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Hans Vonk
24 Jun 2002

24 Jun 2002

German football legend Fritz Walter has died
Fritz Walter, who captained West Germany to their first World Cup success in 1954, died on Monday aged 81, prompting an outpouring of heartfelt tributes. His club, Kaiserslautern, said their former captain had died peacefully in his sleep. 18 Jun 2002

Hope Powell is awarded an Order of the British Empire
In the Queen of England and Commonwealth Birthday honours list, for 2002, England National team coach, Hope Powell was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire). 18 Jun 2002

FIFAworldcup.com traffic surpasses one billion page views during Group Matches
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). 17 Jun 2002

16 Jun 2002

FIFA and UNICEF declare June 19/20th "Say Yes For Children Football Days"
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. 16 Jun 2002

Rolando Fonseca
14 Jun 2002

José Alfredo Castillo - goalscorer
13 Jun 2002

Luis Figo
13 Jun 2002

Woman referee praised by all
A woman referee has never officiated at a FIFA World Cup™ match. However, a woman did recently referee a match at Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid – for the first time in the legendary stadium’s 55-year history. Carolina Domenech (pictured) – a FIFA referee for women’s matches since 1 January 2002 – officiated the game between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid and afterwards was showered with praise from all sides. Atletico and Argentina goalkeeper Germán Burgos was among those who applauded the 25-year-old Spaniard’s performance. “Her refereeing of the game was impeccable,” he said. 11 Jun 2002

Argentina's new star
Experience has shown that the FIFA World Youth Championship can be the springboard for talented young footballers on the way to superstardom. The most recent evidence of this has been Andrés D’Alessandro (pictured). 11 Jun 2002

FIFAworldcup.com breaks record after record
FIFAworldcup.com page views have again rocketed sky-high on 7 June. On match day 8, the Official Website of the 2002 FIFA World Cup" counted the outstanding number of 106,736,781 page views, leaving the 80.6 million page view record of 3 June far behind. Since kick-off on 31 May, 464,183,919 page views have been registered. 10 Jun 2002

Doping Control at the FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002"
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. 09 Jun 2002

“I expect a celebration of peace and tolerance”
On 28 May, an Extraordinary FIFA Congress will take place in Seoul, followed the next day by the presidential election during the 53rd Ordinary FIFA Congress. There will be two candidates: FIFA Vice-President Issa Hayatou (Cameroon) and the current FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter. Here, Blatter talks about the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ in Korea and Japan, his personal wishes for the tournament, his term as FIFA President and the future of the game. 07 Jun 2002

Blatter welcomes European Commission statement on Transfer Regulations
The FIFA President, Josep S. Blatter, has expressed his pleasure at the announcement that the European Commission has closed its study into the new FIFA international transfer regulations and has acknowledged that sport has a special status in European society. 06 Jun 2002

FIFAworldcup.com traffic tops 79 million single-day page views
FIFAworldcup.com, the official Web site of the 2002 FIFA World Cup(TM), registered a record 79,654,871 million page views on 3 June, representing a 133 percent increase over the 34 million page views logged on 31 May, the day of the Opening Match. 05 Jun 2002

FIFA President very pleased with first 2002 FIFA World Cup™ matches
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter expressed his big satisfaction with the first games played within the framework of the 2002 FIFA World Cup™. 04 Jun 2002

FIFA World Cup headlines
02 Jun 2002

adidas provides 100,000 Footballs to the FIFA GOAL Programme
FIFA is pleased to announce that adidas, the Official Sponsor, Supplier and Licensee of the 2002 FIFA World Cup", is giving 100,000 footballs to the FIFA GOAL Programme. 02 Jun 2002

FIFA and the municipality of Valencia sign a Letter of Intent
The FIFA Hall of Fame is one step closer to being a reality following a special signing ceremony on Saturday, 1 June, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul, Korea. 02 Jun 2002

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