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2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan ™

Korea/Japan 2002: Five-star Brazil

Awards

  • adidas Golden Ball: Oliver KAHN (GER)
  • adidas Golden Boot: RONALDO (BRA)
  • Best Young Player : Landon DONOVAN (USA)
  • Fair Play Award: Belgium
  • Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper: Oliver KAHN (GER)
  • FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team: Korea Republic

News

Redemption for Ronaldo as world's eyes turn east

Brazil became champions for the fifth time as top scorer Ronaldo exorcised the ghosts of 1998, scoring both goals in the Final against Germany. This was Asia's first FIFA World Cup™ and both host nations made history by reaching the knockout rounds – Korea Republic going as far as the last four. A tournament of surprises, it opened with France losing to Senegal and closed with Turkey third in the world.

Statistics

Goals scored

161

Qualified teams

32

Matches Played

64

Attendance

2,705,197

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