The 2002 FIFA World Cup kicks into high gear from Japan and Korea May 31 and runs through June with the championship game on Sunday, June 30, in Yokohama — a game that will be watched by 1.5 billion fans worldwide. The 32 competitors include the U.S., which finished third in the inaugural championship in 1930, debutante Senegal, four-time winner Brazil, and France, the 1998 Cup winner. ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 will televise all 64 games. Check local listings for specific matches and times. — C.