Korea-Japan 2002 World Cup Finals

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The 17th World Cup, held in Korea and Japan, was the first World Cup finals to be shared by two hosts

It was also the first World Cup finals to be held in Asia.

World Cup History - Korea-Japan 2002

2002 World Cup Qualifying.

This was only the second time that Japan appeared in a World Cup Finals (France 1998 was their first).

Co-hosts South Korea, on the other hand, were almost old hands; having appeared in five previous World Cup Finals tournaments (1954, 1986, 1990, 1994 and 1998).

The shock of the tournament must have been World Cup holders, France, losing to former colony, Senegal, in the opening game in Seoul.

France never recovered and joined Argentina on the plane home after the Group Stage.

32 Countries Competed at Korea-Japan 2002

Argentina Argentina
Group F (1:0) (0:1) (1:1).

Belgium Belgium
Group H (2:2) (1:1) (3:2); Second Round (0:2).

Brazil Brazil
Group C (2:1) (4:0) (5:2); Second Round (2:0); Quarter-finals (2:1); Semi-finals (1:0); Winner (2:0).

Cameroon Cameroon
Group E (1:1) (1:0) (0:2).

China China
Group C (0:2) (0:4) (0:3).

Costa Rica Costa Rica
Group C (2:0) (1:1) (2:5).

Croatia Croatia
Group G (0:1) (2:1) (0:1).

Denmark Denmark
Group A (2:1) (1:1) (2:0); Second Round (0:3).

Ecuador Ecuador
Group G (0:2) (1:2) (1:0).

England England
Group F (1:1) (1:0) (0:0); Second Round (3:0); Quarter-finals (1:2).

France France
Group A (0:1) (0:0) (0:2).

Germany Germany
Group E (8:0) (1:1) (2:0); Second Round (1:0); Quarter-finals (1:0); Semi-finals (1:0); Finalist (0:2).

Italy Italy
Group G (2:0) (1:2) (1:1); Second Round (1:2 aet).

Japan Japan
Group H (2:2) (1:0) (2:0); Second Round (0:1).

Mexico Mexico
Group G (1:0) (2:1) (1:1); Second Round (0:2).

Nigeria Nigeria
Group F (0:1) (1:2) (0:0).

Paraguay Paraguay
Group B (2:2) (1:3) (3:1); Second Round (0:1).

Poland Poland
Group D (0:2) (0:4) (3:1).

Portugal Portugal
Group D (2:3) (4:0) (0:1).

Ireland Republic of Ireland
Group E (1:1) (1:1) (3:0); Second Round (1:1 aet)
(2:3 Penalties).

Russia Russia
Group H (2:0) (0:1) (2:3).

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Group E (0:8) (0:1) (0:3).

Senegal Senegal
Group A (1:0) (1:1) (3:3); Second Round (2:1 aet); Quarter-finals (0:1 aet).

Slovenia Slovenia
Group B (1:3) (0:1) (1:3).

South Africa South Africa
Group B (2:2) (1:0) (2:3).

South Korea South Korea
Group D (2:0) (1:1) (1:0); Second Round (2:1 aet); Quarter-finals (0:0aet) (5:3 Penalties); Semi-finals (0:1); Third Place (2:3).

Spain Spain
Group B (3:1) (3:1) (3:2); Second Round (1:1 aet) (3:2 Penalties); Quarter-finals (0:0 aet) (3:5 Penalties).

Sweden Sweden
Group F (1:1) (2:1) (1:1); Second Round (1:2 aet).

Tunisia Tunisia
Group H (0:2) (1:1) (0:2).

Turkey Turkey
Group C (1:2) (1:1) (3:0); Second Round (1:0); Quarter-finals (1:0 aet); Semi-finals (0:1); Third Place (3:2).

USA United States
Group D (3:2) (1:1) (1:3); Second Round (2:0); Quarter-finals (0:1).

Uruguay Uruguay
Group A (1:2) (0:0) (3:3).

First Round - Group Stage

Group A

Group A Table

Friday, 31st May
Seoul: France vs Senegal (0:1)

Saturday, 1st June
Ulsan: Uruguay vs Denmark (1:2)

Thursday, 6th June
Busan: France vs Uruguay (0:0)
Daegu: Denmark vs Senegal (1:1)

Tuesday, 11th June
Incheon: Denmark vs France (2:0)
Suwon: Senegal vs Uruguay (3:3)

Denmark and Senegal move onto the 2nd Round.

Group B

Group B Table

Sunday, 2nd June
Busan: Paraguay vs South Africa (2:2)
Gwangju: Spain vs Slovenia (3:1)

Friday, 7th June
Jeonju: Spain vs Paraguay (3:1)

Saturday, 8th June
Daegu: South Africa vs Slovenia (1:0)

Wednesday, 12th June
Daejeon: South Africa vs Spain (2:3)
Seogwipo: Slovenia vs Paraguay (1:3)

Spain and Paraguay move onto the 2nd Round.

Group C

Group C Table

Monday, 3rd June
Ulsan: Brazil vs Turkey (2:1)

Tuesday, 4th June
Gwangju: China vs Costa Rica (0:2)

Saturday, 8th June
Seogwipo: Brazil vs China (4:0)

Sunday, 9th June
Incheon: Costa Rica vs Turkey (1:1)

Thursday, 13th June
Seoul: Turkey vs China (3:0)
Suwon: Costa Rica vs Brazil (2:5)

Brazil and Turkey move onto the 2nd Round.

Group D

Group D Table

Tuesday, 4th June
Busan: Sth Korea vs Poland (2:0)

Wednesday, 5th June
Suwon: United States vs Portugal (3:2)

Monday, 10th June
Daegu: Sth Korea vs United States (1:1)
Jeonju: Portugal vs Poland (4:0)

Friday, 14th June
Daejeon: Poland vs United States (3:1)
Incheon: Portugal vs Sth Korea (0:1)

South Korea and United States move onto the 2nd Round.

Group E

Group E Table

Saturday, 1st June
Niigata: Republic of Ireland vs Cameroon (1:1)
Sapporo: Germany vs Saudi Arabia (8:0)

Wednesday, 5th June
Ibaraki: Germany vs Republic of Ireland (1:1)

Thursday, 6th June
Saitama: Cameroon vs Saudi Arabia (1:0)

Tuesday, 11th June
Shizuoka: Cameroon vs Germany (0:2)
Yokohama: Saudi Arabia vs Republic of Ireland (0:3)

Germany and Ireland move onto the 2nd Round.

Group F

Group F Table

Sunday, 2nd June
Ibaraki: Argentina vs Nigeria (1:0)
Saitama: England vs Sweden (1:1)

Friday, 7th June
Kobe: Sweden vs Nigeria (2:1)
Sapporo: Argentina vs England (0:1)

Wednesday, 12th June
Miyagi: Sweden vs Argentina (1:1)
Osaka: Nigeria vs England (0:0)

Sweden and England move onto the 2nd Round.

Group G

Group G Table

Monday, 3rd June
Niigata: Croatia vs Mexico (0:1)
Sapporo: Italy vs Ecuador (2:0)

Saturday, 8th June
Ibaraki: Italy vs Croatia (1:2)

Sunday, 9th June
Miyagi: Mexico vs Ecuador (2:1)

Thursday, 13th June
Oita: Mexico vs Italy (1:1)
Yokohama: Ecuador vs Croatia (1:0)

Mexico and Italy move onto the 2nd Round.

Group H

Group H Table

Tuesday, 4th June
Saitama: Japan vs Belgium (2:2)

Wednesday, 5th June
Kobe: Russia vs Tunisia (2:0)

Sunday, 9th June
Yokohama: Japan vs Russia (1:0)

Monday, 10th June
Oita: Tunisia vs Belgium (1:1)

Friday, 14th June
Osaka: Tunisia vs Japan (0:2)
Shizuoka: Belgium vs Russia (3:2)

Japan and Belgium move onto the 2nd Round.

Second Round - The Last 16

Knockout Stage

Saturday June 15
Niigata: Denmark vs England (0:3)

Seogwipo: Germany vs Paraguay (1:0)

Sunday, 16th June
Oita: Sweden vs Senegal (1:2)

Suwon: Spain vs Ireland (1:1 aet) (3:2 pens)

Monday, 17th June
Jeonju: Mexico vs United States (0:2)

Kobe: Brazil vs Belgium (2:0)

Tuesday, 18th June
Daejeon: South Korea vs Italy (2:1 aet)

Miyagi: Japan vs Turkey (0:1)

Quarter-Finals - 21st & 22nd June, 2002

Friday, 21st June
Shizuoka: England vs Brazil (1:2)

Ulsan: Germany vs United States (1:0)

Saturday, June 22
Gwangju: Spain vs South Korea (0:0 aet) (3:5 pens)

Osaka: Senegal vs Turkey (0:1 aet)

Semi-Finals - 25th/26th June, 2002

Tuesday, 25th June
Seoul: Germany vs South Korea (1:0)

Wednesday, 26th June
Saitama: Brazil vs Turkey (1:0)

Third Place - 29th June, 2002

Daegu: South Korea vs Turkey (2:3)

2002 World Cup Final
Sunday, 30th June:
Germany vs Brazil (0:2)

Brazil won the World Cup for a record fifth time.

How many appearances each country has made in the World Cup Finals.

World Cup Finals

Uruguay 1930:
Uruguay trailed Argentina at half-time (1:2) but replied with three goals in the second half; to win the first ever World Cup Final (4-2) on July 30th, 1930.

Italy 1934:
Italy were one of the countries who missed out on the vote to host the first World Cup but managed to win the prestigious golden trophy for the home fans.

France 1938:
The third World Cup was held in Europe for a second time, although Germany had annexed Austria, and Spain was in civil turmoil.

Brazil 1950:
Although no cup-final as such, Uruguay and Brazil went into their final game with the winner guaranteed to be champions; a draw would be enough for Brazil.

Switzerland 1954:
The fifth World Cup tournament produced a record number of goals, including a 7:5 encounter between Austria and Switzerland in Lausanne.

Sweden 1958:
Brazil presented a 17 year-old Pele to the world; who went on to claim a hat-trick in Brazil's 5:2 semi-final win over France and bag another two in the final.

Chile 1962:
Czechoslovakia overcame Hungary in the quarter-finals and Yugoslavia in the semis, while Brazil took care of England and the host nation, Chile.

England 1966:
Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick, in the final against West Germany, as England triumphed in a thrilling game watched by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Mexico 1970:
1970 belonged to Pelé, who earned his third World Cup winners' medal when Brazil got their hands on the Jules Rimet Cup.... for keeps.

W. Germany 1974:
Johan Cruyff was the player of the tournament as total football became the buzzword of the day, even though Holland lost to West Germany in the 1974 final.

Argentina 1978:
Holland contested the 1978 World Cup Final, in Argentina, for the second time in a row. As in West Germany, they again finished runners-up; to the hosts.

Spain 1982:
The Spain 82 World Cup finals increased to 24 teams and the format was changed to have two group stages, with four second-round groups of three.

Mexico 1986:
In 1986, Mexico became the first nation to stage the World Cup Finals for a second time; having only staged the competition sixteen years previously.

Italy 1990:
In 1990, Italy became the World Cup of stalemates. Both semi-finals were drawn out through penalty kicks. In the final itself, the only goal came from the spot.

USA 1994:
Once Team US had played a few games most of the nation began to understand they were hosting the greatest show on earth and how the game was played.

France 1998:
France became the sixth nation to win the World Cup on home soil. Thirty-two teams competed in the 16th World Cup; better known as France 98.

Korea-Japan 2002:
The 17th World Cup, held in Korea and Japan, was the first World Cup finals to be shared by two hosts and the first to be held in Asia.

Germany 2006:
The 2006 World Cup Finals ran from 9th June to 9th July; the opening match in Munich and the final in Berlin. Munich and Dortmund hosted the semi-finals.

South Africa 2010:
Eighty years after the First World Cup Finals in Uruguay, the world's most prestigious football competition was finally hosted on the African continent.

Brazil 2014:
Five times World Cup Champions, Brazil, get a second chance to hold the prestigious World Cup Finals; 64 years after they last hosted the tournament.

Russia 2018:
VAR made its World Cup debut and set out to change the course of a game with some crucial rule infringement watching and vital on the spot decisions.

Qatar 2022:
When FIFA executives met in Zurich to decide on who would host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup Finals, Qatar was probably the biggest surprise to many.

United 2026:
The 2026 FIFA World Cup Finals will be jointly hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States. The United Bid won the hosting rights ahead of Morocco.

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