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2002 FIFA World Cup
Tournament details
Host countries South Korea
Japan
Dates May 31 – June 30
Teams 32 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s) 20 (in 20 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil Brazil (5th title)
Runner-up Germany Germany
Third place Turkey Turkey
Fourth place South Korea South Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played 64
Goals scored 145 (2.27 per match)
Top scorer(s) Brazil Ronaldo
(8 goals)
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Map of competing countries and current standings

The 2002 FIFA World Cup was a football sporting event that was held in Korea Republic and Japan from May 31 to June 30, 2002. 32 teams took part from many countries. Brazil won the trophy after beating Germany in the final by a score of 2-0. 69,029 people were at the finals at International Stadium, Yokohama.

Participants

Africa

Asia

Europe

North and Central America

South America

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team DEN SEN URU FRA P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Denmark - 1-1 2-1 2-0 3 2 1 0 5 2 7 Round 2
2 Senegal 1-1 - 3-3 1-0 3 1 2 0 5 4 5 Round 2
3 Uruguay 1-2 3-3 - 0-0 3 0 2 1 4 5 2
4 France 0-2 0-1 0-0 - 3 0 1 2 0 3 1

Group B

Pos Team ESP PAR RSA SVN P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Spain - 3-1 3-2 3-1 3 3 0 0 9 4 9 Round 2
2 Paraguay 1-3 - 2-2 3-1 3 1 1 1 6 6 4 Round 2
3 South Africa 2-3 2-2 - 1-0 3 1 1 1 5 5 4
4 Slovenia 1-3 1-3 0-1 - 3 0 0 3 2 7 0

Group C

Pos Team BRA TUR CRC CHN P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Brazil - 2-1 5-2 4-0 3 3 0 0 11 3 9 Round 2
2 Turkey 1-2 - 1-1 3-0 3 1 1 1 5 3 4 Round 2
3 Costa Rica 2-5 1-1 - 2-0 3 1 1 1 5 6 4
4 China PR 0-4 0-3 0-2 - 3 0 0 3 0 9 0

Group D

Pos Team KOR USA POR POL P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Korea Republic - 1-1 1-0 2-0 3 2 1 0 4 1 7 Round 2
2 United States 1-1 - 3-2 1-3 3 1 1 1 5 6 4 Round 2
3 Portugal 0-1 2-3 - 4-0 3 1 0 2 6 4 3
4 Poland 0-2 3-1 0-4 - 3 1 0 2 3 7 3

Group E

Pos Team GER IRL CMR KSA P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Germany - 1-1 2-0 8-0 3 2 1 0 11 1 7 Round 2
2 Republic of Ireland 1-1 - 1-1 3-0 3 1 2 0 5 2 5 Round 2
3 Cameroon 0-2 1-1 - 1-0 3 1 1 1 2 3 4
4 Saudi Arabia 0-8 0-3 0-1 - 3 0 0 3 0 12 0

Group F

Pos Team SWE ENG ARG NGA P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Sweden - 1-1 1-1 2-1 3 1 2 0 4 3 5 Round 2
2 England 1-1 - 1-0 0-0 3 1 2 0 2 1 5 Round 2
3 Argentina 1-1 0-1 - 1-0 3 1 1 1 2 2 4
4 Nigeria 1-2 0-0 0-1 - 3 0 1 2 1 3 1

Group G

Pos Team MEX ITA CRO ECU P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Mexico - 1-1 1-0 2-1 3 2 1 0 4 2 7 Round 2
2 Italy 1-1 - 1-2 2-0 3 1 1 1 4 3 4 Round 2
3 Croatia 0-1 2-1 - 0-1 3 1 0 2 2 3 3
4 Ecuador 1-2 0-2 1-0 - 3 1 0 2 2 4 3

Group H

Pos Team JPN BEL RUS TUN P W D L GF GA Pts Note
1 Japan - 2-2 1-0 2-0 3 2 1 0 5 2 7 Round 2
2 Belgium 2-2 - 3-2 1-1 3 1 2 0 6 5 5 Round 2
3 Russia 0-1 2-3 - 2-0 3 1 0 2 4 4 3
4 Tunisia 0-2 1-1 0-2 - 3 0 1 2 1 5 1

Knockout stage

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
15 June - Seogwipo            
  Germany  1
21 June - Ulsan
 Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg 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
  Ireland  1 (2)  
  Spain  0 (3)
18 June - Daejeon
    Korea Republic (pen.)  0 (5)  
  Korea Republic (aet)  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 (aet)  2  
  Senegal  0   Korea Republic  2
18 June - Miyagi
    Turkey (aet)  1     Turkey  3
  Japan  0
  Turkey  1  

Third place play-off

29 June 2002
20:00
South Korea South Korea 2-3  Turkey Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu
Lee Eul-yong Goal 9'
Song Chong-gug Goal 90+3'
Hakan Ş. Goal 1'
İlhan Goal 13'32'

Final

30 June 2002
20:00
Germany  0-2  Brazil International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama
Ronaldo Goal 67'79'

Goalscorers

3 goals

  • Germany Miroslav Klose

2 goals

  • Denmark John Dahl Tomasson

1 goal

  • Senegal Papa Bouba Diop
  • Cameroon Patrick M'Boma
  • Republic of Ireland Matt Holland
  • Uruguay Darío Rodríguez
  • Germany Michael Ballack
  • Germany Carsten Jancker
  • Germany Thomas Linke
  • Germany Oliver Bierhoff
  • Germany Bernd Schneider
  • Argentina Gabriel Batistuta
  • Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg Roque Santa Cruz
  • Flag of Paraguay (1990-2013).svg Francisco Arce
  • South Africa Teboho Mokoena
  • South Africa Quinton Fortune
  • England Sol Campbell
  • Sweden Niclas Alexandersson
  • Spain Raúl
  • Spain Juan Carlos Valerón
  • Spain Fernando Hierro
  • Slovenia Sebastjan Cimirotič

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