This is the first World Cup Finals to be held in
Asia, and the first time the finals have been shared between two countries; Korea and Japan.
2002 World Cup Match Reports.
32 teams competed for the 2002 World
Cup in Korea and Japan.
Asian Football Confederation.
4 Teams From Asia
China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea.
Conf�d�ration Africaine de Football.
5 Teams From Africa
Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia.
Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football.
3 Teams From CONCACAF
Costa Rica, Mexico, USA.
Confederaci�n Sudamericana de F�tbol.
5 Teams From South America
Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Oceania Football Confederation.
Missed The Boat
Australia once again miss out on the finals.
Union of European Football Associations.
15 Teams From Europe
Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey.
Korea-Japan 2002 Fixtures.
48 First Round matches in eight groups of four teams each; with four
groups staged in South Korea and four groups in Japan.
By Date - By
Group - .By Stadium.
Seoul staged the opening game and Yokohama the 2002 World Cup Final.
The first two teams in each group moved on to the Second Round.
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