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  • 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...

  • Germany overwhelm Saudi Arabia 4-0 after first half
    01 june 2002 12:48:00
    Sapporo- Japan (PANA) -- With 45 minutes to go, Germany has taken a big 4-0 lead over Saudi Arabia in their 2002 World Cup match being played in Sapporo, Japan, Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers greet Senegal's World Cup win
    01 june 2002 12:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Putting the rivalry between the national teams of Nigeria and Senegal aside, at least for now, Nigerian papers Saturday joined the country's football fans in celebrating Senegal's huge upset of world champions France in their 2002 World Cup opener in Seoul on Friday. Full text...

  • Kenyans satisfied with Cameroon-Ireland draw
    01 june 2002 12:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans have expressed satisfaction with Cameroon's one-all draw with Ireland in Saturday's World Cup match in Niigata, Japan arguing that those who expected the Cameroonians to run over their opponents were expecting too much, as the Irish were no pushovers. Full text...

  • Denmark beats Uruguay 2-1 in fast-paced match
    01 june 2002 11:46:00
    Ulsan- South Korea (PANA) -- In a fast-paced match, Denmark scored in the 45th and 83rd minutes to beat Uruguay 2-1 during their Group A debut at the 2002 World Cup finals played in the South Korean city of Ulsan. Full text...

  • Cameroon disappoints fans in Uganda
    01 june 2002 11:05:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Fans in Kampala expressed disappointment Saturday after Cameroon drew 1-1 with little-rated Ireland in their opening Group E match at the 2002 World Cup finals in Japan. Full text...

  • Kenyans satisfied with Cameroon-Ireland 1-1 draw
    01 june 2002 10:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyans have expressed satisfaction with Cameroon's one-all draw with the Republic of Ireland in Saturday's World Cup match in Niigata, Japan. Full text...

  • Denmark, Uruguay deadlocked at 1-1 as match continues
    01 june 2002 10:30:00
    Ulsan- South Korea (PANA) -- In a fast-paced half of their Group A match, Denmark scored in the 45th minute to go ahead of Uruguay Saturday during their first encounter in the South Korean city of Ulsan. Full text...

  • Ireland holds Cameroon to a 1-1 draw
    01 june 2002 09:46:00
    Niigata- Japan (PANA) -- Cameroon and Ireland Saturday drew 1-1 in their first 2002 World Cup match played in Niigata, Japan. Full text...

  • Cameroon leads 1-0 against Ireland after first half
    01 june 2002 07:44:00
    Niigata- Japan (PANA) -- Cameroon is leading Ireland 1-0 in their 2002 World Cup match being played in Niigata, Japan Saturday. Full text...

  • Senegal's Fadiga receives excuses and gift from Daegu shop
    31 may 2002 23:56:00
    Seoul- South Korea (PANA) -- A few days after making headlines for allegedly shop-lifting a necklace, Senegalese striker Khalilou Fadiga was Friday reported to have received excuses and a gift from the Daegu shop where he is said to have "stolen" the item "in a stupid bet. Full text...

  • El-Hadji Diouf named best player in France-Senegal match
    31 may 2002 23:07:00
    Seoul- South Korea (PANA) -- African Footballer of the Year, El-Hadji Ousseynou Diouf of Senegal, was named best player in his country's shock victory over defending champions, France at the World Cup opener in Seoul, South Korea, Friday. Full text...

  • What next for Hayatou after FIFA defeat (Analysis)
    31 may 2002 22:53:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- After failing in his bid to capture the Internation Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) presidency, Cameroon's Issa Hayatou should now concentrate on developing soccer in Africa. Full text...

  • Fans in Kampala greet Senegal's triumph over France
    31 may 2002 22:32:00
    Kampala Uganda (PANA) -- Life came to a standstill in Kampala City Friday as thousands of football fans watched tv broadcasts of the opening match at the 2002 World Cup finals in Seoul, cheering the Senegalese until the final whistle sealed their stunning victory over defending champions France. Full text...

  • Issa Hayatou's setback makes headlines in Benin
    31 may 2002 21:54:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin newspapers widely commented this week on the setback suffered by Cameroon's Issa Hayatou in his bid for the office of FIFA president. Full text...

  • Liverpool signs on Senegalese striker El-hadji Diouf
    31 may 2002 21:51:00
    Seoul- Korea (PANA) -- Senegalese footballer, El-hadji Diouf sealed a 17-million-dollar contract Friday to play for British premier League club Liverpool next season. Full text...

  • Senegalese music awash with praise songs for the Lions
    31 may 2002 21:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The sale of musical cassettes dedicated to the Senegalese football squad, the Lions of Teranga, have reached its peak, the president of the board of directors of the Senegalese Royalties Office (BSDA), Aziz Dieng, told PANA. Full text...

  • Senegalese throng State House after victory over France
    31 may 2002 21:25:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade was acclaimed in front of the State House in Dakar Friday by thousands of jubilant supporters minutes after the Senegalese national team pulled a 1- 0 victory over France in the opening match at the 2002 World Cup finals in Seoul, South Korea. Full text...

  • Zimbabweans hail Senegal's victory over France
    31 may 2002 21:11:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean soccer fans leapt in celebration Friday at Senegal's stunning 1-0 victory over France in the opening match of the 2002 World Cup finals in South Korea. Full text...

  • Senegalese President not surprised at victory over France
    31 may 2002 21:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- President Abdoulaye Wade, who joined jubilating crowds in Dakar after the victory of Senegal over France, averred Friday that he had all along seen his country winning the opening match of the 2002 World Cup finals in Seoul. Full text...

  • Burkinabe see Senegal's victory as African success
    31 may 2002 20:32:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Senegal's 1-0 victory over France at the opening match of the World Cup Friday brought spontaneous jubilation in Burkina Faso, with soccer fans hailing the feat as an African success. Full text...

  • Cameroonians celebrate Senegal's victory over France
    31 may 2002 20:30:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Senegal's 1-0 victory over France at the opening match of the 2002 World Cup finals played Friday in Seoul was greeted with scenes of joy in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde. Full text...

  • Hayatou's FIFA setback makes headlines in Cameroon
    31 may 2002 19:59:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Issa Hayatou's failed bid for the presidency of world football governing body FIFA was the main focus of Cameroonian papers this week. Full text...

  • Mauritians hail Senegal's victory
    31 may 2002 18:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritians Friday hailed Senegal's 1-0 victory over world champions France, in their 2002 World Cup opening match in Seoul, South Korea. Full text...

  • Explosion of joy in Senegal after victory over France
    31 may 2002 18:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Thousands of Senegalese stormed the streets of Dakar and its suburbs to celebrate their team's 1-0 victory over France, the world football champions, during the opening match of the 2002 World Cup finals in Seoul. Full text...

  • Ghanaian fans applaud Senegal's giant-killing feat
    31 may 2002 18:18:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian soccer fans Friday praised Senegal for defeating World champions France 1-0 in the opening match of the 2002 World Cup tournament. Full text...

  • Senegalese sheds tears after France's defeat
    31 may 2002 17:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Ousmane Diop, a Senegalese national based in Bujumbura could not hold his tears Friday during a sports television panel after his national team stunned France, the World Cup holders with a 1-0 victory in Seoul, South Korea. Full text...

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