Brazil v Germany, 30 June 2002

Score2-0 to Brazil
RefereePierluigi Collina
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Final
VenueInternational Stadium, Yokohama
Attendance69,029
Kick-Off: 20:00 Local (12:00 BST) Assistant referees: Leif Lundberg (Sweden) Philip Sharp (England) Fourth official: Hugh Dallas (Scotland) Man of the Match: Ronaldo (Brazil) Both teams played in their seventh final despite never having met in a World Cup match in the tournament's 72-year history. At the end of a tournament filled with shock results, the 2002 World Cup Final was played out in familiar fashion with Brazil lifting the world crown for the fifth time to confirm their place as the most successful country on the game's most prestigious stage. And it was a personal triumph for star striker Ronaldo who banished memories of his controversial anonymous performance in the final in France four years earlier with the two-goal salvo that clinched the trophy in Yokohama. The Inter Milan marksman squandered three first-half chances but he was not to be denied in the 67th minute when his predatory instincts struck after German keeper Oliver Kahn spilled Rivaldo's long-range shot. Twelve minutes later the game was won. This time, Rivaldo's dummy deceived the German rearguard and Ronaldo pounced with a superb side-footed finish. It was left to captain Cafu (playing in his record third consecutive final) to lift the famous golden trophy high into the Japanese sky as coach Luiz Felipe Scholari's team - written off before the tournament started - proved to be worthy winners.

2  Brazil

Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

Goals:

Ronaldo 67 G
Ronaldo 79 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Marcos
Defender Cafu (captain)
Defender Roberto Carlos
Defender/Centre back Edmilson
Defender/Centre back Lucio
Defender/Centre back Roque Junior
Midfielder Gilberto Silva
Midfielder Kleberson
Midfielder Ronaldinho
Forward Rivaldo
Forward Ronaldo

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Oliver Kahn (captain)
Defender/Centre back Thomas Linke
Midfielder Torsten Frings
Midfielder Dietmar Hamann
Midfielder Jens Jeremies
Midfielder Carsten Ramelow
Midfielder Bernd Schneider
Forward Marco Bode
Forward Miroslav Klose
Forward Oliver Neuville

Substitutions:

Juninho for Ronaldinho 85
Denilson for Ronaldo 90

Substitutions:

Oliver Bierhoff for Miroslav Klose 74
Gerald Asamoah for Jens Jeremies 77
Christian Ziege for Marco Bode 84

Cards:

Roque Junior 6 Y

Cards:

Miroslav Klose 9 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Dida
Goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni
Defender/Right back Belletti
Defender/Centre back Anderson Polga
Defender/Left back Júnior
Midfielder Juninho
Midfielder Kaka
Midfielder Ricardinho
Midfielder Vampeta
Forward Denilson
Forward Edílson
Forward Luizão

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Hans-Jorg Butt
Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann
Defender Frank Baumann
Defender Marko Rehmer
Midfielder Michael Ballack
Midfielder Jorg Bohme
Midfielder Sebastian Kehl
Midfielder Lars Ricken
Midfielder Christian Ziege
Forward Gerald Asamoah
Forward Oliver Bierhoff
Forward Carsten Jancker