2002 Korea/Japan


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General Points

  • Location and Dates: Korea - Japan, 31st May 2002 - 30th June 2002. Busan, Asiad Main Stadium, to host 3 matches; Capacity: 54,534: Daegu, Daegu World Cup Stadium, 4; 65,857: Daejeon, Daejeon World Cup Stadium, 3; 41,000: Gwangju, Gwangju World Cup Stadium 3; 42,880: Incheon, Munhak Stadium 3; 50,324: Jeonju, Jeonju World Cup Stadium 3; 42,477: Seogwipo, Jeju World Cup Stadium 3; 42,256: Seoul Seoul World Cup Stadium 3; 64,677: Suwon, Suwon World Cup Stadium 4; 43,188: and Ulsan, Munsu Football Stadium 3; 43,512: 32 games in Korea; Ibarake, Kashima Football Stadium 3; 41,800: kobe, Wing Stadium 3; 42,000: Miyagi/Sendai, Miyagi Prefectural Stadium 3; 49,133: Nigita, Big Swan Stadium 3; 42,300: Oita, Big Eye Stadium 3; 43,000: Osaka, Nagai Stadium I, 3; 50,000: Saitama, Saitama Stadium 2002 4; 63,700: Sapporo, Sapporo Drome 3; 42,585: Shizuoka, Ecopa Stadium 3; 51,349: Yokohama, International Sports Stadium 4; 72,370: 32 games in Japan. The spelling of the Korean venues follows the new romanisation system released by the South Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism on 7th July 2000. Alternative spellings are Taegu, Taejon, Kwangju, Inchon, Chonju Sogwipo and Pusan.
  • Decided by FIFA Congress Zürich, 31 May 1996. Only candidates Mexico withdrew its bid 28th February 1996.
  • Entries deadline: 30th September 1999.
  • Qualifications drawn: Tokyo International Forum, Japan 7 December 1999.
  • European play-offs drawn:
  • There were 203 FIFA member states and 199 teams registered to enter - inluding the hosts Japan and South Korea, and the holders France. 25 participated for the first time, including Palestine - not to be confused with the British Mandate of Palestine that entered in the 1930s and morphed into modern Israel. 193 played 777 games producing 2,452 goals. Burundi and Myanmar withdrew. Guyana were suspended from any international sport. Guinea suspended from FIFA March 2001 after playing five qualifiers. The Qualifiers supposedly saw the youngest ever player: Souleymane Mamam (Togo) aged 13y 310d according to FIFA (in fact he was nearly 16). The biggest win Australia 31 American Samoa 0; and the fastest hat-trick by Abdel Hamid Bassiouny (Egypt) v. Namibia in 177 seconds.
  • Finals drawn: Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre, South Korea on 1st December 2001.
  • Same format of (1998) 32 teams in eight groups of four, top two of each group qualify for knockout stage. Qualification decided by (in order): Points, goal difference, number of goals scored, outcome of encounter between two sides, drawing of lots.
  • FIFA persisted with the discredited use of "The Golden Goal" in extra time, although it was still used in the 2006 WC qualifiers is was removed from the laws of the game in 2004..
  • Participating Teams: South Korea [4], Japan [9] (hosts) – [UEFA] BEL, CRO, DEN , ENG, ESP [5], FRA [28], GER [2], IRL, ITA [15], POL, POR, RUS, SVN, SWE, TUR ; [SAMER] ARG [18]. BRZ [1] this is the fist time under current rules that the holders had to qualify. ECU, PAR, URU; [AFRICA] CAM, NIG, SEN, RSA, TUN; [CONCACAF] CRC, MEX, USA; [ASIA] CHN, KSA.
  • As of this World Cup, teams sent a 23 man squad (one up from 22). A further innovation was the finalist teams receiving financial support from FIFA towards their World Cup preparations (1 million Swiss francs each).
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2002 World Cup - Match Details (all times local, BST+6)

First Stage

Group A - FRANCE (s), DENMARK, SENEGAL, URUGUAY.


Game 1 [M1]: Friday 31 May 2002 (20:30), Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul (KOR). [581]
Att:62,561 Ref: Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (UAE); Jorge Horacio Rattalino (ARG), Ali al -Traifi (KSA)

Result: SENEGAL 1, FRANCE 0, (1:0).
Papa Bouba Diop 30'.
Note: Match preceded by the opening ceremony.

SEN (4-1-4-1): [1] Tony Mario Sylva; - [17] Ferdinand Coly, [13] Lamine Diatta, [4] Papa Malick Diop, [2] Omar Daf; - [6] Aliou Cissé (c.); - [14] Moussa Ndiaye, [19] Papa Bouba Diop, [15] Salif Alassane Diao, [10] Khalilou Fadiga; - [11] Elhadj Ousseynou Diouf Ω.

FRA (4-2-3-1): [16] Fabien Alain Barthez; - [15] Lilian Thuram, [18] Frank Leboeuf, [8] Marcel Desailly (c.), [3] Bixente Lizarazu; - [4] Patrick Vieira, [17] Emmanuel Petit; - [11] Sylvain Wiltord (81' [9] Djibril Cissé), [6] Youri Djorkaeff (60' [21] Christophe Dugarry), [21] Thierry Daniel Henry; - [20] David Sergio Trezeguet.

YC: FRA: Petit 45'+2 foul on Diouf, SEN: A. Cissé 51'.
Ω Indicates FIFA man of the match

'My view is that France are above everyone else. That doesn't mean they will definitely win the tournament because history teaches us nothing is certain. But there's no doubt their quality makes them super, super favourites.' Arsene Wenger, before the tournament.


Game 2 [M3]: Saturday 01 June 2002 (18:00), Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan (KOR). [583]
Att: 30,157 Ref: Sa’ad Kamil Mane al- Fadhli (Kuw); Dramane Danté (MLI), Awni Abdelkarim Said Hassouneh (JOR).

Result: DENMARK 2, URUGUAY 1 (1 -0).
1:0 Tomasson 44', 1:1 Rodríguez 47', 2:1 Tomasson 83'.

DEN (4-2-3-1): [1] Thomas Livendahl Sørensen; - [6] Thomas Lund Helveg, [4] Martin Jakob Laursen, [3] René Henriksen, [5] Jan Heintze (c.) (58' [12] Niclas Christian Monberg Jensen); - [2] Stig Tøfting, [7] Thomas Gravesen; - [19] Dennis Rommedahl, [9] Jon Dahl Tomasson Ω, [8] Jesper Grønkjær (70' [10] Martin Jørgensen); - [11] Ebbe Sand (88' [17] Christian Bager Poulsen).

URU (4-3-1-2): [1] Héctor Fabián Carini Hernández; - [2] Gustavo Emilio Méndez Techera, [14] Gonzalo Sorondo Amaro, [4] Ronald Paolo Montero Iglesias (c.), [6] Octavio Darío Rodríguez Peña (87' [11] Gerardo Federico Magallañes González); - [8] Gustavo Antonio Varela Rodríguez, [5] Pablo Gabriel García Pérez, [7] Gianni Bismarck Guigou Martínez; - [20] Álvaro Alexander Recoba Rivero (80' [17] Mario Ignacio Regueiro Pintos); - [9] Debray Darío Silva Pereira, [13] Washington Sebastián Abreu Gallo (88' [18] Richard Javier Morales Aguirre).

YC: Gustavo Méndez 25'. / Heintze 34', Laursen 51'.


Game 3 [M18]: Thursday 06 June 2002 (15:30), Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu (KOR) [598]
Att: 43,500 Ref: Carlos Alberto Batres González (GUA); Ferenc Székely (HUN), Visva Nathan Krishnan (SIN).

Result: DENMARK 1 SENEGAL 1 (1:0).
1:0 Tomasson 16' pen, 1:1 Diao 52'.

DEN (4-2-3-1): [1] Thomas Sørensen; - [6] Thomas Helveg, [4] Martin Laursen, [3] René Henriksen, [5] Jan Heintze (c.); - [2] Stig Tøfting, [7] Thomas Gravesen (62' [17] Christian Poulsen); - [19] Dennis Rommedahl (89' [18] Peter Rosenkrands Løvenkrands). [9] Jon Dahl Tomasson, [8] Jesper Grønkjær (50' [10] Martin Jørgensen); - [11] Ebbe Sand,

SEN (4-5-1): [1]Tony Sylva; - [17] Ferdinand Coly, [13] Lamine Diatta, [4] Papa Malick Diop (c.), [2] Omar Daf; - [14] Moussa Ndiaye (h/t [7] Henri Camara), [3] Elhadj Papa Ibrahim Sarr (h/t [9] Souleymane Camara (83' [21] Habib Bèye), [15] Salif Diao, [19] Papa Bouba Diop, [10] Khalilou Fadiga Ω; - [11] Ousseynou Diouf.

RC: Salif Diao 80' nearly sliced René Henriksen off at the knee.
YC: Sand 7', Tomasson 20', Helveg 82', Poulsen 84'. / Khalilou Fadiga 10', Salif Diao 62'.


Game 4 [M20]: Played Thursday 06 June 2002 (20:30), Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Busan (KOR). [600]
Att: 38,289 Ref: Felipe de Jesús Ramos Rizo (MEX); Vladimir Fernández Alfaro (ESA), Curtis Charles (ANT) .

Result: FRANCE 0, URUGUAY 0.

FRA (4-2-3-1): [16] Fabien Barthez Ω; - [15] Lilian Thuram, [18] Frank Leboeuf 50 th and last cap (16' [2] Vincent Candela), [8] Marcel Desailly (c.), [3] Bixente Lizarazu; - [4] Patrick Vieira, [17] Emmanuel Petit; - [11] Sylvain Wiltord (90'+3 [21] Christophe Dugarry), [22] Johan Micoud, [12] Thierry Henry; - [20] David Trezeguet (81' [9] Djibril Cissé).

URU (4-3-1-2): [1] Fabián Carini; - [3] Daneil Alejandro Lembo Bentancor, [4] Paolo Montero (c.), [14] Gonzalo Sorondo, [6] Darío Rodríguez (72' [7] Gianni Guigou); - [8] Gustavo Varela, [5] Pablo García, [16] Cléver Marcelo Romero Silva (71' [22] Gonzalo de los Santos da Rosa); - [20] Álvaro Recoba; - [9] Darío Silva (60' [11] Federico Magallañes), [13] Sebastián Abreu.

RC: Thierry Henry 25' dangerous play, he slid in studs up.
YC: Petit 45'+2. / Pablo García 11', Sebastián Abreu 47', Marcelo Romero 45'+, Darío Silva 47'.


Game 5 [M33]: Tuesday 11 June 2002, (15:30) Incheon Munhak Stadium, Incheon (KOR). [614]
Att: 48,100 Ref: Vítor Manuel de Melo Pereira (POR) ; Carlos Manuel Ferreira de Matos (POR) , Elise Doriri (VAN).

Result: DENMARK 2, FRANCE 0 (1:0).
1:0 Rommedahl 22', 2:0 Tomasson 67'.

DEN (4-5-1): [1] Thomas Sørensen; - [6] Thomas Helveg, [4] Martin Laursen, [3] René Henriksen (c.), [12] Niclas Jensen; - [19] Dennis Rommedahl, [2] Stig Tøfting (79' [23] Brian Steen Nielsen), [17] Christian Poulsen (76' [20] Kasper Bøgelund Nielsen), [7] Thomas Gravesen, [10] Martin Jørgensen (h/t [8] Jesper Grønkjær), - [9] Jon Dahl Tomasson.

FRA (4-2-3-1): [16] Fabien Barthez; - [2] Vincent Candela, [15] Lilian Thuram, [8] Marcel Desailly (c.), [3] Bixente Lizarazu; - [4] Patrick Vieira (71' [22] Johan Micoud), [7] Claude Makélélé; - [11] Sylvain Wiltord (83' [6] Youri Djorkaeff 82 nd and last cap), [10] Zinedine Zidane Ω, [21] Christophe Dugarry 55 th and last cap (54' [9] Djibril Cissé); - [20] David Trezeguet.

YC: Poulsen 27', Jensen 71'. / Dugarry 8'.

Note: First time since Brazil in 1966 that the world champions have exited at the group stage. It is the worst performance by a defending team to date. France missed a fully fit Zidane.


Game 6 [M34]: Played Thursday 06 June 2002 (20:30), Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Busan (KOR). [614]
Att: 38,289 Ref: Felipe de Jesús Ramos Rizo (MEX); Vladimir Fernández Alfaro (ESA), Curtis Charles (ANT)

Result: SENEGAL 3, URUGUAY 3 (3:0).
1:0 Fadiga 20' pen, 2:0 Papa Bouba Diop 26', 3:0 Papa Bouba Diop 38', 3:1 Morales 46' - 16 seconds after coming on, it is the fastest goal ever by a substitute, 3:2 Forlán 69', 3:3 Recoba 88' pen.

SEN (4-4-2): [1] Tony Sylva; - [17] Ferdinand Coly (63' [21] Habib Bèye), [13] Lamine Diatta, [4] Papa Malick Diop, [2] Omar Daf; - [19] Papa Bouba Diop Ω, [6] Aliou Cissé (c.), [5] Alassane Ndour (76' [12] Abdoulaye Moustapha Faye), [10] Khalilou Fadiga; - [7] Henri Camara (67' [14] Moussa Ndiaye), [11] Ousseynou Diouf.

URU (3-4-1-2): [1] Fabián Carini; - [3] Alejandro Lembo, [4] Paolo Montero (c.), [14] Gonzalo Sorondo (32' [17] Mario Reguero); - [8]Gustavo Varela, [16] Marcelo Romero (h/t [18] Richard Morales), [5] Pablo García, [6] Darío Rodríguez; - [20] Álvaro Recoba; - [9] Darío Silva, [13] Sebastián Abreu (h/t [21] Diego Forlán Corazo).  

YC: SEN: Henri Camara 2', Daf 4', Coly 39', Papa Bouba Diop 69', Djouf 82', Fadiga 87', Bèye 87'. / URU: Romero 8', Fabián Carini 19' foul on Diouf for penalty, Pablo García 35', Darío Rodríguez 40', Montero 92'.
Broke WC record (see MEX v BUL 1994 (10) for most - 12 YCs - in a finals match. Did not last the day. (see GER v. CMR below).


Final table: Group A Pld W D L F A Pts
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



Group B - SPAIN (s), PARAGUAY, SLOVENIA, SOUTH AFRICA.


Game 1 [M6]: Sunday 02 June 2002 (16:30), Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Busan (KOR). [586]
Att: 25,186 Ref: Lubos Michel (SLK); Igor Šramka (SLK), Curtis Charles (ANT).

Result: PARAGUAY 2, SOUTH AFRICA 2 (2:0).
1:0 Santa Cruz 39', 2:0 Arce 55', 2:1 T.P. Mokoena 63', 2:2 Fortune 90'+1 pen.

PAR (3-5-1-1): [22] Ricardo Javier Tavarelli Paiva; - [18] Julio César Cáceres López, [5] Celso Rafael Ayala Gavilán, [4] Carlos Alberto Gamarra Pavón (c.); - [2] Francisco Javier Arce Rolón Ω, [10] Roberto Miguel Acuña Cabello, [6] Estanislao Struway Samaniego (86' [17] Juan Carlos Franco Candia), [8] Guido Virgilio Alvarenga Torales (66' [14] Diego Antonio Gavilán Zárate), [21] Denis Ramón Caniza Acuña; - [11] Jorge Luis Campos Velásquez (72' [16] Gustavo Eliseo Morínigo Vázquez); - [9] Roque Luis Santa Cruz Cantero.

RSA (4-4-2): [16] Andre Leander Arendse; - [4] Aaron ‘Naughty’ Teboho Mokoena, [13] Pierre Sanharib Issa (27' [9] Mushangu MacDonald Mukansi), [19] Lucas Ntuba Radebe (c.), [3] Bradley Neil Carnell; - [2] Cyril Nzama, [12] Teboho Patrick Mokoena, [6] Ntuthuko MacBeth Sibaya, [7] Quinton Kolobea Fortune; - [17] Benedict Saul McCarthy (78' [23] Georgios Koumantarakis), [15] Sibusiso Wiseman Zuma.

YC: PAR: Julio César Cáceres 35', Caniza 65', Tavarelli 90', Franco 90'+3. / RSA: Aaron Mokoena 3', Issa 9', McCarthy 38', Zuma 45'+2.
FIFAs general secretary admitted that ticket prices in Korea were "probably too high" contributing to the low crowd of only 25,186.


Game 2 [M8]: Sunday 02 June 2002 (20:30), Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju (KOR). [588]
Att: 28,598 Ref: Mohamed Guezzaz (MAR); Ali Mulumba Tomusange (UGA), Egon Bereuter (AUT).

Result: SPAIN 3, SLOVENIA 1 (1:0).
1:0 Raúl 44', 2:0 Valerón 74', 2:1 Cimirotič 82', 3:1 Hierro 87' pen.

ESP (4-4-2): [1] Iker Casillas Fernández; - [5] Carles Puyol Saforcada , [6] Fernando Ruiz Hierro (c.), [20] Miguel Angel Nadal Homar, [3] “Juanfran” – Juan Francisco García García (82' [15] Enrique Fernández Romero); - [21] Luis Enrique Martínez García (74' [4] Iván Helguera Bujía), [17] Juan Carlos Valerón Santana, [8] Rubén Baraja Vegas, [11] Francisco Javier de Pedro Falque; - [7] Raúl González Blanco Ω, [10] Diego Tristán Herrera (67' [9] Francisco Fernando Morientes Sánchez).

SVN (3-4-2-1): [1] Marko Simeunovič; - [3] Željko Milinovič, [5] Marinko Galič, [6] Aleksander Knavs; - [7] Đoni Novak (77' [14] Saša Gajser), [8] Aleš Čeh (c.), [11] Miran Pavlin, [19] Amir Karič; - [10] Zlatko Zahovič (63' [18] Milenko Ačimovič), [13] Mladen Rudonja; - [9] Milan Osterc (57' [21] Sebastjan Cimirotič).

YC: Valerón 36'. / Karič 45'+1, Cimirotič 65'.
Note: Zlatko Zahovič was sent home for ‘deeply personal abuse’ aimed at his coach after he came off the pitch when substituted. “I can buy you, your house and your family. You were a dickhead player and you're the same as a coach.” Anger management class for him and Roy Keane. (see Irish squad players below).


Game 3 [M22]: Friday 07 June 2002 (18:00), Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju (KOR). [602]
Att: 24,000 Ref: Gamal Mahmoud Ahmed Ghandour (EGY); Wagih Ahmed Farag (EGY), Brighton Mudzamiri (ZIM).

Result: SPAIN 3, PARAGUAY 1 (0:1).
0:1 Puyol 10' o.g. 1:1 Morientes 53', 2:1 Morientes 69', 3:1 Hierro 82' pen.

ESP (4-4-2): [1] Iker Casillas; - [5] Carles Puyol , [6] Fernando Hierro (c.), [20] Miguel Angel Nadal, [3] Juanfran; - [21] Luis Enrique (h/t [4] Iván Helguera), [8] Rubén Baraja , [17] Juan Carlos Valerón (85' [19] Xavi - Xavier Hernández Creus), [11] Francisco de Pedro; - [7] Raúl, [10] Diego Tristán (h/t [9] Fernando Morientes Ω).

PAR (5-3-2): [1] José Luis Félix Chilavert González (c.); - [2] Francisco Arce, [18] Julio César Cáceres, [5] Celso Ayala, [4] Carlos Gamarra, [21] Denis Caniza (78' [6] Taní Struway); - [14] Diego Gavilán, [10] Roberto Acuña, [13] Carlos Humberto Paredes Monges; - [9] Roque Santa Cruz, [20] José Saturnino Cardozo Otazú (63' [11] Jorge Campos).

YC: ESP: Baraja 9'. / PAR: Arce 43', Gavilán 60', Santa Cruz 80'.


Game 4 [M24]: Played Saturday 08 June 2002 (15:30), Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu (KOR). [604]
Att: 47,226 Ref: Ángel Osvaldo Sánchez (ARG); Jorge Rattalino (ARG), Ali al -Traifi (KSA).

Result: SOUTH AFRICA 1, SLOVENIA 0 (1:0).
Nomvete 4'.

RSA (4-4-2): [16] Andre Arendse; - [2] Cyril Nzama, [4] Naughty Mokoena, [19] Lucas Radebe (c.), [3] Bradley Carnell; - [15] Sibusiso Zuma, [6] MacBeth Sibaya, [12] Teboho Mokoena, [7] Quinton Fortune Ω (84' [11] Jabu Jeremiah Pule); - [14] Siyabonga Eugene Nomvete (71' [18] Delron Sebastian Buckley), [17] Benni McCarthy (80' [23] George Koumantarakis).

SVN (3-5-2): [1] Marko Simeunovič; - [3] Željko Milinovič, [4] Muamer Vugdalič, [6] Aleksander Knavs (60' [23] Spasoje Bulajič); - [7] Đoni Novak, [18] Milenko Ačimovič (60' [20] Nastja Čeh), [8] Aleš Čeh (c.), [11] Miran Pavlin, [19] Amir Karič; - [21] Sebastjan Cimirotič (41' [9] Milan Osterc), [13] Mladen Rudonja.

YC: RSA: Radebe 12', Teboho Mokoena 59'. / SVN: Vugdalič 35', Milinovič 52', Aleš Čeh 62', Miran Pavlin 75'.


Game 5 [M39]: Played Wednesday 12 June 2002 (20:30), Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon (KOR) [619]
Att: 31,024 Ref: Sa’ad Mane al -Fadhli (KUW); Jorge Rattalino (ARG), Awni Hassouneh (JOR).

Result: SPAIN 3, SOUTH AFRICA 2 (2:1).
1:0 Raúl 4', 1:1 B. McCarthy 31', 2:1 Mendieta 45'+1, 2:2 Radebe 53', 3:1 Raúl 56'.

ESP (4-4-2): [1] Iker Casillas; - [2] Cristóbal ‘Curro’ Emilio Torres Ruiz, [4] Iván Helguera, [20] Miguel Angel Nadal (c.), [15] Enrique Romero; - [22] Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez, [19] Xavi, [14] David Albelda Aliqués (53' [18] Sergio González Soriano), [16] Gaizka Mendieta Zabala; - [7] Raúl Ω (82' [21] Luis Enrique), [9] Fernando Morientes (77' [12] Alberto Luque Martos).

RSA (4-4-2): [16] Andre Arendse; - [2] Cyril Nzama, [4] Naughty Mokoena, [19] Lucas Radebe (c. 80' [22] Thabang Abram Molefe), [3] Bradley Carnell; - [15] Sibusiso Zuma, [12] Teboho Mokoena, [6] MacBeth Sibaya, [7] Quinton Fortune (83' [5] Jacob Lekgetho); - [17] Benni McCarthy, [14] Siyabonga Nomvete (74' [23] George Koumantarakis).

YC: Nzama 16', Carnell 67', Nomvete 69', Naughty Mokoena 81'.


Game 6 [M40]: Played Wednesday 12 June 2002 (20:30), Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo (KOR). [620]
Att: 30,176 Ref: Felipe Ramós Rizo (MEX); Leif Lindberg (SWE), Visva Krishnan (SIN).

Result: PARAGUAY 3, SLOVENIA 1 (0:1).
0 -1 Ačimovič 45'+1, Chilavert diverted it into his own net, 1:1 Cuevas 65', 2:1 Campos 73', 3:1 Cuevas 84'.

PAR (5-3-2): [1] José Luis Chilavert (c.); - [2] Francisco Arce Ω, [18] Julio César Cáceres, [5] Celso Ayala, [4] Carlos Gamarra, [21] Denis Caniza; - [13] Carlos Humberto Paredes, [10] Roberto Acuña, [8] Guido Alvarenga (53' [11] Jorge Campos); - [20] José Cardozo (61' [23] Nelson Rafael Cuevas Amarilla 90'+2 [17] Juan Carlos Franco), [9] Roque Santa Cruz.

SVN (3-4-1-2): [12] Mladen Dabanovič; - [23] Spasoje Bulajič, [3] Željko Milinovič, [15] Rajko Tavčar; - [7] Đoni Novak, [8] Aleš Čeh (c.), [11] Miran Pavlin (40' [13] Mladen Rudonja), [19] Amir Karič; - [18] Milenko Ačimovič (62' [20] Nastja Čeh); - [21] Sebastjan Cimirotič, [9] Milan Osterc (77' [16] Senad Tiganj).

RC: Carlos Paredes 22' unprovoked assualt on Ačimovič, an elbow followed by a trip 2YC. / Nastja Čeh 81' straight red for foul on Arce.
YC: Paredes 4', Paredes 22'. / SVN: Pavlin 15', Karič 68', Mladen Rudonja 69', Milinovič 79'.


Final table: Group B Pld W D L F A Pts
SPAIN 3 3 0 0 9 4 9
PARAGUAY 3 1 1 1 6 6 4
South Africa 3 0 2 1 5 5 4
Slovenia 3 0 0 3 2 7 0



Group C - BRAZIL (s), CHINA, COSTA RICA, TURKEY.


Game 1 [M10]: Played Monday 03 June 2002 (18:00), Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan (KOR). [590]
Att: 33,842 Ref: Kim Young -Joo (KOR); Visva Krishnan (SIN), Fernández Alfaro (ESA).

Result: BRAZIL 2, TURKEY 1 (0:1) .
0:1 Şaş 45'+2, 1:1 Ronaldo 50', 2:1 Rivaldo 87' pen.

BRZ (5-2-3): [1] Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis; - [2] “Cafu” Marcos Evangelista de Moraes (c.), [4] José Vítor Roque Júnior, [3] “Lúcio” Lucimar da Silva Ferreira, [5] Edmílson José Gomes de Moraes, [6] Roberto Carlos da Silva; - [19] “Juninho Paulista” Osvaldo Giroldo Júnior (72' [18] “Vampeta” Marcos André Batista dos Santos), [8] Gilberto Aparecido da Silva; - [11] “Ronaldinho” Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (67' [17] Denílson de Oliveira), [9] Ronaldo Luiz Nazário de Lima (73' [21] “Luizão” Luiz Carlos Bombonatto Goulart), [10] Rivaldo Vítor Borba Ferreira Ω.

TUR (3-3-3-1): [1] Rüştü Reçber; - [5] Fehmi Alpay Özalan, [16] Ümit Özat, [3] Bülent Korkmaz (66' [22] Ümit Davala); - [4] Fatih Akyel, [8] Tugay Kerimoğlu (88' [6] Arif Erdem), [20] Hakan Ünsal; - [21] Emre Belözoğlu, [10] Yıldıray Baştürk (66' [17] İlhan Mansız), [11] Hasan Gökhan Şaş; - [9] Hakan Şükür (c.).

RC: Alpay Özalan 86' for trying to swap shirts with Luizão, Hakan Ünsal 2YC 90'+4 for kicking the ball at Rivaldo, who went down as though he had been stabbed in the head but the ball had hit his leg.
YC: Denílson 73 / Fatih Akyel 21, Ünsal 24, Özalan 44, Ünsal 90+4.


Game 2 [M12]: Played Tuesday 04 June 2002 (15:30), Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju (KOR). [592]
Att: 27,217 Ref: Kyros Vassaras (GRE); Carlos de Matos (POR), Jaap Pool (HOL).

Result: COSTA RICA 2, CHINA 0 (0:0).
1:0 Gómez 61', 2:0 Wright 65'.

CRC (3-5-2): [1] Erick Lonnis Bolaños (c.); - [3] Luis Antonio Marín Murillo, [4] Mauricio Wright Reynolds, [5] Gilberto Martínez Vidal; - [15] Hárold Wallace Macdonald (70' [16] Steven José Bryce Valerio), [8] Mauricio Solís Mora, [10] Wálter Centeno Corea, [11] Rónald Gómez Gómez Ω, [22] Carlos Eduardo Castro Mora; - [9] Paulo César Wanchope Watson (80' [6] Wílmer López Arguedas), [7] Rolando Danny Fonseca Jiménez (57' [17] Hernán Evaristo Medford Bryan). In an unprecedented case at a World Cup final round, the surname of Mauricio Wright of Costa Rica was misspelled Wrigth on the back of his shirt. Not to be outdone, when FIFA was made aware of the fact, it ruled that both versions were correct!

CHN (4-4-2): [22] Jiang Jin; - [21] Xu Yunlong, [5] Fan Zhiyi (74' [11] Yu Genwei), [14] Li Weifeng, [4] Wu Chengying; - [7] Sun Jihai (26' [16] Qu Bo), [18] Li Xiaopeng, [8] Li Tie, [9] Ma Mingyu (c.); - [10] Hao Haidong, [20] Yang Chen (66' [12] Su Maozhen).

YC: Li Tie 60, Xu Yunlong 72, Li Xiaopeng 77. / CRC: Marín 15, Mauricio Solís 17, Gómez feigning injury 79, Centeno 85.

Note: A Chinese personal name is written with the family name (surname or last name) first and the given name, next.


Game 3 [M26]: Played Saturday 08 June 2002 (20:30), Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo (KOR) [606]
Att: 36,750 Ref: Anders Frisk (SWE); Leif Lindberg (SWE), Bomer Balfredy Fierro Chávez (ECU).

Result: BRAZIL 4, CHINA 0 (3:0).
1:0 Roberto Carlos 15', 2:0 Rivaldo 32', 3:0 Ronaldinho 45' pen, 4:0 Ronaldo 55'.

BRZ (5-2-3): [1] Marcos; - [2] Cafu (c.), [3] Lúcio, [14] Ânderson Corrêa Polga, [4] Roque Júnior, [6] Roberto Carlos Ω; - [19] Juninho Paulista (70' [7] “Ricardinho” Ricardo Luís Pozzi Rodrigues), [8] Gilberto Silva; - [10] Rivaldo, [9] Ronaldo (72' [20] Edílson da Silva Ferreira), [11] Ronaldinho (h/t [17] Denílson).

CHN (4-4-2): [22] Jiang Jin; - [21] Xu Yunlong, [17] Du Wei, [14] Li Weifeng, [4] Wu Chengying; - [18] Li Xiaopeng, [19] Qi Hong (66' [6] Shao Jiayi), [8] Li Tie, [9] Ma Mingyu (c. 62' [3] Yang Pu); - [10] Hao Haidong, (75' [16] Qu Bo), [15] Zhao Junzhe.

YC: Ronaldinho 25, Roque Júnior 69.
Note: China used four captains all told: Ma Mingyu, Qi Hong, Li Tie and Jiang Jin. During the match against Brazil, Ma Mingyu was substituted at 62 minutes and Qi Hong took over, and when Qi Hong was substituted at 66 minutes, Li Tie was next in the chain of command. For the match against Turkey, Jiang Jin was chosen as the new captain. (AR)


Game 4 [M28]: Played Sunday 09 June 2002 (18:00), Munhak Stadium, Incheon (KOR). [608]
Att: 42,299 Ref: Bonaventure Coffi Codjia (BEN); Dramane Danté (MLI), Brighton Mudzamiri (ZIM).

Result: COSTA RICA 1, TURKEY 1 (0:0).
0:1 Emre Belözoğlu 56', 1:1 Parks 86'.

CRC (3-6-1): [1] Erick Lonnis (c.); - [5] Gilberto Martínez, [4] Mauricio Wright, [3] Luis Marín; - [15] Hárold Wallace (77' [16] Steven Bryce), [10] Wálter Centeno (66' [17] Hernán Medford), [8] Mauricio Solís, [6] Wílmer López (77' [12] Winston Antonio Parks Tifet), [11] Rónald Gómez, [22] Carlos Castro; - [9] Paulo Wanchope Ω.

TUR (3-3-3-1): [1] Rüştü Reçber; - [16] Ümit Özat, [2] Emre Aşık, [18] Ergün Penbe; - [4] Fatih Akyel, [8] Tugay Kerimoğlu (88' [6] Arif Erdem), [21] Emre Belözoğlu; - [22] Ümit Davala, [10] Yıldıray Baştürk (66' [15] Nihat Kahveci), [11] Hasan Şaş; - [9] Hakan Şükür (c. 75' [17] İlhan Mansız).

YC: CRC: Gilberto Martínez 24, Carlos Castro 43. / TUR: Emre Aşık 20, Tugay 45, Emre Belözoğlu 89.


Game 5 [M41]: Played Thursday 13 June 2002 (15:30), Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon (KOR). [621]
Att: 38,524 Ref: Gamal Ghandour (EGY); Wagih Farag (EGY), Egon Bereuter (AUT).

Result: BRAZIL 5, COSTA RICA 2 (3 -1).
1:0 Marín o.g. 10' (goal kindly and wrongly later given to Ronaldo by FIFA - but not on this site), 2:0 Ronaldo 13', 3:0 Edmílson 38', 3:1 Wanchope 39', 3:2 Gómez 56, 4:2 Rivaldo 62', 5:2 Júnior 64'.

BRZ (5-3-2): [1] Marcos; - [2] Cafu (c.), [3] Lúcio, [14] Ânderson Polga, [5] Edmílson, [16] “Júnior” Jenílson Ângelo de Souza Ω; - [19] Juninho Paulista (61' [7] Ricardinho), [8] Gilberto Silva; [20] Edílson (57' [15] José Kléberson Pereira); - [9] Ronaldo, [10] Rivaldo (72' [23] “Kaká” Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite).

CRC (3-5-2) : [1] Erick Lonnis (c.); - [5] Gilberto Martínez (74' [12] Winston Parks), [4] Mauricio Wright, [3] Luis Marín; - [15] Hárold Wallace (h/t [16] Steven Bryce), [8] Mauricio Solís (65' [7] Rolando Fonseca), [6] Wílmer López, [10] Wálter Centeno, [22] Carlos Castro; - [9] Paulo Wanchope, [11] Rónald Gómez.

YC: Cafu 90'+3.

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Game 6 [M42]: Played Thursday 13 June 2002 (15:30), Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul (KOR). [622]
Att: 43,605 Ref: Oscar Julián Ruiz Acosta (COL); Ali Mulumba Tomusange (UGA), Curtis Charles (ANT).  

Result: TURKEY 3, CHINA 0 (2:0).
1:0 Şaş 6', 2:0 Bülent 9', 3:0 Davala 85'.

TUR (3-3-3-1): [1] Rüştü Reçber (35' [12] Ömer Çatkış); - [4] Fatih Akyel, [2] Emre Aşık, [3] Bülent Korkmaz; - [22] Ümit Davala, [8] Tugay Kerimoğlu (84' [14] Tayfur Havutçu), [20] Hakan Ünsal; - [10] Yıldıray Baştürk (70' [17] İlhan Mansız), [11] Hasan Şaş Ω, [21] Emre Belözoğlu; - [9] Hakan Şükür (c.).

CHN (4-4-2): [22] Jiang Jin (c.); - [21] Xu Yunlong, [17] Du Wei, [14] Li Weifeng, [4] Wu Chengying (h/t [6] Shao Jiayi); - [18] Li Xiaopeng, [8] Li Tie, [15] Zhao Junzhe, [3] Yang Pu; - [10] Hao Haidong (73' [16] Qu Bo), [20] Yang Chen (73' [11] Yu Genwei).

RC: Shao Jiayi 58' for kicking Emre Belözoğlu.
YC: Emre Aşık 19', Emre Belözoğlu 30', Hasan Şaş 81' / Yang Pu 45'+1, Li Weifeng 62'.


Final table: Group C Pld W D L F A Pts
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 3 0 0 3 0 9 0



Group D - SOUTH KOREA (s), POLAND, PORTUGAL, UNITED STATES.


Game 1 [M14]: Played Tuesday 04 June 2002 (20:30), Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Busan (KOR). [594]
Att: 48,760 Ref: Oscar Ruiz (COL); Elise Doriri (VAN), Leif Lindberg (SWE).

Result: SOUTH KOREA 2, POLAND 0 (1:0).
1:0 Hwang Sun-hong 26', 2:0 Yoo Sang-chul 53'.

KOR (3-4-3): [1] Lee Woon-jae; - [4] Choi Jin-cheol, [20] Hong Myung-Bo (c.), [7] Kim Tae-young; - [22] Song Chong-gug, [6] Yoo Sang-chul Ω (61' [14] Lee Chun-soo), [5] Kim Nam-il, [13] Lee Eul-yong; - [21] Park Ji-sung, [18] Hwang Sun-hong (50' [19] Ahn Jung-hwan), [9] Seol Ki-hyeon (89' [16] Cha Doo-ri).

POL (4-4-2): [1] Jerzy Henryk Dudek; - [6] Tomasz Nikodem Hajto, [20] Jacek Wldemar Bąk (50' [2] Tomasz Kłos), [15] Tomasz Wojciech Wałdoch (c.), [4] Michał Ryszard Żewłakow; - [21] Jan Marek Koźmiński, [10] Radosław Piotr Kałużny (64' [14] Marcin Zbigniew Żewłakow), [7] Piotr Jarosław Świerczewski, [18] Jacek Kamil Krzynówek; - [19] Maciej Stanisław Żurawski (h/t [9] Paweł Kryszałowicz), [11] Emmanuel Sylvester Olisadebe.

YC: KOR: Park Ji-sung 70', Cha Doo-ri 90' the fastest ever YC for a substitute, in just 20 seconds. / POL: Jacek Krzynówek 31', Tomasz Hajto 79', Piotr Świerczewski 84'.


Game 2 [M16]: Played Wednesday 05 June 2002 (18:00), Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon (KOR). [596]
Att: 37,306 Ref: Byron Aldemar Moreno Ruales (ECU); Bomer Fierro (ECU), Awni Hassouneh (JOR).

Result: UNITED STATES 3, PORTUGAL 2 (2:2).
1:0 O’Brien 4', 2:0 Jorge Costa 29' o.g., 3:0 McBride 36', 3:1 Beto 39', 3:2 Agoos 71' o.g.

USA (4-4-2): [1] Bradley Howard Friedel; - [22] Anthony Harold Sanneh, [23] Edward George Pope (80' [16] Carlos Octavio Llamosa Perafán). [12] Jeffrey Alan Agoos, [2] Frank Danial Hejduk; - [8] Ernest Lee Stewart (c. h/t [13] Cobi N’Gai Jones), [5] John Patrick O’Brien, [4] Pablo Andrés Mastroeni Abramo, [17] DaMarcus Lamont Beasley; - [20] Brian Robert McBride Ω, [21] Landon Timothy Donovan (75' [9] Joeseph-Max Moore).

POR (4-4-1-1): [1] Vítor Manuel Martins Baía; - [22] “Beto” Roberto Luís Gaspar Dias Severo, [5] Fernando Manuel da Silva Couto (c.), [2] Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida (73' [13] Jorge Manuel Almeida Gomes Andrade), [23] Rui Jorge de Sousa Dias Macedo de Oliveira (69' [17] Paulo Jorge Gomes Bento); - [11] Sérgio Paulo Marceneiro Conceição, [10] Rui Manuel César Costa (80' [21] “Nuno Gomes” Nuno Miguel Soares Pereira Ribeiro), [20] “Petit” Armando Gonçalves Teixeira, [7] Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo ; - [8] João Manuel Vieira Pinto; - [9] “Pauleta” Pedro Miguel Carreiro Resendes.

YC: USA: Beasley 90'+2 / POR: Beto 34, Petit 52.


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Game 3 [M30]: Played Monday 10 June 2002 (15:30), Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu (KOR). [610]
Att: 60,778 Ref: Urs Meier (SUI); Egon Bereuter (AUT), Ali Mulumba Tomusange (UGA).

Result: SOUTH KOREA 1, UNITED STATES 1 (0:1).
1:0 Mathis 24, 1:1 Ahn Jung-hwan 78'. Brad Friedel saved a penalty by Lee Eul -yong 39'.

KOR (3-4-3): [1] Lee Woon-jae; - [4] Choi Jin-cheul, [20] Hong Myung-bo (c.), [7] Kim Tae-young; - [22] Song Chong-gug, [6] Yoo Sang-chul (69' [3] Choi Yong-soo), [5] Kim Nam-iI, [13] Lee Eul-yong; - [21] Park Ji-sung (38' [14] Lee Chun-soo), [18] Hwang Sun-hong (56' [19] Ahn Jung-hwan), [9] Seol Ki-hyeon.

USA (4-4-2): [1] Brad Friedel Ω; - [22] Tony Sanneh, [23] Eddie Pope, [12] Jeff Agoos, [2] Frankie Hejduk; - [21] Landon Donovan, [10] Claudio Alejandro Reyna (c.), [5] John O’Brian, [17] DaMarcus Beasley (75' [7] Edward James Lewis); - [20] Brian McBride, [11] Clint Mathis (82' [15] Joshua David Wolff).

YC: KOR: Hong Myung-bo 80 / USA: Frankie Hejduk 30, Jeff Agoos 39.


Game 4 [M32]: Played Monday 10 June 2002 (20:30), Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju (KOR). [612]
Att: 31,000 Ref: Hugh Dallas (SCO); Igor Šramka (SLK), Wagih Farag (EGY).

Result: PORTUGAL 4, POLAND 0 (1:0)..
1:0 Pauleta 14', 2:0 Pauleta 65', 3:0 Pauleta 77', 4:0 Rui Costa 88'.

POR (4-2-3-1): [1] Vítor Baía; - [18] Nuno Miguel Frechaut Barreto (63' [22] Beto), [5] Fernando Couto (c.), [2] Jorge Costa, [23] Rui Jorge; - [20] Petit, [17] Paulo Bento; - [11] Sérgio Conceição (69' [19] “Capucho” Nuno Fernando Gonçalves Rocha), [8] João Pinto (60' [10] Rui Costa), [7] Figo; - [9] Pauleta Ω.

POL (4-4-2): [1] Jerzy Dudek; - [21] Marek Kożmiński, [6] Tomasz Hajto; [15] Tomasz Wałdoch (c.), [4] Michał Żewłakow (71' [5] Tomasz Mariusz Rząsa); - [19] Maciej Żurawski (56' [14] Marcin Żewłakow), [10] Radosław Kałużny (16' [17] Arkadiusz Bąk), [7] Piotr Świerczewski, [18] Jacek Krzynówek; - [11] Emmanuel Olisadebe, [9] Paweł Kryszałowicz.

YC: POR: Frechaut 25, Jorge Costa 27, Rui Jorge 31. / POL: Piotr Świerczewski 21, Arkadiusz Bąk 39.

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Game 5 [M47]: Played Fiday 14 June 2002 (20:30), Munhak Stadium, Incheon (KOR). [627]
Att: 50,239 Ref: Ángel Sánchez (ARG); Ali al -Traifi (KSA), Ferenc Székely (HUN).

Result: SOUTH KOREA 1, PORTUGAL 0 (0:1).).
Park Ji-sung 70'.

KOR (3-4-3): [1] Lee Woon-jae; - [4] Choi Jin-cheol, [20] Hong Myung-bo (c.), [7] Kim Tae-young; - [22] Song Chong-gug, [6] Yoo Sang-cheol, [5] Kim Nam-il, [10] Lee Young-pyo; - [21] Park Ji-sung Ω, [19] Ahn Jung-hwan (90'+3 [14] Lee Chun-soo), [9] Seol Ki-hyun.

POR (4-2-3-1): [1] Vítor Baía; - [22] Beto, [5] Fernando Couto (c.), [2] Jorge Costa 50th and last cap, [23] Rui Jorge (73' [3] Abel Luís da Silva Costa Xavier 20th and last cap); - [20] Petit (77' [21] Nuno Gomes). [17] Paulo Bento 35th and last cap; - [11] Sérgio Conceição, [8] João Pinto 81st and last cap, [7] Figo; - [9] Pauleta (69' [13] Jorge Andrade).

RC: POR: João Pinto 27' violent knee-high foul on Park Ji-sung, Beto 2YC 66', tripped Lee Young-po.
YC: KOR: Kim Tae-young 24' tripped João Pinto, Seol Ki-hyeon 57', Kim Nam-iI 74', Ahn Jung-hwan 90'+3. / POR: Beto 22', Beto 66', Jorge Costa 83'.


Game 6 [M48]: Played Friday 14 June 2002 (20:30), Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon (KOR). [628]
Att: 26,482 Ref: Lu Jun (CHN); Bomer Fierro (ECU), Jaap Pool (HOL).

Result: POLAND 3, UNITED STATES 1 (2:0).
1:0 Olisadebe 3', 2 -0 Kryszałowicz 5', 3 -0 Żewłakow 66', 3:1 Donovan 83'. Brad Friedel saved a penalty by Maciej Żurawski after 67', his second finals save, enulating Tamaszewski (POL) in 1974.

POL (4-4-2): [12] Radosław Majdan; - [2] Tomasz Kłos (89' [15] Tomasz Wałdoch 74 th and last cap), [13] Arkadiusz Głowacki, [3] Marek Jacek Zieliński (c.), [21] Marek Koźmiński 45 th and last cap; - [19] Maciej Żurawski, [8] Cezary Kucharski (65' [14] Marcin Żewłakow), [16] Maciej Murawski, [18] Jacek Krzynówek Ω; - [11] Emmanuel Olisadebe (86' [23] Paweł Piotr Sibik), [9] Paweł Kryszałowicz.

USA (4-4-2): [1] Brad Friedel; - [22] Tony Sanneh, [23] Eddie Pope, [12] Jeff Agoos (36' [17] DaMarcus Beasley), [2] Frankie Hejduk; - [8] Ernie Stewart (c. 68' [13] Cobi Jones), [10] Claudio Reyna (c.), [5] John O’Brian, [21] Landon Donovan; - [11] Clint Mathis, [20] Brian McBride (58' [9] Jo -Max Moore 100th and last cap).

YC: POL: Radosław Majdan 44, Marek Koźmiński 46, Cezary Kucharski 63, Emmanuel Olisadebe 86. / USA: Frankie Hejduk 72.


Final table: Group D Pld W D L F A Pts
SOUTH KOREA 3 2 0 1 4 1 7
UNITED STATES 3 1 1 1 5 6 4
Portugal 3 1 0 2 6 4 3
Poland 3 1 0 2 3 7 3



Group E - GERMANY (s), CAMEROON, REP. of IRELAND, SAUDI ARABIA.


Game 1 [M2]: Played Saturday 01 June 2002 (15:30), Niigata Stadium, Niigata (JPN). [582]
Att: 33,679 Ref: Toru Kamikawa (JPN); Roland Vannylen (BEL), Mat Lazim Awang Hamat (MAL).

Result: CAMEROON 1, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1 (1:0).
1:0 Mboma 39', 1:1 Holland 52'.

CMR (3-5-2): [1] Alioum Boukar; - [4] Bahanag Rigobert Song (c.), [5] Raymond Kalla Nkongo, [2] Bill Jackson Tchato Mbiayi; - [8] Gérémi Sorelle Njitap Fotso, [12] Lauren Bisan Etamé Mayer, [17] Marc -Vivien Foé, [20] René Salomon Olembé Olembé, [3] Pierre Wome Nlend; - [9] Samuel Eto’o Fils, [10] Patrick Henri Mboma Dem (69' [18] Patrick Suffo Kengwé).

IRL (4-4-2): [1] Shay John Given; - [18] Gary Oliver Kelly, [14] Gary Patrick Breen, [5] Steve Michael Staunton (c.), [3] Ian Patrick Harte (77' [21] Steven Andrew Reid); - [7] Jason Wynn McAteer (h/t [2] Stephen John Finnan), [12] Mark Anthony James Kinsella, [8] Matthew Rhys Holland Ω, [11] Kevin Daniel Kilbane; - [10] Robert David Keane, [9] Damien Anthony Duff.

YC: IRL: Jason McAteer 30, Steve Finnan 51, Steven Reid 82. / CMR: Raymond Kalla 89.


Game 2 [M4]: Played Saturday 01 June 2002 (20:30), Sapporo Dome, Sapporo (JPN). [584]
Att: 32,218 Ref: Ubaldo Aquino Valenzano (PAR); Miguel Angel Giacomuzzi Gotze (PAR), Michael Ragoonath (TRI).

Result: GERMANY 8, SAUDI ARABIA 0 (4:0).
1:0 Klose 20', 2:0 Klose 25', 3:0 Ballack 40', 4:0 Jancker 45'+1, 5:0 Klose 70', 6:0 Linke 73', 7:0 Bierhoff 84', 8:0 Schneider 90'+1. Jancker had a goal wrongly disallowed after 8 minutes

GER (3-4-1-2): [1] Oliver Rolf Kahn (c.); - [2] Thomas Linke, [5] Carsten Ramelow (h/t [16] Jens Jeremies), [21] Christoph Metzelder; - [22] Torsten Frings, [19] Bernd Schneider, [8] Dietmar Hamann, [6] Christian Ziege; - [13] Michael Ballack; - [11] Miroslav Klose Ω 76' [7] Oliver Neuville), [9] Carsten Jancker (67' [20] Oliver Bierhoff).

KSA (4-4-2): [1] Mohamed Abdulaziz al-Deayea; - [12] Ahmed Dukhi al-Dosari, [3] Redha Mohamed Tukar Falatah, [4] Abdullah Sulaiman Zubromawi, [13] Hussein Omar Abdelghani Sulimani; - [8] Mohamed Noor Adam al-Hosawi, [16] Khamis Hamed Owairan al-Dossari (h/t [7] Ibrahim Abdullah al-Shahrani), [17] Abdullah Hussein Abdullah al-Waked al-Shahrani, [18] Nawaf Bandar al-Temyat (h/t [14] Abdulaziz al-Khathran); - [9] Sami Abdullah al-Jaber (c.), [20] Ali al-Hasan al-Yami (77' [15] Abdullah Juma'an al-Dosari).

YC: GER: Christian Ziege 43', Hamann 83'. / KSA: Mohamed Noor 90'+1.


Game 3 [M17]: Played Wednesday 05 June 2002 (20:30), Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki (JPN). [597]
Att: 35,854 Ref: Kim Milton Nielsen (DEN ); Jens Larsen (DEN), Evžen Amler (TCH).

Result: GERMANY 1, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 1 (1:0).
1:0 Klose 19', 1:1 Robbie Keane 90'+2.

GER (3-2-3-2): [1] Oliver Kahn (c.); - [2] Thomas Linke, [5] Carsten Ramelow, [21] Christoph Metzelder; - [22] Torsten Frings. [8] Dietmar Hamann; - [19] Bernd Schneider (89' [16] Jens Jeremies), [13] Michael Ballack, [6] Christian Ziege; - [11] Miroslav Klose (85' [17] Marco Bode), [9] Carsten Jancker (75' [20] Oliver Bierhoff).

IRL (4-4-2): [1] Shay Given; - [2] Steve Finnan, [14] Gary Breen, [5] Steve Staunton (c. 87' [4] Kenneth Edward Philip Cunningham), [3] Ian Harte (73' [21] Steven Reid); - [18].Gary Kelly (73' [17] Niall John Quinn), [12] Mark Kinsella, [8] Matt Holland, [11] Kevin Kilbane; - [10] Robbie Keane Ω, [9] Damien Duff.

YC: None.
Note: Steve Staunton became the first Rep. of Ireland player to gain 100 caps in this game.


Game 4 [M19]: Played Thursday 06 June 2002 (18:00), Saitama Stadium, Saitama (JPN). [599]
Att: 52,328 Ref: Terje Hauge (NOR); Roland Vannylen (BEL), Maciej Wierzbowski (POL).

Result: CAMEROON 1, SAUDI ARABIA 0 (0:0).
Samuel Eto’o 66'.

CMR (3-5-2): [1] Alioum Boukar; - [4] Rigobert Song (c.), [2] Bill Tchato, [5] Raymond Kalla; - [8] Gérémi Njitap, [12] Lauren Etamé, [17] Marc -Vivien Foé, [23] Daniel Armand Ngom Komé (h/t [20] Salomon Olembé), [3] Pierre Wome (84' [6] Pierre Njanka Béaka) ; - [10] Patrick Mboma (74' [11] Pius NDiefi), [9] Samuel Eto’o Ω.

KSA (5-4-1): [1] Mohamed al-Deayea (c.); - [2] Mohamed Shaliya al-Jahani, [3] Redha Tukar, [6] Fawzi al-Shehri, [4] Abdullah Zubromawi (72' [15] Abdullah al-Dosari), [13] Hussein Sulimani; - [17] Abdullah al-Waked, [18] Nawaf al-Temyat, [7] Ibrahim al-Shahrani, [14] Abdulaziz al-Khathran (86' [8] Mohamed Noor Hawsawi); - [6] Fouzi al-Shehri, [11] Obaid al-Dosari (35' [20] Ali al-Hasan al-Yami).

YC: CMR: Pierre Wome 10. / KSA: al -Hasan al -Yami 59.


Game 5 [M35]: Played Tuesday 11 June 2002 (20:30), Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA, Shizuoka (JPN). [615]
Att: 47,085 Ref: Antonio Jesús López Nieto (ESP); Mohamed Said al -Shasani (MDV), Jorge Paulo Oliveira Gomes (BRZ).

Result: GERMANY 2, CAMEROON 0 (0:0).
1:0 Marco Bode 50', 2:0 Miroslav Klose 79'.

GER (3-2-3-2): [1] Oliver Kahn (c.); - [2] Thomas Linke, [5] Carsten Ramelow, [21] Christoph Metzelder; - [22] Torsten Frings, [8] Dietmar Hamann; - [19] Bernd Schneider (80' [16] Jens Jeremies), [13] Michael Ballack, [6] Christian Ziege; - [11] Miroslav Klose Ω (84' [7] Oliver Neuville), [9] Carsten Jancker (h/t [17] Marco Bode). .

CMR (3-5-2): [1] Alioum Boukar; - [4] Rigobert Song (c.), [5] Raymond Kalla, [2] Bill Tchato (53' [18] Patrick Suffo); - [8] Gérémi Njitap, [12] Lauren Etamé, [17] Marc -Vivien Foé, [20] Salomon Olembé (64' [23] Daniel Ngom Komé). [3] Pierre Wome; - [9] Samuel Eto’o, [10] Patrick Mboma (80' [21] Joseph-Désiré Job).

RC: GER: Ramelow 40' 2YC, harsh challenge on Eto'o. / CMR: Suffo 77' 2YC, foul on Ballack.
YC: Jancker 9, Hamann 29, Ballack 31, Ramelow 37, Ramelow 40, Kahn 42, Ziege 72, Frings 74. / Foé 8, Song 42, Tchato 44, Njitap 56, Olembe 58, Suffo 60 dissent, Suffo 77, Etamé 81.
Note: This match broke the record set by SEN v. URU (five hours earlier) for the most (16) YCs, and two reds, for fourteen different players, in a finals match.


Game 6 [M36]: Played Tuesday 11 June 2002 (20:30), International Stadium Yokohama (JPN). [616]
Att: 65,320 Ref: Falla Ndoye (SEN); Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Frédéric Arnault (FRA).

Result: REPUBLIC OF IRELAND 3, SAUDI ARABIA 0 (1:0).
1:0 Robbie Keane 7', 2:0 Breen 61', 3:0 Duff 87'.

IRL(4-4-2): [1] Shay Given; - [2] Steve Finnan, [14] Gary Breen, [5] Steve Staunton (c.), [3] Ian Harte (h/t [17] Niall Quinn); - [18] Gary Kelly (80' [7] Jason McAteer), [12] Mark Kinsella (89' [22] Lee Kevin Carsley), [8] Matt Holland, [11] Kevin Kilbane; - [10] Robbie Keane, [9] Damien Duff Ω.

KSA (3-6-1): [1] Mohamed al-Deayea (c.); - [3] Redha Tukar, [6] Fouzi al-Shehri, [4] Abdullah Zubromawi (68' [15] Abdullah al-Dosari); - [2] Mohamed al-Jahani (79' [12] Ahmed Dukhi al-Dosari), [18] Nawaf al-Temyat, [7] Ibrahim al-Shahrani, [16] Khamis Owairan al-Dosari, [18] Abdulaziz al-Khathran (67' [10] Mohamed al-Shalhoub), [13] Hussein Sulimani; - [20] al-Hasan al-Yami.

YC: KSA: Nawaf al -Temyat 61. / IRL: Steve Staunton 70.


Final table: Group E Pld W D L F A Pts
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



Group F - ARGENTINA (s), ENGLAND, NIGERIA, SWEDEN.


Game 1 [M5]: Played Sunday 02 June 2002 (14:30), Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki (JPN). [585]
Att: 34,050 Ref: Gilles Veissière (FRA); Frédéric Arnault (FRA), Heiner Müller (GER).

Result: ARGENTINA 1, NIGERIA 0 (0:0).
Batistuta 63'.

ARG (3-4-3): [12] Pablo Oscar Cavallero; - [4] Mauricio Roberto Pochettino, [6] Walter Adrián Samuel, [13] Diego Rodolfo Placente; - [8] Sergio Javier Adelmar Zanetti, [14] Diego Pablo Simeone, [11] Juan Sebastián Verón c. Ω 78' [16] Pablo César Aimar), [3] Juan Pablo Sorín; - [10] Arnaldo Ariel Ortega, [9] Gabriel Omar Batistuta (81' [19] Hernán Jorge Crespo), [7] Claudio Javier López (h/t [18] Cristian Alberto ‘Kily’ González)

NGR (4-4-2): [1] Ike Ibrahim Shorunmu; - [16] Peter Efetobore Sodje (73' [15] Justice Christopher), [6] Taribo West, [5] Isaac Okoronkwo, [3] Celestine Hycieth Babayaro; - [10] Augustine Azuka ‘Jay -Jay’ Okocha (c.), [2] Joseph Ikpo Yobo, [4] Nwankwo Christian Kanu (48' [7] Pius Nelson Ikedia), [11] Garba Lawal; - [9] Bartholomew Ogbeche, [17] Julius Aghahowa.

YC: ARG: Walter Samuel 51, Diego Simeone 90. / NGR: Efe Sodje 73.


Game 2 [M7]: Played Sunday 02 June 2002 (18:30), Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama (JPN). [587]
Att: 52,721 Ref: Carlos Eugênio Simon (BRZ); Jorge Oliveira (BRZ), Yuri Alyakseyevich Dupanau (BLR).

Result: ENGLAND 1, SWEDEN 1 (1 -0).
1 -0 Campbell 24', 1 -1 Alexandersson 59'.

ENG (4-4-2): [1] David Andrew Seaman; - [2] Daniel John Mills, [5] Rio Gavin Ferdinand, [6] Sulzeer Ian Jeremiah Campbell Ω, [3] Ashley Cole; - [7] David Robert Joseph Beckham c. 63' [23] Kieron Courtney Dyer), [18] Owen Lee Hargreaves, [8] Paul Aaron Scholes, [11] Emile William Ivanhoe Heskey; - [20] Darius Martin Clarke Vassell (74' [19] Joseph John Cole), [10] Michael James Owen.

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Magnus Hedman; - [2] Erik Olof Mellberg, [15] Bo Janne Andreas Jakobsson, [4] Johan Mjällby (c.), [16] Teddy Mark Sime Lučić; - [7] Jens Niclas Alexandersson, [6] Tobias Jan Håkan Linderoth, [17] Magnus Svensson (56' [8] Anders Gunnar Svensson), [9] Karl Fredrik Ljungberg; - [10] Marcus Cristian Allbäck (80' [22] Claes Andreas Andersson), [11] Edward Henrik Larsson. .

YC: ENG: Campbell 12'. / SWE: Allbäck 45'+2, Jakobsson 73'.


Game 3 [M21]: PlayedFriday 07 June 2002 (15:30), Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe (JPN). [601]
Att: 36,194 Ref: René Marcelo Ortube Betancourt (BOL); Giacomuzzi Gotze (PAR), Mat Lazim Awang Hamat (MAL).

Result: SWEDEN 2, NIGERIA 1 (1:1).
0:1 Julius Aghahowa 27', 1:1 H. Larsson 35', 2:1 H. Larsson 63' pen.

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Magnus Hedman; - [2] Olof Mellberg, [15] Andreas Jakobsson, [4] Johan Mjällby (c.), [16] Teddy Lučić; - [7] Niclas Alexandersson, [6] Tobias Linderoth, [8] Anders Svensson (83' [17] Magnus Svensson), [9] Freddie Ljungberg; - [10] Marcus Allbäck (64' [22] Andreas Andersson), [11] Henrik Larsson Ω.

NGR (4-4-2): [1] Ike Shorunmu; - [2] Joseph Yobo, [6] Taribo West, [5] Isaac Okoronkwo, [14] Ifeanyi Udeze; - [10] Jay -Jay Okocha (c.), [15] Justice Christopher, [21] John Chukwudi Utaka, [3] Celestine Babayaro (66' [4] Nwankwo Kanu); - [17] Julius Aghahowa, [9] Bartholomew Ogbeche (71' [7] Pius Ikedia). .

YC: SWE: Johan Mjällby 31, Niclas Alexandersson 69. / NGR: Taribo West 80.


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Game 4 [M23]: Played Friday 07 June 2002 (20:30), Sapporo (JPN), Sapporo Dome (JPN). [603]
Att: 35,927 Ref: Pierluigi Collina (ITA); Héctor Osvaldo Vergara (CAN), Mohamed Said (MDV).

Result: ENGLAND 1, ARGENTINA 0 (1:0).
Beckham 44' pen.

ENG (4-4-2): [1] David Seaman; - [2] Danny Mills, [5] Rio Ferdinand, [6] Sol Campbell, [3] Ashley Cole; - [7] David Beckham (c.), [18] Owen Hargreaves (19' [4] Trevor Lloyd Sinclair), [21] Nicolas Butt, [8] Paul Scholes Ω; - [10] Michael Owen (80' [14] Wayne Michael Bridge), [11] Emile Heskey (54' [17] Edward Paul Sheringham),

ARG (3-4-3): [12] Pablo Cavallero; - [4] Mauricio Pochettino, [6] Walter Samuel, [13] Diego Placente; - [8] Javier Zanetti, [14] Diego Simeone 106 th and last cap, [11] Juan Sebastián Verón (c. h/t [16] Pablo Aimar), [3] Juan Pablo Sorín, [10] Ariel Ortega, [9] Gabriel Batistuta (60' [19] Hernán Crespo), [18] Kily González (64' [7] Claudio López).

YC: ARG: Gabriel Batistuta 13. / ENG: Ashley Cole 29, Emile Heskey 50.


Beckham and Simeoni re-united


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Game 5 [M37]: Played Wednesday 12 June 2002 (15:30), Miyagi Prefectural Stadium, Miyagi (JPN). [617]
Att: 45,777 Ref: Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (UAE); Heiner Müller (GER), Michael Ragoonath (TRI).

Result: ARGENTINA 1, SWEDEN 1 (0:0).
0:1 Anders Svensson 59'. Magnus Hedman saved a penalty by Ariel Ortega at 88'.1:1 Crespo 88' scored rebounded penalty.

ARG (3-3-1-3): [12] Pablo Cavallero; - [22] José Antonio Daniel Chamot 43 rd and last cap, [6] Walter Samuel, [4] Mauricio Pochettino; - [8] Javier Zanetti, [5] Matías Jesús Almeyda (63' [11] Juan Sebastián Verón), [3] Juan Pablo Sorín (63' [18] Kily González); - [16] Pablo Aimar; - [10] Ariel Ortega, [9] Gabriel Batistuta 78 th and last cap (c. 58' [19] Hernán Crespo), [7] Claudio López.

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Magnus Hedman; - [2] Olof Mellberg, [15] Andreas Jakobsson, [4] Johan Mjällby (c. Ω), [16] Teddy Lučić; - [7] Niclas Alexandersson, [8] Anders Svensson (68' [18] Mattias Jonson), [6] Tobias Linderoth, [17] Magnus Svensson; - [11] Henrik Larsson (88' [21] Zlatan Ibrahimović), [10] Marcus Allbäck (h/t [22] Andreas Andersson).

Notes: RC: Claudio Caniggia was sent off from the substitutes bench for swearing at the referee 45+2.
YC: SWE: Magnus Svensson 65, Henrik Larsson 78. / ARG: José Chamot 55, Matías Almeyda 58, Kily González 75.
Argentine manager / coach Batigol resigned after the match.

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Game 6 [M38]: Played Wednesday 12 June 2002 (15:30), Osaka Nagai Stadium, Osaka (JPN). [618]
Att: 44,864 Ref: Brian L. Hall (USA); Héctor Vergara (CAN), Evžen Amler (TCH).

Result: ENGLAND 0, NIGERIA 0.

ENG (4-4-2): [1] David Seaman; - [2] Danny Mills, [5] Rio Ferdinand, [6] Sol Campbell Ω, [3] Ashley Cole (85' [14] Wayne Bridge); - [7] David Beckham (c.), [21] Nicky Butt, [8] Paul Scholes, [4] Trevor Sinclair; - [11] Emile Heskey (69' [17] Teddy Sheringham), [10] Michael Owen (77' [20] Darius Vassell).

NGR(4-4-2): [22] Vincent Enyeama; - [16] Efe Sodje, [2] Joseph Yobo, [5] Isaac Okoronkwo, [14] Ifeanyi Udeze; - [10] Jay -Jay Okocha (c.), [15] Justice Christopher, [20] James Chibuzor Obiorah, [23] Femi Opabunmi (86' [7] Pius Ikedia); - [17] Julius Aghahowa, [18] Benedict Akwuegbu.

YC: None.

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Final table: Group F Pld W D L F A Pts
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



Group G - ITALY (s), CROATIA, ECUADOR, MEXICO.


Game 1 [M9]: Played Monday 03 June 2002 (15:30), Niigata Big Swan Stadium, Niigata (JPN). [589]
Att: 32,239 Ref: Lu Jun (CHN); Kamaleeswaran Sanker (IND), Taoufik Adjengui (TUN).

Result: MEXICO 1, CROATIA 0 (0:0).
Blanco 60' pen.

MEX (3-5-2): [1] Oscar Pérez Rojas; - [5] Manuel Vidrio Solís, [4] Rafael Márquez Alvarez (c.), [16] José Salvador Carmona Alvarez; - [13] Sigifredo Mercado Sáinz, [18] Gabriel Esteban Caballero Schiker, [6] Gerardo Torrado Díez de Bonilla, [11] Braulio Luna Guzmán Ω, [7] Heriberto Ramón Morales Cortés; - [10] Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo (79' [17] Juan Francisco Palencia Hernández), [9] Jared Francisco Santos Borgetti Echavarría (68' [15] Luis Arturo Hernández Carreón).

CRO (3-4-1-2): [1] Stipe Pletikosa; - [6] Boris Živković, [3] Josip Šimunić, [21] Robert Kovač; - [10] Niko Kovač, [14] Zvonimir Soldo, [4] Stjepan Tomas, [17] Robert Jarni; - [8] Robert Prosinečki (h/t [5] Milan Rapaić); - [9] Davor Šuker 69 th and last cap (c. 64' [15] Daniel Šarić), [11] Alen Bokšić (67' [13] Mario Stanić).

RC: CRO: Boris Živković 59' foul on Blanco for the penalty, straight red.
Note: Davor Šuker gained two caps for Yugoslavia in 1991.

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Game 2 [M11]: Played Monday 03 June 2002 (20:30), Sapporo Dome, Sapporo (JPN). [591]
Att: 31,081 Ref: Brian Hall (USA); Héctor Vergara (CAN), Philip Richard Anthony Sharp (ENG).

Result: ITALY 2, ECUADOR 0 (2:0).
1:0 Vieri 7', 2:0 Vieri 27'.

ITA (4-4-1-1): [1] Gianluigi Buffon; - [2] Christian Panucci, [13] Alessandro Nesta, [5] Fabio Cannavaro, [3] Paolo Maldini (c.); - [19] Gianluca Zambrotta, [14] Luigi di Biagio (69' [8] Gennaro Ivan Gattuso), [17] Damiano Tommasi, [11] Cristiano Doni (64' [16] Angelo di Livio); - [10] Francesco Totti (74' [7] Alessandro del Piero); - [21] Christian Vieri Ω.

ECU (4-4-1-1): [1] José Francisco Cevallos Villavicencio; - [4] Ulises Hernán de la Cruz Bernardo, [3] Iván Jacinto Hurtado Angulo (c.), [2] Augusto Jesús Porozo Caicedo, [6] Raúl Fernando Guerrón Méndez; - [19] Edison Vicente Méndez Méndez, [20] Edwin Rolando Tenorio Montaño (59' [15] Marlon Ritter Ayoví Mosquera), [5] Alfonso Andrés Obregón Cansino, [16] Kléber Manuel Chalá Guerrón (85' [7] Nicolás Geovanny Asencio Espinoza); - [10] Álex Darío Aguinaga Garzón (c. h/t [18] Carlos Vicente Tenorio Medina); - [11] Agustín Javier Delgado Chalá.

YC: ECU 14 Augusto Porozo, 49 Ulises de la Cruz, 54 Kléber Chalá

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Game 3 [M25]: Played Saturday 08 June 2002 (18:00), Kashima Stadium, Ibaraki (JPN). [605]
Att: 36,472 Ref: Graham Poll (ENG); Phil Sharp (ENG), Jens Larsen (DEN).

Result: CROATIA 2, ITALY 1 (0:0).
0:1 Vieri 55', 1:1 Olić 73', 2:1 Rapaić 76'.

CRO (5-2-3): [1] Stipe Pletikosa; - [15] Daniel Šarić, [3] Josip Šimunić, [21] Robert Kovač, [4] Stjepan Tomas, [17] Robert Jarni (c.); - [14] Zvonimir Soldo (62' [16] Jurica Vranješ), [10] Niko Kovač; - [7] Davor Vugrinec (57' [18] Ivica Olić), [11] Alen Bokšić, [5] Milan Rapaić Ω (79' [20] Dario Šimić).

ITA (4-4-1-1): [1] Gianluigi Buffon; - [2] Christian Panucci, [13] Alessandro Nesta (24' [23] Marco Materazzi), [5] Fabio Cannavaro, [3] Paolo Maldini (c.); - [19] Gianluca Zambrotta, [17] Damiano Tommasi, [6] Cristiano Zanetti, [11] Cristiano Doni (79' [9] Filippo Inzaghi); - [10] Francesco Totti; - [21] Christian Vieri.

YC: ITA: Vieri 51. / CRO: Robert Kovač 39.

Game 4 [M27]: Played Sunday 09 June 2002 (15:30), Miyagi Prefectural Stadium, Sendai/Miyagi (JPN). [607] .
Att: 45,610 Ref: Mourad Deami (TUN); Taoufik Adjengui (TUN), Haidar Mohamed Koleit (LIB).

Result: MEXICO 2, ECUADOR 1 (1:1).
0:1 Delgado 5', 1:1 Borgetti 28', 2:1 Torrado 57'.

MEX (3-5-2): [1] Oscar Pérez; - [5] Manuel Vidrio, [4] Rafael Márquez (c.), [16] Salvador Carmona; - [21] José de Jesús Arellano Alcócer, [18] Johan Rubén Rodríguez Alvarez (87' [19] Gabriel Caballero), [6] Gerardo Torrado Ω, [11] Braulio Luna, [7] Ramón Morales; - [10] Cuau Blanco (90' [13] Sigifredo Mercado), [9] Jared Borgetti (77' [15] Luis Hernández).

ECU (4-4-2): [1] José Francisco Cevallos; - [4] Ulises de la Cruz, [3] Iván Hurtado (c.), [2] Augusto Porozo, [6] Raúl Guerrón; - [19] Edison Méndez, [5] Alfonso Obregón (58' [10] Álex Aguinaga), [20] Edwin Tenorio (35' [15] Marlon Ayoví), [16] Kléber Chalá; - [9] Jaime Iván Kaviedes Llorenty (53' [18] Carlos Tenorio), [11] Agustín Delgado.

YC: MEX: Gerardo Torrado 65. / ECU: Kaviedes 15, Cevallos 27, Guerrón 49, Tenorio 61, Delgado 87.

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Game 5 [M43]: Played Thursday 13 June 2002 (20:30), Oita Big Eye Stadium, Oita (JPN). [623]
Att: 39,291 Ref: Carlos Simon (BRZ); Jorge Oliveira (BRZ), Mat Lazim Awang Hamat (MAL).

Result: ITALY 1, MEXICO 1 (0:1).
0:1 Borgetti 34', 1:1 del Piero 85'.

ITA (3-4-1-2): [1] Gianluigi Buffon; - [5] Fabio Cannavaro, [13] Alessandro Nesta, [3] Paolo Maldini (c.); - [19] Gianluca Zambrotta, [17] Damiano Tommasi, [6] Cristiano Zanetti, [2] Christian Panucci (63' [4] Francesco Coco); - [10] Francesco Totti (78' [7] Alessandro del Piero); - [9] Filippo Inzaghi (55' [20] Vincenzo Montella); - [21] Christian Vieri.

MEX (3-5-2): [1] Oscar Pérez; - [5] Manuel Vidrio, [4] Rafael Márquez (c.), [16] Salvador Carmona; - [21] Jesús Arellano, [18] Johan Rodríguez (76' [19] Gabriel Caballero), [6] Gerardo Torrado, [11] Braulio Luna, [7] Ramón Morales (76' [3] Rafael García); - [10] Cuau Blanco Ω, [9] Jared Borgetti (76' [17] Juan Francisco Palencia).

YC: MEX: Arellano 2, Pérez 84. / ITA: Cannavaro 5, Panucci 10, Totti 43 diving, Zambrotta 55, Montella 57.
Note: Paolo Maldini set a new record in this game for most time on the pitch in WC finals, surpassing Lothar Matthaus of Germany with 2,048 minutes.


Game 6 [M44]: Played Thursday 13 June 2002 (20:30), International Stadium Yokohama (JPN). [624]
Att: 65,862 Ref: Wílliam Mattus Vega (CRC); Giacomuzzi Gotze (PAR), Roland Vannylen (BEL).

Result: ECUADOR 1, CROATIA 0 (0:0).
Méndez 48'.

ECU (4-4-2): [1] José Francisco Cevallos; - [4] Ulises de la Cruz, [3] Iván Hurtado (c.), [2] Augusto Porozo, [6] Raúl Guerrón; - [19] Edison Méndez Ω, [5] Alfonso Obregón (40' [10] Álex Aguinaga), [15] Marlon Ayoví, [16] Kléber Chalá; - [18] Carlos Tenorio (76' [9] Iván Kaviedes), [11] Agustín Delgado.

CRO (3-5-2): [1] Stipe Pletikosa; - [3] Josip Šimunić, [21] Robert Kovač, [20] Dario Šimić (52' [7] Davor Vugrinec); - [15] Daniel Šarić (68' [13] Mario Stanić), [4] Stjepan Tomas, [10] Niko Kovač (59' [16] Jurica Vranješ), [5] Milan Rapaić, [17] Robert Jarni (c.); - [18] Ivica Olić, [11] Alen Bokšić.

YC: ECU: Kléber Chalá 86'. / CRO: Stjepan Tomas 72', Josip Šimunić 90'+2.
Note: Ecuador’s first win at their first finals. Croatia go out after beating Italy!

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Final table: Group G Pld W D L F A Pts
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



Group H - JAPAN (s), BELGIUM, RUSSIA, TUNISIA.


Game 1 [M13]: Played Tuesday 04 June 2002 (18:00), Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama (JPN). [593]
Att: 55,256 Ref: Wílliam Mattus (CRC); Haidar Koleit (LIB), Yuri Dupanau (BLR).

Result: BELGIUM 2, JAPAN 2 (0:0).
1:0 Wilmots 57', 1:1 Suzuki 59', 1:2 Inamoto 67', 2:2 van der Heyden 75'.

BEL (4-4-2): [1] Geert de Vlieger; - [15] Jacky Peeters, [16] Daniel van Buyten, [4] Eric van Meir, [12] Peter van der Heyden; - [18] Yves Vanderhaeghe, [10] Johan Walem (68' [9] Wesley Sonck), [6] Timmy Simons, [8] Bart Goor; - [7] Marc Robert Wilmots (c.), [11] Gert Verheyen (83' [20] Branko Strupar).

JPN (3-2-3-2): [12] Seigo Narazaki; - [3] Naoki Matsuda, [4] Ryozo Morioka (c. 71' [17] Tsuneyasu Miyamoto), [16] Koji Nakata; - [21] Kazuyuki Toda, [5] Junichi Inamoto Ω; - [22] Daisuke Ichikawa, [7] Hidetoshi Nakata, [18] Shinji Ono (64' [14] ‚Alex’ - Alessandro dos Santos); - [13] Atsushi Yanagisawa, [11] Takayuki Suzuki (68' [8] Hiroaki Morishima).

YC: JPN: Toda 31, Inamoto 54. / BEL: van der Heyden 21, Gert Verheyen 62, van Meir 82.

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Game 2 [M15]: Played Wednesday 05 June 2002 (15:30), Wing Stadium, Kobe (JPN). [595]
Att: 30,957 Ref: Peter Prendergast (JAM). Michael Ragoonath (TRI), Paul Ridgeway Smith (NZL).

Result: RUSSIA 2, TUNISIA 0 (0:0)..
1:0 Titov 59', 2:0 Karpin 64' pen.

RUS (4-4-2): [1] Ruslan Karimovič Nigmatullin; - [5] Andreǐ Yurevič Solomatin, [3] Yuriǐ Valerevič Nikiforov Ω, [7] Viktor Savelevič Onopko (c.), [2] Yuriǐ Mikhaǐlovič Kovtun; - [8] Valeriǐ Georgievič Karpin, [9] Egor Ilič Titov, [20] Marat Nailevič Izmaǐlov (78' [15] Dmitriǐ Anatolevič Aleničev), [6] Igor Petrovič Semšov (h/t [21] Dmitriǐ Valerevič Khokhlov); - [19] Ruslan Valerevič Pimenov, [11] Vladimir Evgenevič Besčastnykh (55' [22] Dmitriǐ Evgenevič Syčёv).

TUN (4-4-2): [1] Ali Boumnijel; - [6] Hatem Trabelsi, [15] Radhi Jaïdi, [4] Mohamed Mkacher, [12] Raouf Bouzaiène; - [8] Hassen Gabsi (67' [3] Zoubeir Beya), [13] Riadh Ben Khémaïs Bouazizi, [18] Slim Benachour, [2] Khaled Mohamed Badra (84' [20] Ali Zitouni); - [5] Zied Jaziri, [11] Adel Sellimi (c. 67' [7] Imed Mhedhebi).

YC: RUS: Semšov 27, Aleničev 88. / TUN: Hassen Gabsi 50, Zied Jaziri 75


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Game 3 [M29]: Played Sunday 09 June 2002 (20:30), International Sports Stadium, Yokohama (JPN). [609]
Att: 66,108 Ref: Markus Merk (GER); Heiner Müller (GER), Evžen Amler (TCH).

Result: JAPAN 1, RUSSIA 0 (0:0).
Inamoto 51'.

JPN (3-5-2): [12] Seigo Narazaki; - [3] Naoki Matsuda, [17] Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (c.), [16] Koji Nakata; - [20] Tomokazu Myojin, [21] Kazuyuki Toda, [7] Hidetoshi Nakata, [5] Junichi Inamoto Ω (85' [15] Takashi Fukunishi), [18] Shinji Ono (75' [6] Toshihiro Hattori); - [11] Takayuki Suzuki (72' [10] Masashi Nakayama), [13] Atsushi Yanagisawa.

RUS (4-5-1): [1] Ruslan Nigmatullin; - [5] Andreǐ Solomatin, [3] Yuriǐ Nikiforov, [7] Viktor Onopko (c.), [2] Yuriǐ Kovtun; - [8] Valeriǐ Karpin, [4] Alekseǐ Gennadevič Smertin (57' [11] Vladimir Besčastnykh), [9] Egor Titov, [20] Marat Izmaǐlov (52' [21] Dmitry Khokhlov), [6] Igor Semšov; - [19] Ruslan Pimenov (h/t [22] Dmitriǐ Syčёv).

YC: JPN: Miyamoto 15', Koji Nakata 42', Nakayama 90'+1. / RUS: Pimenov 13', Solomatin 38', Khokhlov 60'.


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Game 4 [M31]: Played Monday 10 June 2002 (18:00), Oita Big Eye Stadium, Oita (JPN). [611]
Att: 39,700 Ref: Mark Alexander Shield (AUS); Paul Smith (NZL), Kamaleeswaran Sanker (IND).

Result: BELGIUM 1, TUNISIA 1 (1:0).
1:0 Wilmots 13', 1:1 Bouzaiène 17'.

BEL (4-4-2): [1] Geert de Vlieger; - [2] Eric Deflandre, [3] Glen de Boeck, [16] Daniel van Buyten, [12] Peter van der Heyden; - [11] Gert Verheyen (h/t [9] Wesley Sonck), [18] Yves Vanderhaeghe, [6] Timmy Simons (74' [22] Mbo Jérôme Mpenza), [8] Bart Goor; - [7] Marc Wilmots (c.), [20] Branko Strupar (h/t [14] Sven Vermant).

TUN (4-5-1): [1] Ali Boumnijel; - [6] Hatem Trabelsi, [15] Radhi Jaïdi, [2] Khaled Badra (c.), [12] Raouf Bouzaiène Ω; - [8] Hassen Gabsi (67' [11] Adel Sellimi), [10] Kaïs Bin Bannor Ghodhbane, [18] Slim Benachour, [13] Riadh Bouazizi, [21] Mourad Melki (88' [3] Zoubeir Beya); - [5] Zied Jaziri (77' [20] Ali Zitouni),

YC: TUN: Hassen Gabsi 22 misses next game, Kaïs Ghodhbane 43, Trabelsi 68, Mourad Melki 69. / BEL: van Buyten 40.


Game 5 [M46]: Played Friday 14 June 2002 (15:30), Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA, Shizuoka (JPN). [625]
Att: 46,640 Ref: Kim Milton Nielsen (DEN ); Phil Sharp (ENG), Kamaleeswaran Sanker (IND).

Result: BELGIUM 3, RUSSIA 2 (1:0).
1:0 Walem 7', 1:1 Besčastnykh 52', 2:1 Sonck 78', 3:1 Wilmots 82', 3:2 Syčёv 88'. V/b>

BEL (4-4-2): [1] Geert de Vlieger; - [15] Jacky Peeters, [3] Glen de Boeck (90'+2 [4] Eric van Meir), [16] Daniel van Buyten, [5] Nico van Kerckhoven; - [11] Gert Verheyen (78' [6] Timmy Simons), [18] Yves Vanderhaeghe, [10] Johan Walem, [8] Bart Goor; - [7] Marc Wilmots (c. Ω), [22] Mbo Mpenza (70' [9] Wesley Sonck).

RUS (4-1-4-1): [1] Ruslan Nigmatullin; - [5] Andreǐ Solomatin, [3] Yuriǐ Nikiforov, 55th and last cap see note below (43' [18] Dmitriǐ Aleksandrovič Sennikov), [7] Viktor Onopko (c.),[2] Yuriǐ Kovtun; - [21] Dmitry Khokhlov; - [8] Valeriǐ Karpin (82' [16] Aleksandr Anatolevič Keržakov), [4] Alekseǐ Smertin (34' [22] Dmitriǐ Syčёv), [9] Egor Titov, [15] Dmitriǐ Aleničev; - [11] Vladimir Besčastnykh.

YC: BEL: Vanderhaeghe 39'. / RUS: Solomatin 12', Smertin 14', Aleničev 64', Sennikov 84'.
Note: Yuri Nikiforov also gained 4 CIS and 3 Ukrainian caps in 1992.


Game 6 [M45]: Played Friday 14 June 2002 (15:30), Nagai Stadium, Osaka (JPN). [626]
Att: 45,213 Ref: Gilles Veissière (FRA); Frédéric Arnault (FRA), Haidar Koleit (LIB).

Result: JAPAN 2, TUNISIA 0 (1:0).
1:0 Morishima 48', 2:0 H.Nakata 75'.

JPN (3-5-2): [12] Seigo Narazaki; - [3] Naoki Matsuda, [17] Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (c.), [16] Koji Nakata; - [20] Tomokazu Myojin, [21] Kazuyuki Toda, [7] Hidetoshi Nakata Ω (84' [19] Mitsuo Ogasawara), [5] Junichi Inamoto (h/t [22] Daisuke Ichikawa), [18] Shinji Ono; - [13] Atsushi Yanagisawa (h/t [8] Hiroaki Morishima), [11] Takayuki Suzuki.

TUN (4-5-1): [1] Ali Boumnijel; - [6] Hatem Trabelsi, [15] Radhi Jaïdi, [2] Khaled Badra (c.), [12] Raouf Bouzaiène (78' [20] Ali Zitouni); - [21] Mourad Melki (h/t [3] Zoubeir Beya), [10] Kaïs Ghodhbane, [18] Slim Benachour, [13] Riadh Bouazizi, [23] José Clayton Menezes Ribeiro (61' [7] Imed Mhedhebi); - [5] Zied Jaziri.

YC: Riadh Bouazizi 21, Khaled Badra 81.



Final table: Group H Pld W D L F A Pts
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


GROUP STAGE: Total number of yellow cards: 203 (incl 5 2ndYC). Total number of red cards: 13.


Second Round.


[M49]: Played Saturday 15 June 2002 (15:30), Jeju World Cup Stadium, Seogwipo (KOR). [629]
Att: 25,176 Ref: Carlos Batrés (GUA); Curtis Charles (ANT), Dramane Danté (MLI).

Result: GERMANY 1, PARAGUAY 0 (0:0).
Neuville 88'.

GER (4-4-2): [1] Oliver Kahn (c.); - [22] Torsten Frings, [3] Marko Rehmer (h/t [15] Sebastian Kehl), [2] Thomas Linke, [21] Christoph Metzelder (60' [4] Frank Baumann); - [19] Bernd Schneider, [16] Jens Jeremies Ω, [13] Michael Ballack, [17] Marco Bode; - [7] Oliver Neuville (90'+3 [14] Gerald Asamoah), [11] Miroslav Klose.

PAR (5-3-2): [1] José Luis Chilavert (c.); - [2] Francisco Arce, [18] Julio César Cáceres, [5] Celso Ayala, [4] Carlos Gamarra, [21] Denis Caniza; - [15] Carlos Bonet Cáceres (84' [14] Diego Gavilán), [10] Roberto Acuña, [6] Taní Struway (90'+1 [23] Nelson Cuevas); - [20] José Cardozo, [9] Roque Santa Cruz (29' [11] Jorge Campos).

RC: Roberto Acuña 90'+2.
YC: GER: Schneider 35', Baumann 71', Ballack 90'+2. / PAR: Acuña 26', Cardozo 50'.

Locals could just not afford the price hike for this match - tickets were 128.000 won (£70) more than 10% of local Korean monthly wage.

[M50]: Played Saturday 15 June 2002 (20:30), Niigata Big Swan Stadium, Niigata (JPN). [630]
Att: 40,582 Ref: Markus Merk (GER); Heiner Müller (GER), Evžen Amler (TCH).

Result: ENGLAND 3, DENMARK 0 (3:0).
1:0 Sørensen 5' o.g. (officially given to Rio Ferdinand, much later), 2:0 Owen 22', 3:0 Heskey 44'.

ENG (4-4-2): [1] David Seaman; - [2] Danny Mills, [5] Rio Ferdinand Ω, [6] Sol Campbell, [3] Ashley Cole; - [7] David Beckham (c.), [8] Paul Scholes (49' [23] Kieron Courtney Dyer), [21] Nicky Butt, [4] Trevor Sinclair; - [11] Emile Heskey (69' [17] Teddy Sheringham), [10] Michael Owen (h/t [9] Robert Bernard Fowler).

DEN (4-2-3-1): [1] Thomas Sørensen; - [6] Thomas Helveg (7' [20] Kasper Bøgelund), [4] Martin Laursen, [3] René Henriksen (c.), [12] Niclas Jensen; - [2] Stig Tøfting (58' [14] Claus William Jensen), [7] Thomas Gravesen; - [19] Dennis Rommedahl, [9] Jon Dahl Tomasson, [8] Jesper Grønkjær; - [11] Ebbe Sand.

YC: Mills 50' / Tøfting 24'.

On the same day I watched – through a drunked haze – Alec Stewart get his 100th first-classl century at Old Trafford.


[M51]: Played Sunday 16 June 2002 (15:30), Oita Big Eye Stadium, Oita (JPN). [631]
Att: 39,747 Ref: Ubaldo Aquino (PAR); Giacomuzzi Gotze (PAR), Héctor Vergara (CAN).

Result: SENEGAL 2, SWEDEN 1 (1:1), (1:1) sudden death extra time.
0:1 H. Larsson 11', 1:1 Camara 37', 2:1 Camara 104' - first ‘golden goal’ of 2002 finals. Wierdly the first ever 'golden goal' was scored in the corresponding match of 1998.

SEN (4-1-2-3): [1] Tony Sylva; - [17] Ferdinand Coly, [13] Lamine Diatta, [4] Papa Malick Diop (66' [21] Habib Bèye), [2] Omar Daf; - [6] Aliou Cissé (c.); - [19] Papa Bouba Diop, [12] Amdy Faye; - [7] Henri Camara Ω, [18] Pape Bouna Thiaw, [11] Ousseynou Diouf.

SWE (4-4-2): [1] Magnus Hedman; - [2] Olof Mellberg, [15] Andreas Jakobsson, [4] Johan Mjällby (c.), [16] Teddy Lučić; - [7] Niclas Alexandersson (76' [21] Zlatan Ibrahimović), [8] Anders Svensson, [6] Tobias Linderoth, [17] Magnus Svensson (99' [18] Mattias Jonson); - [10] Marcus Allbäck (65' [22] Andreas Andersson), [11] Henrik Larsson.

YC: SEN: Coly 73, Pape Thiaw 94.


[M52]: Played Sunday 16 June 2002 (20:30), Suwon World Cup Stadium, Suwon (KOR). [632]
Att: 38,926 Ref: Anders Frisk (SWE); Leif Lindberg (SWE), Igor Šramka (SLK).

Result: SPAIN 1, REPBLIC OF IRELAND 1 (1:0), (1:1) aet: ESP won 3 -2 on penalties.
1:0 Morientes 8', 1:1 Robbie Keane 90' pen. Iker Casillas saved a penalty by Ian Harte at 62.

Penalties: 0-1 Robbie Keane, 1-1 Hierro, 1-1 Holland (miss), 2 -1 Baraja, 2-1 Connolly (save), 2-1 Juanfran (miss), 2 -1 Kilbane (save), 2-1 Valerón (miss), 2-2 Finnan, 3-2 Mendieta.

ESP (4-4-2): [1] Iker Casillas Ω; - [5] Carles Puyol , [6] Fernando Hierro (c.), [4] Iván Helguera, [3] Juanfran; - [21] Luis Enrique, [8] Rubén Baraja , [17] Juan Carlos Valerón, [11] Francisco de Pedro (66' [16] Gaizka Mendieta); - [7] Raúl (80' [12] Alberto Luque ), [9] Fernando Morientes (72' [14] David Albelda).

IRL (4-4-2): [1] Shay Given; - [2] Steve Finnan, [14] Gary Breen, [5] Steve Staunton (c. 102 nd and last cap, 50' [4] Kenny Cunningham), [3] Ian Harte (82' [13] David James Connolly); - [18] Gary Kelly (55' [17] Niall Quinn 91st and last cap), [12] Mark Kinsella, [8] Matt Holland, [11] Kevin Kilbane; - [9] Damien Duff, [10] Robbie Keane.

YC: ESP: Juanfran 62', Baraja 87', Hierro 89' shirt pulling for the penalty.

'We weren't lucky. It's the Irish who have a flower in their arses! What the referee did makes you want to kill him. He crushed us. And as for the linesman - he's got a spring-loaded arm.' Manager Josè Antonio Camacho after Spain’s win


[M53]: Played Monday 17 June 2002 (15:30), Jeonju World Cup Stadium, Jeonju (KOR). [633]
Att: 36,380 Ref: Vítor de Melo Pereira (POR); Carlos de Matos (POR), Egon Bereuter (AUT).

Result: UNITED STATES 2, MEXICO 0 (1:0). deja vu for Mexico.
1:0 McBride 8', 2:0 Donovan 65'.

USA (3-4-1-2): [1] Brad Friedel; - [22] Tony Sanneh, [23] Eddie Pope, [3] Gregg Berhalter; - [10] Claudio Reyna (c.), [4] Pablo Mastroeni (90'+2 [16] Carlos Llamosa), [5] John O’Brian, [7] Eddie Lewis; - [21] Landon Donovan Ω; - [15] Josh Wolff (59' [8] Ernie Stewart), [20] Brian McBride (79' [13] Cobi Jones).

MEX (3-1-4-2): [1] Oscar Pérez; - [5] Manuel Vidrio (h/t [13] Sigifredo Mercado), [4] Rafael Márquez (c.), [16] Salvador Carmona; - [6] Gerardo Torrado (78' [8] Alberto García Aspe Mena vc. 109th and last cap); - [21] Jesús Arellano, [18] Johan Rodríguez, [11] Braulio Luna, [7] Ramón Morales (28' [15] Luis Hernández); - [9] Jared Borgetti, [10] Cuau Blanco.

RC: Rafael Márquez 88' a flying kick followed by a head butt on Cobi Jones.
YC: USA: Pope 26', Mastroeni 47', Wolff 50', Berhalter 53', Friedel 83'. / MEX: Vidrio 37', Luis Hernández 67' an outragious dive, Blanco 70', García Aspe 81', Carmona 84'. Mercado should have been sent off for kicking Jones in the chest.
Note: First clean sheet for USA since 1 -0 defeat of England in 1950.


[M54]: Played Monday 17 June 2002 (20:30), Kobe Wing Stadium, Kobe (JPN). [634]
Att: 40,440 Ref: Peter Prendergast (JAM); Yuri Dupanau (BLR), Mohamed Said (MDV).

Result: BRAZIL 2, BELGIUM 0 (0:0).
1:0 Rivaldo 67', 2:0 Ronaldo 87'. note: 36 Wilmots scored with a header but was ruled out after he was judged wrongly by ref to have pushed Roque Júnior.

BRZ (5-2-3): [1] Marcos; - [2] Cafu (c.), [3] Lúcio, [4] Roque Júnior, [5] Edmílson, [6] Roberto Carlos; - [19] Juninho Paulista (57' [17] Denílson), [8] Gilberto Silva; - [11] Ronaldinho (81' [15] Kléberson), [9] Ronaldo, [10] Rivaldo Ω (90' [7] Ricardinho).

BEL (4-4-2): [1] Geert de Vlieger; - [15] Jacky Peeters (72' [9] Wesley Sonck), [16] Daniel van Buyten, [6] Timmy Simons, [5] Nico van Kerckhoven (last cap); - [22] Mbo Mpenza, [18] Yves Vanderhaeghe, [10] Johan Walem (last cap), [8] Bart Goor; - [11] Gert Verheyen (last cap), [7] Marc Wilmots (c. last cap).

YC: Roberto Carlos 28', / Vanderhaeghe 24'.


[M55]: Played Tuesday 18 June 2002 (15:30), Miyagi Prefectural Stadium, Miyagi, (JAP). [635]
Att: 45,666 Ref: Pierluigi Collina (ITA); Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Paul Smith (NZL).

Result: TURKEY 1, JAPAN 0 (1:0).
Davala 12'.

TUR (4-3-2-1): [1] Rüştü Reçber; - [4] Fatih Akyel, [5] Alpay Özalan Ω, [3] Bülent Korkmaz, [20] Hakan Ünsal; - [22] Ümit Davala (74' [15] Nihat Kahveci), [8] Tugay Kerimoğlu, [18] Ergün Penbe; - [10] Yıldıray Baştürk (90' [17] İlhan Mansız), [11] Hasan Şaş (85' [14] Tayfur Havutçu); - [9] Hakan Şükür (c.).

JPN (3-6-1): [12] Seigo Narazaki; - [3] Naoki Matsuda, [17] Tsuneyasu Miyamoto (c.), [16] Koji Nakata; - [20] Tomokazu Myojin, [21] Kazuyuki Toda, [7] Hidetoshi Nakata, [5] Junichi Inamoto (h/t [22] Daisuke Ichikawa off for 86' [8] Hiroaki Morishima), [14] Alex (h/t [11] Takayuki Suzuki), [18] Shinji Ono; - [9] Akinori Nishizawa.

YC: Alpay Özalan 21', Ergün Penbe 44', Hakan Şükür 90'+1, / Toda 45'.


[M56]: Played Tuesday 18 June 2002 (20:30), Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Daejeon (KOR). [636]
Att: 38,588 Ref: Byron Moreno (ECU); Jorge Rattalino (ARG), Ferenc Székely (HUN).

Result: SOUTH KOREA 2, ITALY 1 (1:0), (1-1) sudden death extra time.
0:1 Vieri 18', 1:1 Seol Ki-hyeon 88', 2:1 Ahn Jung-hwan 117'. Golden goal in sudden death extra time. Note: Buffon saved a penalty from Ahn after 5 minutes.

KOR (3-4-3): [1] Lee Woon-jae; - [4] Choi Jin-cheol, [20] Hong Myung-bo (c. 83' [16] Cha Doo-ri), [7] Kim Tae-young (63' [18] Hwang Sun-hong); - [22] Song Chong-gug, [6] Yoo Sang-chul, [5] Kim Nam-iI (68' [14] Lee Chun-soo), [10] Lee Young-pyo; - [21] Park Ji-sung, [19] Ahn Jung-hwan Ω, [9] Seol Ki-hyeon.

ITA (4-3-1-2): [1] Gianluigi Buffon; - [2] Christian Panucci, [15] Mark Iuliano, [3] Paolo Maldini (c. 126 th and last cap), [4] Francesco Coco; - [19] Gianluca Zambrotta (72' [16] Angelo di Livio 40 th and last cap), [6] Cristiano Zanetti, [17] Damiano Tommasi; - [10] Francesco Totti; - [21] Christian Vieri, [7] Alessandro del Piero (61' [8] Gennaro Gattuso).

RC: ITA: Totti 103' his 2YC.
YC: Kim Tae-young 17', Song Chong-gug 80', Lee Chun-soo 99', Choi Jin-cheol 115'. / Coco 4', Totti 22', Tommasi 55', Zanetti 59', Totti YR 103' for diving, harsh but he moaned to the ref .

“He was a phenomenon only when he played against Italy. I am a nationalist and I regard such behaviour not only as an affront to Italian pride but also an offence to a country which two years ago opened its doors to him.” Perugia chairman Luciano Gaucci, he did not extend the loan period for Ahn Jung-Hwan, whose goal knocked Italy out of the World Cup.
In September 2002, ECU referee Byron Moreno, while a candidate in October elections for places on the Quito city council, was suspended for twenty matches and investigated by Ecuadorian football authorities. He retired in June 2003. Moreno was arrested on 21 September 2010 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, while trying to smuggle in six kilograms (over thirteen pounds) of heroin, which was hidden in his underwear. He served 26 months in prison.



QUARTER FINALS


[M57]: Played Fridat 21 June 2002 (15:30), Shizuoka Stadium ECOPA, Shizuoka (JPN). [637]
Att: 47,436 Ref: Felipe Ramos Rizo (MEX); Héctor Vergara (CAN), Mohamed Said (MDV).

Result: BRAZIL 2, ENGLAND 1 (1:1).
1:0 Owen 23', 1:1 Rivaldo 45'+2, 2:1 Ronaldinho 50'.

BRZ (5-2-3): [1] Marcos; - [2] Cafu (c.), [3] Lúcio, [5] Edmílson, [4] Roque Júnior, [6] Roberto Carlos; - [15] Kléberson, [8] Gilberto Silva; - [11] Ronaldinho, [9] Ronaldo (70' [20] Edílson), [10] Rivaldo Ω.

ENG (4-4-2): [1] David Seaman; - [2] Danny Mills, [5] Rio Ferdinand, [6] Sol Campbell, [3] Ashley Cole (80' [17] Teddy Sheringham); - [7] David Beckham (c.), [21] Nicky Butt, [8] Paul Scholes, [4] Trevor Sinclair (56' [23] Kieron Dyer); - [10] Michael Owen (79' [20] Darius Vassell), [11] Emile Heskey.

RC: BRZ: Ronaldinho 57' high tackle on Danny Mills.
YC: Scholes 75', Ferdinand 86'.

“I just want to say sorry to all the fans. I feel as if I have let people down. I thought he mis -kicked the free -kick and I misjudged it” Seaman’s unclear view on the winning goal. I Watched it in a pub that had a special early opening dispesation providinf it sold food - I nearly choked on my bacon butty! England were clueless.


[M58]: Played Friday 21 June 2002 (20:30), Munsu Football Stadium, Ulsan (KOR). [638]
Att: 37,337 Ref: Hugh Dallas (SCO); Phil Sharp (ENG), Ali al -Traifi (KSA).

Result: GERMANY 1, UNITED STATES 0 (1:0).
Ballack 39'.

GER (3-4-1-2): [1] Oliver Kahn (c.); - [2] Thomas Linke, [15] Sebastian Kehl, [21] Christoph Metzelder; - [22] Torsten Frings, [19] Bernd Schneider (60' [16] Jens Jeremies), [8] Dietmar Hamann, [6] Christian Ziege; - [13] Michael Ballack, [7] Oliver Neuville (80' [17] Marco Bode), [11] Miroslav Klose (88' [20] Oliver Bierhoff).

USA (3-1-4-2): [1] Brad Friedel; - [22] Tony Sanneh, [23] Eddie Pope, [3] Gregg Berhalter; - [4] Pablo Mastroeni (80' [8] Ernie Stewart); - [2] Frankie Hejduk (65' [13] Cobi Jones), [10] Claudio Reyna (c. Ω), [5] John O’Brian, [7] Eddie Lewis; - [20] Brian McBride (58' [11] Clint Mathis), [21] Landon Donovan.

YC: Kehl 66', Jeremies 68'. / Lewis 40', Pope 41', Reyna 68', Mastroeni 69', Berhalter 70'.

'Germany benefited from a lastgasp hand job on the line.' David Pleat on the unorthodox way Germany's Torsten Frings cleared his line against USA.


[M59]: Played Saturday 22 June 2002 (15:30), Gwangju World Cup Stadium, Gwangju (KOR). This stadium was renamed in honour of Guus Hiddink, the Korean manager after the finals. [639]
Att: 42,114 Ref: Gamal Ghandour (EGY); Ali Mulumba Tomusange (UGA), Michael Ragoonath (TRI).

Result: SOUTH KOREA 0, SPAIN 0 (0:0, 0:0, 0:0) aet. KOR won 5 -3 on penalties.
Note: Spain had 3 ‘goals’ disallowed. Morientes headed in after 43 only to be ruled offside, Helguera scored with a header 49 to be anulled for a shirt pull, and the most controversial goal by Morientes again with a header to be ruled out wrongly by the assistant who flagged that the crosser of the ball, Joaquin, had put the ball over the byline. The Spanish press had a case.

Penalties: 1 0 Hwang Sun-hong, 1:1 Hierro, 2:1 Park Ji-sung, 2:2 Baraja, 3:2 Seol Ki-hyeon, 3-3 Xavi, 4:3 Ahn Jung-hwan, 4:3 Joaquín (saved), 5:3 Hong Myung- bo.

KOR (3-4-3): [1] Lee Woon-jae Ω; - [4] Choi Jin-cheol, [20] Hong Myung-bo (c.), [7] Kim Tae-young (90' [18] Hwang Sun-hong); - [22] Song Chong-gug, [5] Kim Nam-iI (32' [13] Lee Eul-yong), [6] Yoo Sang-chul (60' [14] Lee Chun-coo ), [10] Lee Young-pyo; - [21] Park Ji-sung, [19] Ahn Jung-hwan, [9] Seol Ki-hyeon.

ESP (4-5-1): [1] Iker Casillas; - [5] Carles Puyol, [6] Fernando Hierro (c. 89th and last cap, [20] Miguel Angel Nadal 62nd and last cap, [15] Enrique Romero; - [22] Joaquín, [4] Iván Helguera (93' [19] Xavi), [17] Juan Carlos Valerón (80' [21] Luis Enrique 62nd and last cap), [8] Rubén Baraja , [11] Francisco de Pedro (70' [16] Gaizka Mendieta); - [9] Fernando Morientes,

YC: Yoo Sang-chul 52'. / de Pedro 53', Morientes 111'.

'Daylight Robbery', 'The Crime of the Century', 'The Biggest Scandal in History', 'Pharaohic Robbery', 'The Putrid World Cup'. Spanish newspapers mourn Spain's controversial exit.


[M60]: Played Saturday 22 June 2002 (20:30), Nagai Stadium, Osaka (JPN). [640]
Att: 44,233 Ref: Oscar Ruiz (COL); Jorge Rattalino (ARG), Giacomuzzi Gotze (PAR).

Result: TURKEY 1, SENEGAL 0 (0:0) (0:0), sudden death extra time.
İlhan 94'. Golden goal during sudden death extra time.

TUR (4-3-2-1): [1] Rüştü Reçber; - [4] Fatih Akyel, [5] Alpay Özalan, [3] Bülent Korkmaz, [18] Ergün Penbe; - [22] Ümit Davala, [8] Tugay Kerimoğlu, [21] Emre Belözoğlu (91' [6] Arif Erdem); - [10] Yıldıray Baştürk, [11] Hasan Şaş Ω; - [9] Hakan Şükür (c. 67' [17] lhan Mansız).

SEN (4-3-3): [1] Tony Sylva; - [17] Ferdinand Coly, [13] Lamine Diatta, [4] Papa Malick Diop, [2] Omar Daf; - [19] Papa Bouba Diop, [6] Aliou Cissé (c.), [15] Salif Diao, [7] Henri Camara, [11] Ousseynou Diouf, [10] Khalilou Fadiga.

YC: Daf 12', Aliou Cissé 63'. / Emre Belözoğlu 22', İlhan Mansız 87'.



SEMI FINALS


[M61]: Played Tuesday 25 June 2002 (20:30), Seoul, Seoul World Cup Stadium (KOR). [641]
Att: 65,625 Ref: Urs Meier (SUI); Frédéric Arnault (FRA), Evžen Amler (TCH).

Result: GERMANY 1, SOUTH KOREA 0 (0:0).
Ballack 75'.

GER (4-4-2): [1] Oliver Kahn (c.); - [22] Torsten Frings, [5] Carsten Ramelow, [2] Thomas Linke, [21] Christoph Metzelder; - [19] Bernd Schneider (85' [16] Jens Jeremies), [8] Dietmar Hamann, [13] Michael Ballack Ω, [17] Marco Bode; - [11] Miroslav Klose (70' [20] Oliver Bierhoff),[7] Oliver Neuville (88' [14] Gerald Asamoah).

KOR (3-4-3): [1] Lee Woon-jae; - [4] Choi Jin-cheol (56' [15] Lee Min-sung), [20] Hong Myung-bo (c. 80' [9] Seol Ki-hyeon), [7] Kim Tae-young; - [22] Song Chong-gug, [6] Yoo Sang-chul, [21] Park Ji-sung, [10] Lee Young-pyo; - [16] Cha Doo-ri, [18] Hwang Sun-hong (54' [19] Ahn Jung-hwan), [14] Lee Chun-soo.

YC: Ballack 71', Neuville 85'. / Lee Min-sung 90'+4.


[M62]: Played Wednesday 26 June 2002 (20:30), Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama (JPN). [642]
Att: 61,058 Ref: Kim Milton Nielsen (DEN ); Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Igor Šramka (SLK).

Result: BRAZIL 1, TURKEY 0 (0:0).
Ronaldo 49'.

BRZ (3-4-3): [1] Marcos; - [3] Lúcio, [5] Edmílson, [4] Roque Júnior; - [2] Cafu, [15] Kléberson (85' [13] Juliano Haus Belletti), [8] Gilberto Silva, [6] Roberto Carlos; [20] Edílson (75' [17] Denílson), [9] Ronaldo Ω (68' [21] Luizão), [10] Rivaldo.

TUR (4-4-2): [1] Rüştü Reçber; - [4] Fatih Akyel, [5] Alpay Özalan, [3] Bülent Korkmaz, [18] Ergün Penbe; - [22] Ümit Davala (74' [13] Mustafa Kemal İzzet), [8] Tugay Kerimoğlu, [10] Yıldıray Baştürk (88' [6] Arif Erdem), [21] Emre Belözoğlu (62' [17] İlhan Mansız); - [9] Hakan Şükür (c.), [11] Hasan Şaş. .

YC: Gilberto Silva 41'. / Tugay 59', Hasan Şaş 90'.



THIRD PLACE MATCH


[M63]: Played Saturday 29 June 2002 (20:00), Daegu World Cup Stadium, Daegu (KOR). [643]
Att: 63,483 Ref: Sa’ad Mane al -Fadhli (KUW); Ali al-Raifi (KSA), Héctor Vergara (CAN).

Result: TURKEY 3, SOUTH KOREA 2 (3:1).
1:0 Hakan Şükür 10.89 sec fastest goal in finals history, 1:1 Lee Eul-yong 9', 2:1 İlhan 13', 3:1 İlhan 32', 3:2 Song Chong-gug 90'+2.

TUR (4-4-2): [1] Rüştü Reçber; - [4] Fatih Akyel, [5] Alpay Özalan, [3] Bülent Korkmaz, [18] Ergün Penbe; - [22] Ümit Davala (76' [7] Okan Buruk), [8] Tugay Kerimoğlu, [10] Yıldıray Baştürk (86' [14] Tayfur Havutçu), [21] Emre Belözoğlu (41' [20] Hakan Ünsal); - [9] Hakan Şükür (c. Ω), [17] İlhan Mansız.

KOR (3-4-3): [1] Lee Woon -Jae; - [6] Yoo Sang -Cheol, [20] Hong Myung -Bo (c. h/t [7] Kim Tae -Young), [15] Lee Min -Sung; - [22] Song Chong -Gug, [21] Park Ji -Sung, [10] Lee Young -Pyo, [13] Lee Eul -Yong (65' [16] Cha Doo -Ri); - [9] Seol Ki -Hyeon (79' [8] Choi Tae -Uk), [19] Ahn Jung -Hwan, [14] Lee Chun -Soo.

YC: Tugay 50', Rüştü 83'. / Lee Eul -Yong 23'.



FINAL


[M 64]: Played Sunday 30 June 2002 (20:00), International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama (JPN). [644]
Att: 69,029 (highest of the 2002 finals), Ref: Pierluigi Collina (ITA); Leif Lindberg (SWE), Phil Sharp (ENG).

Result: BRAZIL 2, GERMANY 0 (0:0).
1:0 Ronaldo 67', 2:0 Ronaldo 79'. 'Ronaldo: The man who could eat an apple through a tennis racket.' Gary Lineker BBC1.

BRZ (3-4-1-2): [1] Marcos; - [3] Lúcio, [5] Edmílson, [4] Roque Júnior; - [2] Cafu (c. first man to play in three WC finals), [15] Kléberson, [8] Gilberto Silva, [6] Roberto Carlos; - [11] Ronaldinho (85' [19] “Juninho Paulista” Osvaldo Giroldo Júnior); - [10] Rivaldo, [9] Ronaldo Ω (90' [17] Denílson).

GER (4-4-2): [1] Oliver Kahn (c.); - [22] Torsten Frings, [2] Thomas Linke, [5] Carsten Ramelow, [21] Christoph Metzelder; - [19] Bernd Schneider, [16] Jens Jeremies (77' [14] Gerald Asamoah), [8] Dietmar Hamann, [17] Marco Bode 40th and last cap (84' [6] Christian Ziege); - [7] Oliver Neuville, [11] Miroslav Klose (74' [20] Oliver Bierhoff 70th and last cap).

YC: Roque Júnior 6'. / Klose 9' elbowing Edmílson in the face.
Brazil have now won the World Cup in four different continents.

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Other Information / Stats


TOP SCORERS


Goals Player(s)
7
Ronaldo b. Rio de Janeiro 22 Sept 1976 (BRZ officially 8).
5
Rivaldo (BRZ); Klose (GER).
4
Tomasson (DEN); Vieri (ITA).
3
Wilmots (BEL); Ballack (GER); Keane (IRL); Pauleta (POR); Papa Bouba Diop (SEN); Morientes, Raúl (ESP); Larsson (SWE); İlhan (TUR).
2
Ronaldinho (BRZ); Gómez (CRC); Owen (ENG); Hierro (ESP); J. Inamoto (JPN); Burgetti (ITA); Cuevas (PAR); Camara (SEN); Ahn J -H (KOR); Davals, Şaş (TUR); McBride, Donovan (USA).


  • In total 161 goals, 37 headed goals, 21 goals by subs. total average 2.52 per match. 18 penalties were awarded of which 13 were converted, 5 were saved by GK.
  • Own Goals (5; officially only 3):
    Puyol (ESP) for Paraguay, Marín (CRC) for Brazil, Jorge Costa (POR) for United States, Agoos (USA) for Portugal, Sørensen (DEN) for England.
  • 17 red cards, and 266 yellow cards (plus 6, 2ndYCs), Total cards: 289.
  • Total official attendance at 2,705,134 (42,268 average).

COACHES, ASSISTANTS, RESERVE PLAYERS

Note: Betting odds are pre -World Cup

ARG: Coach: Marcelo Alberto Bielsa; Assist Coach: Claudio Vivas.
[1] Germán Adrián Ramón Burgos (GK 33-35 Atlético Madrid ESP), [23] Roberto Oscar Bonano (GK 32-13 Barcelona ESP), [2] Roberto Fabián Ayala (CB 29-74 Valencia ESP), [20] Marcelo Daniel Gallardo (AMF 26-42 AS Monaco FRA), [15] Claudio Daniel Angel Husaín (DMF 27-14(1) River Plate), [17] Gustavo Adrián Pablo López (LW 29-31(4) Celta Vigo ESP), [21] Claudio Paul Caniggia (RW 35-50(16) Rangers SCO).
Reports issued shortly before and during the early stages of the World Cup may show Ortega wearing #23 and Bonano #24, with #10 missing and squad numbers running 1 -9 and 11 -24. Argentina had originally intended not to use the #10 in honour of Diego Maradona, who had captained the team and played at every World Cup from 1982 to 1994, this was refused by FIFA.
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 9 - 1.
Unlucky: Lazio right winger Lucas Martín Castromán fractured two vertebrae in his back against Bologna in April. Barcelona's Javier Pedro Saviola Fernández (FW), Juan Román Riquelme (MF), of Boca Juniors. Inter Milan's Nelson David Vivas (RB), who suffered a knee injury in February, forwards Facundo Quiroga and Santiago Solari also missed out.

BEL: Coach: Robert Waseige (contracted to manage Standard Liège after WC); Assist Coach: Vincenzo Briganti.
[13] Franck 'Franky' Vandendriessche, (GK 31-0 Mouscron); [23] Frédéric Herpoel (GK 27-7 Gent); [17] Gaëtan Englebert (DMF 25-4 Brugge); [19] Bernd Thijs (DMF 23-2 Genk); [21] Daniel 'Danny' Édouard Boffin (LW 36-52 FC Truiden).
Kit: Diadora.
Betting 80 -1.
Unlucky: Emile Mpenza ruled himself out of Belgium's World Cup squad with a groin injury. Defenders Philippe Clement Club Brugge and Joos Valgaeren (CB Celtic SCO) both out through injury. Walter Baseggio (MF Anderlecht) out 13 May knee injury. Marc Hendrikx (MF Anderlecht), Stefaan Tanghe (AMF FC Utrecht NED), Michaël Goossens (CF Standard Liège) and Peter Van Houdt (FW Borussia Mönchengladbach) missed the cut.

BRZ: Coach: Luiz Felipe “Felipão” Scolari (resigned 9 August 2002); Assist Coach: Flavio de Cunha Teixeira.
[12] Dida - Nélson de Jesus Silva (GK 28-49 Corinthians - on loan from AC Milan ITA); [22] Rogério Mücke Ceni (GK 29-12 São Paulo).
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 11 -4f.
Unlucky: [7] Ricardinho was a last-minute replacement for squad captain Émerson Ferreira da Rosa (DMF 26 AS Roma), who dropped out with injury after dislocating his shoulder. There is no last-minute reprieve for Romario (FW), although Scolari was under intense media pressure in Brazil to include the player.
There is also no room for Djalminha (Djalma Feitosa Dias, MF Deportivo La Coruña ESP), who appears to have been left out after head-butting Deportivo La Coruna his club coach, Javier Irureta in training (April).

CHN: Coach: Velibor “Bora” Milutinović [YUG/MEX] resigned 13 June 2002; Assist Coach: Chi Shangbin, Jin Zhiyang, Shen Xiyanf and Wang Jianying.
[1] An Qi (GK 20-5 Dalian Shide); [23] Ou Chuliang (GK 33-74 Yunnan Hongta); [2] Zhang Enhua (CB 28-64 Dalian Shide); [13] Gao Yao (MF 24-4 Shandong Luneng).
Note: China used four captains in 2002: Ma Mingyu, Qi Hong, Li Tie and Jiang Jin. During the match against Brazil, Ma Mingyu was substituted at 62 minutes and Qi Hong took over, and when Qi Hong was substituted at 66 minutes, Li Tie was next in the chain of command. For the match against Turkey, Jiang Jin was chosen as the new captain.
Kit: Puma.
Betting: 50 -1.
Unlucky: The biggest surprise in the selection process had come when Milutinovic left Xie Hui out of his initial squad.
Xie (Alemannia Aachen GER) was China's top scorer in the qualifying campaign with seven goals, but Milutinovic cited defensive frailties for his omission. Li Ming (DF, broken nose) and striker Zhang Yuning cut from final 25.

CMR: Coach: Winfried “Winni” Schäfer [GER]; Assist Coach: Joseph Marius Omog.
[16] Jacques Celestin Songo'o (GK 38-66 Metz FRA), [22] Idriss Carlos Kaméni (GK 18-1 Le Havre FRA), [13] Mettomo Lucien Mettomo (CB 25-17 Manchester City ENG), [15] Nicolas Alnoudji (DMF 22-15 Rizespor TUR), [19] Éric Daniel Djemba-Djemba (DMF 21-0 Nantes FRA), [14] Joël Dieudonné Martin Epalle Newaka (RW 24-22 Panathinaikos GRE), [7] Joseph Cyrille N'do (AMF 26-16 Al-Khaleej KSA).
Kit: Puma.
Betting: 150 -1.
Unlucky: Jean Dika Dika (CB União Lamas POR), Jerry-Christian Tchuissé (RB Spartak Moscow RUS), Modeste M'bami (MF CS Sedan FRA), Guy Armand Feutchine (MF PAOK Thessaloniki GRE), Francis Adissa Kioyo (FW Greuther Fürth GER) and vetern Bernard Samuel Tchoutang (FW Roda JC NED) cut from final 29 squad.

CRC: Coach: Alexandre Henrique “Guima” Borges Guimarães [BRZl/CRC]; Assist Coach: Alexandre Guimaraes and Rodrigo Antonio Kenton.
[18] Alvaro Mesén Murillo (GK 29-16 Alajuelense); [23] Léster Morgan Suazo (GK 26-5 Herediano); [2] Jervis Éarlson Drummond Johnson (RB 25-39 Saprissa), [14] Juan José Rodríguez Morales (DF 34-2 San Carlos), [21] Pablo Chinchilla Vega (CB 23-12 Alajuelense), [13] Luis Daniel Vallejos Obregón (CB 21-2 Herediano); [19] Rodrigo Antonio Cordero Solano (DMF 28-25 Herediano); [20] William Sunsing Hidalgo (CF 25-23 Herediano).
Kit: Reebok.
Betting: 66 -1.
Unlucky: Pablo Chinchilla was a late replacement for Reynaldo Parks Pérez (c.), who dropped out with a knee injury 15 May.

CRO: Coach: Mirko Jozić; Assist Coach: Ivan Katalinić and Marijan Vlak.
[12] Tomislav Butina (GK 28-7 Dinamo Zagreb); [23] Vladimir Vasilj (b. Hannover, GER, GK 26-2 NK Zagreb); [2] Anthony Šerić (LB 23-8 Hellas Verona ITA); [19] Goran Vlaović (CF 29-50 Panathinaikos GRE); [22] Boško Balaban (CF 23-13 Aston Villa ENG).
Kit: Reebok.
Betting: 50 -1.
Unlucky: Croatian player of the year defensive midgielder Igor Tudor underwent ankle surgery and had to withdraw. In the final 25 were Goran Sablić (CB Hajduk Split), and Marko Babić (LMF Beyer Leverkusen GER) but missed out.

DEN: Coach: Morten Per Olsen; Assist Coach: Michael Laudrup, Peter Bonde and Jorgen Hendriksen.
[16] Peter Kjær (GK 36-4 Aberdeen SCO), [22] Jesper Ringsborg Christiansen (GK 24-0 Vejle Boldklub), [13] Steven Lustü (CB 31-4 Lyn NOR), [15] Jan Munch Michaelsen (CMF 31-11 Panathinaikos GRE), [21] Peter Planch Madsen (CF / LW 24-4 Brøndby IF).
Kit: Lotto.
Betting: 40-1.
Unlucky: Thomas Frandsen (MF Viborg FF NED), goalkeeper Jan Hoffmann, from AB - Akademisk Boldklub Gladsaxe, midfielders Allan Nielsen of Watford and Per Frandsen of Bolton Wanderers and striker Marc Stephen Griffith Nygaard of Roda JC NED.

ECU: Coach: Hernán Darío “Bolillo” Gómez Jaramillo [COL] He resigned after a disappointing performance by the Ecuadorian team at the Copa América 2004.
[12] Oswaldo Geovani Ibarra Carabalí (GK 32-21 El Nacional); [22] Daniel Jimmy Viteri Vinces (GK 20-0 Emelec); [23] Walter Orlando Ayoví Corozo (LB 22-2 Emelec); [8] Luis Oswaldo Gómez Cáceres (MF 30-8 Barcelona SC); [17] Giovanny Patricio Espinoza Pavón (CB 25-19 Aucas); [14] Juan Carlos Burbano de Lara Torres (MF El Nacional); [21] Wellington Eduardo Sánchez Luzuriaga (LW 27-35 Emelec); [13] Ángel Oswaldo Fernández Vernazza (FW 30-68 El Nacional).
Kit: Hummel.
Betting: 50-1.
Unlucky; Only major surprise is the exclusion of young centre back Jorge Daniel Guagua Tamayo of El Nacional). Eduardo Hurtado (CFW Hibernian SCO) and Ariel José Graziani Lentini (CFW San Jose Earthquakes USA, bn. in Argentina) also not selacted.

ENG: Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson [SWE]; Assist Coach: Tord Grip and David Sexton.
[13] Anthony Nigel Martyn (GK 35-22 Leeds United); [22] David Benjamin James (GK 31-9 West Ham United); [12] Wesley Michael Brown (RB / CB 22-6 Manchester United); [15] Martin Raymond Keown (CB 35-42 Arsenal); [16] Gareth Southgate (CB 31-48 Middlesbrough).
Kit: Umbro.
Betting: 8-1.
Unlucky: [4] Trevor Lloyd Sinclair was a late replacement for Daniel Ben Murphy Liverpool (he had replaced Steven George Gerrard Liverpool, ongoing groin problem), who had to withdraw from the squad after he suffered a metatarsal injury similar to that which had affected England team mates David Beckham and Gary Alexander Neville (RB Manchester United) in the run-up to the tournament. Steve McManaman (MF Real Madrid) Greame Le Saux (LB Chelsea) were not in Eriksson's plans. Centre backs John George Terry Chelsea and Jonathan Simon Woodgate Leeds United were recently charged with assualts, these off the field incidents kept them out. Lee David Bowyer (MF Leeds United) Andrew Alexander Cole (FW Blackburn Rovers retired fron International duty after non-selection), Paul Robinson (GK Leeds United) and Phil Neville (LB / LMF Manchester United) was again left out.

ESP: Coach: José Antonio Camacho Alfaro; Assist Coach: José Carcelén and Teodoro Nieto.
[13] Ricardo López Felipe (GK 30-1 Real Valladolid); [23] Pedro Contreras González (GK 30-0 Málaga).
Kit: Adidas.
Betting:: 14-1.
Unlucky: Left full back Sergi Barjuán Esclusa Barcelona missed the World Cup after opting to undergo surgery on his injured left ankle, he never added to his 56 caps. Goalkeeper José Santiago Cañizares Ruiz Valencia, missed the World Cup after a freak mishap in his hotel room at the team's training base in Jerez, Spain. Cañizares severed a tendon in his right foot after he accidentally smashed a bottle of aftershave and then trod on it (17 May) He was replaced by [23] Contreras.

FRA: Coach: Roger Lemerre (sacked by FFF 5 July 2002); Assist Coach: Henri Emile, René Girard and Guy Stephan.
[1] Ulrich Jean Eugène Ramé (GK 29-11 Bordeaux); [23] Grégory Coupet (GK 29-1 Lyon); [5] Philippe Charles Lucien Christanval (CB 23-4 Barcelona ESP); [19] William 'Willy' Sagnol (RB 25-9 Bayern Munich GER); [13] Mickaël Samy Silvestre (LB /LCB 24-10 Manchester United ENG); [14] Alain Boghossian (CMF 31-26 Parma ITA).
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 11-2.
Unlucky: Nicolas Sébastien Anelka (FW Liverpool on loan from PSG FRA) and Éric Gérard Carrière (MF Lyon) were left out

GER: Coach: Rudolf “Rudi” Völler; Assist Coach: Michael Skibbe and Erich Rutemöller.
[12] Jens Gerhard Lehmann (GK 32-14 Borussia Dortmund); [23] Hans-Jörg Butt (GK 28-2 Beyer Leverkusen); [10] Lars Ricken (AMF 25-16 Borussia Dortmund); [18] Jörg Böhme (LMF 28-6 Schalke 04).
Note: Asamoah was born in Ghana, Klose in Poland, and Neuville in Switzerland.
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 7 -1.
Unlucky: Germany defender Christian Wörrns (Sweeper) was ruled out of the World Cup after failing to recover from a knee injury. The Borussia Dortmund defender underwent athroscopy on his left knee in mid May, he was replaced by [4] Baumann.
On stand-by were Frank Peter Rost (GK Werder Bremen), Ingo Hertzsch (CB SV Hamburg), Stefan 'Paule' Beinlich (MF Hertha Berlin), Thomas Brdarić (CF Beyer Leverkusen), and Martin Max (CF 1860 Munich).

IRL: Trainer: Michael ‘Mick’ Joseph McCarthy; Assist Coach: Ian Evans.
[23] Alan Thomas Kelly (GK 33-34 Blackburn Rovers ENG), [16] Dean Laurence Kiely (GK 31-6 Charlton Athletic ENG), [15] Richard Patrick Dunne (CB 22-14 Manchester City ENG), [20] Andrew James O'Brien (CB 22-5 Newcastle United ENG), [19] Clinton Herbert Morrison (CF 23-7 Crystal Palace ENG).
Captain [6] Roy Maurice Keane (DMF Manchester United) was sent home before the tournament began, no replacement. In the training facility – ‘car park’ Keano called it - in Saipan, the captain complained in print about the Irish football establishment for their amateurism together with the handling of the team’s build up to the finals. He also implied strongly that McCarthy should have been doing more to rectify the structural faults. And afterwards, with the best known verbal attack in British football, Keano left his manager in no doubt as to what he thought of him as a man and a coach.

"Who the fuck do you think you are, having meetings about me? You were a crap player and you are a crap manager. The only reason I have any dealings with you is that somehow you are the manager of my country... and you're not even Irish, you English cunt. You can stick it up your bollocks... you were a cunt in 1994, again in 1998 and you're even more of a cunt now - and you ain't even Irish.”

According to Niall Quinn's autobiography his ‘oration’ lasted ten minutes: “Mick, you're a liar...you're a fucking wanker. I didn't rate you as a player, I don't rate you as a manager, and I don't rate you as a person. You're a fucking wanker and you can stick your World Cup up your arse. The only reason I have any dealings with you is that somehow you are the manager of my country! You can stick it up your bollocks.” Keano went on to win 9 more caps for the Repblic 2004 – 05 (last game v France WCQ) taking his total to 67 (9 gls), but not under that ‘wanker’ McCarthy. ‘Shove it up your bollocks’ has become a personal favourite. To rub it in for Ireland as well as losing their only world class player and because the bust up happened just before the tournament began, they were not allowed to replace the vacant squad position.
Kit: Umbro.
Betting: 100-1.
Unlucky: Celtic's Colin Healy (CMF), Wolves left winger Mark John Kennedy (groin injury), long throwing expert Rory John Delap (MF Southampton ENG), Gary Michael Thomas Doherty (CB Tottenham Hotspur ENG) and Hibs goalkeeper Nicholas 'Nick' Vincent Colgan. "It is not easy having to tell players they are not coming, said McCarthy, I rang those five players yesterday (6 May - Reid instead of Kennedy who did not recover in time) to tell them. It was a cold way to do it, but it was the only way. Of course they were all disappointed, because they all wanted to go, but they wished me all the best and I know they want us to do as well as possible."I also told them all that if I had any injury problems in the next couple of weeks then I may need to call on them."

ITA: Coach: Giovanni Trapattoni; Assist Coach: Adriano Bardin and Pietro Ghedin.
[12] Christian Abbiati (GK 24-0 AC Milan), [22] Francesco Toldo (GK 30-22 Internazionale); [18] Marco Delvecchio (CF 29-16 AS Roma).
Kit: Puma.
Betting: 25-1.
Unlucky: No place for Brescia striker Roberto Baggio recently recovered from a knee operation. Trapattoni has repeatedly said that the fragile health of one of Italy's most popular players was a major hindrance to his selection. AC Milan midfielder Massimo Ambrosini, Lazio's Stefano Fiore and Parma striker Marco Di Vaio also missed out on selection.

JAP: Coach: Philippe Troussier [FRA]; Assist Coach: Mohamed Ajam Boujarari and Masakuni Yamamoto.
[1] Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (GK 26-42 Portsmouth ENG), [23] Hitoshi Sogahata (GK 22-1 Kashima Antlers); [2] Yutaka Akita (CB 31-38 Kashima Antlers).
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 60-1.
Unlucky: Hiroshima's Tatsuhiko Kubo (FW) and Yasuhiro Hato (DF), of Yokohama. Yokohama playmaker Shunsuke Nakamura has been left out in favour of Kashima midfielder Mitsuo Ogasawara. Hiroshi Nanami (CMF right knee), also former Boca Juniors striker Naohiro Takahara and Makoto Tanaka (CB) was still sidelined with an injury - he will have to pull out agin in 2006 with a thigh injury.

KOR: Coach: Guus Hiddink [NED]; Assist Coach: Chung Hae-soung, Park Hang-seo and Peter 'Pim' Tim Verbeek.
[12] Kim Byung-ji (GK 32-58 Pohang Steelers), [23] Choi Eun-sung (GK 31-1 Daejeon Citizen), [2] Hyun Young-min (LWB 22-8 Ulsan Hyundai Horangi), [3] Choi Sung-yong (RMF 26-60 Suwon Samsung Bluewings), [17] Yoon Jong-hwan (CMF 29-36 Cerezo Osaka JAP).
Kit: Kappa.
Betting: 200-1.
Unlucky: Hiddink's most controversial decision was the omission of Pohang Steelers striker Lee Dong-gook - he will miss out through torn cruciate ligaments. Chunnam Dragons goalkeeper Yeom Dong-kyon (still not capped) and Choi Sung-Kuk (WFW) and Yeo Hyo-jin (DF still not capped) from Korea University were stars of the future, said Guus.

KSA: Coach: Nasser al-Johar; Assist Coach: Robson Alves.
[21] Mabrouk Zaid Mohamed Zaid (GK 23-1 Al-Ittihad), [22] Mohamed Babkr al-Khojali (GK 29-12 Al-Nassr); [5] Mohsin al-Harthi (DF Al-Nassr); [23] Mansour al-Thagafi (DF 23-0 Al-Nassr); [19] Omar al-Ghamdi (DMF 23-28 Al-Hilal).
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 250-1.
Unlucky: Saleh Al-Saqri (DF), Ahmed Al-Bahri (DF), both of Al-Ittifaq, Ahmed Khalil (DF), Mansour Al-Najayi (DF), Mohamed Noor (MF), Walid Abed-Rabbo (MF), Ibrahim Al-Suwayyed (FW), Abdullah Al-Sheehan (FW), Talal Al-Meshal (FW withdrew injured) Saeed al-Dossari were all in and then dismissed from early squad.

MEX: Coach: Javier “Vasco” Aguirre Onaindía; Assist Coach: Daniel Ipata.
[12] Oswaldo Javier Sánchez Ibarra (GK 28-22 Guadalajara), [23] Jorge Francisco Campos Navarrete (GK 35-123 UNAM Pumas), [2] José Francisco Gabriel de Anda (CB 30-15 Pachuca), [20] Melvin Alberto Brown Casados (CB 23-8 Cruz Azul), [22] Alberto Rodríguez Barrera (DF 28-13 Pachuca), [14] Germán Villa Castañeda (DMF 29-46 América).
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 150-1.
Unlucky: Veteren centre back defender Claudio Suárez Sánchez (33 Tigres UANL) fractured his right leg in April training.

NGR:: Coach: 'Adegboye' Festus Onigbinde; Assist Coach: Fanny Ikhayere Amun, Ben Duamlong, M. Ekpenyong, G. Uwua and Henry Nwosu.
[12] Augustine 'Austin' Amamchukwu Ejide (GK 18-3 Gabros International), [13] Rabiu Afolabi (CB 22-5 Standard Liège BEL), [19] Eric Okechukwu Ejiofor (CB 22-12 Maccabi Haifa ISR), [8] Mutiu Abiodun “Agbon” Adepoju (ACMF 31-49 Salamanca ESP).
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 250-1.
Unlucky: Ademola Bankole (GK nicknamed 'George' by Grimsby manager Alan Buckley), Christopher Kanu (DF), Daniel 'Danny' Olusola Shittu (CB), Seyi Olajengbesi (DF), Peter Osaze Odemwingie (MF bn. Tashkent URS), Pascal Karibe Ojigwe (MF), Wilson Oruma (RMF), Emeka Jude Ugali (FW}, Ndubuisi Godwin Ezeh (FW), Victor Okechukwu Agali (FW), Yakubu Aiyegbeni (FW), Lucky Issy Idahor (FW),and Rabiu Yusuf Baita (RWF) were all in the final 35 man squad on 2 May. Striker Finidi George, along with Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh (retired In June) were not considered.

PAR: Coach: Cesare Maldini; Assist Coach: Guiseppe Dossena and Victor Genes.
[12] Justo Wilmar Villar Viveros (GK 24-8 Libertad), [3] Pedro Alcides Sarabia Achucarro (CB 26-40 River Plate ARG), [19] Daniel Horacio Sanabria Gueyreaud (DF 25-6 Libertad), [7] Richart Martín Báez Fernández (FW 28-25 Olimpia Asunción).
Kit: ABA Sport.
Betting: 100 -1.
Unlucky: As expected there was no place in the squad for the out-of-favour Julio César Enciso Ferreira (Olimpia Asunción). The midfielder upset the coach by declaring himself unavailable for Paraguay's match against Brazil in August 2001.

POL: Coach: Władysław Jerzy Engel; Assist Coach: Edward Kleindienst and Władysław Antoni Żmuda.
[22] Adam Jan Matysek (GK 33-34 RKS Radomsko).
note: [11] Emmanuel Olisadebe was born in Nigeria.
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 28 -1.
Unlucky: Key midfielder Bartosz Karwan Legia Warsaw missed the World Cup because of a muscle strain. Winger Euzebiusz 'Ebi' Smolarek did his outside chance of making the Poland squad no good, by failing a drugs test for cannabis after a Uefa Cup tie with his club side Feyenoord in March. The Coach Jerzy Engel divided a nation when he left out striker Artur Wichniarek (Arminia Bielefeld GER) from his final 23. Engel placed four players - Wojciech Kowalczyk (CF Anorthosis Famagusta CYP), Paweł Kaczorowski (RMF / RB Polonia Warsaw), Tomasz Dawidowski (WF / MF Amica Wronki) and Artur Wichniarek - on a standby list.

POR: Coach: António Luís Alves Ribeiro de Oliveira (sacked 25 June); Assist Coach: Rui Manuel dos Santos Caçador and José Pratas Romão.
[15] Nélson Alexandre Gomes Pereira (GK 26-1 Sporting CP), [16] Ricardo (Ricardo Alexandre Martins Soares Pereira, GK 26-10 Boavista), [4] Marco António Simões Caneira (CB 23-1 Benfica), [12] Hugo Viana (Hugo Miguel Ferreira Gomes Viana (CMF 19-4 Sporting CP), [6] Paulo Sousa (Paulo Manuel Carvalho Sousa CMF 31-50 Espanyol ESP), [14] Pedro Barbosa (Pedro Alexandre dos Santos Barbosa CMF 31-21 Sporting CP).
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 10 - 1.
Unlucky: Quim - Joaquim Manuel Sampaio da Silva (GK 26-15 Braga) established himself as number one in the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. However, a failed drug test (Nandrolone) saw him miss out on the competition. Sá Pinto (Ricardo Manuel Andrade e Silva Sá Pinto FW Sporting CP) played in four qualifiers but injury (knee) prevented him making the 2002 squad never added to his 45 caps.

RSA: Coach: Ephraim Matsilele Sono (bn. Madoda Walletjies Mkulwana) resigned 15 July 2002. Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz [POR] had led RSA through the qualifiers but 'stepped aside' on the 12 March as head coach when he came under polical pressure from the SAFA to give more power over team selection to Sono. Gordon Igesund resigned as technical advisor 8 May; Assist Coach: Trott Moloto and Khabo Zondo.
[1] Johannes 'Hans' Adrianus Vonk (GK 32-29 Heerenveen NED, left on the bench by Sono), [20] Calvin Donovan Marlin (GK 26-2 Ajax Cape Town), [8] Thabo Mngomeni (MF 32-37 Orlando Pirates), [10] Thabo Bernard “Bennett” Mnguni (LMF 28-9 Lokomotiv Moscow RUS), [21] Steven Jerome Pienaar (LW 20-0 Ajax NED).
Kit: Umbro.
Betting: 28 -1.
Unlucky: Eric Tinkler (MF Barnsley ENG) who had captained the team at the recent African Nations Cup in Mali was out of the final 30 as was the injured / not match fit Lucas Valeriu Radebe (CB Leeds United ENG) but was a late incliusion to the final 23. Thurston Shaun Bartlett (CF Charlton Athletic ENG), Pierre Saniharib Issa (CB Watford ENG) and the injured Mark Anthony Fish (CB Charlton Athletic ENG). Emile Raymond Baron (GK Lillestrøm NOR), Matthew Paul Booth (CB Mamelodi Sundowns), Mbulelo Oldjohn Mabizela (CB Orlando Pirates), Jethro 'Lovers' Mohlala (MF Mamelodi Sundowns), Bradley John August (FW Santos Cape Town) and Benedict 'Benni' Saul McCarthy (FW Celta Vigo ESP) narrowly missed out from the final squad.
Ex head coach Carlos Queiroz joined Alex Ferguson at United in June 2002, winning the Premier League in his first season.

RUS: Coach: Oleg Ivanović Romantsev; Assist Coach: Mikhail Danilović Geršković and Sergei Aleksandrović Pavlov.
[12] Stanislav Salamović Ćerćesov (GK 38-49 Tirol Innsbruck AUT), [23] Aleksandr Vladimirović Filimonov (GK 28-16 Uralan Elista), [14] Igor Valeryević Chugainov (CB 32-30 Uralan Elista), [13] Vyaćeslav Yevgenyević Daev (CB 29-7 CSKA Moscow), [10] Aleksandr Vladimirović Mostovoi (CMF 33-59 Celta Vigo ESP), [17] Sergei Bogdanović Semak (CMF 26-31 CSKA Moscow).
Kit: Reebok.
Betting: 80-1.
Unlucky: Sergei Ivanović Ovćinnikov (GK Porto POR) was replaced by Ćerćesov, who had not played Internationals for three years and Rolan Aleksandrović Gusev (RMF CSKA Moscow) complained of personal differences with Romantsev after being left out of the final 27. Omari Mikhailović Tetradze (RB Alania Vladikavkaz bn. S.M. Osipov), Andrei Sergeyević Aršavin (LMF Zenit Saint Petersburg), Andrei Konstantinović Karyaka (LMF Krylia Sovetov Samara), and Denis Vladimirović Laktionov (FW Suwon Samsung Bluewings KOR beca,e a naturalised South Korean in in 2003, and was known as Lee Seong-nam while playing there.) injured vs. Belarus 17 May, Denis Aleksandrović Popov (FW CSKA Moscow) withdrew though injury 14 May and Alexander Vladimirović Panov (FW Dinamo Moscow) all missed the cut for the final 23.

SEN: Coach: Bruno Metsu; Assist Coach: Abdoulaye Sarr.
[22] Khalidou Cissokho (GK 29-0 ASC Jeanne d'Arc), [16] Oumar Diallo (GK 29-43 Olympique Khouribga MAR), [23] Amadou Makhtar N'diaye (DMF 20-0 Rennes FRA), [20] Sylvain Patrick Jean N'Diaye (DMF 25-6 Lille FRA), [8] Amara Traoré (CF 36-36(14) Gueugnon FRA).
Only the two goalkeepers, who did not play, were based outside FRA.
Kit: Puma .
Betting: 250-1.
Unlucky: Mamadou Niang (CF Troyes FRA), who scored on his debut against Bolivia in March, and AC Milan teenager Mohamed 'Momo' Adama Sarr (CB) were left out.

SVN: Coach: Srečko Katanec (announced his retirement 6 June 2002); Assist Coach: Janko Irgolić and Danilo Popivoda.
[22] Dejan Nemec (GK 25-1 Club Brugge BEL), [17] Zoran Pavlović (RMF 25-21 Austria Wien AUT), [2] Goran Sankovič (CB 22-5 Slavia Prague)
[10] Zlatko Zahović (RMF) was sent home following a fight with the trainer after the match against Spain.
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 40 -1.
Unlucky: "My approach is simple. If somebody is missing, we have to play without him. But I also want to be very clear on one thing: there won't be any single newcomer in the Slovenian World Cup team. I'm willing to go to Korea with less than 23 players, if needed. The World Cup is no place to learn for young players." Slovenian coach Katanec in April 2012.

SWE: Joint Head Coach: Tommy Söderberg, Lars Lagerbäck.
[23] Jan Andreas Isaksson (GK Djurgårdens IF), [12] Magnus Kihlstedt (GK 30-12 FC Copenhagen DEN), [20] Daniel Jerry Andersson (DMF 24-38 Venezia ITA), [3] Patrik "Bjärred" Jonas Andersson (CB and team captain, injured 30-95 Barcelona ESP), [13] Tomas Antonelius (RB 29-6 FC Copenhagen DEN, was Tomas Gustafsson before 2001, changed his surname as it was less common), [14] Erik Kenneth Edman (LB 23-5 Heerenveen NED), [19] Hans Pontus Farnerud (CMF 21-2 AS Monaco FRA), [5] Michael Lennart Svensson (CB 26-11 Troyes FRA).
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 150 -1.

Unlucky: Stand-by list named 3 May - Goalkeeper: Dick Last Örgryte IS – Defender: Christoffer Andersson (RB Helsingborgs IF), Midfielders: Johan Erik Calvin Elmander (Feyenoord NED), Pontus Farnerud (replaced Mild), Marcus Lantz (Hansa Rostock GER). Forwards: Stefan Selaković (Heerenveen NED), and Kim Mikael Källström (Djurgårdens IF).
Central midfielder [19] Stig Håkan Mild (Wimbledon ENG, he never added to his 74 caps) missed the World Cup after rupturing an Achilles tendon on 15 May.

TUN: Joint Head Coach: Amar Souayah, Khémaïs Labidim.
[16] Hassem Béjaoui (GK 26-2 Bizertin), [22] Ahmed el-Jaouachi (GK 26-0 Monastir), [17] Tarek Thabet (RB 30-70 Espérance), [14] Hamdi Marzouki (CB 25-7 Club Africain), [19] Emir Mkadémi (DF 23-9 ES Sahel), [9] Riadh Jelassi (CF 30-20 Club Africain).
[23] José Clayton was born in Brazil.
Kit: Umbro
Betting: 125 -1.
Unlucky: 7 May: Midfielder Skander Ouayah missed out on the World Cup after failing a drugs test. Souayah tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone. 14 May: 3 players cut from final 29 defender Moïn Chaâbani, midfielder Ahmed Hammi and forward Imed Ben Younes. Lassaâd Ouertani (MF), Oussama Sellami (MF), and Mohamed Selliti (FW) miss out. Veteran goalkeeper and former captain Chokri El Ouaer retired just before the WC because of back problems.

TUR: Coach: Şenol Güneş; Assist Coach: Unal Karaman.
[23] Zafer Özgültekin (GK 27-1 Ankaragücü), [19] Abdullah Ercan (LWB 30-70 Fenerbahçe).
Mustafa İzzet was born in the Mile End, London, England, İlhan Mansız in Kempten, West Germany.
Kit: Lotto.
Betting: 250 -1.
Unlucky: Ali Rıza Sergen Yalçın (Galatasaray, on loan), key midfield playmaker injured in Jan. İsmail Güldüren (CB / LB Gençlerbirliği) pulled out of squad with a knee injury 9 May. Metin Aktaş (GK Trabzonspor), Cihan Haspolatlı (RWB Kocaelispor), Tayfun Korkut (MF Real Sociedad ESP) and Niyazi Serhat Akın (FW Fenerbahçe) cut from final 27 man squad 22 May.

URU: Coach: Víctor Haroldo Púa Sosa (resigned 11 June); Assist Coach: Jorge da Silva.
[23] Federico Martín Elduayen Saldaña (GK 24-1 Peñarol), [12] Gustavo Adolfo Munúa Vera (GK 24-9 Nacional), [19] Joe Emmerson Bizera Bastos (CB 22-9 Peñarol), [15] Andrés Nicolás 'Nico' Olivera (AMF 24-26 Sevilla ESP), [10] Fabián Alberto O'Neill Domínguez (AMF 28-19 Perugia ITA).
Kit: Nike.
Betting: 200 -1.
Unlucky: 10 May: Left out striker Diego Martín Alonso López (Atlético Madrid (loan) from Valencia ESP) said he has been "betrayed" by national coach Victor Pua, after not making the country's 27 man squad. Alonso declared that Pua had informed him he would definitely be in the squad. "feel betrayed by the coach" he said "To play in a World Cup finals was my greatest dream. Pua has not kept his word as he said that the players who had played in the World Cup qualifiers would be in the squad. I played in 12 of the 18 and now he doesn't even call me up for a friendly match.” Sebastián Eguren Ledesma (MF Montevideo Wanderers), Rubén Ariel Olivera da Rosa (MF Danubio), Diego Fernando Pérez Aguado (DMF Defensor Sporting), and Daniel Fonseca Garis (Como ITA, a surprise inclusion FW with an injured foot) missed the final cut.

USA: Coach: Bruce Arena; Assist Coach: David Andrews, Tim Hashimoto, Glenn Myernick, Dave Sarachan and Bruce Snell.
[18] Kasey C Keller (GK 32-58 Tottenham Hotspur ENG), [19] Antonio 'Tony' Michael Meola (GK 33-98 Kansas City Wizards), [14] Steven Emil Cherundolo (RB 23-10 Hannover 96 GER), [6] David Régis (CB 33-28 Metz FRA).
The C in Kasey C Keller is not an initial, but the actual middle name.
Kit: Adidas.
Betting: 25 -1.
Unlucky: Midfielder Chris Armas Chicago Fire is out of the World Cup with torn knee ligaments. Armas sustained the injury in his side's 2-1 win over Uruguay in Washington on 12 May. Brian Maisonneuve Columbus Crew and Brian West Columbus Crew are two midfieloders on stand-by. Jovan Kirovski (FW Crystal Palace) missed out.- he was the first pro to sign for Manchester United from the United States in 1993; although he was hampered by work permit regulations, and never played for the first team


Prize money

The amount of expenditure given to each team that qualified for the 2002 WC by FIFA was approx:

  • £5,456,000 the winner (CHF 12.4 million) Total for winning FA: £13,002,000 (CHF 29.55m).
  • £5,346,000 the runners-up (CHF 12.15 million).
  • £5,236,000 per semi-finalists (3rd/4th place) CHF 11.9 million).
  • £3,476,000 per quarter-finalists (CHF 7.9 million).
  • £2,684,000 each team round of 16 (CHF 6.1 million).
  • £1,980,000 group stage (CHF 4.5 million).
  • £660,000 per match/team group stage (CHF 1.5 million).
  • £704,000 per match/team round of 16 (CHF 1.6 million).
  • £792,000 per match/team quarter-final (CHF 1.8 million).
  • £880,000 per match/team semi-final (CHF 2.0 million).
  • £880,000 (CHF 2.0 million). per match/team match for 3rd place
  • £990,000 (CHF 2.25 million). final game (2nd place)
  • £1,100,000 (CHF 2.5 million). final game (1st place)
  • + £440,000 (CHF 1m) for each association taking part as contribution towards team preparation
  • Conversion rate 1CHF = £0.44 or £1 = CHF 2.27 in June 2002..

YOUNGEST AND OLDEST

2002 Youngest Oldest
Player Opabunmi (NGR) 17 y 101 d Heintze (DEN) 38 y 293 d
Goalkeeper Enyeama (NGR) 19 y 287 d Seaman ENG) 38 y 275 d
Scorer Syčёv (RUS) 19 y 287 d Hierro (SPA) 34 y 76 d
Champion Kaká (BRZ) 20 y 69 d Cafu (BRA) 32 y 11 d
Finalist Metzelder (GER) 21 y 237 d Bierhoff (GER) 34 y 60 d
Captain Márquez (MEX) 23 y 110 d Heintze, (DEN) 38 y 293 d
Coach Katanec (SVN) 38 y 321 d Maldini, (PAR) 70 y 110 d
Referee Shield (AUS) 28 y 281 d Sánchez (ARG) 45 y 103 d

 

Quote Answer: Sepp Blatter, after Italy were defeated by South Korea.



Ball Goldon Boot Mascot Trophy
2002 Adidas 'Favenova' the real match balls made in Morocco only.