vs Saudi Arabia
Germany couldn't have hoped of getting a better start to their 2002 World Cup campaign,
even if the eight goals scored in Sapporo were against lowly Saudi Arabia.
Germany paid the price for thinking the game was already won and suffering a lack of
concentration at the back, as Robbie Keane slipped through Linke and Ramelow to smash a
drive past Ollie Kahn's left ear.
With 16 bookings and two sending-offs we were lucky that this game still had two teams on
the pitch at the final whistle.
Saturday June 15 Germany vs Paraguay in Seogwipo
Paraguay showed urgency in the last minute but Germany had already won the cat and mouse
game, for a place in the Quarter-final.
Friday, June 21 Germany vs United States in Ulsan
Germany hung on.... thanks to one goal and one magnificent goalkeeper -- Oliver Kahn.
Tuesday, June 25 Germany vs South Korea in Seoul
Michael Ballack put his country in the 2002 World Cup Final, four minutes after he knew he
would miss the next game himself.
2002 World Cup Final
Sunday, June 30 Germany vs Brazil in Yokohama
Time ran out for Germany but at least they're sure of a place in the next World Cup finals
-- Germany 2006 -- while Brazil,
as holders will have to qualify.