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Ronaldo was on the roster for his third Cup final at age 25. AP

Seize the day

As his two goals led Brazil to a 2-0 win over Germany and a record fifth World Cup title, Ronaldo rediscovered his enchanting mix of regal majesty and youthful wonder, Grant Wahl writes in Sports Illustrated. The Brazil mystique is back. Or as Ronaldo said before his 12th career Cup goal tied him with Pele: "The nightmare is over."

Marcotti: Cup memories, Ahn to Zidane
Weary team, angry fans wind up Brazil Cup party
Brazil back at No. 1 in FIFA rankings
Brazilians embrace foe-turned-father Felipao
Germans proud of overachieving team
Final Statistics | Scoring By Tournament


Sports Illustrated: Inside Soccer
American Sanneh a surprise on Best XI


Photo Gallery
Samba Kings reign again


Pedro Pinto: Postcard
This World Cup had it all.

Terry Baddoo: Inside World Sport
World Cup fulfills aim of the game.

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Final Round
Final: Sun., June 30, 7 a.m. ET, Brazil 2, Germany 0
Third place: Sat., June 29, 7 a.m. ET, Turkey 3, South Korea 2
* - GMT is ET + 4 hrs.; Tokyo/Seoul local time is ET + 13 hrs.
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South Koreans' World Cup bonuses in dispute
Former youth coach set to succeed Camacho
Co-hosts count pros, cons for Cup | Uphill battle
Sono to step down as South Africa coach
Soccer Week at a Glance: Brazil's ugly game
Aussies to lobby FIFA for Oceania Cup berth
Brazil's Juninho set to rejoin Middlesbrough
Report: Brazil's Zico top pick for Japan job
Notebook: U.S. moves to capitalize on success
Germany's Kahn edges Ronaldo for Golden Ball
Hiddink set for PSV, Korean advisory role
Univision tops '98 World Cup final rating
French coach Lemerre to be replaced
S. Korea gives World Cup squad hero's parade
German soccer thug probed over final brawl
State medal for Turkish World Cup heroes
Maradona: Brazil 'lucky' | Pele 'freezing me out'
Looking ahead to 2006 | Back to unsafe Europe
North Korea congratulates Seoul on Cup success
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* World Cup: Final thoughts's Pedro Pinto says the 2002 World Cup brought joy to nations around the world, even those in conflict.
* Mission accomplished
Ronaldo and Brazil win the clash of soccer styles with Germany to take the World Cup.
* Final analysis
World Soccer magazine's Keir Radnedge breaks down the World Cup final.
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World Cup delivered magic moments

Latest snoops and scoops

Brian Glanville
Memorable climax to a mediocre World Cup

Editor's Diary
Disappointing Cup | Tabbing the refs

Pele sees surprises in store

Team Previews
Tactical analysis, player Q&A for each team

On the Sidelines
Interviews with all the coaches

On the Spot
Player profiles


News Indexes
World Cup | Wires
Soccer | U.S. Soccer

The Final Tally
Other news

Soccer Week at a Glance
Brazil's ugly game still needs cleaning up

Full list

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Explainer Graphics
Learn more about the World Cup

Terms, federations, tournaments

Event Specials
World Cup France '98
Euro 2000

U.S. National Team
Schedule | Roster


Upcoming Events
World Cup 2002: Korea/Japan, May 31 - June 30
Other Key Dates for 2002

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By the numbers | Brazil wins
Germany's extraordinary Cup
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From Sports Illustrated
Now the hard part for U.S.
U.S. was world class
Pushovers no more
Goal Digger
• World Cup Preview: Viva Italia
• Wahl: Predictions | Cover-age
SI's World Cup Covers Gallery
• SI Flashback: Soccer's Sorcerer

World Cup Final Trivia
History: 1930-1966 | 1970-2002

CNN Money
U.S. soccer won't find gooooal

Past Cups
Each tournament in-depth, from 1930 to 1998

World Sport Postcards
Pedro Pinto: Changes needed for Cup referees
Patrick Snell: England pays for over-confidence

Cup of Joe
A life-changing experience

Experts' Picks
Wahl | Marcotti
Baddoo | Hooper

Hall of Fame
Reactions | Introduction | Full list

By the numbers

World Sport Star Watch

Your Choice
Who will win the World Cup groups?

Power Rankings ranks the 32 teams top to bottom


Early matches | Final stages
World Cup referees and assistants

Photo Galleries
U.S. team: Get to know me
Semifinals: Ticket to Yokohama
SI's Simon Bruty: U.S.-Germany
Round One: Thinning the field
Week One: New world order
Day One: Let the games begin!
Local color: Japan | South Korea
History: 1930-1950

SI Flashbacks
France '98
USA '94 | Klinsmann's true grit
Italy '90 | Prima Dona
Mexico '86 | Spain '82

Qualifying groups

Tokyo: City Guide | Weather | Time Traveler
Seoul: Weather | Time Traveler


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