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  • Gambians rejoice over Senegal's victory
    17 june 2002 19:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Images on Gambian television monitored Sunday in Dakar revealed that Gambians heavily rejoiced over the qualification of Senegal to the quarterfinals of the World Cup tournament co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Brazil dismisses Belgium 2-0, zooms into quarterfinals
    17 june 2002 16:17:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- After a goalless first half, Brazil's Rivaldo and Ronaldo made up for the dry spell, sending Belgium home with 2-0 in a tough second round World Cup match played Monday in Kobe, Japan. Full text...

  • Nigeria redeploys Super Eagles Head Coach
    17 june 2002 13:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian football authorities have confirmed the redeployment of head coach Adegboye Onigbinde, after the Super Eagles failed to advance beyond the first round of the 2002 World Cup. Full text...

  • Big play for Senegal's victory in Nigerian press
    17 june 2002 13:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Monday played up fellow-African nation Senegal's historic qualification for the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, following a 2-1 extra-time win over Sweden in Japan. Full text...

  • Belgium, Brazil draw 0-0 at halftime
    17 june 2002 12:42:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Brazil and Belgian have settled for 0-0 draw at halftime in a tough second round World Cup match being played in Monday in Kobe, Japan. Full text...

  • Africans in Cotonou celebrate Senegal's victory
    17 june 2002 12:11:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Swarms of African immigrants from Senegal, Cameroon, Togo, Gambia and Chad swelled the streets of Cotonou on Sunday morning to salute Senegal's 2-1 victory over Sweden at the ongoing World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Kenyans celebrate Senegal's World Cup victory
    17 june 2002 11:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan press Monday saluted Senegal's 2-1 victory over Sweden in Sunday's World Cup second round tie in Oita, Japan. Full text...

  • Ghanaian President congratulates Senegalese national team
    17 june 2002 11:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Following Senegal's qualification Sunday for the quarterfinals of the ongoing World Cup tournament, President John Agyekum Kufuor of Ghana has addressed a message of congratulations to the West African side. Full text...

  • USA beats Mexico 2-0, qualifies for quarterfinals
    17 june 2002 10:28:00
    Jeonju- South Korea (PANA) -- A 2-0 victory over Mexico Monday gave the USA a quarterfinal berth with Germany when the two North American neighbours met in their second round World Cup match played in Jeonju, South Korea. Full text...

  • Senegal's World Cup victory sparks celebrations in Johannesburg
    17 june 2002 09:28:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- There were wild celebrations Sunday in Johannesburg after Senegal beat Sweden 2-1 in extra time to proceed to the World Cup quarter finals. Full text...

  • Lions' victory "merges" Senegal and Gambia
    17 june 2002 09:14:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Watching the Gambian population jubilate Sunday following the Senegalese Lions' victory over Sweden, an Irish technical assistant who heads the 'Alliance for the Protection of Children' exclaimed "today, Senegal and the Gambia have become one and the same country. Full text...

  • USA leads Mexico 1-0 at halftime
    17 june 2002 07:51:00
    Jeonju- South Korea (PANA) -- An early goal has given the USA a 1- 0 lead against neighbours Mexico in their second round World Cup match being played in Jeonju, South Korea. Full text...

  • Jubilation in Libreville after Senegal's victory
    17 june 2002 07:26:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- General euphoria reigned in Libreville Sunday as Gabonese fans celebrated Senegal's qualification for the quarterfinals of the ongoing World Cup tournament following their 2-1 victory over Sweden. Full text...

  • Comorans welcome Senegal's surge into quarterfinals
    16 june 2002 20:17:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Overjoyed motorists in Moroni blared their car horns and put their headlights in celebration when Senegal's national team striker Henry Camara's slotted the "golden goal" against Sweden, that qualified the "Lions of Teranga" for the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • We are still a small team, says Senegalese forward
    16 june 2002 19:17:00
    Oita- Japan (PANA) -- Senegal's star attacker El Hadj Diouf declared in Oita, Japan that his national football team's 2-1 victory over Sweden Sunday would not change the team's behaviour in the 2002 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Senegalese soccer fans throng Champs Elysees in Paris
    16 june 2002 19:02:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Several scores of supporters of the Senegalese national team on Sunday converged at the chick Champs Elysees in Paris to greet their side's qualification for the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals. Full text...

  • Senegal's victory over Sweden impresses Malians
    16 june 2002 18:21:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Thousands of Malian football fans gleefully welcomed the 2-1 victory Senegal won Sunday against Sweden in a second round match of the 2002 World Cup finals being co-hosted by Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Soccer fans in Lome welcome Senegal's feat
    16 june 2002 16:49:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Soccer fans in Lome, Togo's capital widely cheered Senegal's 2-1 victory over Sweden in a second round match of the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Merry making in Abidjan after Senegal beats Sweden
    16 june 2002 16:13:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Thousands of people on Sunday stormed the streets of Abidjan after the Senegalese national soccer team's 2-1 victory over Sweden in the 8th final of the ongoing World Cup finals co-hosted by Japan and south Korea. Full text...

  • Footwork magic earns Senegal quarterfinals berth, says pundit
    16 june 2002 16:02:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal has booked a place in the quarterfinals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup through hard work, concentration and determination by all involved during the past 17 months and not through black magic as has been alleged, an insider in the country's soccer scene told PANA in an interview Sunday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Spain beats Ireland 4-3 for quarterfinals berth
    16 june 2002 15:31:00
    Suwon- South Korea (PANA) -- Spain beat a tough Ireland side 4-3 on penalties after the two sides failed to break a 1-1 deadlock in extra time during their second round match played Sunday in Suwon, South Korea. Full text...

  • Ireland and Spain draw 1-1 at extra time, off to penalties
    16 june 2002 14:13:00
    Suwon- South Korea (PANA) -- Spain and Ireland, after to failing break a 1-1 deadlock in extra time, are now getting ready to go into penalty. Full text...

  • Ireland and Spain draw 1-1 at full-time, off to extra time
    16 june 2002 13:55:00
    Suwon- South Korea (PANA) -- A 90th minute penalty goal from Ireland spoiled Spain's celebrations after it led the Irish in the 8th minute with a Fernando Morientes header in their second round World Cup match being played Sunday in Suwon, South Korea. Full text...

  • Sudanese Overjoyed By Senegal's World Cup Showing
    16 june 2002 13:09:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The word 'mabrook', meaning congratulations was on every lip in the Sudanese capital as Senegal's national football team muscled its way to the quarterfinals of the World Cup Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigerians tip Senegal for World Cup final
    16 june 2002 12:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ecstatic about Senegal's record-equalling qualification for the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, Nigerian soccer fans Sunday tipped the Lions of Teranga to cruise all the way to the final of the competition, and possibly lift the much-coveted trophy. Full text...

  • Spain lead 1-0 against Ireland at halftime
    16 june 2002 12:45:00
    Suwon- South Korea (PANA) -- Spaniard Fernando Morientes' 8th minute header gave Spain a 1-0 lead against Ireland in their second round World Cup match being played Sunday in Suwon, South Korea. Full text...

  • Zambians jubilate over Senegal's advance into quarterfinals
    16 june 2002 12:24:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian soccer fans broke into wild cheers and embraced each other in the suburbs of Lusaka Sunday as Senegal headed for the quarterfinals of the World Cup 2002. Full text...

  • Tripoli cheers Senegal's victory
    16 june 2002 11:59:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- "All Africa needed this victory," Mamadou Issa acclaimed joyously after Senegal beat Sweden 2-1 Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup 2002 in Japan. Full text...

  • Senegal beats Sweden 2-1, advances to quarterfinals
    16 june 2002 10:51:00
    Oita- Japan (PANA) -- Senegal's multi-talented World Cup squad has done it again - in extra time and in grand style! The Lions of Teranga did it by beating another big fish, Sweden 2-1, Sunday in Oita, Japan, to reach the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup, thanks to golden boy Henry Camara for the two goals. Full text...

  • Senegal, Sweden tied 1-1 at full-time, going into extra time
    16 june 2002 08:38:00
    Oita- Japan (PANA) -- Senegal and Sweden reached full-time still tied at 1-1 in their second round World Cup match being played Sunday in Oita, Japan. Full text...

  • Senegal, Sweden in 1-1 draw at halftime
    16 june 2002 07:58:00
    Oita- Japan (PANA) -- Senegal and Sweden went to their halftime break tied at 1-1 in their second round World Cup match being played Sunday in Oita, Japan. Full text...

  • England whack Denmark 3-0, advance to quarterfinals
    15 june 2002 14:23:00
    Niigata- Japan (PANA) -- England wallopped Denmark 3-0 Saturday in their second round World Cup match in Niigata, Japan to book a place in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Full text...

  • Congolese rally behind the Lions of Senegal
    15 june 2002 13:50:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Football fans in DR Congo will on Sunday all fall behind the Teranga Lions of Senegal in their World Cup 8th finals tie with Sweden, according to indications in from the man in the street in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Congolese rally behind the Lions of Senegal
    15 june 2002 13:49:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Football fans in DR Congo will on Sunday all fall behind the Teranga Lions of Senegal in their World Cup 8th finals tie with Sweden, according to indications in from the man in the street in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • England leads Denmark 3-0 deep into second half
    15 june 2002 13:09:00
    Niigata- Japan (PANA) -- England looks well on course for the quarter-finals of the ongoing World Cup tournament, as it maintains a 3-0 lead over Denmark, 25 minutes into the second half of their 8th final tie currently underway in Niigata, Japan. Full text...

  • Nigerian paper renames Cameroonian team
    15 june 2002 13:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As part of the fallout of Cameroon's shock first round exit from the 2002 World Cup against all expectations, a Nigerian newspaper has renamed the "Indomitable Lions," derisively referring to them as the "Domitable Lions of Cameroon. Full text...

  • Germany beats Paraguay 1-0, picks quarterfinals ticket
    15 june 2002 09:31:00
    Seogwipo- South Korea (PANA) -- A late goal enabled Germany to beat Paraguay 1-0 in their second round World Cup match played Saturday at Seogwipo, South Korea. Full text...

  • Germany beats Paraguay 1-0, picks quarterfinals ticket
    15 june 2002 09:28:00
    Seogwipo- South Korea (PANA) -- A late goal enabled Germany to beat Paraguay 1-0 in their second round World Cup match played Saturday at Seogwipo, South Korea. Full text...

  • Paraguay, Germany settle for goalless draw at halftime
    15 june 2002 07:42:00
    Seogwipo- South Korea (PANA) -- In a game that has lacked sparks, Paraguay and Germany have settled for a goalless draw at halftime in their second round World Cup match being played Saturday in Seogwipo, South Korea. Full text...

  • Cameroonian newspapers harp on Indomitable Lions' failure
    14 june 2002 18:08:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian newspapers this week reflected on the disappointing elimination of the Indomitable Lions from the world football tournament Under the headline "A World Cup to be forgotten," le Messager, a privately-owned paper said: "Cameroon missed the World Cup even before it arrived in Japan," in a reference to the four days spent by the team in Paris squabbling over match bonus, as well as the 40-hour flight to Japan and the shuttles between match venues. Full text...

  • South Korea, US advance as Portugal, Poland go down
    14 june 2002 16:18:00
    Incheon- South Korea (PANA) -- Co-hosts South Korea and a rejuvenated US team Friday qualified for the second round of the 2002 World Cup competition in their respective games played at South Korean cities of Incheon and Daejeon. Full text...

  • Poland leads USA 2-0, South Korea-Portugal goalless at halftime
    14 june 2002 13:03:00
    Incheon- South Korea (PANA) -- Poland, who have yet to win a game, scored two goals in five minutes to lead USA 2-0 in Daejon, while South Korea and Portugal in Incheon remained goalless at halftime in their Group D World Cup matches being played in South Korea. Full text...

  • History-making Japan kicks out another African team
    14 june 2002 11:43:00
    Osaka- Japan (PANA) -- Tunisia, which became the first African country to win a World Cup match 24 years ago and has since not won any other one, continued the series of losses, crumbling Friday to co-hosts Japan 2-0 at the Nigai Stadium in Osaka. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Russia fall as Japan, Belgium qualify for second round
    14 june 2002 11:16:00
    Osaka- Japan (PANA) -- Tunisia, the last African team to remain in the preliminaries of the World Cup competition, lost 0-2 to Japan in Osaka, and Belgium beat Russia 3-2 in Shizuoka during Group H matches played Thursday in Japan. Full text...

  • Word Cup and domestic politics make headlines in Burkina Faso
    13 june 2002 22:39:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe newspapers this week focused on the performance of African teams at the ongoing World Cup tournament in Japan and South Korea, and on the formation of the country's new government. Full text...

  • Zambian paper urges Africa to put soccer house in order
    13 june 2002 15:49:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Zambian newspaper has attributed the virtual exclusion of Africa's best football teams, except Senegal, from the World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea to over-reliance on 're-cycled' heroes and poor administrative back up. Full text...

  • Mexico and Italy off to second round, Croatia and Ecuador go home
    13 june 2002 15:26:00
    Oita- Japan (PANA) -- Dramatic two headers equally divided between Mexico and Italy enabled the two football giants Thursday to draw 1-1 and earn a point each to advance to the second round of the 2002 World Cup competition. Full text...

  • Press says Reunion gives Senegal's team full support
    13 june 2002 14:13:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- After the elimination of France from World Cup 2002, the people of Reunion have switched support to the national football team of Senegal, writes le Quotidien de La Reunion, the island's leading paper. Full text...

  • World Cup remains elusive goal for Africa
    13 june 2002 11:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Sometime ago Brazilian soccer legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, had predicted that an African country would win the World Cup by 2000. Full text...

  • Mbeki salutes South Africa's World Cup squad
    13 june 2002 10:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki has added his voice to the chorus of praise for the South African soccer squad for its impressive World Cup campaign which came to an end after they were eliminated following a narrow loss to Spain on Wednesday. Full text...

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