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World Cup 2002 'Team Of The Tournament' Featured Some Shock Names

World Cup 2002 'Team Of The Tournament' Featured Some Shock Names

There's some shock names in the team...

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare

The 2002 FIFA World Cup was a special tournament for many different reasons. From South Korea's incredible journey to the semi-finals to Ronaldo's eight goal haul - It was definitely one to remember.

Brazil were crowned world champions for the fifth time after beating Germany 2-0, with goals from who else - Ronaldo. But that didn't stop Olivier Kahn receiving the 'player of the tournament' award.

It was the first World Cup to be held in Asia, but it was filled with controversy after a number of 'horrendous' refereeing decisions throughout the tournament. But still...

Despite the controversy, It was a hugely successful time for many players and managers.

Remember this hair?

Luiz Felipe Scolari went on to to win the World Cup in a dramatic final against Germany, with two goals from Man of the Match and arguably the player of the tournament, Ronaldo, sealing another win for the Brazilians.

Despite their historic win, only four Brazilians made the team of the tournament. Of course the likes of Ronaldinho and Ronaldo deserved their place, but looking back, some unusual names made the team.

Here's who made it into the team of the tournament: Any shock inclusions?

Goalkeepers: Oliver Kahn (Germany); Rustu Recber (Turkey)

Defenders: Roberto Carlos (Brazil); Sol Campbell (England); Hong Myung Bo (South Korea); Alpay Ozalan (Turkey); Fernando Hierro (Spain)

Midfielders: Rivaldo, Ronaldinho (Brazil); Claudio Reyna (United States); Michael Ballack (Germany); Yoo Sang Chul (South Korea)

Forwards: Ronaldo (Brazil); El Hadji Diouf (Senegal); Hasan Sas (Turkey); Miroslav Klose (Germany)


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Topics: South Korea, Ronaldo, Germany, Brazil