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Background

The 2002 FIFA World Cup, the seventeenth staging of the World Cup, was held in the Korea Republic and Japan from 31 May to 30 June.  FIFA's Executive Committee awarded the 2002 World Cup final tournament to Korean Republic and Japan as co-hosts at a meeting in Zürich, Switzerland on 31 May 1996.

Initially, the two Asian countries were competitors in the bidding process. But before the vote, they agreed with FIFA to co-host the event.  FIFA has since said that co-hosting is not likely to happen again, and in 2004 officially stated that its statutes did not allow co-hosting bids. The only rival bid came, once again, from Mexico, but the voting by acclamation, that is to say, a vote without ballot, promptly brought the World Cup to Asia for the first time. 


The Draw

FIFA's World Cup 2002 Organising Committee divided the 32 qualifying teams into eight groups for the final tournament at the World Cup Final Draw, held on 1 December 2001 in Busan, Korean Republic. 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 second European team.
 

Seeded Europe Aisa/CONMEBOL Africa/CONCACAF
France Portugal Turkey Paraguay Mexico
Brazil England Belgium Uruguay USA
Argentina Republic of Ireland Saudi Arabia Cameroon
Italy Sweden Slovenia Ecuador Nigeria
Spain Denmark Russia China PR Costa Rica
Germany Croatia Poland   Tunisia
Japan   South Africa
Korean Republic Senegal

Ranking the Groups - Peter Young's comments

First Phase Table
Group F (Japan)
Team P W D L F A GD Pts
Sweden 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
England 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
Argentina 3 1 1 1 2 2 =0 4
Nigeria 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 1
 
2 June 2002
2:30pm JST - Argentina 1 Nigeria 0 [0-0]
Kashima Sakkā Sutajiamu, Kashima-shi, Kantō, Ibaraki (34,050)
Batistuta
6:30pm JST - England 1 Sweden 1 [1-0]
Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii, Saitama-shi, Midori-ku, Kantō, Ibaraki (62,561)
Campbell
Alexandersson
7 June 2002
3:30pm JST - Sweden 2 Nigeria 1 [1-1]
Kōbe Uingu Sutajiamu, Hyōgo-ku, Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken, Kansa (36,194)
Larsson (2 (1 pen))
Aghahowa
8:30pm JST - Argentina 0 England 1 [0-1]
Sapporo Dōmu, Toyohira-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō (35,927)
Beckham (pen)
12 June 2002
3:30pm JST - Sweden 1 Argentina 1 [0-0]
Miyagi Sutajiamu, Rifu-chō, Miyagi-gun, Mutsu (45,777)
A.Svensson
Crespo
3:30pm JST - Nigeria 0 England 0 [0-0]
Ōsaka-shi Nagai Rikujō Kyōgijō, Ōsaka-shi, Kansai (44,864)
 

The Second Phase

15 June 2002
3:30pm KST - Germany 1 Paraguay 0 [0-0]
Jeju Gyeonggijang, Jeju-si, Jeju, Korea (25,176)
Neuville
Acuña
8:30pm JST - Denmark 0 England 3 [0-3]
Niigata Sutajiamu, Niigata-shi, Chūbu-chihō, Japan (40,582)
Sørenson OG (R.Ferdinand), Owen, Heskey
16 June 2002
3:30pm JST - Sweden 1 Senegal 2 [1-1] AET [1-1]
Ōita Sutajiamu, Oita-shi, Kyūshū, Japan (39,747)
Larsson
H.Camara (2 including golden goal)
3:30pm KST - Spain 1 Republic of Ireland 1 [1-0]
AET
[1-1] & Penalties [3-2]
Suwon World Cup Gyeonggijang, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (38,926)
Morientes
Keane (pen)
Penalty Shoot-out:- Keane 1-0, Hierro 1-1, Holland crossbar, Baraja 1-2, Connolly saved, Juanfran wide, Kilbane saved, Valerón post, Finnan 2-2, Mendieta 2-3.
17 June 2002
3:30pm KST - Mexico 0 USA 2 [0-1]
Jeonju World Cup Gyeonggijang, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Korea (36,380)
McBride, Donovan
Marquez
8:30pm JST - Brazil 2 Belgium 0 [0-0]
Kōbe Uingu Sutajiamu, Hyōgo-ku, Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken, Kansai, Japan (40,440)
Rivaldo, Ronaldo
18 June 2002
3:30pm JST - Japan 0 Turkey 1 [0-1]
Miyagi Sutajiamu, Rifu-chō, Miyagi-gun, Mutsu, Japan (45,666)
Davala
8:30pm KST - Korea Republic 2 Italy 1 [0-1]
AET
[1-1]
Daejeon World Cup Gyeonggijang, Daejeon-gwangyeoksi, Chungcheong-do, Korea (38,588)
 Seol, Ahn (golden goal)
Vieri
Totti
Round of sixteen

Quarter Finals

21 June 2002
3:30pm JST - England 1 Brazil 2 [1-1]
Shizuoka Sutajiamu Ekopa, Fukuroi-shi, Chūbu-chihō, Japan (47,436)
Owen
Rivaldo, Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho
8:30pm KST - Germany 1 USA 0 [1-0]
Ulsan Munsu Chukgu Gyeonggijang, Ulsan-gwangyeoksi, Yeongnam, Korea (37,337)
Ballack
22 June 2002
3:30pm KST - Spain 0 Korea Republic 0 [0-0]
AET [0-0] & Penalties [3-5]
Gwangju World Cup Gyeonggijang, Gwangju-gwangyeoksi, Honam, Korea (42,114)
  
Penalty Shoot-out:- Hwang 1-0, Hierro 1-1, Park 2-1, Baraja 2-2, Seol 3-2, Xavi 3-3, Ahn 4-3, Joaquin saved, Hong 5-3.
8:30pm KST - Senegal 0 Turkey 1 [0-0] AET [0-0]
Ōsaka-shi Nagai Rikujō Kyōgijō, Ōsaka-shi, Kansai, Japan (44,233)
Ílhan (golden goal)

Semi Finals

25 June 2002 - 8:30pm KST
Germany 1 Korea Republic 0 [0-0]
Seoul World Cup Gyeonggijang, Seongsan, Mapo-gu, Seoul Teukbyeolsi, Korea (65,625)
Ballack
26 June 2002 - 8:30pm JST
Brazil 1 Turkey 0 [0-0]
Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii, Saitama-shi, Midori-ku, Kantō, Ibaraki, Japan (61,058)
Ronaldo

 

Third Place Play off

29 June 2002 - 8:00pm KST
Korea Republic 2 Turkey 3 [1-3]
Daegu World Cup Gyeonggijang, Daegu-gwangyeoksi, Yeongnam, Korea (63,483)
Lee EY, Song
Sükür, Ílhan (2)

 

The 2002 Final

30 June 2002 - 8:00pm JST
Germany 0 Brazil 2 [0-0]
Yokohama Kokusai Sōgō Kyōgi-jō, Yokohama-shi, Kantō, Ibaraki, Japan (69,029)
Ronaldo (2)

 

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