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  • Cameroon knocks Saudi Arabia out of World Cup
    06 june 2002 12:22:00
    Saitama- Japan (PANA) -- African champions Cameroon beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in their Group E World Cup match played Thursday in Saitama, Japan, thus sending the Saudis, who had earlier bagged 8-0 from Germany, packing from the soccer fiesta. Full text...

  • Cameroon, Saudi Arabia settle for 0-0 draw at halftime
    06 june 2002 10:13:00
    Saitama- Japan (PANA) -- Cameroon and Saudi Arabia have settled for a 0-0 draw at halftime in their Group E World Cup match being played Thursday in Saitama, Japan. Full text...

  • Senegal, Denmark draw 1-1 in second match
    06 june 2002 10:06:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- In a tough but exciting encounter, Senegal and Denmark played out a 1-1 draw in their second Group A World Cup match Thursday at Daegu, South Korea. Full text...

  • Senegal trails 1-0 to Denmark at halftime
    06 june 2002 07:57:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegalese midfielder Salif Diao's foul against Dane striker Jon Tomasson in the penalty area gave Denmark a 1-0 lead in a tough Group A World Cup match being played Thursday in Daegu, South Korea. Full text...

  • Cameroonian team gets fan Club in Japan
    06 june 2002 07:52:00
    Fujiyoshida- Japan (PANA) -- Japanese Municipal counsellor Susumu Katsumata, is a leading member of "Cameroon Fans' Committee, formed 10 May and now boasts some 2,000 members cheering the African team at the World Cup, in Japan's Fujiyoshida District. Full text...

  • Lions warm-up without captain Aliou Cisse
    05 june 2002 23:36:00
    Daegu- South-Korea (PANA) -- After a day and a half of rest, Senegal's Lions Tuesday resumed warm-up in Daegu World Cup Stadium, but authorised journalists were allowed to cover only the first 15 minutes of jogging. Full text...

  • Possible line-up of Danish and Senegalese teams
    05 june 2002 22:33:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Here is the possible line-up of the teams of Denmark and Senegal which play Thursday at 06H00 GMT in Daegu (South Korea) in their the second round of Group A of the World Cup 2002. Full text...

  • World Cup 2002 short stories
    05 june 2002 20:47:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Festivities: Football fans in South Korea celebrated all night following their country's (2-0) victory over Poland. Full text...

  • Russia's 2-0 victory over Tunisia was no surprise in Benin
    05 june 2002 19:32:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The victory (2-0) of Russia over Tunisia during the World Cup second match of group H played Wednesday in Kobe was no surprise for most of Benin's sports fans. Full text...

  • South Korean City of Daegu fetes Senegal's Lions
    05 june 2002 18:46:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Municipal officials of the South Korean City of Daegu have invited the Lions of Senegal for a reception at the Daegu Town Hall on Thursday. Full text...

  • Ugandan columnists differ over Africa's World Cup prospects
    05 june 2002 18:15:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A Canada-based Ugandan columnist Wednesday predicted that an African team will win the ongoing World Cup tournament in Japan and South Korea. Full text...

  • Nigerian player's bandanna turns controversial
    05 june 2002 15:57:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Nigerian strongman Efetobore Sodje had to play the opening game with Argentina at the 2002 World Cup finals last Sunday without his famous bandanna, barred from doing so by French referee Gilles Veissiere. Full text...

  • Nigerian players get match bonus despite losing to Argentina
    05 june 2002 15:36:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- At the ongoing World Cup tournament in South Korea and Japan, pundits are wont to believe that the unusual peace among Nigeria's Super Eagles is thanks to the prompt payment of all allowances due the players. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Super Eagles on redemption tomorrow
    05 june 2002 14:59:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Notwithstanding their opening loss against Argentina (0-1), Nigeria's Super Eagles were Wednesday brimming with confidence 48 hours to their crucial World Cup tie with Sweden, coming up Friday in Kobe, Japan. Full text...

  • Ireland holds Germany to 1-1 draw
    05 june 2002 14:52:00
    Ibaraki- Japan (PANA) -- A 92nd equaliser by Robbie Keane against highly-rated Germany was all Ireland needed to keep their hopes of reaching the second round alive from their Group E World Cup match Wednesday in Ibaraki, Japan. Full text...

  • Senegal still Tom Thumb of Group A, says coach Metsu
    05 june 2002 14:15:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Coach Bruno Metsu of Senegal insisted Wednesday his side was still the Tom Thumb of Group A at the 2002 World Cup finals, as the Senegalese Lions contemplate their second outing coming up Thursday against Denmark in Daegu, South Korea. Full text...

  • Press article irks management of Danish World Cup side
    05 june 2002 13:56:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- An article published Tuesday by a Danish weekly magazine recalling how midfielder Stig Tofting lost his parents in a tragic accident 19 years ago has angered managers of the Danish side at the ongoing World Cup finals in South Korea and Japan. Full text...

  • Injured Senegalese skipper ruled out for next match
    05 june 2002 13:00:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegalese skipper Aliou Cisse will not be fielded in the West African country's second Group A World Cup outing due Thursday against Denmark, coach Bruno Metsu told journalists Wednesday. Full text...

  • Germany leads Ireland 1-0 at halftime
    05 june 2002 12:50:00
    Ibaraki- Japan (PANA) -- Germany's early lead in the 19th minute was enough to keep the fighting Irish at bay during the first half of their Group E World Cup match being played Wednesday in Ibaraki, Japan. Full text...

  • USA stuns Portugal 3-2
    05 june 2002 11:56:00
    Suwon- South Korea (PANA) -- Underdogs US, stung Portugal in the 4th minute and added two more goals in the first half for a surprise 3-2 victory in their Group D World Cup match played Wednesday in Suwon, South Korea. Full text...

  • Senegalese Lions train without skipper
    05 june 2002 11:16:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Senegalese Lions resumed training Tuesday at their 2002 World Cup Daegu base in South Korea, without the squad's injured skipper Aliou Cisse. Full text...

  • USA stuns Portugal as they lead 3-1 at halftime
    05 june 2002 10:19:00
    Suwon- South Korea (PANA) -- Underdogs US national team stunned Portugal with a 4th minute goal before piling on two more scores in the first half of their Group D World Cup match being played Wednesday in Suwon, South Korea. Full text...

  • Russia beats Tunisia 2-0
    05 june 2002 09:27:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Group H favourites, Russia had to wait till the 59th minute to score their first goal against lowly-rated Tunisians in their 2002 World Cup first match played Wednesday in Kobe, Japan. Full text...

  • Tunisia holds Russia to a 0-0 draw
    05 june 2002 07:47:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- If Russia walked into Kobe Stadium Wednesday expecting to walk over Tunisia, the first half of the Group H World Cup game between them being played Wednesday in Kobe, Japan, has proved them wrong. Full text...

  • Belgians sigh with relief after draw with Japan
    04 june 2002 22:08:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgian soccer fans sighed with relief after their national team was held to a two-all draw by Japan in Tuesday's Group H World Cup match. Full text...

  • Asian football to undergo revamping
    04 june 2002 21:59:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- The Confederation of Asian Football (AFC) says there is need for "a revolution" of Asian football, embracing China and World Cup finals co-hosts South Korea and Japan, who exhibited brilliant performances in their first games Tuesday. Full text...

  • Skipper Cissé: Metsu's essential intermediary on the pitch
    04 june 2002 21:37:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- Though he has many other alternatives to make up for the absence of Skipper Aliou Cissé over calf injury, Senegal's coach Bruno Metsu, still hesitate to declare whether or not his key player will be part of the team during the Denmark-Senegal match scheduled next Thursday. Full text...

  • Tunisian coach promises surprises against Russia
    04 june 2002 21:33:00
    Kobe- Japan (PANA) -- Tunisia's national football team coach Ammar Souayeh reaffirmed Tuesday that his side needs to fight hard during Wednesday's first World Cup match against Russia. Full text...

  • Kampala fans support Japan, Korea for strong showing
    04 june 2002 21:05:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Fan support in the ongoing World Cup encounters has dramatically shifted in Kampala in favour of the previously unknown Asian teams whose performance Tuesday impressed many people. Full text...

  • Lions of Senegal undergo Sauna and massage
    04 june 2002 20:42:00
    Daegu- South Korea (PANA) -- The Lions of Senegal spent Tuesday morning having sauna and massage, contrary to the initial planning which included a warm-up session at Daegu City Stadium. Full text...

  • Cameroon, Senegal in indirect World Cup duel
    04 june 2002 20:36:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Football fans in Yaounde and other African capitals applauded Senegal's 1-0 victory last Friday over France during last Friday's World Cup opening match in Seoul. Full text...

  • South Korea's 2-0 victory stuns Poland
    04 june 2002 15:22:00
    Busan- South Korea (PANA) -- South Korea achieved a stunning 2-0 victory over Poland, shocking the Europeans in their Group D World Cup match played Tuesday in Busan, South Korea. Full text...

  • Japan draws with Belgium 2-2 at Saitama
    04 june 2002 12:56:00
    Saitama- Japan (PANA) -- In a match characterised by rough play that produced 30 fouls in the first half alone, World Cup co-host Japan drew 2-2 with Belgium in their Group H match at the Japanese Saitama Stadium Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Korea jolt Poland with 1-0 lead at halftime
    04 june 2002 12:49:00
    Busan- South Korea (PANA) -- South Korea has put unexpected resistance against Poland, resulting in a 26th minute goal to jolt the Europeans into reality in their Group D World Cup match being played in Busan, South Korea. Full text...

  • Hosts Japan, Belgium 0-0 at half time
    04 june 2002 10:14:00
    Saitama- Japan (PANA) -- In a match characterised by rough play, hosts Japan have managed to hold Belgium to a goal-less draw in their World Cup Group H game being played Tuesday in Saitama, Japan. Full text...

  • Costa Rica beats newcomers China 2-0 in Korea
    04 june 2002 09:00:00
    Gwangju- South Korea (PANA) -- Costa Rica beat China 2-0 at the end of their World Cup match played Tuesday in Gwangju, South Korea. Full text...

  • South Africa's key midfielder travels home for funeral
    04 june 2002 07:38:00
    Busan- South Korea (PANA) -- Bennet Mnguni, the South African midfielder who plays club football for Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia, has taken a break from the ongoing World Cup finals in Korea and Japan to rush home for the funeral of his brother. Full text...

  • Kampala fans fight after Turkey scored against Brazil
    03 june 2002 23:09:00
    Kampala- Uganda -- Police and an ambulance had to be called in when scores of rival soccer fans started fighting in the main streets of Kampala, the Ugandan capital shortly after Turkey stunned Brazil with powerful first goal in Monday's World Cup encounter. ) Full text...

  • Swazis hail South Africa's 2-2 draw with Paraguay
    03 june 2002 21:27:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Bafana Bafana's 2-2 draw with Paraguay on Sunday thrust hundreds of Swazi fans into jubilation. Full text...

  • Super Eagles' fans finally secure Japanese visas
    03 june 2002 16:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After several weeks of delay, members of the Nigerian football supporters club have finally secured visas to travel to Japan to cheer the Super Eagles in their remaining matches at the 2002 World Cup. Full text...

  • Tunisia face uphill task against Russia
    03 june 2002 16:54:00
    Kashirara- Japan (PANA) -- Following their poor performance at the African Cup of Nations 2002, the retirement of first choice goalkeeper Chokri El Ouaer, and the instability in their coaching staff, the Tunisian national football team face a difficult task for their opening World Cup match against Russia on Wednesday. Full text...

  • 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...

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