2002 FIFA World Cup Official Film


2002

Robert Powell narrates an in-depth look back at the 17th World Cup, played in Japan and South Korea - the only time the tournament has been staged across two countries.


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There were strong emotions.

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The players had wanted to do so well,

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and it was a moment of deliverance for them.

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The whole world was talking about the game

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and we had wanted to prove that we were a quality team.

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I think we all felt liberated afterwards - the dignitaries,

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the players and me, the coach.

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HE SPEAKS IN FRENCH

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CHEERING

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SINGING

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Senegal's victory was a source of great encouragement

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for the World Cup's so-called smaller nations.

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What chance, then, Saudi Arabia defeating

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the three-time champions Germany?

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That question was answered as early as the 25th minute.

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By that time, a German team that had almost missed out on the finals

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was 2-0 up and coasting.

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8-0, it would finish - Germany's biggest ever World Cup win.

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The result did little to support the Asian Football Confederation's

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claim for a fifth Asian team at the 2006 finals.

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A good start for Rudi Voller's squad,

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which many back home had considered the weakest ever assembled

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by Germany for a World Cup Finals.

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All was not well in the Brazilian camp ahead of their opening

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fixture against Turkey.

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Their captain - Emerson, a midfielder -

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had dislocated his shoulder whilst keeping goal in training.

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On a positive not, Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho were fit,

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and all would be included in Luis Felipe Scolari's team sheet

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for what promised to be Brazil's toughest test of the group stages.

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Turkey had last appeared in the World Cup Finals in 1954.

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48 years on, they began brightly.

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FANS CHANT

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Both goalkeepers were kept very busy in an entertaining first half.

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It was Turkey that opened the score.

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After a few sharp words from Scolari,

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Brazil started the second half in explosive fashion.

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TRANSLATION: It was a typical Brazilian move -

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good passing and good rhythm.

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It was early in the second half and we were still trailing Turkey 1-0.

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Rivaldo moved down the left

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and put in a perfect cross between the defender and the goalkeeper.

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I knew where he was going to put it and I charged past defenders

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and threw myself at the ball with all my strength.

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If I hadn't, I wouldn't have got to the ball. I was lucky.

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I was very happy, because that goal brought us level.

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It was a huge boost to the team morale.

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It was Ronaldo's first goal for Brazil in 1,000 days.

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He was soon after a second.

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HE SHOUTS IN PORTUGUESE

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Turkey had their chances.

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But with four minutes remaining...disaster struck.

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A red card for Alpay.

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A penalty for Brazil.

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COMMENTATOR SPEAKS PORTUGUESE

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Gol! Gol! Gol!

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Gooooool!

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Minutes later, Brazil's hero turned villain.

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-TRANSLATION:

-It was coming towards the end of the match

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and I was trying to waste a bit of time, trying to stop the game.

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I didn't for one moment think that the referee would

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send off the player who kicked the ball in my direction.

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The ball hit my legs and I put my hands on my stomach.

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These are just things that happen in football,

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and that will always be the case.

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Turkey's chance for revenge would come later.

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As the World Cup got into its stride,

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the fans were soon taking for granted the quality of the stadium.

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Construction work had started long before

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the co-hosting decision was made.

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Originally, Japan selected 15 venues,

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but sharing the World Cup meant this was reduced by FIFA to ten,

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with Yokohama the first to be completed.

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Korea's original intention was to use six or seven venues,

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but on the grounds of balance, not to mention rivalry,

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they two decided on ten, all built from scratch.

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20 stadium 18 of them new.

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The overall cost, more than 5 billion,

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unprecedented in World Cup history.

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To some, this was one of the most exciting features

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of Asia's first World Cup, to others, its greatest extravagance.

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The most spectacular Sapporo's indoor stadium

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was designed to combat the rigorous Japanese winters.

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It could convert from a baseball stadium

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into an international football venue in five hours.

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Eight days in, Sapporo was about to stage its third and final game -

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the eagerly anticipated meeting of England and Argentina.

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The Argentine players had been endearing themselves

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to the locals in Naraha in the northeast of Japan.

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They'd been in relaxed mood since their arrival in the area,

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and had opened their campaign with a 1-0 victory against Nigeria.

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The South Americans overran their opponents for most of that game,

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but ultimately converted just one of their 20 attempts on goal.

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As for England,

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they'd also been well-received by the Japanese public.

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Everyone wanted a glimpse of David Beckham, it seemed.

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The captain was still recovering from the foot injury

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that had threatened to rule him out of the tournament,

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but he had played 63 minutes of England's opening fixture,

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a 1-1 draw with Sweden.

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Argentina were next, the latest in a long line

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of footballing clashes between the two nations.

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The most recent, in the second round of France '98,

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had produced a wonder goal by Michael Owen,

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a red card for Beckham,

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and a penalty shoot out victory for Argentina.

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Four years on, they would renew their rivalry

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under the watchful eye of the world's leading referee -

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Pierluigi Collina.

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-So, finally.

-Yes.

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How is that, the football, it's OK?

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Beckham and Diego Simeone came face-to-face once again.

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The latter had contributed to the Englishman's sending off

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four years earlier.

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Beckham could be dangerous,

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but the man Argentina feared most was Michael Owen.

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Gabriel Batistuta was spearheading Argentina's attack.

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Tempo!

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And then...

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WHISTLE BLOWS

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CHEERING

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Four years earlier,

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Beckham was made the scapegoat for England's failure to beat Argentina.

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Now his country's captain,

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redemption was just a clean strike of the ball away.

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WHISTLE BLOWS

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England continued to make the running in the second half.

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Bielsa had introduced Pablo Aimar -

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a modern-day Maradona of sorts.

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Aimar was at the heart of the Argentine attempts

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to salvage a draw, a result which would suit them more than England.

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Seaman's save would prove decisive.

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FULL-TIME WHISTLE BLOWS

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England's 1-0 victory was their first over Argentina

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in the World Cup Finals since 1966.

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They would be less impressive in the 0-0 draw with Nigeria,

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but that point was sufficient to see them through.

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As for Argentina,

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they would need to beat Sweden to join England in the second round.

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Of the 25 finalists who'd yet to lift the trophy,

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Spain or Portugal were most likely to join the exclusive club.

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Spain, the World Cup's perennial underachiever's,

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had won their opening game at the Finals

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for the first time since 1950.

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They cruised through the group stages.

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As for their Iberian neighbours,

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this was a first World Cup Finals appearance for Luis Figo

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and the rest of the golden generation of Portuguese players.

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At their age, it also promised to be their last.

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They would open their campaign against the USA.

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The events of September 11th had put the United States

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and its citizens on high alert.

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The country's footballers were no exception,

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and the already high levels of security were stepped up

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for the American squad's arrival in Korea.

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A small army saw them safely through Incheon Airport

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and watched over Bruce Arena and his players

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for the duration of their stay.

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That included their visit to Suwon's World Cup stadium,

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which would witness one of the tournament's

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most exciting encounters.

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The first name on the score was John O'Brien.

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The bizarre own goal by Jorge Costa,

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and after 29 minutes of their opening game, the USA had scored

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more goals than they'd managed in three matches at France '98.

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Things soon went from bad to worse for Portugal.

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Luck may have deserted them,

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but at least Portugal had time on their side.

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Beto scored Portugal's first goal, and it wouldn't be their last.

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Unfortunately, we went in at half-time a little disappointed.

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We gave up that goal right before half with the corner kick.

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But it was 3-1, so we felt we were still in a good position in the game,

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naturally, up two goals.

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Portugal's a great team and they weren't going to lie down and die.

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Portugal did score a second, with the help of the USA's Jeff Agoos.

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But it wouldn't be enough.

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It was unbelievable. It was a little bit of a misty night. Asian fog.

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20 minutes, you're 3-0 up on Portugal.

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It didn't feel like it was actually happening.

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It felt like it was a dream.

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Sure enough, we won that game 3-2, and I think that set us up

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for some more good results during the World Cup.

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# Ole, ole, ole, ole

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# USA

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# USA... #

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It was proving to be a tournament full of surprises.

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With the competition well under way,

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it was time for the co-hosts to join the party.

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The excitement had been growing on both sides of the Sea of Japan.

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Belgium lay in wait of Nakata and co, whilst Korea would face Poland.

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Japan, the Asian Cup holders, would be the first to appear.

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Their French coach, Philippe Troussier,

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was setting his sights on a place in the second round.

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Lofty ambitions for a nation that had failed to register

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a single point on its World Cup debut for years earlier.

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After a disappointing opening,

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the game burst into life in the second half.

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Not the start Japan had demanded.

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They weren't behind for long.

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The momentum was now with Japan.

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Eight minutes later, Junichi Inamoto took centre stage.

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But that wasn't the end of the scoring.

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Troussier was not amused.

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Inamoto had a goal disallowed soon after

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and Japan had to settle for a 2-2 draw.

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TRANSLATION: I think that on the balance of play,

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it's fair to say that it was two points lost.

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But, at the same time, I felt as though it was a point won.

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It was an important souvenir.

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The 2-2 draw was very important, as it enabled us

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to win our first World Cup point,

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and it created a wave of optimism that carried us into our second game.

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As Japan began celebrating its first World Cup point,

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in Korea fans were gathering throughout the country

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to witness their team's clash with Poland.

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Guus Hiddink's squad had been preparing together for these

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Finals for several months.

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In that time, the Dutch coach had put his players

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on strengthening programmes, changed their diets

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and radically altered the way they approached international football.

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I had analysed the preparation in previous tournaments,

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World Cup tournaments, and there was always the preparation against,

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with all respect, second-rated nations.

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I chose the tough way, and to meet a lot of opposition,

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not just in Korea, but also worldwide,

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with the danger and risk, for sure, that we lose some games.

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But the experience the players gained in those games

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was tremendous, and it paid off at the end.

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Just 35 minutes after the final whistle had been

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blown on Japan's opening game, Korea emerged for the start

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of what a nation hoped would be a great adventure.

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Fresh from his re-election victory,

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter passed on his good wishes.

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In their five previous World Cup appearances,

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Korea had failed to win a single game.

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They dared not contemplate a repeat performance on home soil.

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Veteran striker Hwang Sun-hong's 50th goal for his country

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was a sign of things to come.

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Poland's good form in qualifying had long since deserted them

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and they appeared to freeze in the cauldron of colour and sound.

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The second half was just eight minutes old when Korea struck again.

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There was no let up for Poland.

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FULL-TIME WHISTLE BLOWS

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The first World Cup victory at their 15th attempt.

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CHANTING

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After 44 years of trying,

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China was finally dining at football's top table.

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Bora Milutinovic's team had started with a defeat,

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2-0 against Costa Rica,

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the nation he'd coached at the Finals in Italy in 1990.

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Next up - Brazil.

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The Chinese squad had been followed to Korea

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by an estimated 25,000 fans,

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many of whom had paid the equivalent of a year's salary

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to cheer their heroes on.

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Also lending the support, for the Brazil game at least,

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would be a television audience back home approaching 700 million.

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TRANSLATION: From the moment we qualified,

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there was huge pressure on us

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because this was going to be our first World Cup appearance.

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It was a great opportunity and the realisation of everyone's dream.

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We had a young team, and that meant we felt the pressure more.

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We wore worried about not playing well, worried about making

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mistakes, worried that the fans would turn against us.

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There were a lot of things on our mind.

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Victory for Brazil and they'd be as good as through to the second round.

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There was no sign of pressure from the Chinese

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in the opening exchanges.

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15 minutes in, Brazil were awarded a free kick.

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It was Roberto Carlos territory.

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China's not so great wall was easily breached.

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Brazil were in the ascendency.

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Rivaldo added a second.

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The floodgates were well and truly open.

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China were playing for pride, but that soon took another hammering.

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4-0 after 55 minutes.

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It was in danger of becoming a rout.

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China had their moments.

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COMMENTATOR SPEAKS IN OWN LANGUAGE

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Out-thought, outclassed and ultimately outmuscled,

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China had nothing to show for their endeavours.

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They would also lose to Turkey,

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and headed home without a point or a goal to their name.

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Brazil marched on to Round Two.

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Italy had started well with a 2-0 victory over Ecuador,

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but their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Croatia in their second outing

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had put their qualification for the knockout stages in doubt.

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TRANSLATION: We were forced to field the two key members of our squad -

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Nesta and Cannavaro,

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who unfortunately were already on yellow cards.

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In addition, our disallowed goal against Croatia

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had put our qualification hopes in jeopardy.

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Had we already been sure of our place in the second round,

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I could have rested these two players,

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who would have been vital for the game against Korea.

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Italy had the ball in the net in the 13th minute.

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But that too was ruled out for offside.

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Totti was the next to try his luck.

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Alessandro Del Piero was growing impatient.

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The Juventus striker had made just one substitute appearance so far

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and was again watching from the sidelines

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when Jared Borgetti headed Mexico into the lead.

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CHEERING

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INAUDIBLE

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Italy needed a win to be sure of progressing.

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Anything less, and they'd have to rely on Ecuador defeating Croatia.

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With less than a quarter of an hour remaining,

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Del Piero finally got the call from Trapattoni.

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Cometh the hour, cometh the man.

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Ecuador's victory and Del Piero's equaliser

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ensured that Italy joined Mexico in the last 16.

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But they'd have to play a lot better

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if they were to realise a nation's dream of a fourth World Cup triumph.

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Despite just taking one point from two games,

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Roger Lemerre and his French squad had a spring in their step -

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the reason, Zinedine Zidane was set to play for the world champions

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in the make-or-break meeting with Denmark.

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Victory by two clear goals and France would progress.

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Anything less and they'd become the first defending champions

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since Brazil in 1966 to exit the Finals at the group stages.

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Among those watching were Aime Jacquet,

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France's World Cup winning coach, and Thierry Henry,

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who had been sent off in the 0-0 draw with Uruguay.

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Where Zizou went Denmark followed.

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Morten Olsen had deployed an extra midfielder

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to make life difficult for Zidane.

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The tactic appeared to be working.

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TRANSLATION: It was the Danes who scored the first goal.

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Now we were in real trouble.

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It was difficult enough to try and win the game by two clear goals,

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now we had to score three times if we were to qualify.

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They certainly had the chances.

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And they did, of course, have Zidane.

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But the great man wasn't fully fit,

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and the French tactic of giving him the ball at every turn

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backfired against a well-organised Danish team

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that had taken four points from its first two games.

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HE SPEAKS FRENCH

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Still France couldn't score.

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HE SPEAKS DANISH

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Unlike their opponents.

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France were eliminated.

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They bowed out of the tournament with just one point

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and without scoring a single goal.

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TRANSLATION: It's inexplicable,

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because we did not just have the chance to score one goal,

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we had chances to score several.

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If I had a rational explanation for any of it,

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I'd be a happy man.

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He didn't, he wasn't, and France headed for home

0:33:450:33:48

with the worst record of any previous World Cup winners.

0:33:480:33:51

Senegal! Senegal! Senegal! Senegal!

0:33:570:34:00

Senegal were the favourites to join Denmark in the last 16,

0:34:020:34:05

and their first half performance in their final group game

0:34:050:34:09

against Uruguay appeared to justify that billing.

0:34:090:34:11

WHISTLE BLOWS

0:34:150:34:16

CHEERING

0:34:200:34:21

When a point would do, Senegal were looking good to claim all three.

0:34:420:34:46

TRANSLATION: At half-time I told the players to be careful,

0:34:520:34:55

because 3-0 is possibly the easiest lead to overcome.

0:34:550:34:58

We did the worst thing possible and conceded an early goal.

0:35:130:35:16

So Uruguay had got it back to 3-1. They were throwing everything at us.

0:35:280:35:32

We missed a chance to go 4-1 ahead

0:35:320:35:34

and then they scored a second goal to make it 3-2.

0:35:340:35:37

The whole team started to panic.

0:35:390:35:41

We stopped attacking

0:35:480:35:49

and seemed frightened of making mistakes in defence.

0:35:490:35:52

Uruguay made it 3-3.

0:35:520:35:53

They nearly created a huge shock

0:35:530:35:55

as they had another chance near the end.

0:35:550:35:57

3-3 the final score.

0:36:110:36:12

Senegal had qualified for the second round, but only just.

0:36:120:36:16

For Senegal. OK? For Senegal.

0:36:210:36:23

CHEERING

0:36:310:36:33

HE SPEAKS FRENCH

0:36:400:36:42

With France eliminated,

0:36:450:36:46

Argentina's passage to the final appeared that much easier,

0:36:460:36:50

so long as they themselves could survive the group stages.

0:36:500:36:53

As things stood, they would need to beat Sweden

0:36:530:36:56

to be certain of progressing.

0:36:560:36:58

Bielsa made four changes to the team that had lost to England.

0:37:020:37:06

Back came Claudio Lopez and in from the start was Pablo Aimar.

0:37:060:37:09

As against Nigeria, Argentina it was who made most of the running.

0:37:180:37:21

THEY CHANT: Argentina! Argentina! Argentina!

0:37:310:37:34

Aimar, an adventurous replacement for Veron, was running the show.

0:37:350:37:39

INAUDIBLE

0:37:490:37:50

A point would suffice for Sweden.

0:37:540:37:56

Three, though, would be better.

0:38:050:38:07

WHISTLE BLOWS

0:38:070:38:08

Two goals in 31 minutes was by no means beyond this Argentine team.

0:38:330:38:37

But they couldn't afford to concede another.

0:38:460:38:49

Two minutes from time...

0:38:570:38:59

..penalty.

0:39:000:39:02

1-1.

0:39:150:39:16

But that's how it would end.

0:39:160:39:17

TRANSLATION: We headed home after the first round when everyone had great

0:39:210:39:24

hopes of us reaching the final and becoming world champions.

0:39:240:39:27

Especially the players.

0:39:280:39:29

We were eliminated early,

0:39:290:39:32

and I don't know whether to say undeservedly,

0:39:320:39:35

because to say that would annoy some people.

0:39:350:39:38

Maybe it was bad luck. It remains a bad memory.

0:39:380:39:43

I think we had what it takes to go a lot further.

0:39:430:39:46

Much had been made of Cameroon's chances of doing as well

0:40:030:40:06

as they had at Italia '90.

0:40:060:40:08

But final preparations had been chaotic.

0:40:080:40:10

It had taken the African champions five days

0:40:100:40:13

to complete the journey to Japan.

0:40:130:40:15

Their German coach, Winnie Schafer, had pulled them round, however,

0:40:170:40:20

and despite taking four points from their opening two fixtures,

0:40:200:40:24

they were likely to need a victory against Germany

0:40:240:40:26

to keep their dream alive.

0:40:260:40:28

As for their opponents, they too were on four points.

0:40:320:40:36

It would have been six and certain qualification had

0:40:360:40:38

they not conceded a late equaliser to Ireland.

0:40:380:40:41

TRANSLATION: We would have preferred to have beaten Ireland,

0:40:450:40:47

but they were a good team.

0:40:470:40:49

We got a draw and as a result of that it all came down to the last game.

0:40:490:40:53

The Africans began well enough.

0:41:030:41:05

But good skill soon gave way to a string of fouls.

0:41:090:41:12

After 40 minutes, Carsten Ramelow received his second yellow card.

0:41:310:41:35

TRANSLATION: At half-time we were a man down

0:41:380:41:40

and fully aware that we couldn't afford to lose.

0:41:400:41:43

The game was on a knife edge.

0:41:440:41:46

You were either on your way home or you were going to finish

0:41:460:41:49

top of the group and move on.

0:41:490:41:51

Outnumbered but by no means outplayed,

0:42:000:42:02

Germany opened the scoring through substitute Marco Bode.

0:42:020:42:05

Cameroon had their moments.

0:42:260:42:28

But after a second yellow card for Patrick Suffo had cancelled out

0:42:320:42:35

Cameroon's numerical advantage, Germany sensed an opportunity.

0:42:350:42:39

A fifth goal in three games for Miroslav Klose.

0:42:530:42:56

-TRANSLATION:

-Despite having a man sent off at 0-0,

0:43:020:43:04

we played so well in the second half with ten men,

0:43:040:43:07

we even surprised Cameroon with how well we coped.

0:43:070:43:10

Oliver Kahn had a great game and many others played above themselves.

0:43:100:43:14

It was an excellent performance and we benefitted greatly from that.

0:43:140:43:17

The White Witch Doctor was performing miracles.

0:43:350:43:38

CROWD SINGS JAPANESE NATIONAL ANTHEM

0:43:410:43:45

Philippe Troussier's team followed up its first World Cup point against

0:43:560:43:59

Belgium with its first World Cup victory -

0:43:590:44:03

a 1-0 triumph over Russia.

0:44:030:44:04

Inamoto's second half goal was well-received not only in Yokohama

0:44:100:44:14

but also at various locations throughout the country,

0:44:140:44:17

where fans had gathered to watch the game on big screens.

0:44:170:44:20

Five days on, an expectant crowd had gathered in Osaka,

0:44:270:44:31

where a point against Tunisia would take Japan through to the last 16.

0:44:310:44:35

Tunisia had impressed in their draw with Belgium

0:44:560:44:58

and still had a mathematical chance of going through,

0:44:580:45:02

but they'd have to win by two clear goals.

0:45:020:45:04

Hidetoshi Nakata was living up to his superstar billing

0:45:270:45:30

in Japan's midfield.

0:45:300:45:32

Tunisia were being overrun.

0:45:430:45:45

A second Japanese goal was on the cards.

0:46:020:46:04

Nakata - the hero.

0:46:170:46:19

TRANSLATION: For me, in Osaka against Tunisia,

0:46:310:46:33

there was a feeling that we had completed the circle.

0:46:330:46:36

It was the ultimate reward for all of our hard work

0:46:370:46:40

and preparation over the previous four years.

0:46:400:46:43

That victory over Tunisia meant that we had realised our goal.

0:46:450:46:50

Japan had indeed qualified for the knockout stages.

0:46:550:46:58

The pressure was now on Korea to join their co-hosts

0:47:060:47:10

in the second round.

0:47:100:47:11

Having drawn 1-1 with the USA four days earlier,

0:47:110:47:14

a point was all they needed from the game with a resurgent Portugal.

0:47:140:47:17

Joao Pinto made Korea's task that much easier.

0:47:250:47:28

Having incensed them just minutes earlier,

0:47:540:47:56

the Argentine referee came to Portugal's rescue on this occasion.

0:47:560:48:00

Pauleta had scored this World Cup's second hat-trick

0:48:090:48:12

in Portugal's 4-0 victory over Poland.

0:48:120:48:14

Eh! Don't play the ball. Play it over there. Play, play, play.

0:48:230:48:28

Korea's numerical advantage was beginning to tell.

0:48:320:48:35

Pauleta remained Portugal's biggest threat.

0:48:420:48:45

A second yellow card for Beto reduced the Europeans to nine men.

0:48:490:48:53

And then...

0:48:540:48:55

It was time for Figo to prove his worth.

0:49:190:49:22

WHISTLE BLOWS

0:49:220:49:23

The sands of time were running out for Portugal.

0:49:370:49:39

TRANSLATION: We didn't play to the best of our ability

0:49:440:49:46

and ended up losing when a draw would have been enough to see us qualify.

0:49:460:49:51

There were some strange moments in the game and they prevented us

0:49:550:49:59

not only from winning but also from drawing the match.

0:49:590:50:03

It was a game in which almost everything happened.

0:50:080:50:11

Perhaps it was a game we were not supposed to win.

0:50:140:50:17

Having waited so long to appear on the game's greatest stage,

0:50:220:50:26

Portugal's golden generation had failed to live up to expectations.

0:50:260:50:30

Their demise was disappointing for the neutral

0:50:350:50:37

but good news for the Americans

0:50:370:50:39

who'd progressed at Portugal's expense.

0:50:390:50:41

So...

0:50:470:50:48

after 48 matches in just 15 days, 16 teams were heading for home.

0:50:480:50:53

They included the champions France, not

0:50:540:50:56

so much disappointed as dazed and stunned -

0:50:560:50:59

"How on Earth had it happened?"

0:50:590:51:01

There was heartache for Africa -

0:51:030:51:05

Nigeria, Cameroon, Tunisia, South Africa, all gone.

0:51:050:51:09

It was up to Senegal now.

0:51:090:51:10

Of the two newcomers China had perhaps expected more

0:51:120:51:15

than they had achieved.

0:51:150:51:17

They had learned the hard way.

0:51:170:51:19

And for Slovenia it ended painfully. Zlatko Zahovic

0:51:230:51:26

was sent home after a bust-up with his coach, Srecko Katanec,

0:51:260:51:30

who announced his intention to resign ahead of Slovenia's

0:51:300:51:33

third-straight defeat.

0:51:330:51:35

SINGING

0:51:390:51:40

But even in defeat some had left a lasting impression.

0:51:400:51:43

South Africa had enjoyed their stay and added a note of cheerfulness

0:51:430:51:47

to the World Cup.

0:51:470:51:48

SINGING

0:51:510:51:52

Only two teams had emerged from the group stages unscathed.

0:51:550:51:59

Spain was one of them.

0:51:590:52:00

Perhaps this was to be the occasion when they, at last,

0:52:000:52:03

achieved their potential?

0:52:030:52:04

The other was Brazil

0:52:050:52:06

and Luiz Felipe Scolari's team seemed to have rediscovered

0:52:060:52:10

their appetite for the big occasion. Whatever their chances

0:52:100:52:14

they and 15 other nations were now just four games from glory.

0:52:140:52:18

PLAYER SHOUTS

0:52:200:52:21

Reaching the knockout stages was a momentous achievement

0:52:280:52:31

for Senegal, who had been celebrating long and hard

0:52:310:52:33

since their game against Uruguay.

0:52:330:52:36

Sweden would be their opponents in the second round

0:52:360:52:38

and it was hoped the Africans hadn't been overdoing it.

0:52:380:52:41

CHANTING

0:52:430:52:45

They'd need all their energy in Oita where the temperature had reached

0:52:450:52:48

28 degrees before kickoff and where golden goal extra time

0:52:480:52:52

would be needed t separate the two teams.

0:52:520:52:54

Sweden were without the injured Freddie Ljungberg

0:52:570:53:00

who'd seen Henrik Larsson give the Scandinavians

0:53:000:53:02

the lead in normal time.

0:53:020:53:04

COMMENTATOR SPEAKS SWEDISH

0:53:090:53:10

El Hadji Diouf's goals had been largely responsible

0:53:210:53:24

for Senegal's progress to these Finals.

0:53:240:53:27

The Serial Killer had been firing blanks

0:53:310:53:33

in front of goal since his arrival in Korea and Japan

0:53:330:53:36

although his all-round contribution had been a key factor

0:53:360:53:39

in Senegal's qualification for the knockout stages.

0:53:390:53:42

No surprise then that Africa's Player of the Year had had a hand

0:53:480:53:51

or, rather, a head in Senegal's equaliser.

0:53:510:53:54

CHEERING

0:53:570:53:59

And so to extra time, where the first goal would be decisive.

0:54:120:54:16

COMMENTATOR SPEAKS SWEDISH

0:54:250:54:26

The 2002 World Cup's first penalty shoot-out was now

0:54:410:54:45

just 14 minutes away.

0:54:450:54:46

CHEERING

0:54:530:54:56

Henri Camara's strike was only the second golden goal

0:55:000:55:03

in World Cup history.

0:55:030:55:04

It was sayonara, Sweden.

0:55:070:55:08

Senegal celebrated another famous victory.

0:55:120:55:15

They'd defeated the world champions on opening night

0:55:150:55:18

and like Cameroon before them

0:55:180:55:20

had now progressed to the quarterfinals.

0:55:200:55:22

TRANSLATION: That will remain a huge moment for Senegal,

0:55:230:55:27

the players and myself. What we achieved was amazing

0:55:270:55:30

because the whole country was proud of its team.

0:55:300:55:34

For the first time people were hearing the name Senegal.

0:55:340:55:37

They knew nothing about the players before then.

0:55:370:55:40

We were the ambassadors for Senegal, it was important for the country

0:55:400:55:44

and for the president of the republic.

0:55:440:55:46

Spain were emerging as one of the favourites to

0:55:500:55:52

go and win the tournament for the very first time.

0:55:520:55:56

So often they'd underachieved at this level

0:55:560:55:58

but on this occasion had eased through the group stages

0:55:580:56:01

scoring three goals in each of their games.

0:56:010:56:04

There was a relaxed atmosphere at their camp in the south of

0:56:070:56:10

the Korean Peninsula where coach Jose Antonio Camacho

0:56:100:56:13

had been preparing for the knockout stages.

0:56:130:56:16

SINGING IN SPANISH

0:56:170:56:18

COME ON IRELAND!

0:56:200:56:22

Their opponents Ireland had recovered from the loss

0:56:220:56:25

of their captain, Roy Keane,

0:56:250:56:27

who had been thrown off the squad after a confrontation

0:56:270:56:30

with coach Mick McCarthy before their opening game.

0:56:300:56:33

They'd surprised even their most fervent supporters by making

0:56:330:56:36

it this far.

0:56:360:56:38

BAGPIPE MUSIC AND CHEERING

0:56:380:56:40

What the Irish players lacked in skill

0:56:400:56:42

they more than made up for in spirit

0:56:420:56:45

and their fans could expect their heroes to give it

0:56:450:56:47

everything they had against Spain.

0:56:470:56:48

Camacho had his faith.

0:56:510:56:52

Ireland had Robbie Keane.

0:56:540:56:56

A promising start by Mick McCarthy's men.

0:57:010:57:03

But it didn't last.

0:57:070:57:08

Just eight minutes in Fernando Morientes scored

0:57:150:57:18

Spain's tenth goal of the tournament.

0:57:180:57:20

Ireland were grateful to the officials for disallowing

0:57:240:57:27

three Spanish goals

0:57:270:57:28

and were therefore still in the game in the second half.

0:57:280:57:31

Swedish referee Anders Frisk offered Ireland another lifeline.

0:57:340:57:38

Come on!

0:57:460:57:47

Ian Harte to bring them level...

0:57:470:57:49

Spain were again denied by the assistant referee.

0:58:080:58:11

Raul adjudged offside on this occasion.

0:58:120:58:14

Ireland continued to press.

0:58:200:58:22

But time was fast running out.

0:58:350:58:37

WHISTLE BLOWS

0:58:440:58:45

CHEERING

0:58:450:58:45

Hierro need only have waited a few more minutes to

0:58:480:58:50

swap shirts legally with Niall Quinn.

0:58:500:58:53

CHEERING

0:59:000:59:02

Robbie Keane saved Ian Harte's blushes

0:59:050:59:07

and it was on to extra time

0:59:070:59:09

which Spain would have to face with ten men

0:59:090:59:11

following an injury to substitute Albelda.

0:59:110:59:14

An injured Raul could only watch from the bench

0:59:170:59:19

as both teams came close to scoring the golden goal.

0:59:190:59:22

It was down to penalties now.

0:59:270:59:29

After four misses and with Spain leading 2-1,

0:59:380:59:41

Valeron had the chance to put his team into the quarterfinals.

0:59:410:59:45

CHEERING

0:59:470:59:50

On they went...

0:59:500:59:51

WHISTLE BLOWS

0:59:580:59:59

Steve Finnan kept Irish hopes alive.

1:00:041:00:06

After five missed penalties in the shoot-out

1:00:211:00:23

and six in the game as a whole, Gaizka Mendieta's goal

1:00:231:00:27

sent Spain through

1:00:271:00:28

and left Ireland to wonder what might have been.

1:00:281:00:31

Whilst the Irish said their goodbyes, a relieved Spanish squad

1:00:391:00:43

continued to dream of a first World Cup triumph.

1:00:431:00:45

Belgium were appearing in their sixth-consecutive finals

1:00:591:01:02

and, having squeezed through the group stages,

1:01:021:01:05

were rewarded, if that's the word, with a game against Brazil.

1:01:051:01:09

There were given little chance of stopping Scolari's squad

1:01:121:01:14

who'd scored 11 goals in their three group matches.

1:01:141:01:18

But in this tournament of shocks improbable dreams were being

1:01:181:01:21

realised all the time.

1:01:211:01:23

Having overcome Denmark 3-0 just 48 hours earlier, David Beckham

1:01:281:01:33

and his England team-mates awaited the winners.

1:01:331:01:36

The early evidence suggested that Belgium would provide

1:01:391:01:41

the opposition.

1:01:411:01:42

Ronaldo was spearheading the Brazilian attack

1:01:501:01:53

and linked up with the other two Rs, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho

1:01:531:01:57

for their first meaningful shot on goal.

1:01:571:01:59

Belgium scored first.

1:02:071:02:09

Or, at least, Wilmots thought he had.

1:02:141:02:15

Ronaldo continued to pose a threat at one end.

1:02:271:02:30

At the other, Wilmots was bringing the best out of Marcos.

1:02:421:02:46

Over an hour played and still no score.

1:02:521:02:55

HE SHOUTS IN PORTUGUESE

1:02:581:03:00

HE SHOUTS IN FLEMISH

1:03:001:03:02

-TRANSLATION:

-It was a difficult game.

1:03:101:03:14

In my opinion, it was our hardest game of the World Cup.

1:03:141:03:17

Belgium had a number of chances to score. It was tough.

1:03:171:03:21

But we managed to get a goal in the second half

1:03:211:03:23

and from then on things began to pick for Brazil.

1:03:231:03:27

Towards the end Ronaldo scored the second and we knew,

1:03:291:03:33

at that moment, that we were safely through.

1:03:331:03:35

Ronaldo's fifth goal of the tournament

1:03:401:03:42

put him one clear of Rivaldo

1:03:421:03:44

and level with Germany's Miroslav Klose

1:03:441:03:46

in the race for the World Cup's Golden Boot.

1:03:461:03:48

More importantly, it booked Brazil a place in the quarterfinals.

1:03:541:03:58

England were next.

1:04:001:04:01

Whilst Philippe Troussier's team had captured the imagination

1:04:121:04:15

of the Japanese public, some of the visiting fans had been

1:04:151:04:18

drawn to the Fujinomori Shrine in Kyoto

1:04:181:04:20

where Buddhist monks could be found playing kemari,

1:04:201:04:24

an early form of football first practised here some 1,400 years ago.

1:04:241:04:28

It was a far cry from the scenes of joy and celebration

1:04:341:04:37

that had followed Japan's victory over Tunisia,

1:04:371:04:40

a result that helped them

1:04:401:04:42

qualify for the second round for the first time in their history.

1:04:421:04:45

Four days on, the monsoon rains had arrived ahead of Japan's meeting

1:04:511:04:55

with Turkey.

1:04:551:04:56

It was a game that was too close to call,

1:04:561:04:58

although the winners would stand a great chance of reaching

1:04:581:05:01

the semifinal after Senegal's defeat of Sweden.

1:05:011:05:03

Troussier changed his tactics for the game -

1:05:071:05:09

a move that seemed to confuse

1:05:091:05:10

his own players more than the opposition.

1:05:101:05:13

Turkey had failed to progress past the group stages

1:05:171:05:20

in their only previous World Cup appearance in 1954.

1:05:201:05:23

CHEERING

1:05:281:05:29

Umit Davala's early goal gave this team a great

1:05:311:05:34

chance of reaching the last eight.

1:05:341:05:36

WHISTLE BLOWS

1:05:501:05:51

Alex's free kick was his last contribution of the afternoon,

1:05:551:05:59

he and Inamoto were replaced at half time

1:05:591:06:00

as Troussier reverted to the system that had served them so well

1:06:001:06:03

in the group stages.

1:06:031:06:04

Japan needed Nakata now more than ever.

1:06:101:06:12

They certainly had their chances but this was not the Japan

1:06:261:06:29

that had impressed the watching world earlier in the tournament.

1:06:291:06:32

-TRANSLATION:

-It was, obviously, fantastic to play

1:06:411:06:45

against Japan in Japan.

1:06:451:06:47

Most of the fans in the stadium were supporting them and they

1:06:471:06:51

were, obviously, the favourites to win

1:06:511:06:52

but we did well in that game.

1:06:521:06:54

We were tactically very clever and after we'd gone 1-0 up

1:06:571:07:01

we continued to control the game and, I think,

1:07:011:07:04

we deserved to win.

1:07:041:07:05

-TRANSLATION:

-Today I felt very proud to have

1:07:111:07:14

been the coach of Japan, to have worn the Japanese colours

1:07:141:07:16

for the past four years.

1:07:161:07:18

I'd like to thank all those who've helped me,

1:07:221:07:25

I'd like to thank my players, all my staff,

1:07:251:07:28

all those who've supported me and I say "Bravo" to this Japanese

1:07:281:07:32

team which has behaved with dignity right to the very end.

1:07:321:07:36

As I said, I am proud to have been their coach.

1:07:361:07:39

The dream was over.

1:07:411:07:42

SCREAMING

1:07:471:07:48

On June 18th all of Korea faced the prospect of being

1:07:481:07:51

woken from its dream.

1:07:511:07:53

Guus Hiddink's men had performed brilliantly

1:07:531:07:55

to top a group that included Portugal, Poland and the USA.

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But they, surely, couldn't beat Italy?

1:08:011:08:04

SCREAMING

1:08:041:08:05

The whole nation was talking about the last 16. In every paper...

1:08:051:08:09

I couldn't read them but you saw "16, 16, 16..."

1:08:091:08:11

so that reaching there, that was enough for many, many people.

1:08:131:08:17

For many, many people it was also enough for the first

1:08:171:08:20

win against Poland.

1:08:201:08:21

For me now... I thought, "This team can do a little bit more."

1:08:211:08:25

Daejeon's World Cup stadium was full to capacity

1:08:271:08:30

and the majority of the 38,000 fans inside

1:08:301:08:33

were sporting, the now regulation, red T-shirts.

1:08:331:08:36

This promised to be a clash of footballing cultures -

1:08:401:08:43

the attack-minded Koreans against the defensive Italians

1:08:431:08:46

who'd been given several reminders about their predecessors'

1:08:461:08:49

defeat by North Korea in '66.

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-TRANSLATION:

-I remember everything about the game.

1:08:531:08:57

I remember my players going up to the referee before the game to say,

1:08:571:09:01

"Good evening." He chose to ignore them.

1:09:011:09:04

I remember perfectly how we had the penalty awarded against us

1:09:061:09:11

in the first few minutes.

1:09:111:09:13

It was a bad decision.

1:09:131:09:15

CHEERING

1:09:171:09:20

I always had faith in the ability of my players,

1:09:361:09:40

even without Nesta and Cannavaro I knew we had a good team.

1:09:401:09:44

13 minutes after Ahn's penalty miss Italy were ahead.

1:09:501:09:53

Tommasi should have increased that lead.

1:10:081:10:10

Come on! Come on!

1:10:151:10:16

Korea were in danger of going the same way as Japan.

1:10:191:10:22

They still believed.

1:10:311:10:32

So too did their heroes.

1:10:371:10:39

CHEERING

1:10:421:10:45

Seol's late, late strike had saved Korea.

1:10:461:10:49

The dream was still alive.

1:10:521:10:54

Italy had one last chance to win it in normal time.

1:11:021:11:05

Extra time...

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WHISTLE BLOWS

1:11:271:11:27

Maldini's rash challenge offered Korea the first sight of a golden goal.

1:11:271:11:30

HE WHISTLES

1:11:421:11:43

Italy also had their moments.

1:11:451:11:47

WHISTLE BLOWS

1:11:511:11:53

Totti's simulation earned him a second yellow card.

1:11:531:11:56

If Italy were to win they'd now have to do it the hard way.

1:12:051:12:08

The Italians did have what would later prove to be a good goal

1:12:171:12:20

disallowed but then should have been eliminated by Hwang Sun-Hong.

1:12:201:12:24

There were now just three minutes left on the clock.

1:12:301:12:33

CHEERING

1:12:381:12:40

To rub salt into Italian wounds, Ahn Jung-Hwan was on the payroll

1:12:491:12:53

of an Italian club, that is until Perugia cancelled

1:12:531:12:56

his contract following the Azzurri's elimination.

1:12:561:12:59

-TRANSLATION:

-I still remember everything.

1:13:011:13:04

Tommasi hit a shot straight at the goalkeeper, Vieri had that miss,

1:13:041:13:09

there was the incident with Totti.

1:13:091:13:12

I remember everything, it is all up here

1:13:121:13:14

and those memories will never be erased from my mind.

1:13:141:13:17

It promised to be a long afternoon for two of England's 23-man squad.

1:13:251:13:29

Not only would they face Brazil in a World Cup quarterfinal,

1:13:291:13:33

they'd also be required to give blood and urine samples to

1:13:331:13:35

FIFA's doping control officers,

1:13:351:13:37

part of the ongoing fight against the use of banned substances

1:13:371:13:41

in international football.

1:13:411:13:43

As at each of the 64 matches,

1:13:451:13:46

representatives of the two participating teams met with the

1:13:461:13:50

doping control officers following their arrival at the stadium.

1:13:501:13:53

To randomly select the four players who would undergo the tests.

1:13:531:13:57

For now their identity would remain a secret.

1:13:571:14:00

-OK.

-OK.

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The two countries had met

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three times before in the World Cup Finals.

1:14:071:14:09

On each occasion Brazil had gone on to lift the trophy.

1:14:101:14:13

12,000km away in Rio de Janeiro at 3.30am local time

1:14:211:14:25

fans had gathered for a public view.

1:14:251:14:27

THUMPING MUSIC

1:14:301:14:31

A hopeful ball by Heskey...

1:14:531:14:54

..a mistake by Lucio...

1:14:571:14:58

..1-0 England.

1:15:001:15:01

ENGLAND!

1:15:151:15:16

Ronaldo had scored in each of Brazil's four games so far.

1:15:161:15:20

This would not be his day.

1:15:261:15:28

Come on!

1:15:301:15:31

Then, in first-half injury time...

1:15:341:15:36

CHEERING

1:15:471:15:50

The tournament's best attack had breached the tournament's

1:15:511:15:54

best defence.

1:15:541:15:55

Meanwhile, back in Rio...

1:15:581:16:00

COMMENTATOR SPEAKS PORTUGUESE

1:16:031:16:04

CHEERING

1:16:041:16:04

England now had to do what they hadn't done all tournament -

1:16:181:16:21

score in the second half.

1:16:211:16:22

First, though, Seaman and co had a free kick to defend.

1:16:271:16:30

WHISTLE BLOWS

1:16:311:16:32

No!

1:16:361:16:37

-TRANSLATION:

-I was charged with taking all the free kicks

1:16:391:16:42

around the penalty area

1:16:421:16:44

and Cafu had already mentioned to me

1:16:441:16:47

that Seaman tended to stand a little way off his line.

1:16:471:16:50

He told me to keep an eye on him and so I did.

1:16:511:16:55

A few minutes before that free kick he said to me again,

1:16:551:16:58

"Have a look at the goalkeeper."

1:16:581:17:00

So when I came to take the kick I looked at him

1:17:021:17:04

and decided to go for the shot. Of course, I had no intention

1:17:041:17:09

of it curling in the way it did,

1:17:091:17:11

although I had planned to get the ball over his head.

1:17:111:17:14

The shot was perfect, I had managed to do what I had intended.

1:17:141:17:18

Seaman would never live it down.

1:17:211:17:23

Seven minutes' later a red card signalled the end of

1:17:311:17:34

Ronaldinho's afternoon. Well... almost.

1:17:341:17:37

He'd be required to give blood

1:17:371:17:39

and urine samples at the end of the match.

1:17:391:17:41

-TRANSLATION:

-It was a game in which everything

1:17:431:17:47

happened to me. First of all I laid on a beautiful pass

1:17:471:17:50

which set up the goal for Rivaldo. Then, I scored the free kick,

1:17:501:17:55

and finally, I got my self sent off. It was quite a game.

1:17:551:17:59

I'll never forget it.

1:17:591:18:00

Despite their numerical advantage England created few clear-cut chances.

1:18:031:18:08

Nicky Butt's header proved to be their last effort on goal

1:18:131:18:16

in this World Cup.

1:18:161:18:17

-TRANSLATION:

-My favourite match, apart from the final,

1:18:211:18:25

was the game against England.

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Because it was a spectacular performance.

1:18:271:18:30

And the defence played very well.

1:18:301:18:33

It was also significant because, in that game,

1:18:331:18:36

we achieved what I said we would before I left Brazil.

1:18:361:18:39

Namely that we would

1:18:391:18:40

reach the last four.

1:18:401:18:41

So, for me as a coach, after what I had promised the Brazilian people

1:18:441:18:48

it was far more important to beat England and reach the semifinal

1:18:481:18:52

than to be crowned world champions.

1:18:521:18:54

Before they could look forward to the semifinal,

1:18:571:18:59

Cafu and Ronaldinho had an appointment with the

1:18:591:19:02

doping control officers, along with England's Rio Ferdinand

1:19:021:19:05

and Danny Mills.

1:19:051:19:06

The whole process was overseen by Professor Jiri Dvorak,

1:19:091:19:12

the chief medical officer for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

1:19:121:19:16

I check the numbers... here on the top.

1:19:171:19:22

The taking of blood samples was a first for the World Cup Finals

1:19:221:19:25

and was a move designed to detect the potential use of the

1:19:251:19:28

banned substance EPO.

1:19:281:19:30

In total, 256 players were tested during the 31 days of competition.

1:19:361:19:41

All results were the same.

1:19:421:19:44

OK, here we go. 22nd June. The results, Brazil, England.

1:19:451:19:50

The urine and blood samples all negative, no banned substance.

1:19:501:19:55

The United States had the worst record of all 32 nations at the

1:19:581:20:03

'98 World Cup.

1:20:031:20:04

Four years on lessons had been learnt.

1:20:041:20:07

Their isolated residence in France had been swapped

1:20:071:20:09

for a downtown hotel in Seoul. Wives and children had been invited along.

1:20:091:20:14

They'd also been sightseeing, a trip to Korea's demilitarised zone

1:20:141:20:19

one of several excursions the squad had undertaken.

1:20:191:20:22

Their quarterfinal opponents Germany were growing in confidence

1:20:241:20:27

after their defeat of Paraguay in the second round.

1:20:271:20:30

Rudi Voller had succeeded in restoring pride

1:20:301:20:33

in a team that had been vilified back home

1:20:331:20:35

for its performances at Euro 2000

1:20:351:20:37

and their 5-1 defeat by England during the qualifiers was now

1:20:371:20:42

but a distant memory.

1:20:421:20:43

There was a minute's silence before kickoff in memory of

1:20:491:20:51

Fritz Walter, West Germany's 1954 World Cup-winning captain.

1:20:511:20:56

We knew them well plus we have a number of players

1:20:591:21:01

that play in Germany, have played against them and

1:21:011:21:03

we felt that that's the team that we matched-up quite well against.

1:21:031:21:07

We knew their strengths and weaknesses and we stepped on that field,

1:21:071:21:10

really believing we could win the game and that's very critical

1:21:101:21:13

in games at that level.

1:21:131:21:14

America's Landon Donovan had a point to prove,

1:21:161:21:19

having failed to make the breakthrough in Germany.

1:21:191:21:22

But on his 50th appearance for Germany, Oliver Kahn

1:21:251:21:28

was in no mood to hand out favours.

1:21:281:21:30

The US had had just three days' rest since their victory

1:21:351:21:38

over Mexico

1:21:381:21:39

but appeared fresher than their opponents in the opening 45 minutes.

1:21:391:21:43

HE SPEAKS GERMAN

1:21:461:21:47

Hey, four, four!

1:21:491:21:50

The Germans were up against it and therefore at their most dangerous.

1:21:521:21:56

WHISTLE BLOWS

1:21:571:21:58

The hours spent on the training ground had paid dividends.

1:22:031:22:06

It was Michael Ballack's second goal of the tournament.

1:22:121:22:15

INSTRUMENT BLARES

1:22:171:22:19

Klose should have made it 2-0 before the break.

1:22:201:22:23

The Americans had deserved their place in the last eight

1:22:321:22:34

and were not yet ready to throw in the towel.

1:22:341:22:37

Handball on the line.

1:22:411:22:42

But the penalty wasn't given.

1:22:461:22:48

WHISTLE BLOWING

1:22:481:22:50

That was clearly right there.

1:22:501:22:51

-TRANSLATION:

-They bombarded us in the second half.

1:22:511:22:55

They attacked from the first to the last minute

1:22:551:22:57

and probably had more chances than we did.

1:22:571:23:00

They nearly put us out.

1:23:001:23:02

But we had taken the lead in the first half

1:23:031:23:05

and that gave us strength and we killed the game,

1:23:051:23:08

unlike against Ireland when we conceded a goal in the 90th minute.

1:23:081:23:13

Add to that a bit of luck and Oliver Kahn who was fantastic in goal.

1:23:141:23:19

He denied them on several occasions.

1:23:191:23:21

In games like that you need a bit of luck

1:23:211:23:23

if you're going to go far, even so, we deserved to win.

1:23:231:23:27

Having seen of Portugal and Italy, Korea faced another European power -

1:23:401:23:44

Spain, with a place in the semifinals up for grabs.

1:23:441:23:47

Despite Raul's absence Spain came into the game as overwhelming favourites.

1:23:501:23:55

TRANSLATION: We approached the game against Korea

1:23:551:23:58

with a lot of respect, and caution.

1:23:581:24:01

We knew that home advantage would make them very strong.

1:24:011:24:05

The crowd had been a factor throughout

1:24:051:24:07

and had affected the performances of the other opponents.

1:24:071:24:11

The stadium in Gwangju, where the game was being played

1:24:161:24:19

was full to capacity.

1:24:191:24:20

As was the one in Busan where the match was being televised

1:24:221:24:25

on the big screen.

1:24:251:24:26

There were similar scenes in the capital Seoul.

1:24:291:24:31

There millions had descended on the city centre

1:24:311:24:34

to follow the action on another giant screen.

1:24:341:24:36

They had little to cheer in the opening 90 minutes.

1:24:541:24:56

And were grateful to the Egyptian referee who disallowed

1:24:561:24:59

Baraja's header for a spot of pushing.

1:24:591:25:02

Park Ji-Sung had Korea's best chance.

1:25:081:25:10

But Casillas was more than equal to the task.

1:25:171:25:19

HE SHOUTS IN SPANISH

1:25:231:25:24

Then, in extra time...

1:25:271:25:28

Spain were again denied.

1:25:341:25:36

This time by the assistant referee who decided

1:25:361:25:38

the ball had gone out of play.

1:25:381:25:40

The match officials were blameless on this occasion.

1:25:491:25:52

But as extra time reached its conclusion

1:25:521:25:54

the Spanish players continued to plead their case.

1:25:541:25:57

TRANSLATION: In Spain they criticised the referee a lot.

1:26:001:26:03

I remember Joaquin sent over a cross before

1:26:031:26:06

the ball had gone over the line.

1:26:061:26:08

For those of us on the pitch it was very clear.

1:26:091:26:12

A penalty shoot-out appeared to favour Spain

1:26:151:26:17

who'd seen off Ireland in similar fashion, of course.

1:26:171:26:20

WHISTLE BLOWS

1:26:231:26:24

Hwang SunHong opened the scoring.

1:26:301:26:32

But only just.

1:26:361:26:37

-TRANSLATION:

-I didn't have a particular strategy.

1:26:421:26:45

Although there was a thought at the back of my mind

1:26:471:26:50

that I shouldn't move

1:26:501:26:51

before the ball was kicked.

1:26:511:26:53

I knew that I had the ability to block,

1:26:541:26:56

at least the two of the five shots

1:26:561:26:58

because they were sure to be within my reach,

1:26:581:27:00

which was about one metre either side of where I was standing.

1:27:001:27:05

The first seven penalties all found the back of the net.

1:27:071:27:11

Up fourth for Spain, Joaquin.

1:27:111:27:13

CHEERING

1:27:181:27:21

He had saved them against Ireland, could he do the same again?

1:27:281:27:31

A nation - if not a continent, held its collective breath.

1:27:351:27:39

WHISTLE BLOWS

1:27:441:27:45

CHEERING

1:27:491:27:51

Asia had a representative in the semifinals of the World Cup

1:27:551:27:58

for the very first time.

1:27:581:28:01

SCREAMING

1:28:011:28:02

-TRANSLATION:

-Defeating Spain meant just as much to me

1:28:201:28:24

as our first victory against Poland.

1:28:241:28:26

Having said that, there was a feeling of astonishment in the camp

1:28:301:28:34

as we realised that we had just made World Cup history.

1:28:341:28:39

We were, obviously, very happy but also extremely tired.

1:28:411:28:46

Whilst Spain caught a flight back to Europe, Korea journeyed

1:28:491:28:53

north to Seoul where news of their arrival

1:28:531:28:55

had attracted thousands of fans to the team's hotel.

1:28:551:28:58

SINGING IN KOREAN

1:29:041:29:07

OK, gentlemen, well, welcome to our, our briefing.

1:29:201:29:23

And this evening we are going to go over some of the,

1:29:231:29:26

some of the points which have occurred after yesterday's matches.

1:29:261:29:31

Throughout the tournament, George Cumming,

1:29:311:29:32

FIFA's head of refereeing presided over a daily debriefing

1:29:321:29:36

of the match officials.

1:29:361:29:38

Topics were discussed and decisions analysed in an attempt

1:29:381:29:41

to improve consistency.

1:29:411:29:43

There's no doubt about the red card. It's a brilliant decision.

1:29:431:29:46

Congratulation, great red card.

1:29:461:29:49

Inevitably, mistakes had been made, some more serious than others

1:29:501:29:54

and it was the assistant referees who came in

1:29:541:29:56

for most criticism.

1:29:561:29:58

We are watching the legs down here.

1:29:581:30:00

On the whole, however, the standard of officiating at this tournament

1:30:001:30:03

was proving to be higher than at any previous World Cup.

1:30:031:30:06

Maybe...

1:30:061:30:07

'Some wrong decisions were made, some wrong signals were made

1:30:071:30:09

'by assistant referees.'

1:30:091:30:10

I think, particularly, assistant referees and we've got to accept

1:30:101:30:14

that this was a mistake and we've got to try to improve

1:30:141:30:17

and lessen the number of mistakes that happen in the future.

1:30:171:30:20

Oliver Kahn had been in imperious form for Germany throughout

1:30:271:30:30

the competition.

1:30:301:30:31

And was the main reason why the German players were now here for

1:30:311:30:34

the duration of a tournament they'd expected to be watching

1:30:341:30:37

on television by now.

1:30:371:30:39

On this, their 15th World Cup appearance,

1:30:471:30:49

Germany were about to play in their tenth semifinal.

1:30:491:30:52

Their opponents - Korea.

1:30:521:30:54

TRANSLATION: We were, obviously, well aware of the

1:30:541:30:58

strengths of the Korean team.

1:30:581:31:00

They had, after all, eliminated some top nations,

1:31:001:31:02

albeit with a bit of good fortune.

1:31:021:31:04

Nevertheless, they had played well. As in our previous games

1:31:061:31:09

we weren't the outsiders but I'd say our chances were 50/50

1:31:091:31:14

against the host nation

1:31:141:31:16

but I knew that if we concentrated and kept things tight

1:31:161:31:19

we'd have a good chance of winning the game.

1:31:191:31:22

The now familiar sea of red washed over Seoul's World Cup stadium,

1:31:241:31:28

the venue for Senegal's upset of France, of course.

1:31:281:31:31

Germany's Carsten Ramelow had the game's first shot on goal.

1:31:391:31:42

Lee WoonJae had long since idolised Oliver Kahn

1:31:481:31:51

who continued to give a goalkeeping masterclass.

1:31:511:31:54

Not even Klose could find a way past Lee.

1:32:061:32:09

Germany's chances of winning the tournament were dealt a huge blow

1:32:181:32:21

on 71 minutes.

1:32:211:32:22

-TRANSLATION:

-I could have picked up a yellow card

1:32:251:32:27

against the USA and then I would have missed the semifinal.

1:32:271:32:30

Maybe we wouldn't have qualified or maybe I would have been available

1:32:301:32:34

for the final.

1:32:341:32:35

But that's hypothetical, you just go out and play

1:32:351:32:39

and either something happens or nothing happens at all.

1:32:391:32:42

Obviously, when you do get a yellow card it's extremely disappointing

1:32:421:32:46

because you know you are going to be suspended.

1:32:461:32:49

It was a bitter pill to swallow, knowing that I couldn't take part

1:32:491:32:52

in what would have been the biggest game of my career.

1:32:521:32:56

CHANTING

1:32:561:32:59

Despite his obvious disappointment, Ballack didn't let that decision

1:33:051:33:09

affect his game.

1:33:091:33:10

CHEERING

1:33:171:33:18

Germany's number 13, who else, with the all-important first goal.

1:33:201:33:24

Come on!

1:33:321:33:33

Korea had twice scored late on against Italy

1:33:361:33:39

and would get their chance here.

1:33:391:33:41

Park's tired effort summed up Korea's evening.

1:33:471:33:50

After the exertions of the past few weeks their legs had called time

1:33:501:33:54

on one of the World Cup's great adventures.

1:33:541:33:57

CHANTING

1:33:591:34:03

The third-consecutive 1-0 win for Germany.

1:34:031:34:06

They were through to their seventh World Cup final.

1:34:061:34:09

Korea were out but so too was Ballack.

1:34:091:34:11

TRANSLATION: I thanked him for what he'd done in that match and in

1:34:131:34:16

the earlier games when he hadn't been 100% fit.

1:34:161:34:19

He'd been fantastic. I tried to comfort him, but, as you can imagine,

1:34:191:34:23

it was very difficult.

1:34:231:34:24

Korea's dream was over. Any initial feelings of disappointment

1:34:261:34:31

soon gave way to an enormous sense of pride.

1:34:311:34:34

Reaching the semifinal had been a tremendous achievement

1:34:341:34:37

and there was much for the fans, the players and their coach

1:34:371:34:40

to look back on.

1:34:401:34:41

There were many fantastic moments because it was, like, being in

1:34:451:34:49

a tunnel of success and then it's very hard to pick out one moment

1:34:491:34:54

but...the way players celebrated...

1:34:541:34:58

after, after a goal, a decisive goal, was tremendous,

1:34:591:35:03

because in the early days I couldn't see what their emotions were.

1:35:031:35:06

But then they were going and being almost ecstatic.

1:35:061:35:11

It was a nice experience to see them celebrating a victory or a goal.

1:35:111:35:16

Korea would lose the third-place play-off but that mattered little.

1:35:181:35:22

There was much to celebrate and that was something an entire

1:35:221:35:26

country had done in style throughout the competition.

1:35:261:35:30

THEY SING AND CHANT

1:35:301:35:32

Brazil's semifinal opponents were Turkey.

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Senol Gunes' squad had finally seen off the challenge of Senegal.

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Substitute Ilhan Mansiz scoring a truly golden goal.

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The victory had triggered wild celebrations throughout Turkey

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where Gunes and his team had been heavily criticised

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a little under two weeks earlier

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following their uninspiring start to the competition.

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Brazil and their coach in particular were wary of their opponents

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who had grown in confidence

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since losing to the South Americans in their opening game.

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Turkey were ready to exact their revenge.

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TRANSLATION: After losing the first game to Brazil we were well prepared

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for a repeat of the incidents such as the one involving Rivaldo.

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We had given that first game a lot of thought

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and wanted to acquit ourselves better second time around.

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Turkey had adopted a more attacking formation than they had when the two

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teams had met in Ulsan

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and Alpay came close to giving them an early lead.

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It wasn't long, though, before Brazil got their passing going.

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Captain Cafu should have scored.

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Brazil continued to put pressure on the Turkey goal.

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On each occasion,

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they found their attacks thwarted by an inspired Rustu.

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0-0 at the break.

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Brazil's number nine got the second half off to a spectacular start.

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TRANSLATION: It was a tough game

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and I had a few chances in the first half.

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The Turkish team was starting to put us under pressure.

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We improved in the second half and then I went on this run.

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I took the ball into the penalty area and hit it with my toe.

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It proved to be the winning goal. For me, it was an unforgettable game.

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Turkey had their chances to equalise.

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Hakan Sukur's late effort was as close as they came.

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Turkey's fairy tale run had finally come to an end,

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although they would defeat Korea in the third-place play-off.

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After six straight wins, Brazil were now just one game from glory.

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So, after 63 games in 30 days, it was almost all over.

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Asia's first World Cup had been a hugely enjoyable experience.

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The average attendance of 42,000 was lower than the two previous tournaments.

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There were fans who couldn't get tickets,

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although it was easy for them to keep up with the action.

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Wherever they were.

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For those who travelled here,

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the experience had been relaxed and comfortable,

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although some cross-cultural activities took some explaining.

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And because the television coverage of this World Cup had been

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more comprehensive than ever before,

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everyone was drawn closer to the colour and excitement of the event.

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And the enthusiasm.

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Without a hint of aggression.

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The watching world had learned a great deal more about Asia.

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And so to Yokohama. The final.

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A meeting of two of the World Cup's most successful nations.

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Amazingly, Brazil and Germany had never before met in the tournament's 72 year history.

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TRANSLATION: We knew that the Brazilian style would suit us.

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Obviously, they had world-class players in their squad

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and it was clear that we wouldn't be able

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to shut them out of game completely.

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There was a greater chance of us losing the match than winning it

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but we knew we would get our chances.

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At 25, Ronaldo was about to be involved in his third World Cup final.

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A nonplaying substitute in '94, he failed to perform at his peak

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in '98, following a reported seizure on the morning of the game.

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TRANSLATION: My desire to finally exorcise the ghost

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of the World Cup in France was a key factor

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because I could still taste that defeat.

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I therefore committed myself 100% to the Brazilian national team

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in the hope of overcoming that disappointment

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and achieving a great victory.

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The Emperor of Japan and the Korean President were both in attendance.

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They could be proud of what their two nations had achieved,

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both on and off the field.

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The dignitaries were joined in the stadium by almost 70,000 spectators,

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among them Michael Ballack.

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TRANSLATION: I had to sit on the bench and watch.

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I couldn't do anything, although I was just as nervous.

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You have very little influence

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and realise what it must be like for a coach.

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You prepare the team and see them onto the pitch

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but then you have to sit and watch from the bench.

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You can't do anything but watch

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and hope that everything will turn out well.

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Pierluigi Collina was entrusted with refereeing the final.

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It was a game that was watched by a worldwide television audience

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approaching 1 billion.

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Tens of thousands of those followed the action on giant screens

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in Rio and Munich.

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They saw Germany take the game to Brazil.

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Miroslav Klose was still in the hunt for the tournament's golden boot.

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Ronaldinho had served his suspension

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and was restored to Brazil's starting line-up.

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He and Ronaldo were still on the same wavelength.

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Germany began to tire as the first half wore on.

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Kleberson almost made them pay.

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There was still time for the tournament's best striker

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to test the tournament's best keeper.

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WHISTLE BLOWS

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Confidence remained high in Rio and Munich.

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Germany started the second half as well as they had the first.

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Jeremies went close from a corner

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and then Neuville tried his luck from distance.

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Kahn was showing signs of being human after all.

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Neuville continued to make a nuisance of himself

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in and around Brazil's penalty area.

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Ronaldo had been quiet since the break,

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perhaps dwelling on his missed opportunities in the first half.

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Germany pushed on in search of the equaliser.

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Jeremies again denied.

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12 minutes after falling behind,

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Germany lost all hope of winning a fourth World Cup.

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The tournament's 161st goal was Ronaldo's eighth in this tournament.

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His 12th in World Cup finals overall.

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A Brazilian record he now shared with Pele.

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Bierhoff went close for Germany

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but nothing was going to spoil Brazil's party.

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Collina blew the final whistle on the first World Cup of the 21st century,

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allowing Brazilians everywhere to celebrate a fifth world crown.

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Ronaldo claimed the golden boot, Oliver Kahn the golden ball.

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But he would have swapped that for the greatest prize of all.

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TRANSLATION: Being a world champion changes everything.

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I know things will never be the same again.

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Whatever happens from now on I will always be a world champion.

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-TRANSLATION:

-This title has brought the players and the country great joy.

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Brazil is an impoverished land

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and this triumph has given everyone a huge lift.

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TRANSLATION: It's beautiful, it's wonderful.

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There are no words to describe how happy we all are.

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And how much love I have received from the Brazilian people.

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-TRANSLATION:

-When the game was over we celebrated like crazy

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but it didn't really sink in until the following day.

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We were looking at one another and saying, "We are champions of the world,"

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or rather, "We are five-time champions of the world."

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An in-depth documentary looking back on the 17th edition of the World Cup, played in Japan and South Korea - the only time the tournament has been staged across two countries. Brazil lifted the trophy for the fifth time in the competition's history.