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  • FIFAto investigate ticket fiasco

    June 4, 2002

    Japan coach Philippe Troussier pronounced himself satisfied with his side's performance following their 2-2 draw with Belgium but admitted that inexperience played its' part in Belgium's equaliser.

  • Zahovicapologises after insluting coach

    June 4, 2002

    Slovenia's star player Zlatko Zahovic has apologised to coach Srecko Katanec for verbally abusing insults at him after being substituted during Sunday's 1-3 defeat to Spain.

  • Vollerangry and frustrated

    June 4, 2002

    German coach Rudi Voller could barely conceal his frustration after watching his side concede a last minute equalliser to the Republic of Ireland.

  • Brazilmust improve says Scolari

    June 3, 2002

    Brazilian coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has admitted that his side will need to improve if they are to win the World Cup for a fifth time.