30 JUNE 2002

						Ronaldo 67, 79

The Germans started brightly, Edmilson and Lucio forced to clear centres
intended for Klose. Brazil then took over and created four excellent chances.
Ronaldo dummied a pass to Ronaldinho, Ronaldinho feigned to shoot then
in Ronaldo with a perfectly weighted ball and from 12 yards he poked the wide
of the left post. Ronaldinho clipped a beautiful pass up to Ronaldo but a poor
first touch allowed Kahn to recover. Jeremies skyed a shot from the edge of
the box. Kleberson latched onto an excellent 50yd through pass but shot wide
then struck the top of the crossbar with a stunning first time effort following
good work by Ronaldinho. Roberto Carlos tried one of his infamous hit and
hope shots from distance, the ball rebounded to Ronaldo off Metzelder, he
turned and shot but Kahn made a superb save with his feet.

Edmilson made an excellent clearance from a Jeremies diving header and
Marcos tipped Neuville's 35yd free kick onto a post, arguably the best save of
the World. Rivaldo finally managed to lose his markers and was free at the
back but Cafu hit a terrible cross into the box. Ramelow cut out an attack and
passed the ball to Hamann. Hamann took an eternity to clear allowing Ronaldo
to steal the ball from him, Ronaldo passed to Rivaldo, Rivaldo hit a weak, low
shot at but Kahn spilled the ball and Ronaldo tapped in. Kleberson carried the
ball 50yds and rolled it across the edge of the box, Rivaldo let the ball run
through legs, Ronaldo took one touch to control the ball and another to shot
into the corner. Marcos made a phenomenal save to deny Bierhoff a goal and
ensure a comfortable last few minutes.

Probably the best World Cup final since 1986. Germany dominated possession
in the first half without creating too many chances. Ronaldo looked very
nervous in the first half and but as soon as he scored his confidence soared.
Kahn did a Seaman, his mistake giving Brazil the crucial first goal though
Hamann is equally to blame. Marcos on the other hand was superb in Brazil's
goal, making two saves on the rare occasions Germany threatened. World Cup
#5 for Brazil. No one is going to catch them anytime soon. Ronaldo finished
as top scorer with 8 goals and became the first player in 32 years to score
more than 7 goals in a World Cup finals tournament.

"We've got to be happy with what we've achieved here in this World Cup. First
of all we survived our group matches. We played well at times and we owe a
lot to Oliver Kahn who did some fantastic things. We didn't always play as well
as we did at times today, but we have to be happy, particularly when you take
into how many injured players we've had during the course of this
tournament." - Rudi Voeller

"I feel happiness and joy, probably the same joy that the people of Brazil are
probably feeling right now. The joy of knowing that we did our job, a job that
took a lot of hard work and we feel the merit of winning all seven of our
matches. It is a historical moment as Brazil is back as the World Champion
and is simply the result of very hard work." - Luiz Felipe Scolari

"I want to thank every member of our squad. I fought for two years to
overcome my injury and I am very glad to have scored both the goals and help
bring the fifth World Cup back to Brazil. I want to thank my family for all their
support." - Ronaldo

Assist : Kleberson