Boris Becker presented the Laureus World Team of the Year, on behalf of the Laureus World Sports Academy to the Brazilian National Football team. Brazil were the brilliant winners of the 2002 World Cup for an unprecedented fifth time.
Carlos Alberta Parreira the Brazilian team coach commented "The members of the Brazilian football would like to thank all the members of the Academy for this honour to be here in front of so many important people, people which we love, we admire through all the years. And this we have representing us, the best player in the world, and that famous legend of the Brazil football, Mr Zagallo who has won this competition four times. Thank you very much."