Chelseaagree Geremi deal

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

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.

Irelandrefused permission to call up Healy

FIFA have refused the Republic of Ireland permission to bring Celtic midfielder Colin Healy in to their World Cup squad as a replacement for skipper Roy Keane.

Chinacoach hit by flu bug

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