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2002 World Cup First Stage Lineup

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Stage 1 - May 31 to June 14

Stage One is over: Well, every match was important, and here are some capsules of how teams made it through to the Round of 16...

June 11 results:
Denmark 2 : 0 France -
As it turned out, Les Bleus did not score in WC2002 and go home as the first defending champion held scoreless. Senegal kept Uruguay to a draw [3:3] and moves on to the Round of 16.

Saudi Arabia 0 : 3 Ireland - The Irish get the result they need to move the the Round of 16, and Germany sends Cameroon home with a 2:0 victory...

June 12 results:
Nigeria 0 : 0 England -
Argentina are the big losers in the Group of Death as both of the final matches in Group F end up level, allowing Sweden and England to move through to the Round of 16.

South Africa 2 : 3 Spain - Paraguay DID get the goals they needed against Slovenia, behind Nelson Cuevas, and thanks to Spain's win, it is Paraguay who will end up 2nd in the group. South Africa and the already-eliminated Slovenia head home.

June 13 results:
Costa Rica 2 : 5 Brazil -
Brazil's big win, coupled with Turkey's 3 : 0 result over China pushes Turkey through to the knockout round and sends Costa Rica home.

Mexico 1 : 1 Italy - the late equaliser by Italy earns the draw and the point needed to move on to the next round. Ecuador beat Croatia for their first ever World Cup victory, but both teams are out of the tournament.

June 14 results:
Belgium 3 : 2 Russia -
Belgium got the victory they needed against Russia to advance, joining Japan, who beat Tunisia 2 : 0.

Poland 3 : 1 United States - The US gave up two goals in the first five minutes but still backed into the Round of 16, thanks to Korea's 1 : 0 win over a 9-man Portugal side.

=== ===

The first stage of 2002 World Cup consists of eight groups of four teams, playing the other three teams in the group.

Three points are awarded for a win; one for a tie; zero for a loss. There is no Golden Goal Play in the First Stage of matches.

The top two teams from each group will advance to the Round of 16. Goal Differential is the first tiebreaker. Total goals scored is the second tiebreak. Head to Head the thirdtiebreaker.

 GROUP A - Korea
Nation
W
L
D
GF
GA
PT
GD
 A1  Denmark
2
0
1
5
2
7
+3
 A2  Senegal
1
0
2
5
4
5
+1
 x  Uruguay
0
1
2
4
5
2
-1
 x  France
0
2
1
0
3
1
-3

May 31
France 0 : 1 Senegal

June 1
Uruguay 1 : 2 Denmark

June 6
Denmark 1 : 1 Senegal
France 0 : 0 Uruguay

June 11
Denmark 2 : 0 France
Senegal 3 : 3 Uruguay

 GROUP E - Japan
Nation
W
L
D
GF
GA
PT
GD
 E1  Germany
2
0
1
11
1
7
+10
 E2  Ireland
1
0
2
5
2
5
+3
 x  Cameroon
1
1
1
2
3
4
-1
 x  Saudi Arabia
0
3
0
0
12
0
-12

June 1
Ireland 1 : 1 Cameroon
Germany 8 : 0 Saudi Arabia

June 5
Germany 1 : 1 Ireland

June 6
Cameroon 1 : 0 Saudi Arabia

June 11
Cameroon 0 : 2 Germany
Saudi Arabia 0 : 3 Ireland

 GROUP B - Korea
Nation
W
L
D
GF
GA
PT
GD
 B1  Spain
3
0
0
9
4
9
+5
 B2  Paraguay
1
1
1
6
6
4
0
 x  South Africa
1
1
1
5
5
4
0
 x  Slovenia
0
2
0
2
7
0
-5

June 2
Paraguay 2 : 2 South Africa
Spain 3 : 1 Slovenia

June 7
Spain 3 : 1 Paraguay

June 8
South Africa 1 : 0 Slovenia

June 12
South Africa 2 : 3 Spain
Slovenia 1 : 3 Paraguay

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 GROUP F - Japan
Nation
W
L
D
GF
GA
PT
GD
 F1  Sweden
1
0
2
4
3
5
+1
 F2  England
1
0
2
2
1
5
+1
 x  Argentina
1
1
1
2
2
4
0
 x  Nigeria
0
2
1
1
3
1
-2

June 2
Argentina 1 : 0 Nigeria
England 1 : 1 Sweden

June 7
Sweden 2 : 1 Nigeria
Argentina 0 : 1 England

June 12
Sweden 1 : 1 Argentina
Nigeria 0 : 0 England
 
 

 GROUP C - Korea
Nation
W
L
D
GF
GA
PT
GD
 C1  Brazil
3
0
0
11
3
9
+8
 C2  Turkey
1
1
1
5
3
4
+2
 x  Costa Rica
1
1
1
5
6
4
-1
 x  China
0
3
0
0
9
0
-9

June 3
Brazil 2 : 1 Turkey

June 4
China 0 : 2 Costa Rica

June 8
Brazil 4 : 0 China

June 9
Costa Rica 1 : 1 Turkey

June 13
Costa Rica 2 : 5 Brazil
Turkey 3 : 0 China

 GROUP G - Japan
Nation
W
L
D
GF
GA
PT
GD
 G1  Mexico
2
0
1
4
2
7
+2
 G2  Italy
1
1
1
4
3
4
+1
 x  Croatia
1
2
0
2
3
3
-1
 x  Ecuador
1
2
0
2
4
3
-2

June 3
Croatia 0 : 1 Mexico
Italy 2 : 0 Ecuador

June 8
Italy 1 : 2 Croatia

June 9
Mexico 2 : 1 Ecuador

June 13
Mexico 1 : 1 Italy
Ecuador 1 : 0 Croatia
 

 GROUP D - Korea
Nation
W
L
D
GF
GA
PT
GD
 D1  Korea
2
0
1
4
1
7
+3
 D2  United States
1
1
1
5
6
4
-1
 x  Portugal
1
2
0
6
4
3
+2
 x  Poland
1
2
0
3
7
3
-4

June 4
Korea 2 : 0 Poland

June 5
United States 3 : 2 Portugal

June 10
Korea 1 : 1 United States
Portugal 4 : 0 Poland

June 14
Portugal 0 : 1 Korea
Poland 3 : 1 United States
 

 GROUP H - Japan
Nation
W
L
D
GF
GA
PT
GD
 H1  Japan
2
0
1
5
2
7
+3
 H2  Belgium
1
0
2
6
5
5
+1
 x  Russia
1
2
0
4
4
3
0
 x  Tunisia
0
2
1
1
5
1
-4

June 4
Japan 2 : 2 Belgium

June 5
Russia 2 : 0 Tunisia

June 9
Japan 1 : 0 Russia

June 10
Tunisia 1 : 1 Belgium

June 14
Tunisia 0 : 2 Japan
Belgium 3 : 2 Russia

Stage One - at a glance

01. 31 May - France 0 : 1 Senegal • at Seoul
02. 1 June - Ireland 1 : 1 Cameroon • at Niigata
03. 1 June - Uruguay 1 : 2 Denmark • at Ulsan
04. 1 June - Germany 8 : 0 Saudi Arabia • at Sopporo
05. 2 June - Argentina 1 : 0 Nigeria • at Ibaraki
06. 2 June - Paraguay 2 : 2 South Africa • at Buson
07. 2 June - England 1 : 1 Sweden • at Saitama
08. 2 June - Spain 3 : 1 Slovenia • at Gwangju
09. 3 June - Croatia 0 : 1 Mexico • at Niigata
10. 3 June - Brazil 2 : 1 Turkey • at Ulsan
11. 3 June - Italy 2 : 0 Ecuador • at Sapporo
12. 4 June - China 0 : 2 Costa Rica • at Gwangju
13. 4 June - Japan 2 : 2 Belgium • at Saitama
14. 4 June - Korea 2 : 0 Poland • at Buson
15. 5 June - Russia 2 : 0 Tunisia • at Kobe
16. 5 June - United States 3 : 2 Portugal • at Suwon
17. 5 June - Germany 1 : 1 Ireland • at Ibaraki
20. 6 June - Denmark 1 : 1 Senegal • at Daegu
19. 6 June - Cameroon 1 : 0 Saudi Arabia • at Saitama
18. 6 June - France 0 : 0 Uruguay • at Busan
21. 7 June - Sweden 2 : 1 Nigeria • at Kobe
22. 7 June - Spain 3 : 1 Paraguay • at Jeonju
23. 7 June - Argentina 0 : 1 England • at Sopporo
24. 8 June - South Africa 1 : 0 Slovenia • at Daegu
25. 8 June - Italy 1 : 2 Croatia • at Ibaraki
26. 8 June - Brazil 4 : 0 China • at Seogwipo
27. 9 June - Mexico 2 : 1 Ecuador • at Miyagi
28. 9 June - Costa Rica 1 : 1 Turkey • at Incheon
29. 9 June - Japan 1 : 0 Russia • at Yokohama
30. 10 June - Korea 1 : 1 United States • at Daegu
31. 10 June - Tunisia 1 : 1 Belgium • at Oita
32. 10 June - Portugal 4 : 0 Poland • at Jeonju
33. 11 June - Denmark 2 : 0 France • at Incheon
34. 11 June - Senegal 3 : 3 Uruguay • at Suwon
35. 11 June - Cameroon 0 : 2 Germany • at Shizuoka
36. 11 June - Saudi Arabia 0 : 3 Ireland • at Yokohama
37. 12 June - Sweden 1 : 1 Argentina • at Miyagi
38. 12 June - Nigeria 0 : 0 England • at Osaka
39. 12 June - South Africa 2 : 3 Spain • at Daejeon
40. 12 June - Slovenia 1 : 3 Paraguay • at Seogwipo
41. 13 June - Costa Rica 2 : 5 Brazil • at Suwon
42. 13 June - Turkey 3 : 0 China • at Seoul
43. 13 June - Mexico 1 : 1 Italy • at Oita
44. 13 June - Ecuador 1 : 0 Croatia • at Yokohama
45. 14 June - Tunisia 0 : 2 Japan • at Osaka
46. 14 June - Belgium 3 : 2 Russia • at Shikuoka
47. 14 June - Portugal 0 : 1 Korea • at Incheon
48. 14 June - Poland 3 : 1 United States • at Daejeon

Stage Two - Bracket

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Stage 2 - June 15 to June 30

About the Round of 16 and beyond:
After an excellent First Stage, where soccer powers France, Argentina and Portugal, three of the top five teams in the world were sent packing, the Round of 16 begins. The single elimination portion of the World Cup, there will be a winner in each game, no draws. In the event of a tie at the end of full time, the Golden Goal rule is in effect during two extra 15 minutes halves (what us Yanks call 'sudden death'). Should the score remain level at the end of 120 minutes of play, unfortunately, FIFA moves to a Penalty Kick shootout to determine the winner. Here's a little about each match, and I will recap following a result:

June 15 results:
Germany 1 : 0 Paraguay -
in a lackluster match, Oliver Neuville put Germany up for good in the 88th minute with a goal from a cross on the right side. Paraguay insterted their weapon, Nelson Cuevas, simply too late to pose a real threat.

Denmark 0 : 3 England - Goals by Ferdinand, Owen and Heskey in the first half give England the favorable result and a trip to the Quarterfinals. Denmark is shutout for the first time in 13 World Cup matches.

June 16 results:
Sweden 1 : 2 Senegal -
In the first period of Extra Time, Senegal gets a goal from Herni Camara, who also scored in the 37th minute, and Senegal continue to represent Africa and move through to the Quarterfinals.

Spain 1(3) : 1(2) Ireland - Ireland tied the match on a Robbie Keane penalty kick in the 90th minute, and the teams were held scoreless through the extra time. But in the Penalty Kick Shootout, Spain takes the match, 3-2, and moves on.

June 17 results:
Mexico 0 : 2 United States -
EU eliminó a México - For the US, first ever-knockout game victory in WC play; First shutout since 1950; First quarterfinal appearance next, first time since 1930 - all on two goals, McBride (8') and Donovan (65') and the non-call handball by O'Brien, but anything goes, with 10 yellows handed out, plus an expulsion. Mexico just couldn't convert on chance after chance, as Friedel kept them out of the goal.

Brazil 2 : 0 Belgium - Belgium kept Brazil out of the goal until late in the second half, when Rivaldo and Ronaldo each scored for Brazil, sending Belgium packing..

June 18 results:
Japan 0 : 1 Turkey -
All it took was a header by Davala in the 12th minute off a corner kick, and Turkey's stubborn defense held off Japan to allow the Turks to advance. Co-host Japan is on the sidelines - they had a fine run.

Korea 2 : 1 Italy - Italy stopped a PK in the 5th minute and Vieri scored a header in the 18th, and the match looked like all Italy, but Korea fought and Seol scored in the 88th to put it in Extra Time. At minute 117, Ahn was able to get the ball in the back of the net and Italy find themselves eliminated. Korea move on.

 

Quarterfinals

June 21 results:
England 1 : 2 Brazil -
Owen gave England the lead in the 23rd minute, thanks to bad Brazilian defense. But Rivaldo tied it up in first half stoppage time, and Ronaldinho put Brazil ahead for good in the 50th minute on a great free kick that caught Seaman off his line. England were a man up the last 30 minutes, as Ronaldinho was sent off on a questionalbe call, but it didn't matter, as Brazil had better legs and did a great job of possession with only 10 men. Brazil to the semis.

Germany 1 : 0 United States - A header by Ballack from a free kick from Ziege in the 39th minute was enough for Germany in their victory over the US side. The Americans pressured Germany the entire match, and had their chances, but keeper Kahn kept the US out of the net. The US had a great run in the tournament and should be very proud of just how far they've come, after finishing France '98 in last place.

June 22 results:
Spain 0(3) : 0(5) Korea -
Spain's second straight match that went into the Penalty Kick round of play after 120 minutes. This time, however, it was Joaquin who misfired and Korea advances to the Semifinals against Germany. Spain really should have won, with the bad ref calls and all, but that's the way the ball bounces.

Senegal 0 : 1 Turkey - The scoreless match moved to extra time, where, just 4 minutes in, a nice cross from Davala led to a beatufiul touch by fresh substitute Mansiz and a Golden Goal and advancement to the semifinals for Turkey.

Semifinals

June 25 result:
Germany 1 : 0 Korea -
Korea did all they could to keep their heads up against the German headers, but in the 75th minute, Michael Ballack put his rebounded shot into the net, leading Germany to the title match. Germany will play the final without him, however, as he earned his 2nd yellow in 2 games, and must sit out the final, along with Neuville, it appears.

June 26 result:
Brazil 1 : 0 Turkey -
Turkey had some good shots in the first half, but a toe-poke by Ronaldo in the 49th minute slipped past the Turkish keeper and Brazil were able to hold off Turkey, 1-0, to advance to their 3rd consecutive World Cup Final.

Third place Match

June 29 result:
Korea 2 : 3 Turkey -
With a goal just seconds into the match, the fastest ever in the finals, Turkey claims third place as it kept Korea at bay for a 3-2 win. Korea's last goal came in 2nd half stoppage time, and it was too late in their chance to catch the Turkish side.

2002 Korea Japan Final

June 30 result:
Germany 0 : 2 Brazil -
In the first ever World Cup matchup between the two of Soccer's Superpowers, Ronaldo was the difference. Two second-half goals by Brazil's amazing forward gave the South American side their fifth World Cup trophy. The first goal came in the 67th minute on a rebound of a Rivaldo shot that German keeper Oliver Kahn couldn't smother. The second, twelve minutes later was more technique than power as Ronaldo slipped the ball into the lower left corner of the German goal. Ronaldo had eight goals in 2002, and his twelve all-time tie him with fellow national Pelé for third-place.

  Round of 16   Quarter-Finals   Semi-Finals   Final   World Cup 2002 Champion
         
 E1  Germany  1        
  June 15        
  Seogwipo   Germany  1      
 B2  Paraguay  0        
    June 21      
    Ulsan   Germany  1    
 G1  Mexico  0        
  June 17   United States  0      
  Jeonju        
 D2  United States  2        
      June 25    
      Seoul   Germany  0  
 B1  Spain  1(3)       
  June 16        
  Suwon   Spain  0(3)      
 E2  Ireland  1(2)        
    June 22   Korea  0    
    Gwangju      
 D1  Korea  2        
  June 18   Korea  0(5)      
  Daejeon        
 G2  Italy  1        
        June 30   Brazil
        Yokohama  world cup 2002 champion
 A1  Denmark  0        
  June 15        
  Niigata   England  1      
 F2  England  3        
    June 21    
    Shizuoka   Brazil  1  
 C1  Brazil  2        
  June 17   Brazil  2      
  Kobe        
 H2  Belgium  0        
      June 26   Brazil  2  
      Saitama    
 F1  Sweden  1         
  June 16        
  Oita   Senegal  0      
 A2  Senegal  2         Korea  2
    June 22   Turkey  0     June 29
    Osaka    
third place
 H1  Japan  0         Daegu -time:E
  June 18   Turkey  1       Turkey  3
  Miyagi        
 C2  Turkey  1        

Stage Two - at a glance

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49. 15 June - (E1) Germany 1 : 0 Paraguay (B2) at Seogwipo
50. 15 June - (A1) Denmark 0 : 3 England (F2) at Niigata
51. 16 June - (F1) Sweden 1 : 2 Senegal (A2) at Oita (1 OT)
52. 16 June - (B1) Spain 1(3) : 1(2) Ireland (E2) at Suwon
53. 17 June - (G1) Mexico 0 : 2 United States (D2) at Jeonju
54. 17 June - (C1) Brazil 2 : 0 Belgium (H2) at Kobe
55. 18 June - (H1) Japan 0 : 1 Turkey (C2) at Miyagi
56. 18 June - (D1) Korea 2 : 1 Italy (G2) at Daejeon (2 OT)
 
57. 21 June -  England 1 : 2 Brazil at Shizuoka
58. 21 June -  Germany 1 : 0 United States at Ulsan
59. 22 June -  Spain 0(3) : 0(5) Korea at Gwangju
60. 22 June -  Senegal 0 : 1 Turkey at Osaka (1 OT)
 
61. 25 June -  Germany 1 : 0 Korea at Seoul 
62. 26 June -  Brazil 1 : 0 Turkey at Saitama 
 
63. 29 June -  Korea 2 : 3 Turkey Third Place Match at Daegu
64. 30 June -  Germany 0 : 2 Brazil WORLD CUP FINAL at Yokohama

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