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

Brazil 2002 World Cup

Jack Lang looks back at the Seleção side that claimed the country's fifth Jules Rimet trophy in Japan and South Korea

Marcos

He turned in a series of secure displays between the posts as Brazil sealed the trophy

The charismatic stopper got the nod over Dida and Rogério Ceni, and repaid the faith with a series of secure displays between the posts as Brazil sealed their pentacampeonato. He was later named among the tournament's top three goalkeepers, alongside Oliver Kahn and Turkey's Rüstü Reçber.

His performances in the Far East led to interest from Europe and for a time he looked destined for a move to Arsenal, who were in the market for a David Seaman replacement. But with a contract offer on the table, Marcos had a change of heart and decided to remain at Palmeiras, helping them to bounce back from a shock relegation.

He went on to play over 500 times for the São Paulo side, earning the nickname 'São Marcos' (Saint Marcos). He's worked as a club ambassador since his retirement in 2012.

Marcos

Marcos makes a flying save against Belgium in the last 16

Lúcio

The defender played in two more World Cups, captaining Brazil in 2010, and enjoyed huge success at club level with Bayern Munich and Inter

What stands out now about Brazil's back three in Japan and South Korea is just how young they were: Lúcio was 24, Edmílson and Roque Júnior just a year older. All, though, had the faith of Luiz Felipe Scolari, and fitted into his 3-4-1-2 system perfectly.

Lúcio was just 18 months into his career in Europe, but had already begun to make an impression at international level by scoring in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. A month later, he became the first player from Brasília to play for the Seleção at the World Cup, catching the eye with his power and ability to bring the ball forward. It was his mistake that allowed Michael Owen to score in the quarter-final meeting with England, but Scolari stood by his man and was rewarded with a strong display in the final.

The defender played in two more World Cups, captaining Brazil in 2010, and enjoyed huge success at club level with Bayern Munich and Inter. He returned to Brazil in 2013 and currently turns out for FC Goa in the Indian Super League, at the age of 38.

Lucio

Lucio's 105th and final cap for Brazil came in September 2011

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