June 30, 2002: Ronaldo scores twice in the second half as Brazil defeats Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup Final.

The 17th FIFA World Cup took place in Japan and Korea, marking the first time the tournament had taken place in Asia and was hosted by two different countries.

In the first World Cup meeting between the two sides, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima (not to be confused with the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo) scored the game's only two goals. He lead all players with eight goals in tournament, and was awarded the Golden Boot. Ronaldo's 15 career goals was the World Cup record, until Miroslav Klose surpassed him in 2014.

Germany was seeking its fourth championship, which would have tied it with Brazil. On the road to the final, Germany shut out every team, and Brazil conceded only a single goal in its quarterfinal match against England.

Brazil became the first team to win each of its seven games in regulation, never having to be taken to extra time, or penalties by the opponent.

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