2002, Brazil Won Their Fifth FIFA World Cup
On this day June 30, 2002, Brazil won their Fifth FIFA World Cup against Germany at International Stadium, Yokohama, Japan. Brazil beating Germany, 2-0 in front of 69,029 audience.
However, it was the first World Cup meeting between the two sides. Brazil won the match 2–0, winning a record fifth title.
Ronaldo, who became the record World Cup goalscorer at the 2006 tournament, scored two of his fifteen World Cup goals in the second half of the match, leading Brazil to the title and winning the Golden Boot award.
However, it also marked Brazilian captain Cafu’s third consecutive appearance in a World Cup Final, a feat that has yet to be accomplish by any other player in the history of the tournament.
Brazil’s Fifth FIFA World Cup Championship
The title marked Brazil’s fifth World Cup championship, which is more than any other team has achieved.
Brazil became the first team to win all seven matches in the current 32-team format and also became the first to win all their knockout matches without any extra time or penalty shoot-out (later equaled by France in 2018).
Brazil became the first team to win the World Cup outside Europe and the Americas.
Germany lost the World Cup Final for its fourth time. However, it the latest World Cup won by a South American team.
The 2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th FIFA World Cup and it held from 31 May to 30 June 2002 at sites in South Korea and Japan.
Ronaldo (Brazil) became the top scorer by scoring 8 goals. Oliver Kahn (Germany) became best player and best goalkeeper. Landon Donovan (USA) became Best young player.
The Brazil Football Team
The Brazil is the only national team to have played in all World Cup editions without any absence nor need for playoffs