World Soccer

Spainrelieved but happy to have won opener

Raul, whose goal set Spain on their way to their first World Cup opening win since 1950, admitted that the victory has eased the tension in the Spanish camp.

Olsenwarns Danes against complacency

Danish coach Morten Olsen has admitted that he was pleased to start the campaign with a win but warned his side that they still face an uphill battle if they…

Vollerdelighted with German finishing

A delighted Rudi Voller was full of praise for his much-maligned strikers Carsten Jancker and Oliver Bierhoff after the 8-0 thrashing of Saudia Arabia.

McCarthyhails ‘magnificent’ Irish

Ireland coach Mick McCarthy was delighted that the team had bounced back from the traumatic events of the past fortnight to secure a deserved draw against Cameroon.

Dreamcome true for Senegal

Senegal coach Bruno Metsu his team's 1-0 win over holders France was a dream come true for his players.

Beckhamfit to face SWeden

David Beckham has declared himself 100 per cent to face Sweden in England's opening Wiorld Cup match on Sunday.

Dyergets fitness all-clear

Sven-Goran Eriksson has confirmed that Kieron Dyer has won his fitness battle and will remain with the England squad for the World Cup.

Chelseaagree Geremi deal

Chelsea have agreed a œ2.7 deal with Real Madrid to bring Cameroon international Geremi Njitap to Stamford Bridge.