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World Cup: Knockout Phase Scoreboard

ROUND OF 16 June 15 in Seogwipo Germany 1 Paraguay 0. Goal: Neuville 88. Germany -- Kahn, Linke, Metzelder (Baumann, 60), Frings, Rehmer (Kehl, 46), Ballack, Jeremies, Schneider, Bode, Neuville (Asamoah, 92+), Klose. Yellow cards: Schneider 35, Baumann 71, Ballack 92+. Paraguay -- Chilavert, Caniza, Arce, Gamarra, Ayala, Struway (Cuevas, 91+), Acuna, Bonet (Gavilan, 84), Caceres, Santa Cruz (Campos, 29), ...

Brazil wins its fifth World Cup

By Ridge Mahoney in Yokohama Every so often, a piece of the world far removed from Rio de Janeiro is consumed by Brazilian-style madness. Eight years ago the streets of Pasadena were overrun by the afflicted. Many wore strange costumes, and some wore barely anything at all, but all were swathed or daubed or beribboned in green and gold. The ...

World Cup final: game summary

June 30 in Yokohama Brazil 2 Germany 0. Goals: Ronaldo 67, 79. Brazil -- Marcos, Edmilson, Lucio, Roque Junior, Cafu, Kleberson, Gilberto Silva, Carlos, Ronaldinho (Juninho Paulista, 85), Rivaldo, Ronaldo (Denilson, 90). Yellow card: Roque Junior 9. Germany -- Kahn, Linke, Ramelow, Metzelder, Frings, Schneider, Jeremies (Asamoah, 77), Hamann, Bode (Ziege, 84), Neuville, Klose (Bierhoff, 73). Yellow card: Klose 9. ...

WORLD CUP: By the numbers


The 2002 World Cup averaged 2.52 goals per game, making it the second lowest World Cup in history. Only Italia 90 (2.21 goals per game) had a lower scoring average.


Brazil captain Cafu is the first player to play in three World Cup finals.


Germany has finished second four times -- more than any other team in ...


World Cup: Leading Scorers; Goals per game average

World Cup: Leading Scorers; Goals per game average

WORLD CUP: Goals per game average

2002: 161 goals in 64 games for a 2.52 average.
1998: 2.67
1994: 2.71
1990: 2.21
1986: 2.54
1982: 2.80

WORLD CUP: Leading Scorers

8 goals: Ronaldo (Brazil). 5: Rivaldo (Brazil), Miroslav Klose (Germany). 4: Jon Dahl Tomasson (Denmark), Christian Vieri (Italy). 3: Marc Wilmots (Belgium), ...


WUSA: Charge, Courage run away from the pack

Marinette Pichon scored her eighth and league-leading ninth goals of the season and Danielle Fotopoulos and Birgit Prinz extended their point streaks to seven games on Saturday as Philadelphia and Carolina distanced themselves from the pack with emphatic home victories. Pichon tallied in each half as Philadelphia (8-1-3, 27 points) romped to a 3-1 victory over Atlanta. Prinz and Fotopoulos ...


June 30 in Yokohama at 7 am ET Final: BRAZIL vs. GERMANY (TV: Live, ABC, Univision, 7 am ET; Tape, Telefutura, noon ET/PT, 11 am CT/MT, ABC, 12:30 pm ET, Galavision, 7:30 pm ET/PT) Brazil meets Germany in the 2002 World Cup final. It's a record seventh final for both teams -- Brazil has won four titles, Germany three. Amazingly, ...

WORLD CUP: Turks edge Koreans for third place (3-2)

* In the battle between to teams that had never reached the second round of a World Cup, Turkey rode a pair of early goals to a 3-2 victory over host South Korea for third place. * Hakan Sukur, the much criticized Turkish striker, scored the fastest goal in World Cup history. Sukur, scoreless in the tournament coming into the ...

WUSA Game Previews (June 29)

Saturday, June 29 (4:00 pm ET)
SAN JOSE (5-4-2, 17 points) at BOSTON (3-5-4, 13 points)
Key Players Out: San Jose - F Megan Horvath (knee meniscus tear-L); Boston - none.
Referee: Terry Vaughn. Saturday, June 29 (7:00 pm ET)
WASHINGTON (4-5-3, 15 points) at NEW YORK (2-9-1, 7 points)
(TV: Metro Channel, CSN)
Key Players Out: Washington ...


MLS Game Previews (June 29)

Saturday, June 29 (4:00 pm ET)
METROSTARS (5-6-2, 17 points) at NEW ENGLAND (4-8-1, 13 points)
Key Players Out: MetroStars - D Marcelo Balboa (knee bone bruise-R); New England - none.
Referee: Kevin Stott. Saturday, June 29 (7:30 pm ET)
LOS ANGELES (6-5-2, 20 points) at D.C. UNITED (5-6-1, 16 points)
Key Players ...


WORLD CUP: Third-place game preview

June 29 in Daegu at 7 a.m. ET Third-Place Game: SOUTH KOREA vs. TURKEY (TV: Live, Univision, 7 am; Delay, ABC, 1:30 pm ET (East feed), 3 pm PT (West feed), Telefutura, noon ET/PT, 11 am CT/MT, Galavision, 7:30 pm ET/PT) Third-place games usually have little appeal, but co-host South Korea will look to go out with another victory over ...

WORLD CUP: Reyna named to all-star team

By Paul Kennedy in Tokyo U.S. captain Claudio Reyna was named to the 16-player MasterCard All-Star Team for the 2002 World Cup. Reyna recovered from an injury kept him out of the opening U.S. game to have an excellent World Cup. He was exceptional in the 2-0 win over Mexico in the round of 16 and tore the German defense ...

MLS Game Summary (June 26)

June 26 in East Rutherford, N.J MetroStars 0 Colorado 1. Goal: Carrieri (Valderrama) 88 MetroStars - Howard, Ziadie, Petke, Jolley, Chronopoulos, Moore, Paule (Davis, 64), Ramos, Williams (Alvarez, 73), Faria, Diallo. Colorado - Kramer, Stewart, Titus, Fraser, Kotschau, Mastroeni, Hart, Beckerman (Kingsley, 63), Chung, Henderson (Carrieri, 73), Valderrama. Yellow Card: Colorado - Kotschau 25. Red Card: Colorado - Mastroeni 32. ...

WORLD CUP: Brazilians head list of Golden Ball nominees

Four Brazilians head the list of 10 players who are finalists for the adidas Golden Ball, awarded to the MVP of the 2002 World Cup. Ronaldo, the leading scorer with six goals, Rivaldo, who scored in five straight games, Ronaldinho, hero of the win over England, and left back Roberto Carlos were selected from Brazil, which is playing in its ...

WUSA: Prinz scores 2 as Courage pulls even with Charge

Birgit Prinz scored two goals and assisted on a third Wednesday night as the visiting Carolina Courage pulled even with Philadelphia atop the WUSA standings with a 3-2 victory over New York before 5,022 at Mitchel Athletic Complex. The game's start was delayed 30 minutes by a lightning storm. Prinz scored in the 14th and 22nd minutes, her fourth and ...