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  • Italy beats Ecuador 2-0 in World Cup match
    03 june 2002 14:02:00
    Sapporo- Japan (PANA) -- Ecuador, making their first appearance in the World Cup contest Monday had a 2-0 baptism of fire from former champions Italy in their Group G match at Sapporo, Japan. Full text...

  • Senegalese skipper may miss Thursday's match against Denmark
    03 june 2002 13:23:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Captain Aliou Cisse may miss Senegal's second World Cup match against Denmark Thursday because of an injury, sources at the team's camp said Monday in Daegu, South Korea. Full text...

  • Relief in South Africa at Bafana's 2-2 tie with Paraguay
    03 june 2002 13:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African football officials and supporters, including President Thabo Mbeki have praised the national team, Bafana Bafana for drawing 2-2 with Paraguay in their World Cup opening match Sunday. Full text...

  • Italy leads Ecuador 2-0 in first half
    03 june 2002 12:56:00
    Sapporo- Japan (PANA) -- Italian striker Christian Vieri put his team ahead of Ecuador as early as the 7th minute when he blasted home the first goal in the two sides' World Cup match being Monday played in Sapporo, Japan. Full text...

  • Senegal's victory ignite fight among Nigerian gamblers
    03 june 2002 12:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Senegal's upset of France in 2002 World Cup opener Friday, which sparked a huge celebration in Africa and around the world, also brought pains to some fans in Nigeria. Full text...

  • Brazil beats Turkey 2-1 in World Cup thriller
    03 june 2002 12:04:00
    Ulsan- South Korea (PANA) -- Former World Champions Brazil momentarily stunned by Turkey's first half goal two minutes after regular time, regrouped in the second half to reclaim their honour with a 2-1 win over the red shirts in a World Cup match played Monday in Ulsan, South Korea. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers optimistic despite troubled World Cup start
    03 june 2002 11:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Monday reflected the nation-wide optimism that the Super Eagles can still advance to the second round despite the 1-0 loss to Argentina in their 2002 World Cup opener on Sunday. Full text...

  • Senegalese skipper Aliou Cissé suffers calf injury
    03 june 2002 10:24:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegalese skipper Aliou Cissé hurt himself Monday at the calf during a training session in Daegu, South Korea. Full text...

  • Turkey stuns Brazil with 1-0 lead at halftime
    03 june 2002 10:24:00
    Ulsan- South Korea (PANA) -- Taking advantage of additional time after the regulation period in the first half, Turkey's Hasan Sas unleashed a thunderbolt into the net to lead 1-0 in their first World Cup match being played Monday in Ulsan, South Korea. Full text...

  • Tunisian midfielder Zoubeir Beya falls from grace
    03 june 2002 10:16:00
    Kashirara- Japan (PANA) -- Tunisian midfielder Zoubeir Beya, who also plays for the Turkish D1 side Besiktas, has lost esteem he once enjoyed among fans and coach Ammar Souayah alike. Full text...

  • Mexico walks 1-0 over Croatia from the penalty spot
    03 june 2002 09:28:00
    Niigata- Japan (PANA) -- A 60th-minute penalty was enough to give Mexico victory over stubborn Croatia when the two sides met Monday in their first World Cup outing in Niigata, Japan. Full text...

  • Mexico, Croatia in 0-0 tie at halftime
    03 june 2002 07:43:00
    Niigata- Japan (PANA) -- World Cup matches resumed Monday with Mexico and Croatia playing to a goal-less draw in the first half of their encounter in Niigata, Japan. Full text...

  • Korean fashion capital, Daegu, gigs in football fever
    02 june 2002 21:09:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- The Denmark-Senegal match on 6 June will be the first World Cup match to be played in Daegu, the third largest city of South Korea, located south-east of the country and hosting 2. Full text...

  • Togolese see Argentina's victory as no surprise
    02 june 2002 20:33:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- "The victory of Argentina over Nigeria is no surprise", declared Gerson Kodjo Dobou, Vice-president of Agaza Omnisports de Lomé, a first division club. Full text...

  • Senegalese community in Paris celebrate football victory
    02 june 2002 20:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Barbès and Château-Rouge, two popular communities in the 8th district of Paris where thousands of Senegalese and migrant workers live and congregate, celebrated for nearly 24 hours after the Lions of Teranga gave the tri- colour cocks "a slap in the face". Full text...

  • Burkinabe fans angry over performance of Indomitable Lions
    02 june 2002 20:04:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Fans in Ouagadougou Saturday were fuming over Cameroon's draw with Ireland 1-1 as the Indomitable Lions were hailed favourites. Full text...

  • Benin rallies for African teams
    02 june 2002 19:50:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Though their country is not among those at the football World Cup, Benin's fans have actively mobilised to support Africa's teams. Full text...

  • France and Cameroon lost to the 'favourite complex'
    02 june 2002 19:15:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The unexpected defeat of defending World champions France to newcomers Senegal (0-1), and the draw between Cameroon and Ireland (1-1), are the first lessons of World Cup 2002 that began Friday in Asia, sports enthusiasts in Bujumbura said. Full text...

  • Victory of Lions of Senegal makes headlines in Seoul
    02 june 2002 18:57:00
    Seoul- South Korea (PANA) -- The performance achieved by the Lions of Senegal who defeated France 1-0 on Friday in the World Cup 2002 opening match, hit the headlines in most South Korean newspapers papers on Saturday. Full text...

  • Super Eagles of Nigeria go to campsite in Kobe with optimism
    02 june 2002 18:26:00
    Kashima City- Japan (PANA) -- In spite of the setback of an early defeat, the Super Eagles are still very optimistic of advancing in the World Cup. Full text...

  • Batistuta's goal ends Onigbinde's unbeaten runs
    02 june 2002 17:23:00
    Kashima City- Japan (PANA) -- It is very rare for a team to walk tall and gain admiration in defeat. Full text...

  • Wade dedicates square in Dakar to national football squad
    02 june 2002 16:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade Saturday inaugurated a square in Dakar named "La Promenade des Lions" (The Lions' Promenade), depicting a panoramic screen and a statue, "Le Lion qui Gagne" (the winning lion). Full text...

  • Tunisian press greets the 'historic victory' of Senegal
    02 june 2002 16:08:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Tunisian press Saturday warmly congratulated Senegal's national team following its "historic victory over France" in the World Cup 2002 opening match on Friday in Seoul, South Korea. Full text...

  • Coach says Nigeria must win remaining two matches
    02 june 2002 15:20:00
    Kashima City- Japan (PANA) -- Nigeria's coach, Adegboye Onigbinde said on Sunday that Nigeria must win their two remaining games if they have any ambition of staying on in the ongoing 2002 Korea/Japan World Cup. Full text...

  • South Africa's equaliser sets Kampala in rapture
    02 june 2002 15:04:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Worshipers in a suburban Kampala church became rapturous and interrupted a Sunday service when cell phones buzzed with a short message that South Africa had earned a draw with Paraguay. Full text...

  • Raul leads Spain in teaching newcomers Slovenia a 3-1 lesson
    02 june 2002 14:49:00
    Gwangju- South Korea (PANA) -- Spanish superstar Gonzalez Raul struck in the 44th minute to lead Spain's 3-1 victory over newcomers Slovenia in Sunday's World Cup match played in Gwangju, South Korea. Full text...

  • Nigerians Still Hopeful despite Team's Loss
    02 june 2002 13:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After England and Sweden drew 1-1 in the second group F World Cup match Sunday, Nigerian fans were hopeful their national team will advance to the second round despite their 1-0 defeat to Argentina. Full text...

  • Last minute goal gives Spain 1-0 lead over Slovenia at half
    02 june 2002 12:48:00
    Gwangju- South Korea (PANA) -- Spanish superstar Gonzalez Raul struck in the 44th minute to put Spain ahead of Slovenia in their Sunday World Cup match played in Gwangju, South Korea. Full text...

  • Senegal's Lions warm up for second game in Daegu
    02 june 2002 12:23:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegal's Lions of Teranga have arrived here to start warming up for their second World Cup match on Thursday when they take on Denmark. Full text...

  • England and Sweden settle for 1-1 draw in tough match
    02 june 2002 12:11:00
    Saitama- Japan (PANA) -- England and Sweden settled for a 1-1 draw in a hard-fought World Cup match played Sunday in Saitama, Japan. Full text...

  • South Africa, Paraguay share points with 2-2 draw
    02 june 2002 11:58:00
    Busan- South Korea (PANA) -- A highly spirited South African team came from a two-goal deficit in the second half to end with a 2-2 draw with Paraguay Sunday in World Cup match played in Busan, South Korea. Full text...

  • Paraguay leads South Africa 1-0 in first half
    02 june 2002 11:57:00
    Busan- South Korea (PANA) -- A Paraguay free-kick from just outside South Africa's goal area earned the South Americans a 1-0 lead in their opening World Cup match against the Bafana Bafana Sunday in Busan, South Korea. Full text...

  • South Africa come from behind to level 2-2 against Paraguay
    02 june 2002 11:48:00
    Busan- South Korea (PANA) -- Quinton Fortune scored a last minute penalty to level the score for South Africa who came from two goals behind to secure a draw in their World Cup opener against Paraguay on Sunday. Full text...

  • England leads Sweden 1-0 at half time
    02 june 2002 10:54:00
    Saitama- Japan (PANA) -- England's pressure on their Swedish counterparts yielded a 1-0 lead after the first half of their World Cup match being played Sunday Saitama, Japan. Full text...

  • Argentina beat Nigeria 1-0 in their first match
    02 june 2002 08:00:00
    Ibaraki- Japan (PANA) -- Nigerian goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu's heroic performance were not enough to save the Super Eagles from losing 1-0 to determined Argentina when the two sides clashed in a World Cup match in Ibaraki, Japan, Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria, Argentina end first half goal-less
    02 june 2002 06:48:00
    Ibaraki- Japan (PANA) -- Nigeria and Argentina Sunday ended the first half of their World Cup match in the Japanese city of Ibaraki without any scores, a sign of the well-balanced play of the two sides. Full text...

  • Senegal's victory makes headlines in Algeria
    01 june 2002 19:41:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian newspapers Saturday seized on Senegal's 1-0 victory over defending champions France Friday at the opening match of the 2002 World Cup in Seoul, South Korea. Full text...

  • Cameroonian coach still optimistic about squad
    01 june 2002 18:39:00
    Niigata- Japan (PANA) -- Cameroonian soccer coach, Winfried Schaffer, said Saturday he remained optimistic about his team despite its 1-1 draw with Ireland in their Group E match at the ongoing World Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Kenyan press salutes Senegal for downing France
    01 june 2002 18:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan newspapers Saturday praised Senegal for pipping defending champions France 1-0 in Friday's World Cup opening match in Seoul, South Korea. Full text...

  • Disturbing signs in Cameroon's World Cup Camp
    01 june 2002 18:35:00
    Niigata- Japan (PANA) -- All is not well within the Cameroonian camp at the 2002 World Cup despite the outward semblance of serenity, inside sources said. Full text...

  • Two Tunisian World Cup players injured
    01 june 2002 18:34:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Two players in Tunisia's World Cup team are nursing injuries ahead of the team's first match against Russia Wednesday in Kobe, Japan, the local press reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Denmark beat Uruguay 2-1 in World Cup tie
    01 june 2002 18:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- John Dahl Tomasson scored the two goals in Denmark's 2-1 win over Uruguay at their World Cup match Saturday. Full text...

  • Ugandan auctions house to buy TV set and watch World Cup
    01 june 2002 15:10:00
    Masaka- Uganda (PANA) -- A man in the southern Ugandan district of Masaka has sold his house for 571 US dollars to buy a television set and watch the ongoing World Cup finals in South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Germany massacre Saudi Arabia 8-0 in one-sided match
    01 june 2002 14:53:00
    Sapporo- Japan (PANA) -- German striker Miroslav Klose's hat-trick helped Germany to destroy hapless Saudi Arabia 8-0 in a one-sided 2002 World Cup match played in Sapporo, Japan, Saturday. Full text...

  • Irish fans tip Nigeria over England
    01 june 2002 14:31:00
    Tokyo- Japan (PANA) -- Though the English press have written off Nigeria as being incapable of advancing to the next round from Group F, Irish soccer fans say the Super Eagles will pull through at the expense of England. Full text...

  • Pundits in Togo say Cameroon underestimated Ireland
    01 june 2002 13:43:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese sports commentators Saturday chided the Cameroonian side for being too full of itself, after the African champions drew 1-1 with Ireland in their Group E World Cup tie in Niigata, Japan. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers celebrate Senegal's World Cup win
    01 june 2002 13:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Putting the rivalry between the national soccer teams of Nigeria and Senegal aside, at least for now, Nigerian papers Saturday joined the country's soccer fans in a continuous celebration of Senegal's huge upset of world champion France in their 2002 World Cup opener in Seoul on Friday. Full text...

  • Germany overwhelm Saudi Arabia 4-0 after first half
    01 june 2002 13:07:00
    Sapporo- Japan (PANA) -- With their 2002 World Cup match in Sapporo, Japan currently into the second half, Germany is leading Saudi Arabia 4-0. Full text...

  • Thumbs up for Senegal in British Press
    01 june 2002 13:00:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Senegal's demolition of reigning world champions France in the opening 2002 World Cup match Friday has won for the squad some very positive comments in the British press. Full text...

  • President Obasanjo urges Nigeria's Eagles to win World Cup
    01 june 2002 12:51:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- As Nigeria's Super Eagles prepare for their 2002 World Cup opener against Argentina Sunday, President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked the team to strive to win the much- coveted trophy. Full text...

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