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July 2002

Looking back: FIFA World Cup 2002 - Korea Japan

World Cup Mascots The FIFA World Cup 2002 was the first to be held in Asia, as well as the first time it was co-hosted by two nations. The tournament was full of ‘firsts’ - to the right you can see the competitions mascots - the first time that these have been computer animated (and indeed the first time there has been more than one) instead of the traditional cartoon style.

Continuing this theme South Korea was the first Asian team to reach a world cup semi-final, and the first meeting in a final of the tournaments two most successful teams - Germany and Brazil - with Kafu the first player to play in three world cup finals!

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This page contains all entries posted to the blog during July 2002. They are listed from oldest to newest.