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72 Years It took 72 years for the World Cup to be hosted in an Asian country. When it finally took place in 2002, the spoils were shared by Japan and South Korea (Korea Republic).

2018 Russia have qualified for three World Cups (1994, 2002, 2014) and will host one in 2018. Euro 2008 is the first time the Russians have passed the group stages of a major tournament.

Former Monaco striker Park will be going to his third World Cup with Japan, despite having only played for Arsenal once and twice for Watford during a loan spell this season.

Top 20 goals from the 2002 South Korea/Japan World Cup: