World Cup

June 30, 2002

Full-time

Germany

0 - 2

Brazil

World Cup

12:00 BST, June 30, 2002

Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, Japan

Referee: Pierluigi Collina (ITA)

  • 90'

    Cafu raises the trophy aloft: an outstanding World Cup has ended with Brazil as outstanding winners

  • 90'

    And now Brazil step forward to receive the trophy and their winners' medals

  • 90'

    Coach Voeller has a word with FIFA's Sepp Blatter: Voeller can be very proud of what he has achieved against the odds and expectations

  • 90'

    The devastated German players pick up their losers' medals... keeper Kahn is looking particularly distraught

  • 90'

    Which duly sounds - Brazil lift the World Cup, and Ronaldo is their hero. An absorbing, intriguing final in which Germany played their full part - but it's glory for Scolari and his players

  • 90'

    A handful of seconds remain, and Brazil are just passing their way to the final whistle

  • 90'

    Ziege shoots after Roque Junior is unable to clear... Marcos saves

  • 90'

    Denilson crosses, Juninho's the target - and isn't found

  • 90'

    Frings then foils Juninho as he tries to dart through: three minutes of added time to play...

  • 90'

    Denilson is straight into showbiz mode - he makes a great run down the left which is eventually stopped by Ramelow

  • 89'

    Denilson will be coming on for Brazil shortly... and two-goal hero Ronaldo is the player who makes way. Quite rightly, he gets a thunderous ovation

  • 88'

    The free-kick comes to nothing, but now it's just a case of counting down the seconds for Brazil... their fans have started to party already

  • 87'

    Roberto Carlos takes on Asamoah again... Juninho takes over and is fouled by Hamann midway inside the Germany half

  • 86'

    The ball's too far ahead of him, and Kahn gathers that... Ziege comes forward and looks for Asamoah. Roberto Carlos is there with a fine challenge

  • 86'

    The Germans have played well today - but here comes Juninho, looking for Rivaldo once more...

  • 85'

    Schneider floats a free-kick towards Metzelder... Marcos leaves it, but the Germany defender can't get the crucial touch

  • 85'

    Change for Brazil now: here comes Juninho, and Ronaldinho makes way

  • 84'

    Christian Ziege is on for Bode - it's Germany's final throw of the dice

  • 83'

    Asamoah crosses: Bierhoff gets the ball and raps in a shot. Marcos makes a superb low save... great stop. Hamann follows up with a shot from outside the area, which is wide

  • 82'

    Linke shoots, Lucio charges it down and took a pretty forceful blow from that... he's dazed

  • 81'

    Roberto Carlos loses out and Bode comes forward for Germany - they win yet another corner. Can they find a route back into the match?

  • 80'

    Sublime finishing from, surely, the player of the tournament... he's got eight goals overall now. Dazzling stuff

  • 79'

    Cafu feeds Ronaldo just inside the area and the finish is cool, calm and perfect. It's 2-0 Brazil - surely they are world champions now!

  • 78'

    Asamoah's into the action quickly, challenging Roberto Carlos down the left... but here come Brazil again

  • 77'

    ...until Bierhoff is penalised for a foul, and Brazil grab the chance to move forward. Jeremies goes off and Gerald Asamoah comes on in another Germany switch

  • 76'

    Hamann tries a long-range free-kick: Brazil block, but Germany are turning up the pressure now...

  • 76'

    Neuville plays it in and Roque Junior heads it clear for Brazil

  • 75'

    Frings hits a shot and is rewarded with a corner as the ball deflects away

  • 74'

    Jeremies looks for the substitute, who then looks to Neuville...

  • 73'

    Change for Germany: Klose is off and Oliver Bierhoff comes on as boss Voeller tries to refresh his side

  • 72'

    Great run by Lucio - he motors into the area and crosses, but it eludes the waiting Ronaldo

  • 72'

    That comes to nothing: a free-kick is given for a foul as Brazil defend the set piece

  • 71'

    Marcos flips it away, and Germany keep the pressure up to win another corner

  • 70'

    Frings looks for Bode: Germany come forward again with Jeremies and his shot deflects wide for a corner

  • 69'

    Brazil clear, and stand a little over 20 minutes from football's ultimate glory

  • 68'

    The Germans have a corner, which is played deep into the area

  • 67'

    Perhaps Kahn should have held the first shot - but whatever, it's harsh on Germany, who have played well so far

  • 67'

    Straight to the other end - Rivaldo hits a vicious shot which Kahn can't hold and Ronaldo is in the right place to tap home the World Cup final's opening goal!

  • 66'

    ...but Jeremies is back - then Germany play the ball into the area and Brazil get it clear

  • 65'

    Jeremies, at least, is back on his feet - he limps to the side of the pitch for further treatment

  • 65'

    Sebastian Kehl is being readied to come into the fray for Voeller's team...

  • 64'

    He's being treated, but this seems very worrying for Germany... he may well not be able to continue

  • 63'

    Jeremies and Cafu crunch into a challenge: the German player has come off much worse and looks to be in some trouble

  • 63'

    Forward come Germany: Neuville can't quite get to the ball as it's threaded into the penalty area

  • 62'

    Ramelow at the back for Germany: he challenges Rivaldo superbly as the Brazil star tries to take the ball around him

  • 61'

    Ronaldinho finds Cafu, wide on the right: it's a great pass. The cross, however, doesn't match, being too far ahead of Brazil's forwards

  • 60'

    Ronaldo hits it - into the wall. Roque Junior is penalised for a foul on Ramelow as Brazil try to pick up the pieces

  • 59'

    It's fairly central, some 25 yards out...

  • 58'

    From it, Hamann is penalised for handball - free-kick to Brazil in a very dangerous position

  • 58'

    Cafu is beaten to the ball by Jeremies: throw to Brazil near the Germany area

  • 57'

    ...then Hamann shoots from outside the area. It's over the crossbar

  • 56'

    Metzelder is there as Ronaldo chases a flick forward by Rivaldo... Frings comes forward and crosses too high

  • 55'

    ...and Frings hits a shot which is wild, high and wide. More good intent from Germany though

  • 55'

    Klose breaks well - Frings is the target of his square ball across the face of the area...

  • 54'

    And Klose comes away for Germany... then hits a shot which is woefully scuffed and poses no threat whatsoever

  • 53'

    Rivaldo finds Ronaldo with a superb pass: Ramelow blocks his attempted shot

  • 52'

    ...which produces a scramble but, ultimately, a free-kick for Germany after a foul on Kahn

  • 52'

    ...but here's Ronaldo, wide on the right. It's a corner for Brazil

  • 51'

    Germany starting this half with the same purpose and verve that they did the first

  • 51'

    Schneider takes, looking for Metzelder, who is crowded out

  • 50'

    Both sides have hit the woodwork now: Frings comes forward again and wins a corner

  • 49'

    He instead hammers a fantastic shot goalwards from a long way out - and it hits the post after a great touch by keeper Marcos

  • 48'

    Free-kick to Germany: Neuville looking to play this one into the area...

  • 48'

    At the other end, Ronaldinho moves forward, but once more Germany are so quick to close their opponents down

  • 47'

    A great chance for Germany - their best of the match so far

  • 47'

    It falls for Jeremies, unmarked. He heads goalwards and it's blocked...

  • 46'

    Hamann and Neuville clear, and the final ball forward takes a deflection and runs out for a corner...

  • 45'

    The second half is under way... Brazil looking to move forward straight away

  • 45'

    It's the final action of the first half - Collina blows the whistle to end an absorbing first 45 minutes. Goalless - but only just

  • 45'

    Kahn saves well - real pressure from Brazil as the first half comes to a close

  • 45'

    Jeremies, the most piratical-looking player in the final - clears, but Ronaldo is there inside the area...

  • 45'

    Lucio now - Brazil buoyed by that. Kleberson once more... he looks for Lucio, who is crowded out. Suddenly Brazil have upped the tempo, and they win a corner

  • 44'

    It's an absolutely superb strike, arcing over Kahn - and crashing back off the crossbar

  • 44'

    Here's Rivaldo, trying to make something happen - Kleberson hits it from the edge of the area...

  • 43'

    Schneider is fouled: Jeremies lifts the set-piece towards Bode, but he's outjumped

  • 42'

    Another very presentable chance for Brazil... will they live to regret those misses?

  • 42'

    Suddenly, Kleberson breaks through... he hits the shot from the edge of the area but drags it wide of Kahn's far post

  • 41'

    The ball breaks to Jeremies and his fantastic beard, but he lifts the shot over the bar

  • 41'

    Germany's increasing confidence is shown in some neat, tidy passing. They're keeping possession well and then Frings crosses towards Bode...

  • 40'

    ...and Brazil clear. Five minutes to the end of what has been an interesting, if so far goalless, final

  • 39'

    Hamann makes an interception as Ronaldo and Rivaldo look to link... Germany come to the other end and win themselves a free-kick

  • 38'

    Frings comes forward: Roberto Carlos challenges him and wins the ball well

  • 37'

    Linke's penalised for a foul... free-kick to the Brazilians

  • 36'

    Schneider comes back at his marker Gilberto Silva and wins his side another corner on the left...

  • 36'

    Ramelow on the break for Germany... he hits a shot, which Brazil block

  • 36'

    ...and Linke is there with another impeccably-timed challenge

  • 35'

    Ten minutes left until the break, and it's Germany's final so far... but here comes Rivaldo. He looks for Ronaldo...

  • 34'

    Lucio wins the ball back - and then sees it goes out of play on the right

  • 34'

    Silva finds Cafu wide on the right - a good challenge by Bode stops that move

  • 33'

    Ronaldinho fouled on halfway - Brazil have a free-kick

  • 33'

    Edmilson and Ronaldinho link: Rivaldo is the target for the final ball, which doesn't find him

  • 32'

    Ronaldinho controls the ball superbly and then plays it towards Kleberson... who can't bring it under control

  • 31'

    Schneider takes, Marcos punches and Brazil clear. Frings looks to get things going, but is caught offside

  • 30'

    And Germany go straight to the other end and win themselves another corner

  • 30'

    Ronaldinho flicks towards Ronaldo - Kahn, so outstanding during this tournament, is there to gather safely

  • 29'

    Again, crisp passing opened the way for Germany and coach Voeller will surely be delighted with what his team have achieved so far

  • 28'

    Neuville and Schneider find Bode in a dangerous position - but his control lets him down as he looks set to break into the penalty area

  • 27'

    Roberto Carlos then makes a good challenge as Frings attempts to exploit more good interpassing

  • 26'

    Kleberson plays it wide to Roberto Carlos, who drives the ball into the area. It's blocked and then Cafu is unable to keep the ball in play

  • 25'

    Edmilson heads clear - this is a great opening spell for Germany but can they translate it into a goal?

  • 25'

    ...but again the Germans snap back at Brazil and win another corner. Excellent play once more...

  • 24'

    Hamann chases a Frings pass down the right: the cross is towards Klose and is cleared

  • 23'

    Then Neuville tumbles under challenge from Lucio - he's soon back on his feet

  • 23'

    Schneider commits a foul as he goes for a loose ball inside the Brazil half - that's another free-kick

  • 22'

    Lucio comes storming forward for Brazil - his attempted one-two with Ronaldo just fails and Germany can deal with that situation

  • 21'

    Linke then crosses towards Klose and the ball is headed away: Roberto Carlos finally hammers it further clear

  • 20'

    Linke for Germany, whose passing has been measured and calm thus far

  • 20'

    The best chance of the game so far - but, had Ronaldo made it count, a Brazil lead would have been very much against the run of play

  • 19'

    ...he tries to slip the shot wide of Kahn, but mishits it glaringly and that's a very rare lapse in what has been an outstanding tournament for him

  • 18'

    Brazil on halfway: Ronaldinho slips the ball into the area for Ronaldo, who is onside and in the clear...

  • 18'

    It's badly-delivered and dealt with easily... Scolari looking animated on the touchline, as well he might

  • 17'

    ...Ronaldinho is crowded out on the edge of the box and then Cafu fouls Neuville following another slick Germany move

  • 16'

    Roberto Carlos charges it down - can Brazil get going here? Just over 15 minutes gone, and they haven't sparked into life...

  • 16'

    Then Roberto Carlos concedes a free-kick on the right - Germany starting much the stronger here

  • 15'

    He moves into the middle as Schneider crosses - Edmilson makes a fine challenge to concede a corner

  • 14'

    A Neuville foul gives Brazil a free-kick inside their own half... Kleberson breaks forward but Germany clear and here they come again with Klose

  • 14'

    Forward comes Bode... the pass towards him is a little too strong and it's a goal-kick to Brazil

  • 13'

    ...who mishits his shot from outside the area and sees it easily blocked

  • 13'

    Neuville is foiled by Edmilson as he tries to get a cross in. Frings finds Schneider, who tees up Hamann...

  • 12'

    As if to prove the point, Rivaldo chases - rather forlornly - an overhit pass forward

  • 11'

    Brazil yet to really find their flowing passing: the Germans are doing a good job of closing the ball down and denying space

  • 11'

    ...but ref Collina halts play for a foul as the corner comes in. More encouraging moments for Germany in the build-up, however

  • 10'

    Brazil knock the free-kick long: Germany deal with it and break. Schneider crosses dangerously from the right and Brazil scramble it away for a corner. A fine move from Voeller's side

  • 9'

    Edmilson still looking a little dazed... but he's back on his feet

  • 9'

    Klose is booked for a challenge on Edmilson, who has gone to ground clutching his face... two early bookings in this final

  • 8'

    ...but then they let Kleberson in with some careless passing. He shoots low, and Kahn gathers

  • 7'

    Germany keep the pressure up and win a throw - they'll be encouraged by the way they've started the game

  • 7'

    Schneider squares it instead - Neuville shoots and it's blocked

  • 6'

    Ramelow plays it long for Klose, who is trying to move down the right. Edmilson is ruled to have fouled him and Germany can swing this free-kick into the area...

  • 5'

    ...and then Linke - a good challenge by him. Roque Junior clatters in and is booked

  • 5'

    Roberto Carlos links with Cafu... now Ronaldo on halfway... and then Roberto Carlos again

  • 4'

    Schneider flicks, Rivaldo steps in - the Germans clear his pass forward

  • 3'

    And as Germany venture forward, Klose wins a throw: Bode plays it across and Silva is there to clear

  • 3'

    Forward comes Kleberson on the right - he swings in a cross and Kahn is in the right place to claim that one

  • 2'

    Kahn takes the goal-kick long... Brazil come forward, but Klose, near half-way, can let that one run out for a throw

  • 2'

    It's aimed towards Gilberto Silva, who can't get a proper touch to the ball and sees it skim out of play

  • 1'

    Germany try to flick the ball on, but Ronaldinho steps in and embarks on a good run - Linke is forced to concede a corner

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    And here we go - Brazil kick off and play the ball forward immediately... it goes behind for a goal-kick to the Germans

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    Any minute now, the World Cup final will be under way...

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    Now Brazil... fine tune, this one

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    And here come the national anthems... Germany first

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    Kick-off just five minutes away... lots of yellow and green in the stands. It's just like the Division One play-off final at Cardiff

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    The teams are out - lots of hand-shaking dignitary-style behaviour happening at the moment

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    Marcos, Edmilson, Lucio, Roque Junior, Cafu, Kleberson, Gilberto, Carlos, Ronaldinho, Rivaldo, Ronaldo. Subs: Belleti, Ceni, Denilson, Dida, Edilson, Juninho Paulista, Junior, Kaka, Luizao, Polga, Ricardinho, Vampeta

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    And here's the Brazil team...

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    Kahn, Linke, Ramelow, Metzelder, Frings, Schneider, Jeremies, Hamann, Bode, Neuville, Klose. Subs: Asamoah, Baumann, Bierhoff, Bohme, Butt, Jancker, Kehl, Lehmann, Rehmer, Ricken, Ziege

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    Not long until kick-off now - this is how Germany will be lining up...