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  • Second defeat bundles Nigeria out of the World Cup tournament
    07 june 2002 09:40:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Nigeria lost 2-1 to Sweden in their second Group F World Cup match played Friday in Kobe, Japan virtually ruling out any chance of the Super Eagles making it to the second round of the tournament. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Sweden in 1-1 draw at halftime
    07 june 2002 07:49:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Nigeria and Sweden are tied at 1-1 at halftime in their Group F World Cup match being played Friday in Kobe, Japan. Full text...

  • World Cup games make early risers in Liberia
    07 june 2002 07:46:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Time difference between the Far East and West Africa has made World Cup 2002 matches an early morning affair on this part of the globe. Full text...

  • Senegalese soccer fans welcome draw with Denmark
    06 june 2002 23:56:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese soccer welcomed the one-all draw their national team played Thursday with Denmark at Daegu, in South Korea, in the second Group A match in the ongoing World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Abidjan fans regret Senegal's draw with Denmark
    06 june 2002 23:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's former national soccer coach Yeo Martial believes Senegal could have scored at least two or three goals against Denmark in Thursday's World Cup tie at Daegu, South Korea instead of a one all draw. Full text...

  • Fans in Togo supported Uruguay against France
    06 june 2002 23:28:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Football fans in Togo do not wish to see France qualify for the world Cup second round seemingly for political reasons, and they showed it by supporting massively a country as remote from them as Uruguay. Full text...

  • South African media trumpet continent's start in World Cup
    06 june 2002 22:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The encouraging start by African countries at this year's World Cup have been well highlighted in the South African media this week with a growing number of journalists predicting that an African team could even reach the finals. Full text...

  • World Cup News in Brief
    06 june 2002 22:34:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- BONUSES: South Korean President Kim Dae-jung has ordered the payment of bonuses to all players in the national soccer team that defeated Poland 2-0 Tuesday in Busan. Full text...

  • World Cup 2002, Abidjan trial in the headlines
    06 june 2002 22:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The ongoing 2002 football World Cup in South Korea and Japan and the trial of alleged coup plotters in Cote d'Ivoire dominated comments in newspapers this week in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Last Group A matches decide qualifiers
    06 june 2002 21:51:00
    Busan- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegal, Denmark, Uruguay and France still have chances to qualify in Group A, for the second round of World Cup 2002, though the chances for Uruguay and France are rather slimmer. Full text...

  • Zambians celebrate Cameroon's first win at World Cup
    06 june 2002 21:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian soccer fans, who were at the edge of their seats in the dying minutes of the Cameroon-Saudi Arabia match, cheered and hugged each other happily when the final whistle was blown in Saitama, Japan, saying their favourite team could still qualify for the second round. Full text...

  • Nigerian skipper keeps mum over Oliseh's criticism
    06 june 2002 21:22:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Nigerian "Super Eagles" skipper Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha has refused to comment on some controversial comments allegedly made against him by the man he replaced as captian, Sunday oliseh. Full text...

  • Draw with Denmark confirms Senegal's victory over France
    06 june 2002 19:46:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegal's 1-1 draw Thursday with Denmark in the Daegu, South Korea only confirmed that its 1-0 victory over France in the 2002 World Cup opener was not a fluke, according to players in the national soccer team known as the "Lions of Teranga". Full text...

  • Three countries vie for two second round spots in Group E
    06 june 2002 17:22:00
    Saitama- Japan (PANA) -- Germany, Cameroon and Ireland are in the race for the two Second Round spots from Group E of the 2002 World Cup, with Saudi Arabia already out following two defeats in as many matches. Full text...

  • Zambians toast Senegal's draw with Denmark
    06 june 2002 16:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Football adepts in Zambia openly celebrated Thursday, as Senegal came from behind to force a draw on pre-tournament favourites Denmark, in their second outing at the ongoing World Cup tournament in South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Big media hype for Nigeria/Sweden match
    06 june 2002 16:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's next match against Sweden at the 2002 World Cup finals got a big play Thursday, 24 hours to the crucial encounter scheduled for Kobe, Japan. Full text...

  • Kenyan bars cash in on World Cup bonanza
    06 june 2002 15:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The ongoing World Cup finals have made beer flow in torrents as Kenyans stay long hours in bars and restaurants watching the matches, and in the process munching Nyama Choma (roast beef) and washing it down with mugs of beer. Full text...

  • Uruguay, France draw 0-0 at full-time
    06 june 2002 15:16:00
    Busan- South Korea (PANA) -- Defending champions France settled for a 0-0 draw with Uruguay in their highly exciting Group A World Cup match played Thursday in Busan, South Korea. Full text...

  • Rain spoils Denmark-Senegal match for Lagosians
    06 june 2002 14:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Lagos residents were forced to cling to their radio sets Thursday to follow the Senegal/Denmark World Cup match in South Korea, after an early morning downpour forced Nigeria's State-owned utility Company NEPA, to cut electricity supply to most parts of the country's commercial city. Full text...

  • Uruguay holds France 0-0 at halftime
    06 june 2002 12:58:00
    Busan- South Korea (PANA) -- World champions France had to struggle to keep Uruguay at bay during the two sides' Group A World Cup match being played Thursday in Busan, South Korea. Full text...

  • Cameroon knocks Saudi Arabia out of World Cup
    06 june 2002 12:22:00
    Saitama- Japan (PANA) -- African champions Cameroon beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in their Group E World Cup match played Thursday in Saitama, Japan, thus sending the Saudis, who had earlier bagged 8-0 from Germany, packing from the soccer fiesta. Full text...

  • Cameroon, Saudi Arabia settle for 0-0 draw at halftime
    06 june 2002 10:13:00
    Saitama- Japan (PANA) -- Cameroon and Saudi Arabia have settled for a 0-0 draw at halftime in their Group E World Cup match being played Thursday in Saitama, Japan. Full text...

  • Senegal, Denmark draw 1-1 in second match
    06 june 2002 10:06:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- In a tough but exciting encounter, Senegal and Denmark played out a 1-1 draw in their second Group A World Cup match Thursday at Daegu, South Korea. Full text...

  • Senegal trails 1-0 to Denmark at halftime
    06 june 2002 07:57:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegalese midfielder Salif Diao's foul against Dane striker Jon Tomasson in the penalty area gave Denmark a 1-0 lead in a tough Group A World Cup match being played Thursday in Daegu, South Korea. Full text...

  • Cameroonian team gets fan Club in Japan
    06 june 2002 07:52:00
    Fujiyoshida- Japan (PANA) -- Japanese Municipal counsellor Susumu Katsumata, is a leading member of "Cameroon Fans' Committee, formed 10 May and now boasts some 2,000 members cheering the African team at the World Cup, in Japan's Fujiyoshida District. Full text...

  • Lions warm-up without captain Aliou Cisse
    05 june 2002 23:36:00
    Daegu- South-Korea (PANA) -- After a day and a half of rest, Senegal's Lions Tuesday resumed warm-up in Daegu World Cup Stadium, but authorised journalists were allowed to cover only the first 15 minutes of jogging. Full text...

  • Possible line-up of Danish and Senegalese teams
    05 june 2002 22:33:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Here is the possible line-up of the teams of Denmark and Senegal which play Thursday at 06H00 GMT in Daegu (South Korea) in their the second round of Group A of the World Cup 2002. Full text...

  • World Cup 2002 short stories
    05 june 2002 20:47:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Festivities: Football fans in South Korea celebrated all night following their country's (2-0) victory over Poland. Full text...

  • Russia's 2-0 victory over Tunisia was no surprise in Benin
    05 june 2002 19:32:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The victory (2-0) of Russia over Tunisia during the World Cup second match of group H played Wednesday in Kobe was no surprise for most of Benin's sports fans. Full text...

  • South Korean City of Daegu fetes Senegal's Lions
    05 june 2002 18:46:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Municipal officials of the South Korean City of Daegu have invited the Lions of Senegal for a reception at the Daegu Town Hall on Thursday. Full text...

  • Ugandan columnists differ over Africa's World Cup prospects
    05 june 2002 18:15:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A Canada-based Ugandan columnist Wednesday predicted that an African team will win the ongoing World Cup tournament in Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Nigerian player's bandanna turns controversial
    05 june 2002 15:57:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Nigerian strongman Efetobore Sodje had to play the opening game with Argentina at the 2002 World Cup finals last Sunday without his famous bandanna, barred from doing so by French referee Gilles Veissiere. Full text...

  • Nigerian players get match bonus despite losing to Argentina
    05 june 2002 15:36:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- At the ongoing World Cup tournament in South Korea and Japan, pundits are wont to believe that the unusual peace among Nigeria's Super Eagles is thanks to the prompt payment of all allowances due the players. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Super Eagles on redemption tomorrow
    05 june 2002 14:59:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Notwithstanding their opening loss against Argentina (0-1), Nigeria's Super Eagles were Wednesday brimming with confidence 48 hours to their crucial World Cup tie with Sweden, coming up Friday in Kobe, Japan. Full text...

  • Ireland holds Germany to 1-1 draw
    05 june 2002 14:52:00
    Ibaraki- Japan (PANA) -- A 92nd equaliser by Robbie Keane against highly-rated Germany was all Ireland needed to keep their hopes of reaching the second round alive from their Group E World Cup match Wednesday in Ibaraki, Japan. Full text...

  • Senegal still Tom Thumb of Group A, says coach Metsu
    05 june 2002 14:15:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Coach Bruno Metsu of Senegal insisted Wednesday his side was still the Tom Thumb of Group A at the 2002 World Cup finals, as the Senegalese Lions contemplate their second outing coming up Thursday against Denmark in Daegu, South Korea. Full text...

  • Press article irks management of Danish World Cup side
    05 june 2002 13:56:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- An article published Tuesday by a Danish weekly magazine recalling how midfielder Stig Tofting lost his parents in a tragic accident 19 years ago has angered managers of the Danish side at the ongoing World Cup finals in South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Injured Senegalese skipper ruled out for next match
    05 june 2002 13:00:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegalese skipper Aliou Cisse will not be fielded in the West African country's second Group A World Cup outing due Thursday against Denmark, coach Bruno Metsu told journalists Wednesday. Full text...

  • Germany leads Ireland 1-0 at halftime
    05 june 2002 12:50:00
    Ibaraki- Japan (PANA) -- Germany's early lead in the 19th minute was enough to keep the fighting Irish at bay during the first half of their Group E World Cup match being played Wednesday in Ibaraki, Japan. Full text...

  • USA stuns Portugal 3-2
    05 june 2002 11:56:00
    Suwon- South Korea (PANA) -- Underdogs US, stung Portugal in the 4th minute and added two more goals in the first half for a surprise 3-2 victory in their Group D World Cup match played Wednesday in Suwon, South Korea. Full text...

  • Senegalese Lions train without skipper
    05 june 2002 11:16:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegalese Lions resumed training Tuesday at their 2002 World Cup Daegu base in South Korea, without the squad's injured skipper Aliou Cisse. Full text...

  • USA stuns Portugal as they lead 3-1 at halftime
    05 june 2002 10:19:00
    Suwon- South Korea (PANA) -- Underdogs US national team stunned Portugal with a 4th minute goal before piling on two more scores in the first half of their Group D World Cup match being played Wednesday in Suwon, South Korea. Full text...

  • Russia beats Tunisia 2-0
    05 june 2002 09:27:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Group H favourites, Russia had to wait till the 59th minute to score their first goal against lowly-rated Tunisians in their 2002 World Cup first match played Wednesday in Kobe, Japan. Full text...

  • Tunisia holds Russia to a 0-0 draw
    05 june 2002 07:47:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- If Russia walked into Kobe Stadium Wednesday expecting to walk over Tunisia, the first half of the Group H World Cup game between them being played Wednesday in Kobe, Japan, has proved them wrong. Full text...

  • Belgians sigh with relief after draw with Japan
    04 june 2002 22:08:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgian soccer fans sighed with relief after their national team was held to a two-all draw by Japan in Tuesday's Group H World Cup match. Full text...

  • Asian football to undergo revamping
    04 june 2002 21:59:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- The Confederation of Asian Football (AFC) says there is need for "a revolution" of Asian football, embracing China and World Cup finals co-hosts South Korea and Japan, who exhibited brilliant performances in their first games Tuesday. Full text...

  • Skipper Cissé: Metsu's essential intermediary on the pitch
    04 june 2002 21:37:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Though he has many other alternatives to make up for the absence of Skipper Aliou Cissé over calf injury, Senegal's coach Bruno Metsu, still hesitate to declare whether or not his key player will be part of the team during the Denmark-Senegal match scheduled next Thursday. Full text...

  • Tunisian coach promises surprises against Russia
    04 june 2002 21:33:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Tunisia's national football team coach Ammar Souayeh reaffirmed Tuesday that his side needs to fight hard during Wednesday's first World Cup match against Russia. Full text...

  • Kampala fans support Japan, Korea for strong showing
    04 june 2002 21:05:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Fan support in the ongoing World Cup encounters has dramatically shifted in Kampala in favour of the previously unknown Asian teams whose performance Tuesday impressed many people. Full text...

  • Lions of Senegal undergo Sauna and massage
    04 june 2002 20:42:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- The Lions of Senegal spent Tuesday morning having sauna and massage, contrary to the initial planning which included a warm-up session at Daegu City Stadium. Full text...

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