2002 World Cup Google Doodles

2002 World Cup Google Doodles (May 31, 2002)

2002 World Cup  was organized in South Korea and Japan. 32 teams from different continents compete each other in 31 days. The World Cup is scheduled from May 31 to June 30 with 20 venues within 20 different host cities. 2002 World Cup was the 17th FIFA World Cup. It is first time in which Asia is hosting for FIFA World Cup and it is the last World Cup in which golden goal rule was implemented.

2002 World Cup Google Doodles
2002 World Cup (May 31, 2002)

Korea and Japan were the favorites as hosting countries for 2002 World Cup from 1996 itself. Initially Korea, Japan and Mexico were there for hosting bid. Then the 2 Asian countries Korea and Japan agreed to unite there bids and of course they were chosen for hosting in preference to Mexico. It was first time and so far only in history of World Cup Football in which 2 nations are hosting for a World Cup. Google released a special doodle on the day in which 2002 World Cup Football tournament was started. The central attraction of doodle is the upside down kick by the player pictured in the doodle. In the background as to illustrate the Football Ground some portion of Ground is included. The first ‘o’ in the Google Logo is replaced with the Football.

World Cup Japan 2002 Google Doodle (May 30, 2002)

World Cup Japan 2002 qualifying rounds were rich with team participation. A total of 199 teams attended for qualifying rounds. The preliminary rounds of qualifying process start in 1999. The hosting countries Japan, Korea and defending World Champions France automatically qualified for 200 World Cup.

When the decision of hosting was made Japan wasn’t qualified for finals in the previous World Cup tournaments. But in the 1998 World Cup Japan entered in to final. Before it was Italy in 1934 and Qatar in 2022 were the countries gets the charge of hosting before they enters in final of World Cup. It is the first time in which defending champions are qualified for World Cup Football tournament without playing a single match. After the qualification matches 4 teams qualified for World Cup for first time. They are China, Senegal, Ecuador and Slovenia. Turkey and Portugal qualified for first time since 1954 and 1986 respectively. 1998 World Cup semifinalist Netherland failed to qualify. South Korea enters the finals for 5th times consecutively and become the first nation outside Europe or the Americas to achieve this.

World Cup Japan 2002 ( May 30, 2002)

Now let’s consider the doodle released on 30th May by specifying the one of the hosting nation Japan. The doodle has little changes from the doodle released on the day in which tournament starts [above doodle (previous one) released on 31st May]. Once again the central attraction of doodle is the upside down kick by the player pictured in the doodle. The player kicking the ball is wearied the jersey of Japan. In the background as to show the Football Ground some portion of Ground is included. The first ‘o’ in the Google Logo is replaced with the Football. There is the National Flag of Japan which is hosted on the ‘l’ of Google logo.

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World Cup Korea 2002 Google Doodle (May 30, 2002)

World Cup Korea 2002 was organized by dividing the whole 32 teams in to 4 ports known as Port A, Port b, Port C and Port D. After the Group stage matches from Group A Denmark and Senegal qualify for next round. Denmark won 2 matches out of 3 matches they played and become top on Group A with 7 points. Senegal won 1 match out of 3 matches and become 2nd in Group A with 5 points. From Group B Spain and Paraguay qualify for next round. Spain won 3 matches and become the topper of Group B with 9 points. Paraguay won 1 match and become 2nd topper of Group B with 4 points.

World Cup South Korea 2002 ( May 30, 2002)

From Group C Brazil and Turkey qualify for next round. Brazil won 3 matches and become the topper of Group C with 9 points. Turkey won 1 match and in second position with 4 points. From Group D South Korea and United States qualify for next round. South Korea won 2 and United States won 1 match and become toppers of Group D with 7 and 4 points respectively From Group E Germany and Republic of Ireland entered in to next round. Germany won 2 and Ireland won 1 match and become the respective toppers of Group E with 7 and 5 points. From Group F Swede and England qualify with a 1 match win and with 5 points. From Group G Mexico and Italy qualify with a2 and 1 match wins respectively.  In Group H Japan and Belgium won 2 and 1 match respectively and qualifies for next round.

Once again the central attraction of doodle is the upside down kick by the player pictured in the doodle. The player kicking the ball is wearied the jersey of South Korea. In the background as to show the Football Ground some portion of Ground is included. The first ‘o’ in the Google Logo is replaced with the Football. There is the National Flag of South Korea which is hosted on the ‘l’ of Google logo.

World Cup 2002 Brazil Google Doodle (Jun 28, 2002)

World Cup 2002 Brazil was dominated with their playing skills. After group rounds it’s the time for quarter finals. In first Quarter final Germany beats United States by 1-0. In 2nd match South Korea beats Japan in penalty shootout by 5-3. In 3rd match Brazil beat England by 2-1. In 4th match Turkey beat Senegal by 1-0. So Germany, South Korea, Brazil and Turkey entered the Semifinal. In first semifinal Germany beats Japan by 1-0 and in second one Brazil beats Turkey by same margin.

World Cup Brazil 2002 ( Jun 28, 2002)

Now it’s the time for finals, the most awaited moment of World Cup 2002. In finals Brazil and Germany compete for trophy. In the match Brazil won by 2-0. For the 3rd position Turkey and South Korea compete each other and Turkey won by 3-2. And Brazil won the tournament for record fifth time. So in order to congratulate Brazil team Google released a doodle.

Once again the central attraction of doodle is the upside down kick by the player pictured in the doodle. The player kicking the ball is wearied the jersey of Brazil. In the background as to show the Football Ground some portion of Ground is included. The first ‘o’ in the Google Logo is replaced with the Football. There is the National Flag of Brazil which is hosted on the ‘l’ of Google logo in Google Doodle.

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