Ronaldo was one of the stars in Asia that summer, but who else caught the eye at the tournament? Brasilien 1950 |  For the second round Japan vs. Turkey match in Miyagi in particular, although it was reported by both parties that all tickets had been sold, some 700 seats remained empty. World Cup Greats
Es gelang die Revanche gegen Paraguay, gegen das die Selección vier Jahre zuvor gescheitert war. Hierro4. Juni 2002, 18:00 Uhr (11:00 Uhr MESZ) in Ulsan, 4. Campbell gets in, but Ferdinand, easily the best defender in the tournament, doesn't! Before the draw, it was arranged that the last three teams in Pot B would be drawn into four groups which did not already contain two European teams and one would be left without a second European team. Pot D contained unseeded sides from the CONCACAF region and Africa. The World Cup started with a 1–0 defeat of France, playing without the injured Zinedine Zidane, by tournament newcomers Senegal in the tournament's opening match held in Seoul, South Korea. For the second round, quarter-finals and semi-finals, the qualifiers from Groups A, C, F and H played their games in Japan while the qualifiers from Groups B, D, E and G played their games in South Korea. As a result, Paraguay advanced to the second round on the goals scored tiebreaker, scoring six goals compared to South Africa's five.  With games taking place in the European morning, some schools and businesses chose to open late on match days or set up communal watching events before the start of work. Sam Lad, Wellingborough, England, He may have played well, but putting Rivaldo in the team after his blatant play acting (and the pitiful attempt at punishing him for it) seems to send out the wrong message. Minute mit dem 2:0 auch für den Endstand. Fifa must have watching another tournament. Hierro 4. Dieses Ausscheiden wiederum wurde auf die starke nationale und internationale Belastung der vielen internationalen Top-Spieler zurückgeführt. El Fenomeno found redemption in 2002, scoring twice in the final against Germany as he also won the Golden Boot (with eight goals) as Brazil lifted their fifth World Cup. Min.) Juni 2002, 20:30 Uhr (13:30 Uhr MESZ) in Yokohama, 10. , The tournament had a major economic impact on both South Korea and Japan, generating an estimated US$1.3 billion in revenue. Butt7. 2030 | Yoo Sang-chul, El Hadji Diouf Brazil became the only team since Argentina in 1986 to win the trophy without needing to win a penalty shoot-out at some stage during the knockout phase and the total number of penalty shoot-outs (2) was the lowest since the four-round knockout format was introduced in 1986. Perhaps they ought to get people who actually watched the World Cup to decide, or at least listen to some ex-great footballers, like Pele, who know a thing or two about the game! Nick, England, The Fifa committee need an appointment with the opticians. Pro Tag wurde jeweils ein Livespiel gezeigt, über das frei entschieden werden konnte. Für Asien standen neben Japan und Südkorea, die als Gastgeberländer direkt qualifiziert waren, zwei weitere Plätze zur Verfügung. When he played at the 2006 World Cup, Campbell became the first England player to represent the country at six consecutive major tournaments.
Alpay6. As usual, Fifa have messed it up, but there's no surprise there. Despite his brilliance, this lethal Brazilian isn’t solely remembered for his eight goals in two World Cups (including five as Brazil won it in 2002).  This was the fifth time Brazil had won the World Cup, cementing their status as the most successful national team in the history of the competition. Juni 2002, 20:30 Uhr (13:30 Uhr MESZ) in Sapporo, 12. That makes no sense. Weltmeister wurde Brasilien mit dem Torschützenkönig Ronaldo (8 Tore), das sich im Finale gegen Deutschland, welches … He is well known for his ludicrous free-kicks and the power with which he could kick the ball, having once had a shot measured at over 105 mph. Landon started and played nearly every minute, playing several positions and he was by far the USA's best scoring threat. He fumbled a save into the path of Brazil striker Ronaldo, who ate the chance up. Juni 2002, 20:30 Uhr (13:30 Uhr MESZ) in Ulsan, 22. Technical study group? Der brasilianische Sieg war umstritten, da der Unparteiische einige zweifelhafte Entscheidungen traf. Hasan Sas may have had a good World cup but aren't strikers in the team to score lots of goals? Dass zwei Mannschaften aus derselben Vorrundengruppe vor dem Finale aufeinandertrafen, war dem Umstand geschuldet, dass die WM in zwei Ländern stattfand und auf die herkömmliche Überkreuzung, wie bei Weltmeisterschaften üblich, verzichtet wurde. Ferdinand5. Im Stadion vor Ort war für den Sender Michael Antwerpes. Other News
There was much controversy over the refereeing in the tournament. Juni 2002, 18:00 Uhr (11:00 Uhr MESZ) in Ulsan, 6.  Ronaldo scored twice in the second half and, after the game, won the Golden Shoe award for the tournament's leading scorer with eight goals. Weltmeister wurde Brasilien mit dem Torschützenkönig Ronaldo (8 Tore), das sich im Finale gegen Deutschland, welches mit Oliver Kahn sowohl den besten Spieler als auch den besten Torwart des Turniers stellte, durchsetzte. Brazil also became the first team to win every match at a World Cup Finals since 1970 and set a new record for highest aggregate goal difference (+14) for a World Cup winner. Even though I am a Spurs fan, he deserves this. Darüber hinaus gab es 79 Spieler mit einem Treffer. The 2002 showpiece, though, is best known for Ronaldo's unique hairstyle and the three-time FIFA World Player of the Year has provided an insight into his decision to shave his head. Diego Maradona of Argentina received the most votes. Cue mania. Chris Barcroft, England, It's a little strange that all the players in the list are from teams who reached the quarter-finals. Schweden wurde von den meisten Experten vorher als Außenseiter der Gruppe gesehen, wurde letztlich aber Gruppensieger, während Nigeria diesmal in der Vorrunde ausschied. I would like to have seen Trevor Sinclair get a mention. Sol Campbell was lucky to be on the all-star team. As well as being voted into the 2002 World Cup All-Star Team, Campbell was also named in the team of the tournament at Euro 2004. Juni 2002, 18:30 Uhr (11:30 Uhr MESZ) in Kashima, 7. Notably, no matches were played in Tokyo, making it the second (after Bonn in 1974) capital of a host country not to have a World Cup venue. I just hope nobody really takes any notice of these bizarre selections by a so-called "technical committee".
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