World Cup 2002

World Cup 2002

The World Cup in Korea/Japan 2002 was one of the most enjoyable, exotic and fan-friendly World Cup tournaments of recent years.

Brazil won the tournament thanks to the brilliance of Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Rivaldo but the people of Korea and Japan captured the hearts of a generation of traveling fans.

Look back to our in-depth travel guides to the host cities in Japan and Korea, see our cultural and travel essentials to the host nations, fan images, stadiums and news reports on a great festival of world football.

Find full results and team profiles on the 32 competing nations, player profiles and World Cup stats.

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World Cup 2002 GROUPS
Group A Group B Group C Group D
South Africa
Costa Rica
South Korea
Group E Group F Group G Group H
Saudi Arabia

World Cup 2002 Korea/Japan

Schedule Information - the complete 2002 World Cup schedule.

World Cup 2002 Results - the complete 2002 World Cup results with scorers, time of goals and top scorers.

World Cup Fixtures - all the fixtures by group: Group A; Group B; Group C; Group D; Group E; Group F; Group G; Group H

Japan Stadiums 2002 - the 10 stadiums used in Japan for World Cup 2010.

Korea Stadiums 2002 - the 10 stadiums used in South Korea for World Cup 2010.

World Cup 2002 teams - profiles of all the competing World Cup 2002 teams.

Group A Teams; Group B Teams; Group C Teams; Group D Teams; Group E Teams; Group F Teams; Group G Teams; Group H Teams

World Cup 2002 images - photographs from the tournament.

World Cup 2002 officials - complete list of referees.

World Cup Draw - all the 2002 groups and teams at a glance.

World Cup Tables & Final Standings - see a list of all the tables and final standings.

Japan's 2002 World Cup team.
Japan's 2002 World Cup team

World Cup News

Football News 15/12/02
Football News 24/11/02
Football News 17/11/02
Football News 11/11/02

Football News 5/11/02

Football News 3/11/02

Football News 27/10/02

Football News 20/10/02

England Fans Shot in Bratislava

Coaches, More Racism & Beckham Canned

Wembley, Racism & Mrs. Ronaldo

Red and White Ham

Byron Moreno - A Foul Ref, Japan and Loopholes

Derby and Joan and Mrs Ronaldo

Elephants, Beckhammer, Realdo

Brazil, Korea & Roy Keane
Beckham, Sven Goran Eriksson and Cardozo
French Daily: Korea 6-Japan 0
Kirch, Screens and Discounts
The Purist meets Gareth Southgate
Tickets, Slots & Lots of Money
Guus Hiddink, Big Phil Scolari & Steve
Fiorentina, Sanga & George Best
Rio Ferdinand, Cash & Golden Goals
Korea 6 Japan 0
Joel Rookwood - Salutes Japan!
Managerial Musical Chairs
Ancient Football - kemari
Winners & Losers
Racial Code
Radio, Prostitutes, Tickets
Moves, More Moves and Fees
Italian Complaints
Referees and Robots
England in Japan 2
Korea 2 Italy 1
Red and Blue Fever - Japanese & Korean Fans
England in Japan
Empty Seats, Peace and Passion
More Blatter, Maradona and Other Felons
Strikes, Bribes, No Tickets, Suicide, Arguments, Foul Language
The Gary Lineker Interview
ID Checks, Tickets, Byrom, Blatter, Bras and Water
Helicopters, Royalty, Glue and Prison Ships
July 2002 FIFA Rankings
Cheap Fares, Beer and Bonuses
Sven, Sex, Gold and Russians
Vigilantes, Robocops and the Colonel
Missiles, Fans & Britney
Fatboy Slim and Oakenfold
Robbed? Balls! Call the Embassy!
Mascots, Strip Shows and the Media
Japan Unveils New Shirts
Boom or Bust - World Cup Economy
Tickets, Trains and Dogs again
Camps, Gas Masks, Economy & Ecology
Tickets, Business and More Money
China, Pele, Police and babies
United, Cheetahs, Blur & Blatter
Emperors, Dogs, Money and Muscle
Fifa's New Insurance Deal
Good News; UK Viewers
Beer, Fags & Football at World Cup Stadiums
Massive Ticket Response
World Cup Volunteers
Cash Crunch
Guus Hiddink
Seoul Brothers
Kabul Match
Red Card for the Taliban
FIFA Insurance Bombshell
Grounds for Concern
2001 Confederations Cup
Terrorists v Hooligans
Japan/Korean v. World XI
Name Games - Japan v Korea
Japan Can Win
Police Academy
JAWOC Intransigence
Korea Prospects
Venue Facilities
World Cup Teams - National Shirts

2002 Team shirts

Argentina Belgium Brazil Cameroon China Costa Rica Croatia Denmark Ecuador England France Germany Ireland Italy Japan Korea Mexico Nigeria Paraguay Poland Portugal Russia Saudi Arabia Senegal Slovenia South Africa Spain Sweden Tunisia TurkeyUruguay USA

2002 Commentary

Kristen M. Interview - USAsoccerfansonline
Gurinder Chada Interview
The defeat of the Argentinean team
La derrota del Seleccionado Argentino
Brendan O'Neill - Pluck of The Irish?
Big Lily
Robert Didd - The world’s most travelled fan
Satellite Hook-Up: PMTV’s Brian Powers
Kayoko Shimada on British Football (in Japanese)
Kayoko Shimada on British Football (English translation)
Korean Football
Full Marks for Gert Engels
Japan-België: Buigen of Barsten
London Calling
Argentina en el Mundial
The Press and the World Cup
J-Football (in Japanese)
Japanese and Korean Soccer Fans
The Purist Meets Denis's Girl
Terrace Talk - Japan v Nigeria at Southampton
Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi: Japan's No.1 for Portsmouth
Korean Football
Steve Perryman Interview
Japanese Soccer Betting - Toto
History of Japanese Football
Ruud's van Nistelrooy's Grandad - English version
Ruud's van Nistelrooy's Grandad - Dutch version
Jan Roelfs Interview
Les Mottram Interview
Tough on Hooligans
Brothels Shuttered by Osaka Police
An Interview with Professor Takayuki Yamashita
Made in Japan: Football Hooligans
Down and Out in Osaka
Follow the Yellow Brick Road..
Sports Nippon
Cultural Theft - Japan & Korea
Sven Screens England in Awaji
A US$38,200 Assist
Here They Come: England Hooligan Hysteria
Japanese Baseball Balks
All the News Fit to..2002
Notes from a Barren Land: America, 1994
Economic Effects of Hosting the World Cup
World Cup Mode: Japan's Cops Flunk First Exam
OPTA World Cup Statistics
Alex: Japan's Trump Card
The British Are Coming, The British Are Coming!!
Buyer Beware..
Those Were the Days..
Interview with Chung Mong-joon (FIFA VP)
Crunch Time: Korean Centerbacks
Waste Disposal, Eyesight and Guard Assault
Nakata v Troussier
Disaster & Recovery, Disaster Prevention - Chile World Cup 1962
Trainspotting: Football Footwear
Kirch Media Falls
Asian World Cup TV
Good News for UK World Cup Viewers
Italian World Cup TV Rights
Japanese World Cup TV Rights
Swiss Say 'No' - Swiss World Cup TV Rights
Fan Nets World Cup Winner
FIFA Marketing & TV Rights
Watch the Finals in Asia