Test Your Knowledge of the 2002 FIFA World Cup!

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9 Questions

Which two countries jointly hosted the 2002 FIFA World Cup?

Who won the 2002 FIFA World Cup?

Which team scored the fastest goal in World Cup history during the 2002 tournament?

Which team reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 2002, breaking a record set by North Korea in 1966?

Who was awarded the Golden Shoe at the 2002 FIFA World Cup?

Which team scored the fastest goal in World Cup history during the 2002 tournament?

Which country was eliminated in the group stage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, despite being the defending champions?

Which company manufactured the official match ball for the 2002 FIFA World Cup?

How much revenue was generated by the 2002 FIFA World Cup?


The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th FIFA World Cup, held from May 31 to June 30, 2002 in South Korea and Japan, the first to be held in Asia and jointly-hosted by more than one nation. A field of 32 teams qualified, including China, Ecuador, Senegal, and Slovenia making their World Cup debuts. The tournament had several upsets and surprise results, with France eliminated in the group stage and South Korea reaching the semi-finals. Brazil won the final against Germany 2-0, becoming the first and only country to have won the World Cup five times. Turkey won third place, scoring the fastest goal in the FIFA World Cup history (10.8 seconds after kick-off). The 2002 World Cup was also the last one to use the golden goal rule and the last one to use the same ball for all matches. South Korea and Japan were selected as hosts by FIFA on May 31, 1996. The qualification process began with the preliminary draw held in Tokyo on December 7, 1999, with 199 teams attempting to qualify for the 2002 World Cup. The following 32 teams qualified, including the defending champions France and co-hosts South Korea and Japan. South Korea and Japan each provided 10 venues, the vast majority of them newly built for the tournament. There was much controversy over the refereeing in the tournament, with questionable decisions in the match between Italy and South Korea resulting in 400,000 complaints. The round of 16, quarter-finals, and semi-finals were played in Japan and South Korea, with Daegu, South Korea, hosting the third-place match while Yokohama, Japan, hosted the final.Summary of 2002 FIFA World Cup

  • Hosts South Korea reached the semi-finals for the first time, breaking a record set by North Korea in 1966.
  • The semi-finals saw two 1-0 games, one between Germany and South Korea, the other between Brazil and Turkey.
  • Ronaldo scored both goals in the final to secure Brazil's fifth World Cup victory.
  • The Golden Shoe was awarded to Ronaldo, who scored eight goals throughout the tournament.
  • The fastest goal in World Cup history was scored by Hakan Sukur of Turkey, 11 seconds into their third-place play-off match against South Korea.
  • 161 goals were scored by 109 players, with three of them being own goals.
  • The tournament saw the lowest number of penalty shootouts (two) since the four-round knockout format was introduced in 1986.
  • Oliver Kahn is the only goalkeeper to have won the Golden Ball in FIFA World Cup history.
  • The official mascot of the tournament was "Ato, Kaz, and Nik" (The Spheriks), and the official match ball was "Fevernova", manufactured by Adidas.
  • The World Cup generated an estimated $1.3 billion in revenue, with South Korea earning $307 million in direct income and Japan spending $5.6 billion on preparations.
  • There were concerns regarding the selection of hosts due to logistical issues caused by fans traveling across two separate sovereign nations.
  • The tournament had a significant economic impact on both South Korea and Japan, accounting for 0.6% of Japan's GDP in 2002.


Test your knowledge on the 2002 FIFA World Cup with our quiz! From Brazil's historic fifth victory to South Korea's surprising semi-finals appearance, this tournament had it all. See how much you know about the teams, players, and controversies that made up this unforgettable event. With questions on everything from the Golden Shoe winner to the official match ball, this quiz is perfect for any football fan looking to challenge their knowledge of the 2002 World Cup.

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