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.
“SouthKorea, in general, is organized and clean ... For him, Songdo contrasts with the old and dilapidated cities of the rest of South Korea ... He has lived in South Korea for 20 years, but arrived in the city in 2009, when machinery was still backfilling part of the sea with land imported from other islands.
Talk of China seizing land south of the Amnok is unthinkable ...SouthKorea mostly ignores the slave tradition ... North Korea has the same spread of surnames as the South ― a point of unification already ... In the way that Korea has been an economic miracle after the Japanese predations ...
Bringing her camera to a home for unwed mothers on SouthKorea’s Jeju island, Sun Hee Engelstoft anticipated an empowering story about young women keeping their babies ... They visited South Korea for the first time in 2002, which Engelstoft said felt like “landing on the moon.”.
SouthKorea plans to stage an annual military exercise on and around its easternmost islets of Dokdo this week to beef up the country's defense capabilities, sources said Monday ... South Korea launched the Dokdo drills in 1986.
COVID-19, the event had to be cancelled, thereby dissapointing the ARMY, all of South... Directly shipped from the Land of Morning Calm, South Korea, the kit is like an explosion of all things BTS and definitely worth every penny spent! After all, the ARMY deserves the best of all.
Most of these television series are based on webcomics, a form of storytelling similar to comics that originated in SouthKorea...Probably the most popular Korean drama on Netflix to date is a love story between a North Korean soldier and an heiress from South Korea called CrashLanding on You.
SouthKorean music, television shows and movies are enjoying unprecedented popularity around the world - including in totalitarian NorthKorea where cultural life is strictly dictated by the state ...Despite a shared ethnicity and language, patterns of speech and accents in South Korea vary considerably from the North.
SEOUL, SouthKorea (AP) — Bringing her camera to a home for unwed mothers on South Korea’s Jeju island, Sun Hee Engelstoft anticipated an empowering story about young women keeping their babies ... They visited South Korea for the first time in 2002, which Engelstoft said felt like “landing on the moon.”.
At least nine people were killed when a five-story building undergoing demolition collapsed onto a bus in SouthKorea on Wednesday, according to the country's Ministry of the Interior and Safety... South Korea has struggled with a bad safety record of infrastructure -- a department ...
SEOUL (REUTERS) - SouthKorea's ruling Democratic Party said on Wednesday (June 9) it was trying to regain public trust by asking 12 lawmakers to leave the party over a property scandal that has alienated voters. The insider land trading scandal, alongside skyrocketing home prices ...
“I always think it’s fascinating that it’s lasted so long,” she said, crediting her grandparents for having inherited a strong work ethic from their own parents, her great-grandparents, growing up in their native land of SouthKorea.