denmark  0
21 June - Shizuoka
  England  3  
  England  1
17 June - Kobe
    Brazil  2  
  Brazil  2
26 June - Saitama
  Belgium  0  
  Brazil  1
16 June - Ōita
    Turkey  0   Third place
  Sweden  1
22 June - Osaka 29 June - Daegu
  Senegal (a.e.t.)  2  
  Senegal  0   Turkey  3
18 June - Miyagi
    Turkey (a.e.t.)  1     Korea Republic  2
  Japan  0
  Turkey  1  

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 USA defeated Mexico 2-0 to set up a quarter-final tie with Germany. Brazil defeated Belgium 2-0 (after the referee had controversially disallowed a goal for Belgium when the score was still 0-0) 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 a golden goal from Perugia's Ahn Jung-Hwan. After the game, Ahn was told by Perugia's president, Luciano Gaucci, that he would never play for the club again, only for Gaucci to have a change of heart the following day.

15 June 2002
Germany  1 – 0  Paraguay Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
Attendance: 25,176
Referee: Carlos Alberto Batres (Guatemala)
Neuville Goal 88' (Report)

15 June 2002
Denmark  0 – 3  England Niigata Stadium, Niigata
Attendance: 40,582
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
(Report) Ferdinand Goal 5'
Owen Goal 22'
Heskey Goal 44'

16 June 2002
Sweden  1 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Senegal Oita Stadium, Ōita
Attendance: 39,747
Referee: Ubaldo Aquino (Paraguay)
Larsson Goal 11' (Report) H. Camara Goal 37' Golden goal scored in the 104th minute 104'

16 June 2002
Spain  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Republic of Ireland Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
Attendance: 38,926
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)
Morientes Goal 8' (Report) Robbie Keane Goal 90' (pen.)
Hierro Scored
Baraja Scored
Juanfran Missed (saved)
Valerón Missed
Mendieta Scored
3 – 2 Scored Robbie Keane
Missed Holland
Missed (saved) Connolly
Missed (saved) Kilbane
Scored Finnan

17 June 2002
Mexico  0 – 2  United States Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju
Attendance: 36,380
Referee: Vitor Melo Pereira (Portugal)
(Report) McBride Goal 8'
Donovan Goal 65'

17 June 2002
Brazil  2 – 0  Belgium Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
Attendance: 40,440
Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica)
Rivaldo Goal 67'
Ronaldo Goal 87'

18 June 2002
Japan  0 – 1  Turkey Miyagi Stadium, Rifu
Attendance: 45,666
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
(Report) Ümit D. Goal 12'

18 June 2002
Korea Republic  2 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Italy Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon
Attendance: 38,588
Referee: Byron Moreno (Ecuador)
Seol Ki-Hyeon Goal 88'
Ahn Jung-Hwan Golden goal scored in the 117th minute 117'
(Report) Vieri Goal 18'


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. Oliver Kahn kept Germany in front of the USA with a string of saves in a first half dominated by the Americans, save for the winning goal, scored by Michael Ballack in the 39th minute. Meanwhile, Spain were unable to win a second consecutive penalty shoot-out, losing to South Korea, and Turkey ended the dream of Africa's sole quarter-final representative, Senegal, with an İlhan Mansız golden goal.

21 June 2002
England  1 – 2  Brazil Shizuoka Stadium, Fukuroi
Attendance: 47,436
Referee: Felipe Ramos (Mexico)
Owen Goal 23' (Report) Rivaldo Goal 45+2'
Ronaldinho Goal 50'

21 June 2002
Germany  1 – 0  United States Munsu Cup Stadium, Ulsan
Attendance: 37,337
Referee: Hugh Dallas (Scotland)
Ballack Goal 39' (Report)

22 June 2002
Spain  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Korea Republic Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju
Attendance: 42,114
Referee: Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
Hierro Scored
Baraja Scored
Xavi Scored
Joaquín Missed (saved)
3 – 5 Scored Hwang Sun-Hong
Scored Park Ji-Sung
Scored Seol Ki-Hyeon
Scored Ahn Jung-Hwan
Scored Hong Myung-Bo

22 June 2002
Senegal  0 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Turkey Nagai Stadium, Osaka
Attendance: 44,233
Referee: Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)
(Report) İlhan Golden goal scored in the 94th minute 94'


Brazil defeated Turkey, thanks to a single goal from the tournament's top scorer, Ronaldo, and 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.

25 June 2002
Germany  1 – 0  Korea Republic Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
Attendance: 65,256
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)
Ballack Goal 75' (Report)

26 June 2002
Brazil  1 – 0  Turkey Saitama Stadium, Saitama
Attendance: 61,058
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
Ronaldo Goal 49' (Report)

Third place match

Turkey won third place after an entertaining 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.

29 June 2002
Korea Republic  2 – 3  Turkey Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
Attendance: 63,483
Referee: Saad Mane (Kuwait)
Lee Eul-Yong Goal 9'
Song Chong-Gug Goal 90+3'
(Report) Hakan Ş. Goal 1'
İlhan Goal 13'32'


Two goals from Ronaldo in the final were enough to see Brazil crowned world champions for the fifth time and Germany made runners-up for the 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 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.

30 June 2002
Germany  0 – 2  Brazil International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Attendance: 69,029
Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
(Report) Ronaldo Goal 67'79'
 2002 FIFA World Cup Winners 

Fifth title


Golden Shoe Winner Golden Ball Winner Yashin Award FIFA Fair Play Trophy Most Entertaining Team
Brazil Ronaldo Germany Oliver Kahn1 Germany Oliver Kahn  Belgium  Korea Republic

1Oliver Kahn remains the only goalkeeper to have won the Golden Ball in FIFA World Cup history.

All-star team

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

Germany Oliver Kahn
Turkey Rüştü Reçber

Brazil Roberto Carlos
England Sol Campbell
Spain Fernando Hierro
South Korea Hong Myung-Bo
Turkey Alpay Özalan

Brazil Rivaldo
Brazil Ronaldinho
Germany Michael Ballack
South Korea Yoo Sang-Chul
United States Claudio Reyna

Brazil Ronaldo
Germany Miroslav Klose
Senegal El Hadji Diouf
Turkey Hasan Şaş


8 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals

See also


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