The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup which took place from 31 May to 30 June 2002 in South Korea and Japan. It was the first World Cup to be held in Asia, the first to be held on a continent other than Europe or the Americas, the last World Cup during which the golden goal rule was in force and the only World Cup to be jointly hosted by more than one nation as FIFA amended its statutes in 2004 to officially forbid co-hosting bids.Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, winning the final against Germany 2–0. The victory meant Brazil qualified for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup for the fifth time, representing the World. In the third place play-off match against South Korea, Turkey won 3-2 taking third place in their only second ever FIFA World Cup finals.China PR, Ecuador, Senegal and Slovenia made their first appearances at the finals with Turkey making its first appearance since 1954.
The tournament had several upsets and surprise results which included the defending champions France being eliminated in the group stage after earning a single point and second favourites Argentina also being eliminated in the group stage. Additionally, Turkey surprisingly took third place and South Korea managed to reach the semi-finals, beating Spain, Italy and Portugal en route. Another big shock came in the opening match of the tournament when underdog debutantes Senegal defeated defending champions France, going on to reach the quarter-finals only to be beaten by Turkey. However, the most potent team at the tournament, Brazil, prevailed and they became the first ever nation to win five World Cups.
Korea emerged as a singular political entity after centuries of conflict among the Three Kingdoms of Korea, which were unified as Silla (57 BC – AD 935) and Balhae (AD 698 – 926). The united Silla was eventually succeeded by Goryeo in 935 at the end of the Later Three Kingdoms period. Goryeo, which gave name to the modern exonym "Korea", was a highly cultured state and created the Jikji in the 14th century. The invasions by the Mongol Empire in the 13th century, however, greatly weakened the nation, which forced it into vassalage. After the Yuan dynasty's collapse, severe political strife followed. Goryeo eventually fell to an uprising led by General Yi Seong-gye, who established Joseon in 1388.
was willing to use nuclear weapons if necessary to ensure SouthKorea's defense ... MENU FOR SOUTH KOREA'S STATE DINNER FOR BIDEN ... Pedestrians walk past banners calling for strength of the South Korea-US alliance near the US embassy in Seoul on May 20, 2022, ahead of US PresidentJoe Biden's visit to South Korea.
PresidentJoe Biden is in Seoul, SouthKorea, the first leg of his six-day trip to South Korea and Japan, meeting the newly inaugurated President Yoon Suk Yeol to highlight the U.S.-South Korea alliance and efforts to engage the region economically.
PresidentJoe Biden (right) will spend Saturday with SouthKorea's new leader, President Yoon Suk-yeol (left), who he toured a Samsung plant with Friday ... Pedestrians walk past banners calling for strength of the South Korea-US alliance near the US embassy in Seoul on May 20, 2022, ahead of US President Joe Biden's visit to South Korea.
Shortly after landing at Osan air base, Biden joined President Yoon Suk-yeol of SouthKorea at the Samsung plant, praising it as a model for the type of manufacturing that US desperately needs to head off soaring inflation and to compete with China’s growing economic dominance.
Biden lands in SouthKorea on Friday evening, where he meets new President Yoon Suk-yeol, a relative newcomer to politics, for the first time in person ... cooperation with South Korea and Japan “will only strengthen in the face of further provocations” by North Korea, Biden national ...
Biden lands in SouthKorea on Friday evening, where he meets new President Yoon Suk-yeol, a relative newcomer to politics, for the first time in person ... cooperation with South Korea and Japan "will only strengthen in the face of further provocations" by North Korea, ...
SouthKorea and the United States are fine-tuning details over a possible visit by Presidents Yoon Suk-yeol and Joe Biden to a key Air Force operations center south of Seoul during Biden's upcoming trip ... South Korea and the United States are fine-tuning details over a ...
threats of “fire and fury,” followed by splashy meetings, a trip to the demilitarized border with SouthKorea and exchanges of “love letters” with the authoritarian ruler ... officials are bracing for a possible nuclear test or missile test by Pyongyang while Biden is in South Korea or Japan.
Then-President Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a demilitarized zone of SouthKorea in 2019 ... threats of “fire and fury,” followed by splashy meetings, a trip to the demilitarized border with South Korea and exchanges of “love letters” with the authoritarian ruler.
threats of "fire and fury," followed by splashy meetings, a trip to the demilitarized border with SouthKorea and exchanges of "love letters" with the authoritarian ruler ... officials are bracing for a possible nuclear test or missile test by Pyongyang while Biden is in South Korea or Japan.
“I’ve just seen how this plant makes the most advanced semiconductor chips in the world,” Biden said following a tour of the facility, his first stop after landing outside Seoul to start a five-day visit to SouthKorea and Japan... South Korea’s largest company has been expanding its facilities at home and in the U.S ... and South Korea said this week.