Soccer world championship 2002

Soccer world championship 2002 - South Korea/Japan
2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™
number of nations of 198 (32 final round)
world champions Brazil
venue South Korea and Japan
opening 31. May 2002
final game 30. June of 2002
spectators of 2.700.000 (42,000 per play)
gates 155 (2.4 per play)
goal scorer king Ronaldo (Brazil) of 8 gates
Best player olive punt (Germany)

the 17. Soccer world championship became of 31. May - 30. June 2002 in South Korea and in Japan delivered.

Table of contents

the hosts

in the history of the soccer world championships a tournament in Asia took place for the first time, and for the first time there were two host nations: Japan and South Korea. Originally both had themselvesCountries separately applied. Something surprisingly then Japan and South Korea kept common from the FIFA the addition.

Of Korea relations with Japan are still heavily loaded by the Japanese crew time (1910 - 1945), and so there were heated discussions already in the planning phase. Main points at issuewere the sequence of the names and the assignment of the final game. One agreed finally on the fact that the opening celebration in Seoul and the final game in Yokohama takes place and that the Korean name is first called. The official tournament designation read therefore:2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.

There were so never before many play places, which had most modern stages and traffic routes throughout with a soccer world championship:

Japan: Kashima - Kōbe - Miyagi - Niigata - Oita - Ōsaka - Saitama - Sapporo - Shizuoka - Yokohama
South Korea: Busan - Daegu - Daejeon - Gwangju - Incheon - Jeonju - Seogwipo (on Jeju DO) - Seoul - Suwon - Ulsan

qualification

altogether applied 198 nations for the 32 final round places. For the individual continents the numbers of participants were firmly given. In some cases there were deciding matches.

Europe15 participants placed, of it were France as a title defender directly qualified. There were WM-places for the first four the South American qualification round, the fifth had two elimination plays against the winner of the Ozeanien group to deny. North and Central America placed 3 participants. For Asia stood beside as host countries directlyqualified Japan and South Korea two further places for the order, and Africa sent five crews into running.

Largest surprise of the qualification was separating the Netherlands, which reserved the third seat in its group behind Portugal and Ireland only. Also the more strongly estimated Czechs could itselfnot qualify. Turkey reached for the first time since 1954 a final tournament. For China, Slovenia, Senegal and Ecuador it was the first WM-participation at all. The following countries qualified themselves for the final round:

Africa: Cameroon (Info.) - Nigeria (info.) - Senegal (info.) - South Africa (info.) - Tunesien (info.)
Asia: China (Info.) - Japan (info.) - Saudi Arabia (info.) - South Korea (info.)
Europe: Belgium (Info.) - Denmark (info.) - Germany (info.) - England (info.) - France (info.) - Ireland (info.) - Italy (info.) - Croatia (info.) - Poland (info.) - Portugal (info.) - Russia (info.) - Sweden (info.) - Slovenia (info.) - Spain (info.) - Turkey (info.)
north and Central America: Costa Rica (Info.) - Mexico (info.) - the USA (info.)
South America: Argentina (Info.) - Brazil (info.) - Ecuador (Info.) - Paraguay (info.) - Uruguay (info.)

all plays of the qualification: Statistics

of play results

Vorrunde

most spectacular surprise of these Vorrunde and one of the largest sensations in the history of the soccer world championship were early separating of title defenderand France pot-change request-guessed/advised. The Frenchmen had to do without its hurt superstar Zinedine Zidane, had however the goal scorer kings from three European leagues in the quantity. It did not succeed to them nevertheless to obtain also only one gate. A further negative surprise was separating the Mitfavoriten Argentinaand Portugal. From the five African participants again only one crew qualified itself for the next round. Nigeria ranking among the further favorite circle became only group-last.

To the positive surprises cutting the host countries Japan off and South Korea belonged. Both created for the first time thatIntroduction into the K.O. - Round. Sweden became generally accepted against England, Argentina and Nigeria. Mexico became group first before Italy and third the WM of 1998, Croatia.

Group of A

Country struggled gates points
1 Denmark 5:2 7
2 Senegal 5:4 5
3 Uruguay 4:5 2
4 France 0:3 1
31. May 2002
France - Senegal 0:1 (0: 1)
1. June 2002
Uruguay - Denmark 1:2 (0: 1)
6. June 2002
Denmark - Senegal 1:1 (1: 0)
6. June 2002
France - Uruguay 0:0 (0: 0)
11. June 2002
Denmark - France 2:0 (1: 0)
11. June2002
Senegal - Uruguay 3:3 (3: 0)


Group of B

Country struggled gates points
1 Spain 9:4 9
2 Paraguay 6:6 4
3 South Africa 5:5 4
4 Slovenia 2:7 0
2. June 2002
Paraguay - South Africa 2:2 (1: 0)
2. June 2002
Spain - Slovenia 3:1 (1: 0)
7.June 2002
Spain - Paraguay 3:1 (0: 1)
8. June 2002
South Africa - Slovenia 1:0 (1: 0)
12. June 2002
South Africa - Spain 2:3 (1: 2)
12. June 2002
Slovenia - Paraguay 1:3 (1: 0)


Group of C

Country struggled gates points
1 Brazil 11:3 9
2 Turkey 5:3 4
3 Costa Rica 5:6 4
4 China 0:9 0
3. June 2002
Brazil - Turkey 2:1 (0: 1)
4. June 2002
China - Costa Rica 0:2 (0: 0)
8. June 2002
Brazil - China 4:0 (3: 0)
9. June 2002
Costa Rica - Turkey 1:1 (0: 0)
13. June2002
Costa Rica - Brazil 2:5 (1: 3)
13. June 2002
Turkey - China 3:0 (2: 0)


Group of D

Country struggled gates points
1 South Korea 4:1 7
The 2 USA 5:6 4
3 Portugal 6:4 3
4 Poland 3:7 3
4. June 2002
South Korea - Poland 2:0 (1: 0)
5. June the 2002
USA - Portugal 3:2 (3: 1)
10. June 2002
South Korea - the USA 1:1 (0: 1)
10. June 2002
Portugal - Poland 4:0 (1: 0)
14. June 2002
Portugal - South Korea 0:1 (0: 0)
14. June 2002
Poland - the USA 3:1 (2: 0)


Group of E

Country struggled gates Points
1 Germany 11:1 7
2 Ireland 5:2 5
3 Cameroon 2:3 4
4 Saudi Arabia 0:12 0
1. June 2002
Ireland - Cameroon 1:1 (0: 1)
1. June 2002
Germany - Saudi Arabia 8:0 (4: 0)
5. June 2002
Germany - Ireland 1:1 (1: 0)
6. June 2002
Cameroon - Saudi Arabia 1:0 (0: 0)
11. June 2002
Cameroon - Germany 0:2 (0: 0)
11. June 2002
Saudi Arabia - Ireland 0:3 (0: 1)


Group of F

Country struggled gates points
1 Sweden 4:3 5
2 England 2:1 5
3 Argentina 2:2 4
4 Nigeria 1:3 1
2. June 2002
Argentina - Nigeria 1:0 (0: 0)
2. June 2002
England - Sweden 1:1 (1: 0)
7. June 2002
Sweden - Nigeria 2:1 (1: 1)
7. June 2002
Argentina - England 0:1 (0: 1)
12. June 2002
Sweden - Argentina 1:1 (0: 0)
12. June 2002
Nigeria - England 0:0 (0: 0)


Group of G

Country struggled gates points
1 Mexico 4:2 7
2 Italy 4:3 4
3 Croatia 2:3 3
4 Ecuador 2:4 3
3. June 2002
Croatia - Mexico 0:1 (0: 0)
3. June 2002
Italy - Ecuador 2:0 (2: 0)
8. June 2002
Italy - Croatia 1:2 (0: 0)
9. June 2002
Mexico - Ecuador 2:1 (1: 1)
13. June 2002
Mexico - Italy 1:1 (1: 0)
13. June 2002
Ecuador - Croatia 1:0 (0: 0)


Group of H

Country struggled gates points
1 Japan 5:2 7
2 Belgium 6:5 5
3 Russia 4:4 3
4 Tunesien 1:5 1
4. June 2002
Japan - Belgium 2:2 (0: 0)
5. June 2002
Russia - Tunesien 2:0 (0: 0)
9. June 2002
Japan - Russia 1:0 (0: 0)
10. June 2002
Tunesien - Belgium 1:1 (1: 1)
14. June 2002
Tunesien - Japan 0:2 (0: 0)
14. June2002
Belgium - Russia 3:2 (1: 0)


All plays of the Vorrunde: Round of the last sixteen

first

and second the different Vorrundengruppen played statistics [work on] crosswise against each other. On the paper resulted, from Mexico - the USA once apart, no explosive mating. Each play hada clear favorite.

The largest surprise succeeded to South Korea, which defeated very much luck with combat spirit, and with very energetic support of the strongly disputed arbitrator bottom plate Italy. The field-superior Italians failed however in the long run because of their inability to use high-per cent gate chances above all however because of the bad arbitratorMoreno, that Italy 5. regular gate with this world championship denied. Again had pot-change request-guessed/advised separated. The decisions of the arbitrator are today disputed until.

England had little trouble with Denmark, Germany won dully against Paraguay. Dramatically it reached to Ireland with the play Spain -.The Spaniards led to short before conclusion with 1:0, before the powerful Irish could adjust with a Foulelfmeter. After a torlosen extension the Irish in the locking penalty shootout fired three strafstösse in consequence and Spain went as winners of the place.

Strong Sweden separated somewhat unfortunatelyby golden a Goal against Senegal out, Turkey became generally accepted with an early gate against Japan. Brazil had unexpectedly much trouble with Belgium. A correct hit of Marks of Wilmots was not recognized by the arbitrator. The two Brazilian gates fell only in the conclusion phase.Favoured the USA became generally accepted something surprising and by an early gate against the easily favored neighbour Mexico.


15. June 2002
Germany - Paraguay 1:0 (0: 0)
15. June 2002
Denmark - England 0:3 (0: 3)
16. June 2002
Sweden - Senegal 1:2 n.GG. (1: 1, 1:1)
16. June 2002
Spain - Ireland 4:3 n.E. (1: 1, 1:1, 1:0)
17. June 2002
Mexico - the USA 0:2 (0: 1)
17. June 2002
Brazil - Belgium 2:0 (0: 0)
18. June 2002
Japan - Turkey 0:1 (0: 1)
18. June 2002
South Korea - Italy 2:1 n.GG. (0: 1, 1:1)


All plays of the round of the last sixteen:Statistics

quarter final

as with the previous final rounds had also arranged the FIFA the play plan in such a way that the favorites should meet one another only toward end of the tournament. Since however England occupied into the Vorrunde behind Sweden only the second place,one had to already begin in the quarter final against Brazil. In a dramatic play the Englishmen went first into guidance, when Michael Owen used an error Lucios. Briefly before the half-time break Rivaldo earned reconciliation succeeded. The victory hit for Brazil fell rather unintentionally. A flank Ronaldinhos faileduntenable standing Seaman lowered itself in the net behind that somewhat too far before the gate. A few minutes later the goal scorer was placed because of Foulspiels by the place. The Englishmen did not create however in the remaining 35 minutes no more reconciliation.

Germany sat down somewhat luckyagainst the play-stronger Americans through. That was to be owed above all olive punt, several hundred percent gate chances defeated. Still before the half-time break obtained Michael Ballack by Kopfball after a free impact flank the crucial hit.

Something surprisingly set itself against without its superstar the Raul begun for South KoreaSpaniard through. However the host was given preference to again by the arbitrators, who the Spaniards equal two of regular gates denied. The decision fell only in the penalty shootout, in which the Koreans transformed as more nerve-strongly proven and all five strafstösse. South Korea was owing to the wrong decisions of the arbitratorsin the semi-final advanced. In addition, their advantage opposite different crews was their condition strength.

The Turks defeated Senegal by golden a Goal, which they obtained relatively early in the extension. The portion was up to the conclusion open and the victory gate came also somewhat surprisingly.


21.June 2002
England - Brazil 1:2 (1: 1)
21. June 2002
Germany - the USA 1:0 (1: 0)
22. June 2002
Spain - South Korea 3:5 n.E. (0: 0)
22. June 2002
Senegal - Turkey 0:1 n.GG. (0: 0,0: 0)


All plays quarter finals: Statistics

semi-final

on the paperseemed the two semi-final meetings a clear affair to be: The two favorites Germany and Brazil met the outsiders Turkey and South Korea. However Germany in the past tournament process could not really convince and the condition-strong Koreans Portugal, Italy and Spain had nevertheless switched off.

To the tragic herothe portion became Michael Ballack, which could stop a Korean after an error of Torsten Frings only with a Foul and for it with a yellow map one punished. It was its second in the final round and thus was Ballack for the next play closed.And it was calculated Michael Ballack, in the 75. Minute the Korean Torwart in the additional payment overcame and thus Germany in the final shot.

The second play ended likewise to 1:0 for the favorite. Also without the closed Ronaldinho the Brazilians did not have a real trouble with thatTurk. The gate of the daily shot after an individual performance worth seeing Ronaldo in the 49. Minute.


25. June 2002
Germany - South Korea 1:0 (0: 0)
26. June 2002
Brazil - Turkey 1:0 (0: 0)


All plays semi-finals: Statistics

play around place 3

the playaround the third place hosts denied South Korea and Turkey. In one went the Turks with 3:2 torr-calibrate play as winners of the place. The gates for Korea shot Eul Yong Lee (9. Min.) and Chong Gug Song (93. Min.). For Turkey Hakan metCSU cure (1. Min.) as well as twice Ilhan Mansiz (13. and 32. Min.). Hakan CSU course gate to 1:0 was thereby the fastest gate in WM-history. Already after 11 seconds CSU cure had sunk the ball in the opposing gate.


29. June 2002
South Korea - Turkey 2:3 (1: 3)

final

in the final of the world championship 2002 faced each other the most successful crews of WM-history, Germany and Brazil, for the first time with a WM. (There was however already a play of the GDR against Brazil at the WM 1974.)

The final game knew Brazil with 2:0for itself decide. In its “best play of the tournament” (Marca) the German crew showed a stout-heartet achievement in the first half. After the page overflow olive Neuville with a full post shot from 30 meters (49 ensured. Min.) for the first exclamation mark of the second half. After onePatzer of olive punt obtained Ronaldo in the 67. Min. however 1:0 and ensured in the 79. Min. with 2:0 for the premature decision.


30. June 2002 in internationally the stage Yokohama
Germany - Brazil 0:2 (0: 0)


The final plays: Statistics

statistics

Best goal scorers

Name country of gates
Ronaldo Brazil 8
Miroslav Klose Germany 5
Rivaldo Brazil 5
Jon Dahl Tomasson Denmark 4
Christian Vieri Italy 4

star of the world championship

criticism

retrospective on the football WM 2002 still some doubtful arbitrator decisions are to be called.

Among other things the criticism and above all trailer of the Italian national team, felt themselves as victims of an arbitrator manipulation, there Italy in three plays one behind the other several regular gates deniedand South Korea by wrong decisions of the arbitrators against Portugal, Italy and Spain in the semi-final came, besides are a regular golden Goal for Italy and two regular gates for Spain denied by the arbitrators. Their argumentation to consequence the participation of South Korea had toSemi-final and the play expressed around the third place (in Seoul) for the supervisors financially positive effects.

However retrospectively rather different events remain in the memory: For example early separating of the world champion of 1998 France, the modern play of the outsider Turkey, as well as the final thatBrazilian against Germany.

literature

  • wolf Dieter Poschmann: Football WM 2002. Sport publishing house, July 2002, ISBN 3328009507
  • Sven Simon: Football WM 2002 South Korea/Japan, Copress publishing house, 2002, ISBN 3767905140
  • South German newspaper WM-library: 2002 Japan/South Korea, 2005, ISBN 3866151527

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