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  • 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...

  • FIFA accused of discriminating against African teams
    08 june 2002 11:45:00
    Fujiyoshida- Japan (PANA) -- Correspondents and photographers of the Pan African News Agency have protested for more than a week about discrimination against them by FIFA and JAWOC at the ongoing World Cup in Japan and Korea. Full text...

  • Italy, Croatia deadlocked at 0-0 at halftime
    08 june 2002 10:15:00
    Ibaraki- Japan (PANA) -- Croatia, who lost their first game 0-1 to Mexico on Monday, have managed to hold Italy goal-less in their Group G World Cup match being played Saturday in Ibaraki, Japan. Full text...

  • South Africa send Slovenia home with 1-0 win
    08 june 2002 09:22:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- South Africa's early goal was all they needed to send newcomers Slovenia packing for home after their Group B World Cup match played Saturday in Daegu, South Korea. Full text...

  • South Africa leads Slovenia 1-0 at halftime
    08 june 2002 08:07:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- South Africa earned an early goal to lead Slovenia 1-0 in their Group B World Cup match being played Saturday in Daegu, South Korea. Full text...

  • Eriksson hails England's 1-0 win over Argentina
    07 june 2002 22:19:00
    Sapporo- Japan (PANA) -- England's football squad coach Sven Goran Eriksson of Sweden Friday commended his team for notching a 1-0 victory over Argentina in one of the most-awaited clashes of the World Cup Group F. Full text...

  • France-based Nigerians deplore Eagles' ouster
    07 june 2002 21:51:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Nigerians living in France were on Friday stunned by their national football team's ouster from the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals after slumping to a a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Sweden. Full text...

  • Sports journalists in Niger criticise French coach
    07 june 2002 21:13:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Some sports journalists in Niger harshly criticised coach Roger Lemerre of the French football team for "having mismanaged a team packed with talented players. Full text...

  • England beats Argentina 1-0 in thriller
    07 june 2002 15:34:00
    Sapporo- Japan (PANA) -- Captain David Beckham's 44th penalty goal saved England from an Argentine onslaught in their Group F World Cup match Friday in Sapporo, Japan. Full text...

  • Disappointed Nigerians look beyond Eagles' loss
    07 june 2002 14:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerians disappointed by the ouster of the Super Eagles from the 2002 World Cup, after a 2-1 defeat by Sweden Friday, have taken solace in the youthful team's relative good performance and its potential to return the nation to soccer glory in the years ahead. Full text...

  • England leads Argentina 1-0 at halftime
    07 june 2002 12:55:00
    Sapporo- Japan (PANA) -- English captain David Beckham's 44th penalty goal was enough to propel England ahead of Argentina in their Group F World Cup match underway Friday in Sapporo, Japan. Full text...

  • Cameroonian World Cup side disappoints fans back home
    07 june 2002 12:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia on Thursday at the ongoing World Cup finals in South Korea and Japan, failed to impress fans in the capital Yaounde and elsewhere in the country. Full text...

  • Spain beats Paraguay 3-1, through to next round
    07 june 2002 12:02:00
    Jeonju- South Korea (PANA) -- Spanish coach Jose Antonio Camacho's decision to bring in two substitutes in the second half enabled the Spaniards to beat Paraguay 3-1 in their hard-fought Group B World Cup match played Friday in Jeonju, South Korea. Full text...

  • Die-hard Cameroonian supporter fails to travel to Japan
    07 june 2002 11:58:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Ngando Picket, who along with his troupe of Sawa (Douala) drummers and dancers has gained national acclaim as a key animator at tournaments involving Cameroon's national football team, failed this time around to make it to the World Cup finals in South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Paraguay leads Spain 1-0 at halftime
    07 june 2002 10:19:00
    Jeonju- South Korea (PANA) -- A 10th minute own goal by Spanish defender Puyol has given Paraguay a 1-0 lead in their Group B World Cup match being played in Jeonju, South Korea. Full text...

  • 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...

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