2002 FIFA World Cup was co-hosted by Japan and South Korea. UEFA was allocated 15 places in the FIFA World Cup Finals. They were filled with
- Republic of Ireland
The top 2 in each group advanced to the knockout stage. Nine of the 15 UEFA countries qualified but did not include the highly-ranked France and Portugal.
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Nine UEFA countries advanced to the knockout stage. England, Turkey, Spain and Germany reached the quarter finals. Germany continued to the final to become the 2006 runners-up. Whilst Turkey finished with third place.