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Golden Boot Winner Ronaldo Strikes Twice to Lead Brazil to Record Fifth World Cup Title, 2-0 over Germany

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Sunday, June 30, 2002) - Winning all seven of its matches and lifted by an incredible eight goals from living legend Ronaldo, Brazil capped an impressive run to the 2002 World Cup championship with a 2-0 win over three-time champ Germany in Yokohama, Japan. The 25-year-old striker scored both goals for the Samba Kings, knocking home a rebound that German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn coughed up in the 67th minute and later one-timing a cross that Rivaldo expertly let run through his legs in the 79th minute to put the game away. With the win, Brazil became the first ever five-time World Cup champion, having entered yesterday’s match with four titles, ahead of Italy and Germany’s three.