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World Cup 2002

Group A:
A1 -- France
A2 -- Senegal
A3 -- Uruguay
A4 -- Denmark
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Group B:
B1 -- Spain
B2 -- Slovenia
B3 -- Paraguay
B4 -- South Africa
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Group C:
C1 -- Brazil
C2 -- Turkey
C3 -- China
C4 -- Costa Rica
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Group D:
D1 -- South Korea
D2 -- Poland
D3 -- USA
D4 -- Portugal
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Group E:
E1 -- Germany
E2 -- Saudi Arabia
E3 -- Rep. Of Ireland
E4 -- Cameroon
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Group F:
F1 -- Argentina
F2 -- Nigeria
F3 -- England
F4 -- Sweden
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Group G:
G1 -- Italy
G2 -- Ecuador
G3 -- Croatia
G4 -- Mexico
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Group H:
H1 -- Japan
H2 -- Belgium
H3 -- Russia
H4 -- Tunisia
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World Cup Appearances:
WC 2002 is Italy's 15th appearance in the World Cup Finals.

Best Performance: Winning the trophy three times -- Italy 1934, France 1938 and Spain 82.

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Group G

Italy vs Ecuador
Ecuador kicked-off but it was Italy who quickly stamped their mark on the game, with Totti and Vieri poving to be a lethal combination.

Italy vs Croatia
France, Portugal, Argentina and now Italy have all suffered defeats at the hands of supposedly lesser teams, to make the 2002 World Cup a delight for fans of the underdog.

Mexico vs Italy
Italy finished second after this 1-1 draw with Mexico.

Knockout Stage

Second Round
Tuesday, June 18
South Korea vs Italy in Daejeon
Italy's disappointment with the level of refereeing at the 2002 World Cup continued as Francesco Totti was given his marching orders in extra-time and the Italian team followed shortly after.

Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup -- Competing Teams Italian World Cup Squad

Goalkeepers:

1 Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
12 Christian Abbiati (AC Milan)
22 Francesco Toldo (Inter Milan)

Defence:

2 Christian Panucci (AS Roma)
3 Paolo Maldini (AC Milan)
4 Francesco Coco (Barcelona)
5 Fabio Cannavaro (Parma)
13 Alessandro Nesta (Lazio)
15 Mark Iuliano (Juventus)
23 Marco Materazzi (Inter Milan)

Midfield:

6 Cristiano Zanetti (Inter Milan)
8 Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan)
10 Francesco Totti (AS Roma)
11 Christaino Doni (Atalanta)
14 Luigi Di Biagio (Inter Milan)
16 Angelo Di Livio (Fiorentina)
17 Damiano Tommasi (AS Roma)
19 Gianluca Zambrotta (Juventus)

Forwards:

7 Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus)
9 Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan)
18 Marco Delvecchio (AS Roma)
20 Vincenzo Montella (AS Roma)
21 Christian Vieri (Inter Milan)

Trainer: Giovanni Trapattoni.

Players to watch: Alessandro Nesta, Paolo Maldini and Christian Vieri.

Korea/Japan 2002 FIFA World Cup match days. Group G -- Standings

Second Round

Mexico play the runner-up of Group D in Jeonju, on Monday June 17.

Italy play the Group D winner in Daejeon, on Tuesday June 18.


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Group G -- 1st Round 1st Round

Mon. June 03
vs Ecuador
Sapporo (2-0)

Sat. June 08
vs Croatia
Ibaraki (1-2)

Thur. June 13
vs Mexico
Oita (1-1)

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