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Tangun: birth of a nation
Cafu eyes Final hat-trick
Guido Buchwald: "Korea have played wonderful football"
Hiddink and Korea Hup
Ronaldo plays in practice match ahead of semi-final
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FIFA Magazette
Hans Vonk

Photo Mike Hutchings, Reuters
Had it not been for South African football magazine Kick Off, Hans Vonk would probably never have become South African national team goalkeeper. Vonk was born on 30 January 1970 in Alberton, just outside of Johannesburg, and is therefore a South African citizen. But his Dutch parents moved back to their native country shortly after Hans was born and years later hardly anyone in South Africa knew that Hans Vonk was actually South African – until Kick Off brought it to light.
FIFA Magazette
Perth Glory

Photo Brett Klucznik, www.perthglory.com.au
5,335 kilometres – that’s how far Australia’s top team Perth Glory had to travel recently to play a national league match. It is the furthest that any club has ever had to travel for a championship match. Perth Glory’s trip took them to play the Auckland Kingz in New Zealand, who have special dispensation to participate in the Australian first division. Travel did not seem to take any particular toll on the Australian side, who gained a 7-2 away victory.
FIFAworldcup.com traffic surpasses one billion page views during Group Matches
The most successful sport-event website ever

Football fans around the world have consumed more than one billion page views on FIFAworldcup.com, the official Web site of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan", during the two weeks of Group Matches (31 May - 14 June).

FIFA and UNICEF declare June 19/20th "Say Yes For Children Football Days" during the 2002 FIFA World Cup"

FIFA and UNICEF are jointly declaring June 19th & 20th, 2002, "Say Yes For Children Football Days" to remind the world that every child should have the right to play, and the right to grow up in health, peace and dignity.

Doping Control at the FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002"
The Doctors are happy

There are no cultural or religious reasons why a player should reject to give a blood sample.
Photo FIFA
For the first time ever at a World Cup FIFA is carrying out tests using blood samples of the players in order to step up its fight against doping. All the doping tests carried out so far in the current World Cup in Korea and Japan have tested negative.

Prof. Dr Jiri Dvorak (Switzerland) is the head medical coordinator of the FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002", Prof. Dr Toni Graf-Baumann (Germany) is chairman of the FIFA Doping Control Sub-Committee and Dr Michel D'Hooghe (Belgium) chairman of the FIFA Sports Medical Committee. All three physicians have every reason to be satisfied because there has not been a single positive result among all the doping tests carried out so far in Asia.

Media Centre
Statement from FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter
Ongoing rumours require me to reiterate the following: 24 Jun 2002
Portuguese player João Pinto provisionally suspended
The Portuguese player, João Pinto, who had been sent off in the match Portugal – Korea on 14 June, has been provisionally suspended for all match activity until such time when the FIFA Disciplinary Committee will take a final decision in the matter. 18 Jun 2002
FIFA, local organizing committees and Byrom finalise ticketing arrangements for round of 16 and quarterfinals at 2002 FIFA World Cup
FIFA and the local organizing committees in Korea (KOWOC) and in Japan (JAWOC) together with the FIFA World Cup Ticketing Bureau (WCTB, operated by Byrom plc on behalf of FIFA), finalized on 12 June during separate meetings in Seoul and Tokyo the ticketing arrangements for the round of 16 and the quarterfinals at the 2002 FIFA World Cup™. 12 Jun 2002
FIFA and Kirch enable football fans in Afghanistan to watch 2002 FIFA World Cup" matches
Thanks to an initiative set in motion by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, 2002 FIFA World Cup" matches will be shown on a giant screen in the Kabul National Stadium as of Wednesday, 12 June. 10 Jun 2002
For the first time in history FIFA World Cup™ Match Highlights on mobile phones
For the first time in history, Japanese football fans will be able to watch the 2002 FIFA World Cup™ Match Highlights and exclusive video content from the FIFA archive on their mobile phones. 31 May 2002
First official concert of the FIFA World Cup"
To commemorate the first FIFA World Cup" in the new millennium as well as the first one to be held in Asia, the first official concert of the FIFA World Cup™ will be held in it's history. 21 May 2002

List of upcoming "A" matches
Upcoming "A" Friendlies (Men)
Upcoming "A" Friendlies (Women)
Photo Op
German players train at the Seoul FIFA World Cup™ Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, June 24, 2002. Germany will face South Korea in the semifinals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™. Shaun Best, Reuters
Various Announcements
There are currently no announcements. For specific service information on the 2002 FIFA World Cup(TM), media are advised to regularly consult the FIFA Media Channel by clicking on the logo at the top of the homepage on the right-hand side of the banner. 30.05.02
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Monday, 24-Jun
Ronaldo plays in practice match
Germany relish unforgettable moment in Seoul
Daredevil Edmilson will not change his style
Sunday, 23-Jun
Germany's Hamann back in training
Kahn can't wait to play South Korea this time
Saturday, 22-Jun
Metsu takes his hat off to Senegal heroes
We're as good as anybody, says Turkey match-winner

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