Statement from FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter

Tokyo/Zurich, 24 June 2002 - Ongoing rumours require me to reiterate the following:

1. The final of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan(TM) will be held in Yokohama on 30 June at 8pm, as per the match schedule.

2. Any allegations of a conspiracy in favour of Korea Republic are dismissed in their entirety.


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FIFA Media Office
Tel: +41-1/254 9800
Fax: +41-1/384 9696

FIFA Communications Division
Tokyo/Zurich, 24 June 2002