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  • Irelandlook for Keane replacement

    May 29, 2002

    The Republic of Ireland have applied to FIFA for special dispensation to call up Celtic's Colin Healy as a replacement for Roy Keane, who last night announced he will not rejoin the squad.

  • Chinacoach hit by flu bug

    May 29, 2002

    Coach Bora Milutinovic is suffering from a severe bout of flu and could miss China's first ever World Cup fixture against Costa Rica.

  • Doniin line for Italy start

    May 29, 2002

    Christiano Doni could be a surprise inclusion in Italy's starting line-up against Ecuador on Monday.

  • Ipswichearn UEFA Cup place

    May 29, 2002

    Ipswich Town and Sigma Olomouc have earned places in next season's Uefa Cup through the Fair Play Award.