2002 FIFA World Cup

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002 file photo, South Korean national soccer team's head coach Park Hang-seo, second from left, and North Korean head coach Ri Jung-man, second from right, with the two team's players, raise their hands to South Korean soccer fans after their friendly match for unification of both Koreas, at the Sangam World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. If South Korea's national team is to reach the final of the Asian Games and win an exemption from military service for its players, then it will have to get past Vietnam and the "Korean Hiddink." Korean coach Park Hang-seo, a member of Guus Hiddink's coaching staff at the 2002 World Cup when South Korea reached the semifinals, is coaching Vietnam. (AP Photo/ Yun Jai-hyoung)
August 28, 2018 - 3:47 am
If South Korea's national team is to reach the final of the Asian Games and win an exemption from military service for its players, then it will have to get past Vietnam and the "Korean Hiddink." Korean coach Park Hang-seo, a member of Guus Hiddink's coaching staff at the 2002 World Cup when South...
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England's Harry Maguire plays a game of darts as the media looks on before a press conference for the England team at the 2018 soccer World Cup, in Repino near St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 09, 2018 - 2:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — It's time for Gareth Southgate to come up with a big speech of his own. After England gave up a tying goal to Brazil in first-half stoppage time in the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals, Southgate felt coach Sven-Goran Eriksson lacked inspirational oratory in the locker room at halftime...
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Brazil's players stretch teammate Danilo during a training session, in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Brazil will face Belgium on July 6 in the quarterfinals for the soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
July 04, 2018 - 12:49 pm
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — To get past Belgium in the quarterfinals at the World Cup, Brazil has to do something it has not been able to do since it last won the tournament in 2002: overcome European opposition in the knockout stages. Since beating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final, the five-time...
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Japan's head coach Akira Nishino reacts in his coaching zone during the round of 16 match between Belgium and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Rostov Arena, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Monday, July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 02, 2018 - 5:19 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Monday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Akira Nishino was lost for words, devastated after Japan's last-minute loss to Belgium at the World Cup. His players were stunned, too. So what did he say to console his squad, known as the Samurai Blue: "Take a...
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Brazilian soccer fans react as they watch a live telecast of her team's World Cup match against Serbia, at Praca Maua, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Brazil wn 2-0. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
June 27, 2018 - 6:25 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Mexico defender Edson Alvarez's 74th-minute own-goal against Sweden was the seventh time at this year's World Cup that a player has sent the ball into his team's net — a tournament record — and Switzerland...
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Senegal players dance during the official training on the eve of the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Saturday, June 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 27, 2018 - 2:10 pm
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Senegal and Colombia are keeping it loose at the World Cup while remaining focused on the goal. Both teams are comfortable showing emotion, and there should be plenty when they meet Thursday in a decisive final group stage match in Samara. Senegal, with its big following of...
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Senegal coach Aliou Cisse, left, waves his hand as he acknowledges supporters at the end of their group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Baker )
June 26, 2018 - 6:50 am
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — As Senegal's new generation pursues its own World Cup success, coach Aliou Cisse says there's plenty to work on — and he should know. Senegal's last appearance in the World Cup came in 2002, when the team reached the quarterfinals. Cisse was the captain of that squad. Now with...
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Spain's players smile during the official training on the eve of the group B match between Morocco and Spain at the Mirny stadium in Kaliningrad, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
June 24, 2018 - 6:28 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Portugal and Spain want routine victories to lock up its place in the knockout rounds. The first day of simultaneous matches at the tournament Monday includes Portugal playing Iran at the same time its neighbor and...
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Japan's Princess Takamado gestures as she photographs during a training session of Japan national team at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 23, 2018 - 7:50 am
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — Senegal and Japan have been part of the uprising of the underdogs at this World Cup, in the mix among the lower-ranked teams that are surprisingly taking points from the favorites. Defying expectations, Japan beat Colombia 2-1 in its opening match to become the first...
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Germany head coach Joachim Loew, snd right, talks to his players at the beginning of a training session of the German national soccer team on the eve of their Group F match against Sweden, during the 2018 soccer World Cup in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 23, 2018 - 7:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The unpredictable World Cup could take yet another twist when Germany faces Sweden and attempts to avoid an embarrassing outcome that could prematurely end its title defense. Mexico plays South Korea in Saturday's middle game, and if Mexico earns at least one point and Germany loses...
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