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  • Zambian FA denies taking bribe from Hayatou
    11 june 2002 20:49:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) has denied receiving 5,000-US-dollar bribe from CAF President Issa Hayatou to vote for him at the 29 May FIFA presidential poll in Seoul, South Korea. Full text...

  • Fans blame Cameroon's ouster on pre-match administrative problems
    11 june 2002 20:45:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Paris-based fans of the Indomitable Lions had no kind words for the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) charging that its administrative shortfalls were to blame for the team's low morale and eventual first round exit from the World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Fans in Paris hail Senegal's qualification
    11 june 2002 19:41:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Jubilant football fans took to the streets on Tuesday in Paris following Senegal's 3-3 draw with Uruguay, which saw the West African country qualify for the next phase of the ongoing World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Ghanaian fans happy for Senegal, sad over Cameroon's ouster
    11 june 2002 19:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian soccer fans Tuesday expressed disappointment at the elimination of Cameroon from the 2002 World Cup, but said Africa has a consolidation in Senegal's brilliant run that has seen them to the second round of the competition. Full text...

  • Premier wishes South Africa well in World Cup clash
    11 june 2002 18:56:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Premier of South Africa's Gauteng province, Mbhazima Shilowa, has wished Bafana Bafana well for their crucial World Cup game against Spain on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Kinshasa celebrates Senegal's success
    11 june 2002 18:50:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congolese fans were all celebrations Tuesday following Senegal's 3-3 draw with Uruguay at the 2002 World Cup finals, which was enough to see the Senegalese Lions through to the second round of the competition. Full text...

  • Cameroon's ouster spoils joy of Senegal's qualification
    11 june 2002 18:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian fans' happiness at Senegal's qualification for the second round of the 2002 World Cup Tuesday was tempered by the dismissal of African champion Cameroon from the competition. Full text...

  • Senegalese in Cape Verde celebrate World Cup success
    11 june 2002 17:20:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Senegalese nationals living in Cape Verde celebrated Tuesday in Praia following their national football team's progress to the second round of the World Cup 2002 being played in Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Senegalese celebrate World Cup success in Togo
    11 june 2002 17:10:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Senegalese nationals living in Lome, the Togolese capital, Tuesday celebrated their national team's qualification for the second round of the 2002 World Cup finals being played in South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Ireland through to second round of 2002 World Cup
    11 june 2002 16:43:00
    Yokohama- Japan (PANA) -- Ireland beat Saudi Arabia 3-0 in their last Group E match in Japan Tuesday, to zoom into the second round of the 2002 World Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire issues 2002 World Cup postage stamp
    11 june 2002 15:15:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian postal management has issued a postage stamp in support of African teams taking part in the ongoing 2002 World Cup. Full text...

  • Germany tosses Cameroon out of World Cup
    11 june 2002 15:08:00
    Shizuoka- Japan (PANA) -- Germany's second half substitute Marco Bode opened the door for Cameroon's exit from the 2002 World Cup contest with a 50th minute goal in a Group E match played Tuesday in Shizuoka, Japan. Full text...

  • Fans in Burkina Faso hail Senegal's qualification
    11 june 2002 13:50:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Hundreds of football fans in Ouagadougou spontaneously took to the streets following the Senegal-Uruguay 3-3 draw in jubilation over the qualification the Lions of Teranga to the second stage of the ongoing World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Cameroon, Germany in goal-less draw at halftime
    11 june 2002 12:55:00
    Shizuoka- Japan (PANA) -- Cameroon and Germany have settled for a goal-less draw at halftime in their Group E World Cup match being played Tuesday at Shizuoka, Japan. Full text...

  • Kenyans salute Senegal for reaching second round
    11 june 2002 12:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan soccer lovers have hailed World Cup debutants, Senegal, for qualifying for the second round in style. Full text...

  • Ivorians unimpressed by Senegal's qualification
    11 june 2002 12:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorians did not celebrate Senegal's hard-won qualification Tuesday for the second round of the World Cup 2002 as they did when the African defeated France 1-0 in the tournament's opening match on 31 May. Full text...

  • Denmark beat France 2-0 to qualify for second round
    11 june 2002 11:49:00
    Incheon- South Korea (PANA) -- Denmark sent former World Champions France packing for home with a 2-0 margin in their Group A World Cup match played Tuesday at Incheon in South Korea. Full text...

  • Senegal qualifies for second round after 3-3 draw with Uruguay
    11 june 2002 10:04:00
    Suwon- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegal's Lions of Teranga Tuesday qualified for the second round of the 2002 World Cup in grand style, fighting off party spoilers Uruguay till the final whistle in their Group A match played in Suwon, South Korea. Full text...

  • Senegal leads Uruguay 3-0 at halftime
    11 june 2002 08:33:00
    Suwon- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegal is leading Uruguay 3-0 at halftime in their Group A World Cup match being played Tuesday in Suwon, South Korea. Full text...

  • South Africans give Senegal massive support in Sewon
    11 june 2002 08:12:00
    Seoul- South Korea (PANA) -- Hundreds of South African football fans hired buses to travel to Suwon Tuesday to support Senegal in their third first round World Cup game against Uruguay. Full text...

  • Dust of disappointment still to settle after Hayatou's defeat
    10 june 2002 20:26:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- In his office in the heart of Dar es Salaam, Tanzanian football official Said El-Maamry flings his hands up in the air in disappointment, lamenting that Africa betrayed its own very Issa Hayatou in the race for the FIFA presidency. Full text...

  • Bafana Bafana's McCarthy seals transfer to Middlesborough
    10 june 2002 20:13:00
    Seoul- South Korea (PANA) -- English Premier League side Middlesborough has signed on South Africa's top striker Benni McCarthy, the local press reported in Seoul, South Korea. Full text...

  • Cameroonians await match with Germany in hope and fear
    10 june 2002 19:18:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The press in Cameroon was Monday teeming with confidence about Tuesday's decisive World Cup encounter with Germany, as both countries contemplate a place in the second round of the tournament. Full text...

  • Portugal sends Poland home with 4-0 defeat
    10 june 2002 15:26:00
    Jeonju- South Korea (PANA) -- Striker Pauleta's hat-trick helped Portugal to bury Poland 4-0 in a Group D World Cup match Monday in Jeonju, South Korea. Full text...

  • Portugal leads Poland 1-0 at halftime
    10 june 2002 12:56:00
    Jeonju- South Korea (PANA) -- Portugal is leading Poland 1-0 in the first half of their Group D World Cup match being played Monday in Jeonju, South Korea. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Belgium settle for 1-1 draw
    10 june 2002 12:00:00
    Oita- Japan (PANA) -- Two goals in the first half were all Tunisia and Belgium needed for a 1-1 draw in their Group H World Cup match played Monday in Oita, Japan. Full text...

  • Tunisia, Belgium settle for 1-1 draw at halftime
    10 june 2002 10:11:00
    Oita- Japan (PANA) -- Tunisia and Belgium have settled for a 1-1 draw at halftime in their Group H World Cup match being played at Oita, Japan. Full text...

  • USA, South Korea draw 1-1
    10 june 2002 09:36:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Football minnows South Korea and USA drew 1-1 Monday in a game the former wasted clear chances during their Group D World Cup match played in Daegu, South Korea. Full text...

  • England focus on Nigeria as Super Eagles resume training
    10 june 2002 08:15:00
    Osaka- Japan (PANA) -- Despite the fact that the Super Eagles are turning the punching bag of Group F, which is generally known as "Group of Death", England are not dismissing the West Africans. Full text...

  • Super Eagles move to Osaka for match with England
    10 june 2002 07:58:00
    Osaka- Japan (PANA) -- Players of Nigeria's Super Eagles, looking dejected after their elimination from the World Cup, arrived Monday at Ana Gate Tower Hotel in Osaka, some 30km away from Kobe where they played their last game against Sweden. Full text...

  • USA leads South Korea 1-0 at halftime
    10 june 2002 07:52:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- A superb 24th minute goal has given the USA a lead over South Korea in their Group D World Cup match being played Monday Daegu, South Korea. Full text...

  • Press reports capture Nigeria's World Cup loss
    09 june 2002 18:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The sombre mood across soccer-loving Nigeria, following Friday's ouster of the Super Eagles from the 2002 World Cup, is reflected in weekend's press reports, bringing home the reality of the country's worst result in three consecutive World Cup finals. Full text...

  • Fan dies watching Nigeria-Sweden match
    09 june 2002 17:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Nigerian soccer fan died at a viewing centre in Lafia, capital of the northern State of Nasarawa, Friday after the penalty goal that gave Sweden a 2-1 victory over the Super Eagles, in Group F of the current 2002 World Cup, the News Agency of Nigeria reported at the weekend. Full text...

  • Cameroonian troupes animate World Cup finals in Japan
    09 june 2002 15:19:00
    Tokyo- Japan (PANA) -- Football and culture appear to be having a great mix within the Cameroon delegation at the ongoing World Cup finals, as cultural animation from the Central African country is proving a big attraction at the event in Japan. Full text...

  • Japan upset Russia 1-0
    09 june 2002 14:26:00
    Yokohama- Japan (PANA) -- Japan took Russia aback with a 1-0 victory in a Group H World Cup match played Sunday in Yokohama, Japan, giving the host country its first ever World Cup win. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers hail African lions at the World Cup
    09 june 2002 13:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian press has hailed the performance of the Lions of Senegal and Cameroon against Denmark (1-1) and Saudi Arabia (1-0) in their second outings at the ongoing 2002 World Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Japan leads Russia in 1-0 as match inches towards end
    09 june 2002 13:24:00
    Yokohama- Japan (PANA) -- Japan is currently a goal up five minutes to the end of their Group H World Cup match being played in Yokohama, Japan. Full text...

  • Japan hold Russia to goal-less draw at halftime
    09 june 2002 12:45:00
    Yokohama- Japan (PANA) -- Japan has managed to hold Russia to a 0-0 draw, threatening to upset them in their Group H World Cup match being played in Yokohama, Japan. Full text...

  • Costa Rica, Turkey draw 1-1
    09 june 2002 11:41:00
    Incheon- South Korea (PANA) -- Costa Rica and Turkey settled for a 1-1 draw in their Group C World Cup match played Sunday in Incheon, South Korea. Full text...

  • Costa Rica, Turkey draw 0-0 at halftime
    09 june 2002 10:15:00
    Incheon- South Korea (PANA) -- Costa Rica and Turkey have settled for a 0-0 draw at halftime in their Group C World Cup match being played in Incheon, South Korea. Full text...

  • Mexico beats Ecuador 2-1
    09 june 2002 08:55:00
    Miyagi- Japan (PANA) -- Mexico took advantage of newcomers Ecuador, beating them 2-1 in their Group G World Cup match played Sunday in Miyagi, Japan, thus ensuring themselves place in the next stage of the competition. Full text...

  • Ecuador, Mexico settle for 1-1 at halftime
    09 june 2002 07:53:00
    Miyagi- Japan (PANA) -- Ecuador failed to hold on to its early goal against Mexico, drawing 1-1 at halftime in their Group G World Cup match being played Sunday in Miyagi, Japan. Full text...

  • Ghanaian soccer fans regret Nigeria loss
    08 june 2002 20:35:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian soccer fans expressed regret at the loss Nigeria suffered in the World Cup finals saying it is bad news for Africa. Full text...

  • Ghanaian soccer fans regret Nigeria loss
    08 june 2002 20:34:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian soccer fans expressed regret at the loss Nigeria suffered in the World Cup finals saying it is bad news for Africa. Full text...

  • Brazil wins 4-0 against China
    08 june 2002 14:36:00
    Seogwipo- South Korea (PANA) -- Brazil gave China a 4-0 thrashing in a Group C World Cup match played Saturday in Seogwipo, South Korea. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Super Eagles disappoint Kenyan fans
    08 june 2002 13:30:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Nigeria's early exit from the ongoing World Cup in Korea and Japan has thoroughly disappointed their fans in Kenyans. Full text...

  • Cameroon Airlines picks hefty windfall from World Cup
    08 june 2002 13:06:00
    Fujiyoshida- Japan (PANA) -- World Cup 2002 ignited a financial windfall for the Cameroon flag carrier, Cameroon Airlines, which earned 439. Full text...

  • Brazil thrash China 3-0 at halftime
    08 june 2002 12:47:00
    Seogwipo- South Korea (PANA) -- Brazil is leading 3-0 against China in a Group C World Cup match being played in Seogwipo, South Korea. Full text...

  • Croatia beat Italy 2-1 in Ibaraki match
    08 june 2002 12:32:00
    Ibaraki- Japan (PANA) -- Croatia, who lost their first game 0-1 to Mexico on Monday, managed to beat Italy 2-1 in their Group G World Cup match played Saturday in Ibaraki, Japan, thus staying in contention for the second round. Full text...

  • Indomitable Lions, coach highly motivated against Germany
    08 june 2002 11:53:00
    Fujiyoshida- Japan (PANA) -- After their 1-nil victory over Saudi Arabia, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are now poised to nail Germany and qualify for a place in the second at the World Cup. Full text...

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