Previous FIFA World Cups
Korea / Japan 2002
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia
The first round of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™ reflected a changing football world as upsets and surprises thrilled right from the start. In the end however, it was two familiar faces, Germany and Brazil, who played for the world championship, and it was the South Americans who won their unprecedented fifth FIFA World Cup.
Ronaldo, who suffered a famously poor final four years earlier, was the hero for the Seleçao, scoring both in the 2-0 victory. He ended up with eight goals in the tournament – the most in a FIFA World Cup since Gerd Müller scored ten times at Mexico ‘70.
Official FIFA World Cup™ Awards
|adidas Golden Shoe winner||RONALDO (BRA) 8|
|adidas Golden Ball winner||Oliver KAHN (GER)|
|FIFA Fair play award||Belgium|
|FIFA Award for the Most Entertaining Team||Korea Republic|
|Yashin Award for the Best Goalkeeper||Oliver KAHN (GER)|