The party starts in Seoul
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Ten years ago in Seoul, locals whet the world’s appetite for the biggest show in sport: the FIFA World Cup™.

This spectacular performance, as seen in the above picture, highlighted the Opening Ceremony to Korea/Japan 2002, and it proved to be a precursor to a spectacular month of football.

It began with Senegal’s stunning upset of France. It ended with a Ronaldo-inspired Brazil beating Germany to the Trophy. It emphatically lived up to such a thrilling welcome performance.