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1800-Worldcup: World Cup 2002: Korea/Japan Finals >> Knockout Stage -- Match Report

The last 16 continue on the road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan. 2nd Round

Game 1
Germany 1 Paraguay 0

Game 2
Denmark 0 England 3

Game 3
Sweden 1 Senegal 2
After Extra Time

Game 4
Spain 1 Ireland 1
After Extra Time
3-2 Penalties

Game 5
Mexico 0 USA 2

Game 6
Brazil 2 Belgium 0

Game 7
Japan 0 Turkey 1

Game 8
Sth Korea 2 Italy 1
After Extra Time

The last 16 continue on the road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan. 1/4 Finals

Game C
England 1 Brazil 2

Game A
Germany 1 USA 0

Game B
Spain 0 Sth Korea 0
After Extra Time
3-5 Penalties

Game D
Senegal 0 Turkey 1
After Extra Time

The last 16 continue on the road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan. Semi Finals

Semi 1
Germany 1 Sth Korea 0

Semi 2
Brazil 1 Turkey 0

The last 16 continue on the road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan. Third Place

Saturday, June 29
Sth Korea 2 Turkey 3

The last 16 continue on the road to Yokohama, with four games in South Korea and four games in Japan. The Final

Sunday, June 30
Germany 0 Brazil 2


Injuries & Suspensions -- Sin Bin -- Leading Goalscorers

2002 World Cup -- Road to The Final Ballack Misses Final But Makes Sure Germany Don't

Tuesday, June 25th

Germany vs South Korea
Seoul --  (1-0)

The top 4 teams in the world are one win away from a place in the 2002 World Cup Final.

Conspiracy theories aside, South Korea are the first Asian side to reach a World Cup semi-finals..... well, they are the hosts..... or one of them at least.

The game started slowly: South Korea keeping possession well and Germany content to keep the volume of the crowd down.

Bernd Schneider's first serious cross didn't find Marco Bode or Miroslav Klose as Lee Woon-Jae collected safely.

Then Lee Chun-Soo showed his pace with a couple of runs through the middle.... the crescendo of the home crowd seemed to inspire Oliver Kahn to palm away Korea's first promising attack on goal, in the 9th minute.

Urs Meier turned his back on a German penalty appeal, when Miroslav Klose fell at the hand of the Korean masked man, Kim Tae-Young, in the 24th minute.

Germany were looking more purposeful than they had done in their previous two matches.... but that wouldn't really be too hard to do.

South Korea showed that there's more to there game than pace by outjumping the larger Germans and even pushing them off the ball.

Neither goalkeeper had too much to do as the teams ended the first-half, of the first semi-final, even.

Half-time: Germany 0 -- South Korea 0

Germany tried to increase the pressure at the start of the second-half....... Klose crossing to Bode.... and Marco Bode then trying to get on the end of the resulting corner.

The atmosphere in the stadium rose as Ahn Jung-Hwan -- reinstated as a Perugia player -- started to warm up.

With a little over half an hour to go, the home fans tried to lift their team with their monotonous.... "Oh, Korea....."

Leading Goalscorers -- GOAL -- 1-0
To make up for missing the next match, because of his 71st minute yellow card, Michael Ballack made sure that at least his team would be in the final by running on to Oliver Neuville's low cross...... Ballack's right foot shot was blocked by Lee Woon-Jae..... but the Leverkusen star followed up with his left...... and secured Germany a place in the 2002 World Cup Final.

So the conspiracy theories can end.... although we all know South Korea didn't want to play in Yokohama and will enjoy the third-place match in Daegu.

Final Score:
Germany 1 -- South Korea 0

Talkback -- Add Your Comments

Player of the Match:
Michael Ballack -- The Bayer Leverkusen star knew he would miss the final, for his second yellow card, but didn't let his head drop and made sure that his country would at least be there in Yokohama.

Red and Yellow Cards in the 2002 World Cup Yellow Cards:
Michael Ballack (71 mins)
Oliver Neuville (85 mins)
Lee Min-Sung (94 mins)

The Teams:

Germany:
1 Oliver Kahn; 22 Torsten Frings; 2 Thomas Linke, 5 Carsten Ramelow, 21 Christoph Metzelder; 19 Bernd Schneider (16 Jens Jeremies -- 85 mins), 13 Michael Ballack, 8 Dietmar Hamann, 17 Marco Bode; 11 Miroslav Klose (20 Oliver Bierhoff -- 69 mins), 7 Oliver Neuville (14 Gerald Asamoah -- 87 mins).

South Korea:
1 Lee Woon-Jae; 4 Choi Jun-Chul (15 Lee Min-Sung -- 56 mins), 20 Hong Myung-Bo (9 Seol Ki-Hyun -- 81 mins), 7 Kim Tae-Young; 22 Song Chong-Gug, 14 Lee Chun-Soo, 21 Park Ji-Sung, 6 Yoo Sang-Chul, 10 Lee Young-Pyo; 16 Cha Doo-Ri, 18 Hwang Sun-Hong (19 Ahn Jung-Hwan -- 54 mins).

Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)


1st Round Match Reports 1st Round

Friday May 31
France vs Senegal

Saturday June 1
Ireland vs Cameroon
Uruguay vs Denmark
Germany vs S. Arabia

Sunday June 2
Argentina vs Nigeria
Paraguay vs S. Africa
England vs Sweden
Spain vs Slovenia

Monday June 3
Croatia vs Mexico
Brazil vs Turkey
Italy vs Ecuador

Tuesday June 4
China vs Costa Rica
Japan vs Belgium
S. Korea vs Poland

Wednesday June 5
Russia vs Tunisia
USA vs Portugal
Germany vs Ireland

Thursday June 6
Denmark vs Senegal
Cameroon vs S. Arabia
France vs Uruguay

Friday June 7
Sweden vs Nigeria
Spain vs Paraguay
Argentina vs England

Saturday June 8
S. Africa vs Slovenia
Italy vs Croatia
Brazil vs China

Sunday June 9
Mexico vs Ecuador
Costa Rica vs Turkey
Japan vs Russia

Monday June 10
South Korea vs USA
Tunisia vs Belgium
Portugal vs Poland

Tuesday June 11
Denmark vs France
Senegal vs Uruguay
Cameroon vs Germany
S. Arabia vs Ireland

Wednesday June 12
Sweden vs Argentina
Nigeria vs England
South Africa vs Spain
Slovenia vs Paraguay

Thursday June 13
Costa Rica vs Brazil
Turkey vs China
Mexico vs Italy
Ecuador vs Croatia

Friday June 14
Tunisia vs Japan
Belgium vs Russia
Portugal vs S. Korea
Poland vs USA

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