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Korea 2002

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3rd Place match

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Second Round

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Japan 2002

1st round (3)

1st round (2)
Second Round

1st round (2)
Second Round

1st round (2)
Second Round

1st round (2)
Second Round

1st round (2)

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1st round (3)
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Matches in Japan

2002 FIFA World Cup Matches in Japan Niigata Big Swan Stadium

Niigata hosts two first round matches and one second round game. The 42,300 capacity Big Swan Stadium is located in Niigata sports park.

Saturday, June 01 at 15:30
Group E:
Rep. of Ireland vs Cameroon (1-1)

Monday, June 03 at 15:30
Group G:
Croatia vs Mexico (0-1)

Saturday June 15 at 20:30
Second Round
Denmark vs England (0-3)

Training Camps:
The three candidates for the authorized training sites in Niigata prefecture are Arai City (the furthest away from the ground), Tokamachi City and The Shibata Vicinity (nearest to Niigata City).

Niigata Tourism

Located on the west coast of Japan, facing the Japan Sea, Niigata has beautiful sunsets. The area is also famous for delicious rice and sake -- rice wine.

Niigata prefecture is blessed with countless natural wonders: a long and diverse coastline, national parks with mountains and rivers, expansive fertile plains, and an island alive with culture and history -- called Sado Island.

Niigata City Attaractions:
Map of Niigata City with links to the major points of interest around the city.

Niigata Delicacies:
Among the many products of the Sea of Japan, the most popular is Namban Ebi (shrimp). Caught all year round, you can be sure to find this on the menu.

Niigata Sightseeing:
Large graphical presentation of the major sights in Niigata -- a handy map to print out if you've got a colour printer.

Niigata Travel Updates:
Plenty of hyperlinked travel information on Niigata, from the Japan National Tourist Organisation.

Getting Around

By Air

Flights from Seoul take around 2hr 15mins, from Xi'an via Shanghai (6hrs 15mins), from Harbin (1hr 55mins), from Guam (3hrs 40mins), from Honolulu (6hrs 25mins) and from Vladivostok (1hr 20 mins).

Osaka (1hr 10mins), Nagoya (55mins), Sapporo (1hr 10mins), Fukuoka (1hr 35mins) and Hiroshima (1hr 45mins).

Getting to Niigata Airport:
The Bus Center - JR Niigata Station - Airport route takes about 25mins. and costs 350 yen. Buses leave the Bus Center twice an hour between 6:45 and 18:20.

Buses from the airport run between 9:30 and 20:20.

Taxis from JR Niigata Station take around 20 mins and cost about 3,000 yen.

By Train

The Joetsu Shinkansen super-express train from Tokyo takes around 1hr 40mins.

By Road

Driving on the Kan-etsu Expressway from Tokyo takes around 4 hours.

Getting to Niigata:
More details about accessing Niigata from Japan and abroad.

Niigata by Bus:
Buses are a lot slower than the trains -- Tokyo (5hrs), Osaka (9hrs 30mins), Sendai (4hrs).

Where to Stay

Niigata City Accommodation:
A list of hotels and inns in Niigata City with contact numbers and prices in yen.

Matches in Japan

Niigata Stadium -- Japan 2002
Niigata Stadium

Groups in Japan

Group E -- Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals Group E


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