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Kahn named best goalkeeper

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Germany's Oliver Kahn has been named as the best goalkeeper of the 2002 World Cup by world soccer's governing body FIFA.

Oliver KahnThe 33-year-old will receive the Yashin Award, named in honour of the late Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin who starred at World Cups between 1958 and 1966.

Before Sunday's final against Brazil, Kahn had conceded just one goal in six matches with Ireland's Robbie Keane the only player to beat him in their group E match on June 5.

Fabien Barthez was judged best goalkeeper at the World Cup in his home country four years ago when France were world champions. Belgium's Michel Preud'homme won the first award in 1994.

Belgium win Fair Play award

FIFA also announced that Belgium won the Fair Play award.

Belgium, knocked out in the second round by Brazil, had seven players booked in their four games at the finals and none sent off.

Sweden finished second and Japan third.

Only teams that reached the knock-out stages were eligible for the award.

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