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Brazil win the World Cup 2002

Brazil have won the 2002 World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Germany in an entertaining final. Ronaldo secured his place as the tournament's top goal scorer by grabbing both goals.

Brazil's fifth World Cup title confirms their status as the most successful nation in football, and helped to exorcise the nightmare of their 1998 defeat to France. Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn was named as the best player of the competition, although sadly it was his mistake that gave Ronaldo his first goal.

Kahn spilled a shot from Rivaldo and it was Ronaldo who reacted first, slotting home to put Brazil 1-0 up.

Ronaldo had earlier missed three excellent chances and at one point it seemed like he might suffer a repeat of his 1998 performance.

However, once Ronaldo has scored the first, Brazil never looked back and if his first was a case of being in the right place at the right time, his second came from a beautiful move.

Rivaldo set it up again, with a delightful dummy and Ronaldo's perfectly stuck shot clipped the inside of the post.

Germany

Kahn, Linke, Ramelow, Metzelder, Frings, Schneider,Jeremies (Asamoah 77), Hamann, Bode (Ziege 84), Neuville,Klose (Bierhoff 73)

Brazil

Marcos, Edmilson, Lucio, Roque Junior, Cafu, Kleberson,Gilberto, Carlos, Ronaldinho (Juninho Paulista 85), Rivaldo,Ronaldo (Denilson 90)

30th June 2002


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