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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

Winner Brazil
Second Germany
Third Turkey
Fourth Korea Republic
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)

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