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  • FIFA appoints four Africans to its committees
    17 october 2002 09:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- FIFA, the international governing body of football, has announced the appointment of four African football administrators to serve on its committees. Full text...

  • Cape Verde to benefit under FIFA's Goal Project
    10 october 2002 23:39:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde is among countries that will benefit from FIFA's "Goal Project" in the next four years, football sources said in Praia Thursday. Full text...

  • FIFA spares drug-troubled South African soccer star
    09 october 2002 14:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African football star Jabu Pule who confessed to a drug addiction will not be banned from the game, FIFA has indicated. Full text...

  • FIFA embarks on internal restructuring
    27 september 2002 11:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The global football body FIFA, in its ongoing restructuring, has introduced an Internal Audit Committee composed of fiscal experts drawn from national federations. Full text...

  • FIFA joins fight against child labour
    25 september 2002 18:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has joined the global fight against child labour, while conceding that, as a sporting organisation, it has "neither the experience nor means to eradicate this wide-reaching problem on its own". Full text...

  • FIFA still supports Africa's bid to host 2010 World Cup
    17 september 2002 17:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- FIFA is still determined to see Africa host the 2010 World Cup, the world's soccer governing body said in a communique. Full text...

  • FIFA rejects Botswana FA splinter group
    13 september 2002 20:40:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The World's football governing body FIFA, has refused recognition to the Botswana Soccer Association (BOSA), which broke away from the Botswana Football Association (BFA), the Gaborone Guardian reported Friday. Full text...

  • FIFA's Blatter to visit Zimbabwe
    18 august 2002 16:21:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Zimbabwe in September to inaugurate a football development project financed by the world soccer governing body, football officials said Sunday in Harare. Full text...

  • Zambia appeals to FIFA over unsettled player transfer fees
    06 august 2002 16:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia has appealed to the world football governing body, FIFA, for help in getting two Mexican football clubs settle transfer fees over striker Harry Milanzi who has returned to Zambia to re-launch his career. Full text...

  • South Korea upsets Italy 2-1, qualifies for Q-finals
    18 june 2002 16:49:00
    Daejeon- South Korea (PANA) -- Striker Ahn Jung-Hwan's 117th minute golden goal against highly-rated Italy Tuesday qualified co-host South Korea for its first quarter-finals at the World Cup. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe police raid students over Senegal win
    18 june 2002 16:29:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- University of Zimbabwe students got more than they bargained for when they celebrated Senegal's weekend 2-1 victory over Sweden in the ongoing World Cup tournament: a raid by police who mistook the fanfare for one of the students' riotous demonstrations. Full text...

  • Italy leads South Korea 1-0 at halftime
    18 june 2002 13:03:00
    Daejeon- South Korea (PANA) -- Italy recovered from a poor performance in the first half in which it gave away a penalty kick to lead South Korea 1-0 at half time in their second round World Cup match being played in Daejeon, South Korea. Full text...

  • Foreign coach controversy rages again in Nigeria
    18 june 2002 10:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's first round elimination from the 2002 World Cup has re-opened the controversy over the hiring of a foreign coach for the country's national side, the Super Eagles. Full text...

  • Niger's Sports Minister pays tribute to Senegalese Lions
    18 june 2002 09:59:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger Sports Minister Issa Lamine has congratulated Senegal for the country's qualification for the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup, wishing it the best for the rest of the tournament. Full text...

  • Turkey leads Japan 1-0 at halftime
    18 june 2002 07:56:00
    Miyagi- Japan (PANA) -- A 13th minute header has enabled Turkey to lead Japan 1-0 at halftime in their second round World Cup match being played in Miyagi, Japan. Full text...

  • Cape Verdeans crave for Senegal, Brazil to clash in finals
    17 june 2002 21:17:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The Teranga Lions' 2-1 victory over Sweden was welcomed by a joyous outburst from the Senegalese community in Cape Verde and the numerous football fans in the country, craving for a final between Senegal and Brazil on 30 June. Full text...

  • Egyptian Fans Admire Senegal's Diouf as Legendary Hero
    17 june 2002 19:57:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Reflecting the mounting admiration of Egyptian football fans for Senegal's national team, Al Ahram's cartoonist has turned star player El Haj Diouf into one of the heroes of the legendary One Thousand and One Nights. Full text...

  • Nouakchott rejoices over Senegal's victory
    17 june 2002 19:47:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanians celebrated with Senegalese in Nouakchott on Sunday after the Lions of Teranga beat Sweden 2-1 to enter the quarterfinals of the ongoing World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • 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...

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