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  • 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...

  • Last Group A matches decide qualifiers
    06 june 2002 21:51:00
    Busan- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegal, Denmark, Uruguay and France still have chances to qualify in Group A, for the second round of World Cup 2002, though the chances for Uruguay and France are rather slimmer. Full text...

  • Zambians celebrate Cameroon's first win at World Cup
    06 june 2002 21:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian soccer fans, who were at the edge of their seats in the dying minutes of the Cameroon-Saudi Arabia match, cheered and hugged each other happily when the final whistle was blown in Saitama, Japan, saying their favourite team could still qualify for the second round. Full text...

  • Nigerian skipper keeps mum over Oliseh's criticism
    06 june 2002 21:22:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Nigerian "Super Eagles" skipper Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha has refused to comment on some controversial comments allegedly made against him by the man he replaced as captian, Sunday oliseh. Full text...

  • Draw with Denmark confirms Senegal's victory over France
    06 june 2002 19:46:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegal's 1-1 draw Thursday with Denmark in the Daegu, South Korea only confirmed that its 1-0 victory over France in the 2002 World Cup opener was not a fluke, according to players in the national soccer team known as the "Lions of Teranga". Full text...

  • Three countries vie for two second round spots in Group E
    06 june 2002 17:22:00
    Saitama- Japan (PANA) -- Germany, Cameroon and Ireland are in the race for the two Second Round spots from Group E of the 2002 World Cup, with Saudi Arabia already out following two defeats in as many matches. Full text...

  • Zambians toast Senegal's draw with Denmark
    06 june 2002 16:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Football adepts in Zambia openly celebrated Thursday, as Senegal came from behind to force a draw on pre-tournament favourites Denmark, in their second outing at the ongoing World Cup tournament in South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Big media hype for Nigeria/Sweden match
    06 june 2002 16:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's next match against Sweden at the 2002 World Cup finals got a big play Thursday, 24 hours to the crucial encounter scheduled for Kobe, Japan. Full text...

  • Kenyan bars cash in on World Cup bonanza
    06 june 2002 15:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The ongoing World Cup finals have made beer flow in torrents as Kenyans stay long hours in bars and restaurants watching the matches, and in the process munching Nyama Choma (roast beef) and washing it down with mugs of beer. Full text...

  • Uruguay, France draw 0-0 at full-time
    06 june 2002 15:16:00
    Busan- South Korea (PANA) -- Defending champions France settled for a 0-0 draw with Uruguay in their highly exciting Group A World Cup match played Thursday in Busan, South Korea. Full text...

  • Rain spoils Denmark-Senegal match for Lagosians
    06 june 2002 14:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Lagos residents were forced to cling to their radio sets Thursday to follow the Senegal/Denmark World Cup match in South Korea, after an early morning downpour forced Nigeria's State-owned utility Company NEPA, to cut electricity supply to most parts of the country's commercial city. Full text...

  • Uruguay holds France 0-0 at halftime
    06 june 2002 12:58:00
    Busan- South Korea (PANA) -- World champions France had to struggle to keep Uruguay at bay during the two sides' Group A World Cup match being played Thursday in Busan, South Korea. Full text...

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