2002 World Cup revisited: Most memorable moments

In his look back at the 2002 World Cup, Paul Oberjuerge remembers the highlights of the tournament held in Japan and South Korea.

Beckham’s winner

The England captain, who would soon be leaving Manchester United for Real Madrid’s galacticos, hammered home a penalty to give his side a 1-0 victory over Argentina.

Klose’s three of eight

Miroslav Klose scored a hat-trick as Germany thrashed Saudi Arabia 8-0 in a group match. He got the first two and the fifth. Michael Ballack and Oliver Bierhoff also scored. Saudi were outscored 12-0 in the tournament.

Ronaldinho’s lob

The Brazilian probably was attempting a pass, but his free kick from 40 yards caught the English goalkeeper David Seaman off his line, and sailed over him and into the net for the decisive goal in a 2-1 Brazil quarter-finals victory.

Hong’s penalty

South Korea captain Hong Myung-bo converted the penalty that knocked out Spain in a shoot-out. The co-hosts the first side not from Europe or South America to reach the World Cup semi-finals.

The Human Wall

Brad Friedel, the American who played at Blackburn Rovers, became the first goalkeeper to stop two normal-time penalties in a World Cup, versus Poland and South Korea. The latter saved a win and earned him the nickname “the Human Wall”.

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