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Travel to South Korea South Korea vs Travel to Turkey Turkey in Daegu (2:3)

Turkey Take The Bronze

Korea started what the locals considered to be their final and were robbed of possession as they worked the ball backwards.

Leading Goalscorers 0:1
Hakan Sukur played a neat one-two, beat Hong Myung-Bo and scored his first goal of the tournament - with only 11 seconds on the clock - and the World Cup's fastest ever goal.

Leading Goalscorers 1:1
Lee Eul-Young replied in the ninth minute, with a curling free-kick into the top right-hand corner.

Leading Goalscorers 1:2
Then Ilhan Mansiz put Turkey back in front in the 13th minute, after splitting the South Korean defence by playing a swift one-two with Hakan Sukur.

Ahn Jung-Hwan's neat play in the Turkish area forced Rustu to tip the shot over the bar, as South Korea continued to excite their fans.

Leading Goalscorers 1:3
Ilhan Mansiz combined with Hakan Sukur again to increase Turkey's lead, with a little over half an hour gone.

Half-time: South Korea 1 - Turkey 3

With an hour gone, both trainers were out of their dugouts studying the game and relaying strategies to their players.

Turkey were still very much in control although the Korean chants continued to inspire their team to attack.

The second-half never equaled the thrills of the first 45 minutes as Turkey did just enough to bring the result home and Rustu continued to impress Arsenal and Manchester United.

South Korea didn't help their cause with poor finishing, as the Korean fans sustained their screams of delight and pain.

Leading Goalscorers 2:3
Song Chong-Gug managed to stun Rustu when his long-shot deflected off Cha Doo-Ri's bottom, in injury time, for a last consolation goal that ended the game on a slight high note for the home fans.

At the final whistle, both teams joined hands, congratulated each other and applauded the supporters.

Heartwarming images were then sent around the world as the children of the Turkish players sat on their father's shoulders and wore their bronze medals with pride.

Final Score:
Travel to South Korea South Korea 2 - Travel to Turkey Turkey 3

Man of the Match:
Ilhan Mansiz - The Besiktas striker made his mark on this game and helped bring out the best out of Hakan Sukur.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Lee Eul-Young (23 mins)
Tugay Kerimoglu (50 mins)

The Teams

South Korea:
1 Lee Woon-Jae; 15 Lee Min-Sung, 20 Hong Myung-Bo (7 Kim Tae-Young - 46 mins); 22 Song Chong-Gug, 14 Lee Chun-Soo, 13 Lee Eul-Young (16 Cha Doo-Ri - 65 mins), 21 Park Ji-Sung, 6 Yoo Sang-Chul, 10 Lee Young-Pyo; 19 Ahn Jung-Hwan, 9 Seol Ki-Hyun (8 Choi Tae-Uk - 79 mins).

1 Rustu Recber; 4 Fatih Akyel, 3 Bulent Korkmaz, 5 Alpay Ozalan; 10 Yildiray Basturk (14 Tayfur Havutcu - 86 mins), 21 Emre Belozoglu (20 Hakan Unsal - 41 mins), 22 Umit Davala (7 Okan Buruk - 76 mins), 8 Tugay Kerimoglu, 18 Ergun Penbe; 17 Ilhan Mansiz, 9 Hakan Sukur.

Referee: Saad Mane Travel to Kuwait

Teams by Group

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Korea
In Korea

Group A
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Senegal Senegal, Travel to Uruguay Uruguay.

Group B
Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Slovenia Slovenia, Travel to Spain Spain, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group C
Travel to Brazil Brazil, Travel to China China, Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica, Travel to Turkey Turkey.

Group D
Travel to Poland Poland, Travel to Portugal Portugal, Travel to South Korea South Korea, Travel to USA United States.

Korea First Round Matches.

2002 FIFA World Cup matches in Japan
In Japan

Group E
Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Ireland Republic of Ireland, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia.

Group F
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to England England, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Sweden Sweden.

Group G
Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Ecuador Ecuador, Travel to Italy Italy, Travel to Mexico Mexico.

Group H
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Japan Japan, Travel to Russia Russia, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Japan First Round Matches.

The Road to the Final

2002 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.

Group Tables - Leading Goalscorers.

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2nd Round

Game 1
Germany 1 Paraguay 0

Game 2
Denmark 0 England 3

Game 3
Sweden 1 Senegal 2
After Extra Time

Game 4
Spain 1 Ireland 1
After Extra Time
3:2 Penalties

Game 5
Mexico 0 USA 2

Game 6
Brazil 2 Belgium 0

Game 7
Japan 0 Turkey 1

Game 8
Sth Korea 2 Italy 1
After Extra Time

1/4 Finals

Game C
England 1 Brazil 2

Game A
Germany 1 USA 0

Game B
Spain 0 Sth Korea 0
After Extra Time
3:5 Penalties

Game D
Senegal 0 Turkey 1
After Extra Time

Semi Finals

Semi 1
Germany 1 Sth Korea 0

Semi 2
Brazil 1 Turkey 0

Third Place Match

Saturday, June 29
Sth Korea 2 Turkey 3

2002 World Cup Final

Sunday, June 30
Germany 0 Brazil 2

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Second Round

The last 16 continued on the Road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan.

Group A winner and runner-up went to Japan.

Group B winner and runner-up stayed in Korea.

Group C winner and runner-up went to Japan.

Group D winner and runner-up stayed in Korea.

Group E winner and runner-up went to Korea.

Group F winner and runner-up stayed in Japan.

Group G winner and runner-up went to Korea.

Group H winner and runner-up stayed in Japan.

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