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  • Katanecdenies insulting officials

    June 8, 2002

    Slovenia coach Srecko Katanec denies anywrongdoing during this mornining's match against South Africa, which saw him sent to the stands for allegedly insulting the referee.

  • Camachotakes plaudits for tactical switches

    June 7, 2002

    Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho was content to take the credit for Spain's second-half comeback against Paraguay following his decision to introduce Fernando Morientes and Ivan Helguera at half-time.

  • Penaltycloses St Etienne chapter for Beckham

    June 7, 2002

    England captain David Beckham admitted that his penalty in the 1-0 victory over Argentina here on Friday had laid to rest the ghosts from the 1998 World Cup tournament.

  • Zahovicsent home

    June 6, 2002

    In an incident with echoes of Roy Keane's departure from the Ireland camp, Slovenia have sent home their captain and star player Zlatko Zahovic after the Benfica player was accused of "behaving rudely" and "betraying the players' trust".

  • Schaferrelishing Germany challenge

    June 6, 2002

    Cameroon boss Winfried Schafer has admitted that he is hoping to take his team through to the next stage at the expense of his homeland Germany.