La Pelotita | 18 years ago Brazil won its last World Cup


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The team commanded by Ronaldo overcame Olivier Kahn’s Germany in the Korea and Japan 2002 final.

June 30, 2002 Brazil last lifted the world champion trophy after beating Germany at the end of the appointment that was held in Korea and Japan. Commanded by Ronaldo, who in the end was the scorer of the tournament (eight goals), the South American team added its fifth World Cup, the last one so far and the one that still has it commanding the list of countries that have won the most important football event the most times .

That day, Brazil faced its third final in a row after winning that of the USA 1994 and losing that of France 1998. It was a kind of rematch for Ronaldo, who in Paris was lost in the decisive game and that four years later demonstrated his quality as player.

In the group stage, the Verdeamarela defeated Turkey, China and Costa Rica, in the second round they did the same with Belgium and then left England out in the quarters. Already in the semifinals he beat Turkey again, surprise of that edition, and in the final the Germans with two goals from Ronaldo.

Marcos, Cafú, Lucio, Roque Junior, Edmilson, Roberto Carlos, Gilberto Silva, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Kleberson and Ronaldo, the 11th chosen by Luiz Felipe Scolari to play the final match in Yokohama.

Tournament for the history of Brazilians who, since then, have always been favorites and little protagonists.

Photo: Getty Images


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