England's World Cup Record

Korea/Japan 2002

Qualifying

England were drawn in Qualifying Group 9 along with Germany, Finland, Greece and Albania.
The group winner qualified for the Finals, the second placed teams from each group advanced to a play-off round.

Qualifying Matches

DateVenueMatchResult
02 Sep 2000HelsinkiFinland v Albania2-1
02 Sep 2000HamburgGermany v Greece2-0
07 Oct 2000LondonEngland v Germany0-1
07 Oct 2000AthensGreece v Finland1-0
11 Oct 2000TiranëAlbania v Greece2-0
11 Oct 2000HelsinkiFinland v England0-0
24 Mar 2001LiverpoolEngland v Finland2-1
24 Mar 2001LeverkusenGermany v Albania2-1
28 Mar 2001TiranëAlbania v England1-3
28 Mar 2001AthensGreece v Germany2-4
02 Jun 2001HelsinkiFinland v Germany2-2
02 Jun 2001HeraklionGreece v Albania1-0
06 Jun 2001TiranëAlbania v Germany0-2
06 Jun 2001AthensGreece v England0-2
01 Sep 2001TiranëAlbania v Finland0-2
01 Sep 2001MunichGermany v England1-5
05 Sep 2001NewcastleEngland v Albania2-0
05 Sep 2001HelsinkiFinland v Greece5-1
06 Oct 2001ManchesterEngland v Greece2-2
06 Oct 2001GelsenkirchenGermany v Finland0-0

Standings

Group 9PlyWDLFAPts
England852116617
Germany8521141017
Finland833212712
Greece82157177
Albania81075143

England qualified by winning the group.

Final Tournament

England were drawn in Group F, along with Argentina, Sweden and Nigeria.
The top 2 places in the group qualified for the next phase.

First Round Matches - Group F

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
02 Jun 2002IbarakiArgentina v Nigeria1-034,000Veissiere (FRA)
02 Jun 2002SaitamaEngland v Sweden1-152,700Simon (BRA)
07 Jun 2002KobeSweden v Nigeria2-136,200Ortube (BOL)
07 Jun 2002SapporoArgentina v England0-135,900Collina (ITA)
12 Jun 2002MiyagiSweden v Argentina1-145,800Bujsaim (UAE)
12 Jun 2002OsakaNigeria v England0-044,900Hall (USA)

Standings

Group FPlyWDLFAPts
Sweden3120435
England3120215
Argentina3111224
Nigeria3012131

England finished second in the group and qualified for the next phase of the tournament.

Second Round Matches

Second Round matches were played on a knock-out basis, the winner of each match qualified for the Quarter Finals.

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
15 Jun 2002SeogwipoGermany v Paraguay1-025,200Batres (GUA)
15 Jun 2002NiigataDenmark v England0-340,600Merk (GER)
16 Jun 2002OitaSweden v Senegal1-239,700Aquino (PAR)
16 Jun 2002SuwonSpain v Ireland1-1*38,900Frisk (SWE)
17 Jun 2002JeonjuMexico v USA0-236,400Pereira (POR)
17 Jun 2002KobeBrazil v Belgium2-040,400Prendergast (JAM)
18 Jun 2002MiyagiJapan v Turkey0-145,700Collina (ITA)
18 Jun 2002DaejeonSouth Korea v Italy2-138,600Moreno (ECU)

*Spain won 3-2 on penalties.
England advanced to the Quarter Finals.

Quarter Finals

Quarter Final matches were played on a knock-out basis, the winner of each match qualified for the Semi Finals.

DateVenueMatchResultAttReferee
21 Jun 2002ShizuokaEngland v Brazil1-247,400Ramos Rizo (MEX)
21 Jun 2002UlsanGermany v USA1-037,300Dallas (SCO)
22 Jun 2002GwangjuSpain v South Korea0-0*42,100Ghandour (EGY)
22 Jun 2002OsakaSenegal v Turkey0-144,200Ruiz (COL)

*South Korea won 5-3 on penalties.
England were eliminated from the competition.