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World Cup history - Japan & South Korea 2002
Rivaldo, Ronaldo and Gilberto Silva pose with the World Cup
Rivaldo, Ronaldo and Gilberto Silva get their hands on the trophy
Brazil reclaimed the World Cup as Ronaldo cast off the ghost of France 98 with two goals in the final to sink Germany and take his tally to eight.

His double secured the Golden Boot award - and Brazil a fifth World Cup.

German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn was voted the tournament's best player despite fumbling Rivaldo's shot to gift Ronaldo an opener in the 2-0 loss in Yokohama.

England and the Republic of Ireland secured notable successes before elimination in the knock-out stages.

Skipper David Beckham's penalty saw off old adversaries Argentina as England qualified from the 'Group of Death'.

But his side fell to Brazil in the quarter-finals, with veteran goalkeeper David Seaman blamed for failing to stop Ronaldinho's speculative, looping free-kick winner.

Ronaldinho was later controversially dismissed for a foul, but England could not take advantage in the stifling Shizuoka heat.

Irish hopes suffered an early blow when captain Roy Keane went home after a dramatic bust-up with boss Mick McCarthy.

But another Keane, Robbie, took to centre stage and helped fire his side through a tough qualification group which included Germany.

McCarthy's men finally fell in a second round penalty shoot-out against Spain.

Spain went on to suffer their own spot-kick heartache in the quarter-finals, as the march of South Korea continued.

Early shocks

Few would have predicted their appearance in the semi-finals, but the early stages claimed several big-name casualties.

French boss Roger Lemerre was sacked after the reigning champions and Euro 2000 winners went out without scoring following shock losses to Senegal and Denmark.

Argentina's defeat by England hastened their premature exit, while Italy edged though to the second round before enduring a golden goal winner from South Korea's Ahn Jung-Hwan.

Korea's march onto the footballing map helped maintain a carnival atmosphere at matches - as did Japan's achievement of reaching the second round.

More than three million people took to the streets of Korean capital Seoul to celebrate the defeat of Italy.

The co-hosts eventually succumbed 1-0 to Germany in the last four, while another surprise package, Turkey, went down by the same scoreline to Brazil.

So after a tournament of shocks, it was a final between World Cup football's two most successful countries and Brazil prevented a twist in the tail in the showpiece match, Ronaldo ensuring they maintained their 100% tournament record.

RESULTS & STATISTICS

Group A
France 0-1 Senegal
Uruguay 1-2 Denmark
France 0-0 Uruguay
Denmark 1-1 Senegal
Denmark 2-0 France
Senegal 3-3 Uruguay
P 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
Paraguay 2-2 South Africa
Spain 3-1 Slovenia
Spain 3-1 Paraguay
South Africa 1-0 Slovenia
South Africa 2-3 Spain
Slovenia 1-3 Paraguay
P 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 1 1 1 5 5 4
Slovenia 3 0 0 3 2 7 0


Group C
Brazil 2-1 Turkey
China 0-2 Costa Rica
Brazil 4-0 China
Costa Rica 1-1 Turkey
Costa Rica 2-5 Brazil
Turkey 3-0 China
P 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 2-0 Poland
USA 3-2 Portugal
South Korea 1-1 USA
Portugal 4-0 Poland
Portugal 0-1 South Korea
Poland 3-1 USA
P W D L F A Pts
South Korea 3 2 1 0 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
Rep of Ireland 1-1 Cameroon
Germany 8-0 Saudi Arabia
Germany 1-1 Rep of Ireland
Cameroon 1-0 Saudi Arabia
Cameroon 0-2 Germany
S Arabia 0-3 Rep of Ireland
P 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
England 1-1 Sweden
Argentina 1-0 Nigeria
Sweden 2-1 Nigeria
Argentina 0-1 England
Sweden 1-1 Argentina
Nigeria 0-0 England
P 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
Croatia 0-1 Mexico
Italy 2-0 Ecuador
Italy 1-2 Croatia
Mexico 2-1 Ecuador
Mexico 1-1 Italy
Ecuador 1-0 Croatia
P 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 2-2 Belgium
Russia 2-0 Tunisia
Japan 1-0 Russia
Tunisia 1-1 Belgium
Tunisia 0-2 Japan
Belgium 3-2 Russia
P 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


Second round:
Germany 1-0 Paraguay
Denmark 0-3 England
Sweden 1-2 Senegal (aet)
(Senegal won on golden goal)
Spain 1-1 Ireland (aet)
(Spain won 3-2 on penalties)
Mexico 0-2 USA
Brazil 2-0 Belgium
Japan 0-1 Turkey
South Korea 2-1 Italy (aet)
(South Korea won on golden goal)

Quarter-finals:
England 1-2 Brazil
Germany 1-0 USA
Spain 0-0 South Korea
(South Korea won 5-3 on penalties)
Senegal 0-1 Turkey
(Turkey won on golden goal)

Semi-finals:
Germany 1-0 South Korea
Brazil 1-0 Turkey

3rd/4th place play-off:
Turkey 3-2 South Korea

Final:
Brazil 2-0 Germany


Leading scorer: Eight goals: Ronaldo (Brazil)



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