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.

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.

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.

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.

Ljungbergdeclared fit

Sweden team doctor Anders Valentin has declared Fredrik Ljungberg fit to play against England in Sunday's World Cup opener, despite the Arsenal midfielder claiming that the injuryy has not cleared…

Chelseaagree Geremi deal

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