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.

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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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