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The 2002 FIFA World Cup, hosted by South Korea and Japan, featured European power Germany against the South American soccer gods from Brazil in a classic Finals. Both teams boasted a rich winning tradition on the international stage. Germany was hoping to tie Brazil for most World Cup titles at four, while Brazil was looking to increase its world football dominance. Germany's hopes and dreams were dashed by Ronaldo's clutch brace in the second half and the Brazilians held on for a 2-0 victory. Ronaldo's first goal came in the 67th minute when he crashed the box off a deflection from the keeper and slotted the ball into the right corner of the net. The big striker's second goal came in the 79th minute when he finished a perfect assist off the back heel of Rivaldo with a precise tap into the right corner once again.

Featured here is a special 2002 FIFA World Cup trophy presented only to players, coaches and top staff members from the Brazil National Football team. The great victory sealed Brazil as the best on the planet, giving Seleção their 5th World Cup title as a nation. The iconic Jules Rimet trophy, all in a gold-colored metal, features an athletic figure with arms raised in triumph and a globe on top. The front bottom is engraved "FIFA WORLD CUP" and the rear bottom is hallmarked with famed Milan manufacturer "BERTONI", "© F.I.F.A." and "1974" (first year this trophy design was used). A gold plaque on the 5x5x4 cm black marble base has "2002 FIFA WORLD CUP KOREA JAPAN" along with the 2002 tournament logo.

The well-crafted trophy (made of a high-quality metal composition) stands 15 cm tall and weighs 592 grams (21 oz.). It is housed in its original, wardrobe-like blue presentation case. The interior of the 21.5-by-12-by-12 cm tall case is lined in elegant blue satin and has "G.D.E. BERTONI Italy" embossed in gold. The trophy sits atop an internal display stand enclosed by two doors that shut using a classy latch design. The trophy presents in NM condition with some light tarnishing on the top; the case/stand is EX-MT with some scuff marks on the exterior. This extraordinary piece of soccer history comes with an LOA from the Brazil National Team's longtime Technical Coordinator.

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Current Bidding (Reserve Has Been Met)
Minimum Bid: $1,500
Final prices include buyers premium.: $12,131
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
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