Where are they now? Brazil's 2002 World Cup winners

Brazil 2002 World Cup

Edmílson

A switch to Barcelona yielded one Champions League and two La Liga medals, but subsequent spells at Villarreal, Palmeiras and Real Zaragoza proved less fruitful

A calm, dependable type capable of playing at centre-back and in midfield, Edmílson helped kickstart a staggering era of dominance at Lyon after moving from São Paulo in 2000 – playing his way into Brazil's side en route. After being left out of the 4-0 win over China in the group stage, he returned against Costa Rica and marked the occasion by scoring with a stunning overhead kick.

A switch to Barcelona yielded one Champions League and two La Liga medals, but subsequent spells at Villarreal, Palmeiras and Real Zaragoza proved less fruitful. Now back in Brazil, he took part in TV show Menino de Ouro (think an X-Factor for aspiring footballers) and currently works as a commentator for Esporte Interativo.

Edmilson, Cristiano Ronaldo

Edmilson challenges Cristiano Ronaldo during his time at Zaragoza

Roque Júnior

What the man from Minas Gerais state lacked in finesse, he made up for in heart and determination – two of Scolari's watchwords

To most European fans, Roque Júnior was the clear weak link in Brazil's side going into the tournament. The defender had failed to live up to expectations since joining Milan from Palmeiras in 2000, struggling with the technical demands of the Italian game. But what the man from Minas Gerais state lacked in finesse, he made up for in heart and determination – two of Scolari's watchwords. He was a trusted footsoldier throughout the World Cup.

After the tournament, his career took on a nomadic quality: there were loan spells at Leeds and Siena, a decent season at Bayer Leverkusen, and short stints at Duisburg, Al-Rayyan, Palmeiras and Ituano, where he retired in 2010.

Since then, he's had a couple of coaching jobs: firstly in Scolari's backroom staff at the 2014 World Cup, then an ill-fated month in charge of São Paulo minnows XV de Piracicaba, during which they lost five of six games.

Roque Junior

Roque Junior's post-2002 career included a short spell at Leeds