South Korea would be the greatest sensation. But the referees dealing with Korea in 2002 took it a tad too far. Tunisia â Belgium 1â1 Paraguay â South Africa 2â2 South Korea's controversial 2-1 win over Italy and penalty shoot-out defeat of Spain at the 2002 World Cup have been questioned again in the Italian press. Ahn Jung-hwan celebrates his winner against Italy. Ireland â Cameroon 1â1 Mexico â Ecuador 2â1 The analyses could conclude that Argentina had had more possessions and more corners than any other team. The French team that had won the previous World Cup had also won the latest European Championship and arrived as one of the favorites.
South Korea advanced from Group D, as did the USA but the co-hosts were soon to attract some very negative publicity for the manner of their further progress in subsequent stages. Japan â Turkey 0â1 Initially Mexico were one of the bidding nations but when the two Asian nations agreed to a joint hosting of the finals, just before the final decision was made, their bid was chosen unanimously in preference to Mexico. Yokohama (International Stadium Yokohama). The same model as in the previous tournament was kept. FIFA World Cup 2002 would include 64 matches in which 161 goals were made (2,52 goals per match). Cameroon â Saudi Arabia 1â0 The road for another victory would, however turn into a large fiasco. The 2002 World Cup finals were supposed to be the event that transformed Japan, and to a lesser extent South Korea, into a leading football loving nation.
The final would be played at International Stadium Yokohama in the Japanese city of Yokohama. Croatia â Mexico 0â1 Sweden â Nigeria 2â1 A total of 199 nations, a record, were involved in the qualification.
France was, however, diluted by injuries on the two key players Zinedine Zidane (that would join the team in the third game) and Robert Pires. Both hosts had provided 10 venues, the vast majority of which were new builds but post World Cup attempts to fill 40 to 67,000 all-seater stadia failed miserably. Germany â Saudi Arabia 8â0 There was a dramatic increase in grassroots football as well as strong growth in developing youth programmes in both Japan and South Korea.
Japan went out to Turkey but the other co-host South Korea beat Italy controversially, 2-1, in sudden death extra-time.
The official match schedule for 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan ™
Japan â Russia 1â0 As was the case with 16 year old Son Heung-Min who was poached by SV Hamburg before moving on to Bayer Leverkusen where he became, at 10 million euros, the most expensive signing ever in Leverkusen history. The Corriere dello Sport newspaper alleges that the referee who presided over Spain’s defeat to South Korea was designated by Jack Warner. Spain â Ireland 1â1 a.e.t penalties 3â2 Costa Rica â Turkey 1â1
Argentina â England 0â1 Argentina â Nigeria 1â0 France â Senegal 0â1 Senegal â Sweden 2â1 (Golden Goal)
Mexico â United States 0â2 After defeating Italy, they eliminated Spain in the Quarter-finals and until the saga ended with a 0-1 defeat in the Semi-finals. Germany â United States 1â0 While it is not suggested that Warner selected the referee for Italy's 2-1 extra-time defeat to South Korea in 2002, the Italian press have long viewed that game with sceptisism. World Cup 2002 Spain rage at referee Spain 0 - 0 South Korea (South Korea win 5 - 3 on penalties) Amy Lawrence in Gwangju. It’s a fact home teams are often favored in World Cups. The numbers of matches in the World Cup qualifications and also in the big European club tournaments had also increased in numbers of games. The 17th World Cup was played in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. Denmark were to advance as Group A winners along with Senegal. All Rights Reserved | Sportslens, The 2002 World Cup in Korea-Japan: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy, Despite the logistical problems both nations did the tournament proud with their organisation and when the finals actually kicked off the first game, between France, the.
Home › Tournaments › World Cup › World Cup 2002. Spain â Slovenia 3â1 Instead of bringing the action to a place associated with football tradition, the reason for the choice were mainly based on an attempt to expand the game into a new market with billions of people. Brazil ended England’s interest in the World Cup with their 2-1 quarter-final victory. Although there was a growth in football interest in the region following 2002 both Japan and South Korea would remain rather large fish in smaller pond that is the Asian Football Confederation when compared to the bigger football aquarium that is world football.
France â Uruguay 0â0 Germany was once again in a final without impressing especially much in the tournament so far, and furthermore was one of their most important players, Michael Ballack, secluded in the final. Unfortunately there was more controversy when South Korea beat Spain 5-4 on penalties after extra-time. There was also an increase in footballers from the two nations making high profile moves to major European football. Since co-hosting 2002 both nations did go on to qualify for further finals in Germany and South Africa although Japan’s highest FIFA ranking was 23rd and South Korea 35th.
The 2002 tournament was also to be the last to accommodate the ‘Golden Goal’ method of settling a game. (Golden Goal), Semi-finals FIFA broke new ground in a number of ways starting with the awarding of the first World Cup tournament ever to be jointly staged, to Japan and South Korea. Since co-hosting 2002 both nations did go on to qualify for further finals in Germany and South Africa although Japan’s highest FIFA ranking was 23rd and South Korea 35th. Denmark were to advance as Group A winners along with Senegal.
Jonathan Wilson, Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Soccer Tactics (2013) Turkey â China 3â0, Group D The marvelous success for this completely unknown team would also be seen plenty disaffection. During normal time Spain had two legitimate penalty claims rejected by the Colombian referee, Oscar Ruiz, so the co-hosts made history by becoming the first Asian Confederation team to reach a World Cup semi-final. When it was time for the biggest event on earth the main attractions (e.i.
China â Costa Rica 0â2 Nigeria â England 0â0, Group G The 2002 World Cup finals were supposed to be the event that transformed Japan, and to a lesser extent South Korea, into a leading football loving nation.
, into a leading football loving nation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_FIFA_World_Cup United States â Portugal 3â2 The newspaper claims the under-fire former FIFA executive assigned referees to a number of matches at the tournament, among them Spain's controversial penalty loss to the joint-host nation.
Germany â Paraguay 1â0 When the draw was made, on December 1st 2001, it threw up the now mandatory ‘Group of Death’, Group F which comprised; Argentina, England, Nigeria and Sweden. Slovenia â Paraguay 1â3, Group C Image source: Ecuadorian referee Byron Moreno is berated by Italy players, After the defeat, Sepp Blatter said "Italy's elimination is not only down to referees and linesmen who made human not premeditated errors ... Italy made mistakes both in defense and in attack. The 2002 FIFA World Cup was notable even before a ball was kicked.
Nicola, About | Contact Us | Site Map | Contribute | Privacy. Unfortunately for both Japan and South Korea domestic interest in football is directed westwards to the major European football nations where clubs in England, Spain, Germany etc have vast Asian support. China, Ecuador, Senegal and Slovenia entered the tournament for the first time. Egyptian referee Gamal Al-Ghandour was instructed to oversee the quarter-final tie, with Warner’s fellow Trinidadian Michael Ragoonath chosen as his assistant. Warner, a former FIFA vice-President and CONCAFAF head, was charged with corruption charges by the United States Department of Justice on Wednesday. Despite that, the team managed only to score twice, what may have been because of a tactical formation that made them easy to defend against. Brazil earned the right to face the Germans with a 1-0 victory over Turkey thanks to a goal from Ronaldo.
South Korea â United States 1â1 South Korea or Japan were hardly obvious candidates as hosts for the biggest football tournament in the world. Since co-hosting 2002 both nations did go on to qualify for further finals in Germany and South Africa although Japan’s highest FIFA ranking was 23rd and South Korea 35th. In the third place play off Turkey beat South Korea 3-2 and the scorer of their opener, Hakan Sukur, registered the fastest goal in World Cup history, just 11 seconds from kick-off. Brazil ended England’s interest in the World Cup with their 2-1 quarter-final victory. It was the first time Asia would host the world’s top international football tournament and it was to prove a logistical nightmare, not least for the amount of travel that would be required by national teams and their supporters. Germany beat the United States 1-0 and Turkey beat Senegal with a Golden Goal in the 94th minute. For the first time the World Cup tournament was held in Asia and for the first time was the hostship shared by two nations. This was also the stadium with the biggest capacity (70,000).
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