2002 FIFA World Cup

2002 FIFA World Cup

Infobox International Football Competition
tourney_name = FIFA World Cup
year = 2002
other_titles = _ko. 2002 FIFA 월드컵 한국/일본
_ja. 2002 FIFAワールドカップ 韓国/日本

size = 150px
caption = 2002 FIFA World Cup official logo
country = South Korea
country2 = Japan
dates = 31 May30 June
confederations = 5
num_teams = 32
venues = 20
cities = 20
champion = Brazil
count = 5
second = Germany
third = Turkey
fourth = South Korea
matches = 64
goals = 161
attendance = 2705197
top_scorer = flagicon|BRA Ronaldo (8 goals)
player = flagicon|GER Oliver Kahn
The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the 17th staging of the World Cup, was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. The two countries were chosen as hosts by FIFA in May 1996. For the first time in its history, the World Cup was organized 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.


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. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2002/1679670.stm How the draw works] ]

Match officials

*flagicon|EGY Gamal Al-Ghandour
*flagicon|BEN Coffi Codjia
*flagicon|TUN Mourad Daami
*flagicon|MAR Mohamed Guezzaz
*flagicon|SEN Falla N'Doye
*flagicon|UAE Ali Bujsaim
*flagicon|JPN Toru Kamikawa
*flagicon|KOR Young-Joo Kim
*flagicon|CHN Jun Lu
*flagicon|KUW Saad Mane
*flagicon|ITA Pierluigi Collina
*flagicon|SCO Hugh Dallas
*flagicon|SWE Anders Frisk
*flagicon|NOR Terje Hauge
*flagicon|ESP Antonio López Nieto
*flagicon|SUI Urs Meier
*flagicon|POR Vítor Melo Pereira
*flagicon|GER Markus Merk
*flagicon|SVK Ľuboš Micheľ
*flagicon|DEN Kim Milton Nielsen
*flagicon|ENG Graham Poll
*flagicon|GRE Kyros Vassaras
*flagicon|FRA Gilles Veissière
*flagicon|NED Jan Wegereef;North, Central America and Caribbean
*flagicon|GUA Carlos Batres
*flagicon|USA Brian Hall
*flagicon|CRC William Mattus
*flagicon|JAM Peter Prendergast
*flagicon|MEX Felipe Ramos
*flagicon|AUS Mark Shield
;South America
*flagicon|PAR Ubaldo Aquino
*flagicon|ECU Byron Moreno
*flagicon|BOL René Ortube
*flagicon|COL Óscar Ruiz
*flagicon|ARG Ángel Sánchez
*flagicon|BRA Carlos Eugênio Simon


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)"

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.

date = 2002-06-03
time = 18:00
team1 = fb-rt|BRA
score = 2 – 1
report = [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/results/matches/match=43950010/report.html (Report)]
team2 = fb|TUR
goals1 = Ronaldo goal|50
Rivaldo goal|87|pen.
goals2 = Hasan goal|45+2
stadium = Munsu Cup Stadium, Ulsan
attendance = 33,842
referee = Kim Young-Joo (South Korea)
date = 2002-06-04
time = 15:30
team1 = fb-rt|CHN
score = 0 – 2
report = [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/results/matches/match=43950012/report.html (Report)]
team2 = fb|CRC
goals1 =
goals2 = Gómez goal|61
Wright goal|65
stadium = Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju
attendance = 27,217
referee = Kyros Vassaras (Greece)
date = 2002-06-08
time = 20:30
team1 = fb-rt|BRA
score = 4 – 0
report = [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/results/matches/match=43950026/report.html (Report)]
team2 = fb|CHN
goals1 = Roberto Carlos goal|15
Rivaldo goal|32
Ronaldinho goal|45|pen.
Ronaldo goal|55
goals2 =
stadium = Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo
attendance = 36,750
referee = Anders Frisk (Sweden)
date = 2002-06-09
time = 18:00
team1 = fb-rt|CRC
score = 1 – 1
report = [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/results/matches/match=43950028/report.html (Report)]
team2 = fb|TUR
goals1 = Parks goal|86
goals2 = Emre B. goal|56
stadium = Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon
attendance = 42,299
referee = Coffi Codjia (Benin)
date = 2002-06-13
time = 15:30
team1 = fb-rt|CRC
score = 2 – 5
report = [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/results/matches/match=43950041/report.html (Report)]
team2 = fb|BRA
goals1 = Wanchope goal|39
Gómez goal|56
goals2 = Ronaldo goal|10 goal|13
Edmílson goal|38
Rivaldo goal|62
Júnior goal|64
stadium = Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon
attendance = 38,524
referee = Gamal Al-Ghandour (Egypt)
date = 2002-06-13
time = 15:30
team1 = fb-rt|TUR
score = 3 – 0
report = [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/results/matches/match=43950042/report.html (Report)]
team2 = fb|CHN
goals1 = Hasan goal|6
Bülent goal|9
Ümit D. goal|85
goals2 =
stadium = Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul
attendance = 43,605
referee = Óscar Ruiz (Colombia)

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 was eliminated with one win and two losses, including one against South Korea. Poland were also eliminated, despite beating the USA in their final game.

date = 2002-06-02
time = 14:30
team1 = fb-rt|ARG
score = 1 – 0
report = [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/results/matches/match=43950007/report.html (Report)]
team2 = fb|NGA
goals1 = Batistuta goal|63
goals2 =
stadium = Kashima Stadium, Kashima
attendance = 34,050
referee = Gilles Veissière (France)
date = 2002-06-02
time = 18:30
team1 = fb-rt|ENG
score = 1 – 1
report = [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/results/matches/match=43950005/report.html (Report)]
team2 = fb|SWE
goals1 = Campbell goal|24
goals2 = Alexandersson goal|59
stadium = Saitama Stadium, Saitama
attendance = 52,721
referee = Carlos Eugênio Simon (Brazil)
date = 2002-06-07
time = 15:30
team1 = fb-rt|SWE
score = 2 – 1
report = [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/results/matches/match=43950021/report.html (Report)]
team2 = fb|NGA
goals1 = Larsson goal|35 goal|63|pen.
goals2 = Aghahowa goal|27
stadium = Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe
attendance = 36,194
referee = René Ortube (Bolivia)
date = 2002-06-07
time = 20:30
team1 = fb-rt|ARG
score = 0 – 1
report = [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/results/matches/match=43950023/report.html (Report)]
team2 = fb|ENG
goals1 =
goals2 = Beckham goal|44|pen.
stadium = Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
attendance = 35,927
referee = Pierluigi Collina (Italy)
date = 2002-06-12
time = 15:30
team1 = fb-rt|SWE
score = 1 – 1
report = [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/results/matches/match=43950037/report.html (Report)]
team2 = fb|ARG
goals1 = A. Svensson goal|59
goals2 = Crespo goal|88
stadium = Miyagi Stadium, Rifu
attendance = 45,777
referee = Ali Bujsaim (United Arab Emirates)
date = 2002-06-12
time = 15:30
team1 = fb-rt|NGA
score = 0 – 0
report = [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/results/matches/match=43950038/report.html (Report)]
team2 = fb|ENG
goals1 =
goals2 =
stadium = 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.

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

All-star team


;8 goals
*flagicon|TUR iLhan Mansız

;5 goals
*flagicon|BRA Rivaldo
*flagicon|GER Miroslav Klose

;4 goals
*flagicon|DEN Jon Dahl Tomasson
*flagicon|ITA Christian Vieri

;3 goals
*flagicon|BEL Marc Wilmots
*flagicon|GER Michael Ballack
*flagicon|IRL Robbie Keane
*flagicon|POR Pauleta
*flagicon|SEN Papa Bouba Diop
*flagicon|ESP Fernando Morientes
*flagicon|ESP Raúl
*flagicon|SWE Henrik Larsson
*flagicon|TUR İlhan Mansız

;2 goals
*flagicon|BRA Ronaldinho
*flagicon|CRC Rónald Gómez
*flagicon|ENG Michael Owen
*flagicon|JPN Junichi Inamoto
*flagicon|MEX Jared Borgetti
*flagicon|PAR Nelson Cuevas
*flagicon|SEN Henri Camara
*flagicon|KOR Ahn Jung-Hwan
*flagicon|ESP Fernando Hierro
*flagicon|TUR Ümit Davala
*flagicon|TUR Hasan Şaş
*flagicon|USA Brian McBride
*flagicon|USA Landon Donovan

;1 goal
*flagicon|ARG Gabriel Batistuta
*flagicon|ARG Hernán Crespo
*flagicon|BEL Wesley Sonck
*flagicon|BEL Peter Van Der Heyden
*flagicon|BEL Johan Walem
*flagicon|BRA Edmílson
*flagicon|BRA Júnior
*flagicon|BRA Roberto Carlos
*flagicon|CMR Samuel Eto'o
*flagicon|CMR Patrick Mboma
*flagicon|CRC Winston Parks
*flagicon|CRC Paulo Wanchope
*flagicon|CRC Mauricio Wright
*flagicon|CRO Ivica Olić
*flagicon|CRO Milan Rapaić
*flagicon|DEN Dennis Rommedahl
*flagicon|ECU Agustín Delgado
*flagicon|ECU Edison Méndez
*flagicon|ENG David Beckham
*flagicon|ENG Sol Campbell
*flagicon|ENG Rio Ferdinand
*flagicon|ENG Emile Heskey
*flagicon|GER Oliver Bierhoff
*flagicon|GER Marco Bode
*flagicon|GER Carsten Jancker
*flagicon|GER Thomas Linke
*flagicon|GER Oliver Neuville
*flagicon|GER Bernd Schneider
*flagicon|IRL Gary Breen
*flagicon|IRL Damien Duff
*flagicon|IRL Matt Holland
*flagicon|ITA Alessandro Del Piero
*flagicon|JPN Hiroaki Morishima
*flagicon|JPN Hidetoshi Nakata
*flagicon|JPN Takayuki Suzuki
*flagicon|MEX Cuauhtémoc Blanco
*flagicon|MEX Gerardo Torrado
*flagicon|NGA Julius Aghahowa
*flagicon|PAR Francisco Arce
*flagicon|PAR Jorge Campos
*flagicon|PAR Roque Santa Cruz

*flagicon|POL Paweł Kryszałowicz
*flagicon|POL Emmanuel Olisadebe
*flagicon|POL Marcin Żewłakow
*flagicon|POR Beto
*flagicon|POR Rui Costa
*flagicon|RUS Vladimir Beschastnykh
*flagicon|RUS Valery Karpin
*flagicon|RUS Dmitri Sychev
*flagicon|RUS Egor Titov
*flagicon|SEN Salif Diao
*flagicon|SEN Khalilou Fadiga
*flagicon|SVN Milenko Ačimovič
*flagicon|SVN Sebastjan Cimirotič
*flagicon|RSA Quinton Fortune
*flagicon|RSA Benni McCarthy
*flagicon|RSA Teboho Mokoena
*flagicon|RSA Siyabonga Nomvethe
*flagicon|RSA Lucas Radebe
*flagicon|KOR Hwang Sun-Hong
*flagicon|KOR Lee Eul-Yong
*flagicon|KOR Park Ji-Sung
*flagicon|KOR Seol Ki-Hyeon
*flagicon|KOR Song Chong-Gug
*flagicon|KOR Yoo Sang-Chul
*flagicon|ESP Gaizka Mendieta
*flagicon|ESP Juan Carlos Valerón
*flagicon|SWE Niclas Alexandersson
*flagicon|SWE Anders Svensson
*flagicon|TUN Raouf Bouzaiene
*flagicon|TUR Emre Belözoğlu
*flagicon|TUR Bülent Korkmaz
*flagicon|TUR Hakan Şükür
*flagicon|USA Clint Mathis
*flagicon|USA John O'Brien
*flagicon|URY Diego Forlán
*flagicon|URY Richard Morales
*flagicon|URY Álvaro Recoba
*flagicon|URY Darío Rodríguez

;Own goals
*flagicon|POR Jorge Costa (for USA)
*flagicon|ESP Carles Puyol (for Paraguay)
*flagicon|USA Jeff Agoos (for Portugal)

ee also

* 2002 FIFA World Cup hosting controversy
* Adidas Fevernova - match ball
* The Official Album of the 2002 FIFA World Cup


External links

* [http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=4395/index.html 2002 FIFA World Cup at FIFA.com]
* [http://www.rsssf.com/tables/2002full.html RSSSF Archive of finals]
* [http://www.planetworldcup.com/CUPS/2002/wc02index.html Planet World Cup - Korea/Japan 2002]
* [http://www.rsssf.com/tables/2002q.html RSSSF Archive of qualifying rounds]
* [http://www.worldcupjapankorea.com/world-cup-2002-news.htm World Cup 2002 News]

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