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Friday, 28 June, 2002, 16:39 GMT 17:39 UK

World Cup final clockwatch

All the action as it happened as Ronaldo fires Brazil to victory against Germany in the World Cup final in Yokohama.


1351 BST: Ronaldo runs on to the pitch draped in the Brazilian flag as referee Pierluigi Collina blows for full time - and Brazil celebrate their fifth World Cup triumph.

90 mins (+3): The giant screen shows an emotional Ronaldo on the sidelines as the seconds tick away.

90 mins (+1): Brazil try to finish the final with a flourish as Denilson shows trickery on the left but his cross is too long for Juninho.

At the other end, Christian Ziege's low shot fails to beat Marcos.

89 mins: Ronaldo receives a huge ovation from the crowd as he is replaced by Denilson. He is just minutes away from lifting the cup - and the Golden Boot award.

88 mins: Christoph Metzelder has another chance to pull one back for Germany but fails to get his header on target.

87 mins: Dietmar Hamann shows his frustration after being pulled up for a foul.

The Germans are starting to realise it will not be their day and Brazilian fans begin the celebrations all around the stadium.

85 mins: Juninho has a chance to settle the game as he breaks clear down the right but his pass is too strong for Rivaldo.

84 mins: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari makes a change, bringing on midfielder Juninho for Ronaldinho.

Germany almost pull one back when Marcos hesitates and Christoph Metzelder narrowly fails to connect at the far post.

82 mins: Brazil keeper Marcos performs more heroics with a full-length dive to palm away a shot from Oliver Bierhoff.

81 mins: Germany face an uphill task but continue to press, Torsten Frings hitting a fierce shot which leaves Lucio requiring treatment.

79 mins: Germany 0-2 Brazil. The World Cup looks to be on its way to Brazil as Ronaldo grabs his second goal of the game.

Kleberson knocks the ball in, Rivaldo steps over it and Ronaldo shoots home from the edge of the box.

77 mins: Rudi Voeller brings on a second attacking player as Germany chase the game, Gerald Asamoah replacing Jens Jeremies.

73 mins: Miroslav Klose's World Cup comes to an end as he is replaced by fellow striker Oliver Bierhoff.

70 mins: Germany start to show more urgency and Jens Jeremies hits a shot which is deflected just wide.

Marcos punches from the corner but the Germans fail to make the pressure count by committing a foul in the area.

67 mins: Germany 0-1 Brazil. Ronaldo finally breaks the deadlock for Brazil as Rivaldo fires in a shot and Oliver Kahn spills the ball.

Ronaldo reacts first to pounce on the loose ball and tap in from close range - his seventh goal of the finals.

65 mins: Sebastian Kehl warms up for Germany but Jens Jeremies comes back on after receiving lengthy treatment on the sidelines.

62 mins: Bernd Schneider clips a low ball into the Brazilian area but Oliver Neuville just fails to connect.

Jens Jeremies is hurt in a crunching two-footed challenge with Cafu which angers some of the German players.

60 mins: Brazilian captain Cafu finds a rare chance to get forward but his shot from the right travels well wide.

Edmilson runs across to the substitutes' bench to swap his torn shirt for a new one. The crowd have a chuckle as the defender has trouble putting it on.

58 mins: A handball from Dietmar Hamann gives Brazil a free-kick in a dangerous position just outside the German penalty area.

Ronaldo takes it after a lengthy discussion but his effort bounces back off the German wall and the ball is cleared.

56 mins: Dietmar Hamann threatens the Brazilian goal again with a long-range drive which just clears the crossbar.

54 mins: The game is flowing from end to end. Miroslav Klose finds Torsten Frings on the right for Germany but he blasts over the bar.

52 mins: Ronaldo engineers a shooting chance but Carsten Ramelow gets in a great block.

51 mins: Brazil produce a great chance of their own as Roberto Carlos curls in a cross from the left and Gilberto Silva heads goalwards.

But once again Oliver Kahn is on hand to block the chance and Gilberto Silva pokes his follow-up wide.

48 mins: Germany go even closer when Oliver Neuville fires in a free-kick from long range.

It looks to be heading into the corner but Marcos produces a brilliant diving save to push the ball on to the post and away to safety.

45 mins: Germany almost make the perfect start to the second half when Jens Jeremies ghosts in at a corner, but his goalbound header is blocked by Edmilson.

1303 BST: Play resumes for the second half with Brazil looking to break the deadlock with their first World Cup final goal since 1970.

1247 BST: Germany 0-0 Brazil. Pierluigi Collina blows the whistle at the end of a pulsating half. Both teams have had their chances but Ronaldo must be wondering how he has failed to give Brazil the lead.

45 mins: Ronaldo is presented with a third great chance as the ball reaches him around the penalty spot but his low shot is brilliantly blocked by Oliver Kahn.

44 mins: Kleberson is just inches away from giving Brazil the lead on the stroke of half-time.

The midfielder launches a right-foot shot from just outside the box which sails over Oliver Kahn's head and bounces back off the crossbar.

41 mins: Hesitation in the German defence presents Kleberson with a great chance but the midfielder hits a low shot wide of Oliver Kahn's left post.

40 mins: Germany's Jens Jeremies fires in a shot from outside the area which sails high and wide.

39 mins: Germany coach Rudi Voeller's tactics seem to be working as Brazil's wing-backs Roberto Carlos and Cafu are finding it impossible to get forward and attack.

36 mins: Bernd Schneider wins another corner for Germany but Brazil win a free-kick as the players jostle for position in the area.

33 mins: Brazil are enjoying more possession but it is comes to nothing as the Germans easily cut out an elaborate passing move.

The crowd gets its first real glimpse of Rivaldo as he juggles the ball just inside the German penalty area but he has been a peripheral figure.

29 mins: Another warning for Germany as Ronaldinho's lofted pass puts Ronaldo through again.

This time the striker fails to connect cleanly with the bouncing ball and Oliver Kahn comes out to smother the danger.

28 mins: A great diagonal pass from Bernd Schneider sends Marco Bode racing into the Brazil penalty area but his first touch lets him down and the chance is lost.

24 mins: A half-cleared German corner sparks panic in the Brazilian penalty area but the ball is eventually banged away to safety.

22 mins: The stadium's giant screen focuses on Germany's suspended playmaker Michael Ballack. Rudi Voeller's side are coping admirably without him.

21 mins: Miroslav Klose goes down rather theatrically under a challenge from Edmilson but Germany's free-kick is easily cleared.

18 mins: Brazil launch a rare attack and almost open the scoring when a brilliant pass from Ronaldinho puts Ronaldo through.

The striker has just Oliver Kahn to beat but shoots wide with the outside of his left foot.

14 mins: Bernd Schneider's impressive start continues as he switches his attention to the left flank.

The midfielder fires in a low cross which is cut out before it gets to Miroslav Klose and Brazil clear the resulting corner.

12 mins: Germany continue to threaten and Dietmar Hamann produces a weak shot from the edge of the area after more good work on the right by Bernd Schneider.

9 mins: Germany produce the first really dangerous attack as Bernd Schneider finds space on the right.

Keeper Marcos does well to cut out Schneider's low cross as Miroslav Klose waits to pounce.

8 mins: German striker Miroslav Klose joins Roque Junior in the referee's notebook after an aerial challenge leaves Edmilson grounded.

6 mins: Germany win a free-kick on the right of the Brazilian penalty area. It is knocked square to Oliver Neuville but his low shot hits a defender and is smuggled away to safety.

5 mins: Roque Junior is the first player to be booked for blocking striker Oliver Neuville as he tries to launch a German attack.

2 mins: Kleberson breaks clear down the right for Brazil but his cross is a poor one and Oliver Kahn makes an easy catch.

1 min: Brazil go on the attack straight away. Torsten Frings concedes the first corner under pressure from Ronaldinho but it comes to nothing.

1200 BST: Italian referee Pierluigi Collina gets the final under way as hundreds of camera flashes go off around the stadium.

1157 BST: There is none of the drama which preceded the 1998 World Cup final.

This time Ronaldo looks relaxed as the camera pans in to show him singing the Brazilian national anthem.

1151 BST: A wall of sound greets the two teams as they emerge from the tunnel in Yokohama and line up across the pitch.

Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi are among the dignitaries introduced to the players by captains Cafu and Oliver Kahn.

The giant Yokohama Stadium was a blaze of colour as kick-off time approached, with the yellow of Brazil the most predominant colour.

Giants flags of both countries were unfurled at either end of the ground, and a pageant of all the World Cup participants was rapturously received.

Security - tight throughout the World Cup - was tightened even further for the final.

Helicopters hovered overhead as a clear sign that the Japanese authorities were taking no chances as the tournament drew to a close.

Team news

Germany replaced the suspended Michael Ballack with Jens Jeremies.

Ronaldinho returned for Brazil in place of Edilson after his one-match ban and Kleberson was again preferred to Juninho in midfield.


Brazil: Marcos, Cafu, Lucio, Roque Junior, Edmilson, Roberto Carlos, Gilberto Silva, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Kleberson.

Germany: Oliver Kahn, Thomas Linke, Carsten Ramelow, Oliver Neuville, Dietmar Hamann, Miroslav Klose, Jens Jeremies, Marco Bode, Bernd Schneider, Christoph Metzelder, Torsten Frings.

Referee: Pierluigi Collina (Italy).


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