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World Cup Draw: Evaluating the potential opponents

By Paul Kennedy Managing Editor in Pusan, South Korea The 2002 World Cup will take place Saturday, Dec. 1, in Pusan, South Korea, in ceremonies to begin at 5 am ET (live radio coverage on Futbol de Primera Spanish-language network; live online at www.ussoccer.com and on television with taped coverage on Univision -- East feed: 11 am ET; Central feed ...
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College Women: Lucky bounce sends Carolina to another final four

Top-ranked North Carolina needed a lucky bounce or two to return to the NCAA Division I women's soccer final four for the 20th successive year, edging Penn State, 2-1, in Friday's quarterfinal at Chapel Hill, N.C. An attempted clearance by Penn State goalkeeper Emily Oleksiuk in the 80th minute slammed off Tar Heels striker Alyssa Ramsey's back side and bounced ...
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College Men: Stanford first to quarterfinals

Roger Levesque scored two goals Friday night, the latter a knockout punch that secured Stanford a spot among the elite eight in the NCAA Division I men's soccer championship with a 3-1 victory over visiting Portland. The third-seeded Cardinal (18-1-1) also got a goal from Matt Janusz, who netted three in Stanford's second-round victory over Santa Clara, as it advanced ...
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Youth Club Profile: New Orleans Soccer Academy (NOSA)

Interview with Marc Nicholls, director of coaching

ò Location: New Orleans.

ò History: Formed as FVB in 1990 by Franz Van Balkom, Louisiana's first director of coaching. Became NOSA in 1994.

ò Championships: 2001: 6 state championships; 5 USYSA Region III bronze medalists; U-17 boys Region III runners-up.

ò Most famous players: "Ask ...
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College Men: CSUDH, Tampa advance to title game

Defending champion Cal State Dominguez Hills and final-four host Tampa pulled out overtime victories in Friday's NCAA Division II men's soccer semifinals. Rick Cobb finished off Scott White's through ball in the 101st minute to send Dominguez Hills (20-2-1) into Sunday's final with a 1-0 triumph over Dowling, N.Y. (15-1-3). Luis Morales made five saves to post his 12th shutout ...
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College Women: Christian Brothers, UC San Diego win D2 semifinals

Christian Brothers lost Missy Gregg but not its No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown with five-time champion Franklin Pierce and advanced Friday to the NCAA Division II women's soccer final. Final-four host UC San Diego also reached Sunday's title game, pulling out a tight win against Northern Kentucky in a rematch of last season's final. Margaret Saurin had a first-half ...
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WORLD CUP 2002 DRAW: All eyes on Pusan

The date: Dec. 1. The place: Pusan, South Korea. The master of ceremonies: FIFA general secretary Michel Zen-Ruffinen. Soccer's greatest show is the World Cup draw ceremony at which the 32 finalists will be divided into eight groups of four.

American fans will wake up on the morning of Dec. 1 to learn the fate of the United States ...
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World Cup Finalists: France

FRANCE

WORLD CUP HISTORY Record
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Final Fours 1958 --- Third place. 1982 -- Fourth place. 1986 -- Third place. 1998 -- Champion. U.S. RIVALRY 1979 -- France 6-0. 1979 -- France 3-0. TEAM Barthez, Thuram, Desailly, Leboeuf, Lizarazu, Vieira, Petit, Pires, Zidane, Henry, Terezeguet. QUALIFYING ...

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World Cup Finalists: Russia

RUSSIA

WORLD CUP HISTORY Record
GPWTLGFGA
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Final Fours1966 -- Fourth place. U.S. RIVALRY 1979 -- Soviet Union 3-1. 1979 -- Soviet Union 4-1. 1990 -- Tie 1-1. 1990 -- Tie 0-0. 1992 -- CIS 1-0. 1992 -- USA 2-1. 1993 -- Russia 1-0. 1993 -- ...

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World Cup Finalists: Poland

POLAND

WORLD CUP HISTORY Record
GPWTLGFGA
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Final Fours 1974 -- Third place. 1982 -- Third place. U.S. RIVALRY 1924 -- USA 3-2. 1928 -- Tie 3-3. 1973 -- Poland 4-0 1973 -- Poland 1-0 1973 -- Poland 4-0 1973 -- USA 1-0. 1975 -- Poland 7-0 ...

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World Cup Finalists: South Korea

SOUTH KOREA

WORLD CUP HISTORY Record
GPWTLGFGA
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U.S. RIVALRY 1987 -- South Korea 1-0. 1989 -- South Korea 2-1. 1994 -- Tie 1-1. TEAM Lee Won Jae, Choi Sung Yong, Hong Myung Bo, Kim Tae Young, Lee Min Sung, Song Chong Gog, Lee Young Pyo, Park ...

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World Cup Finalists: Portugal

PORTUGAL

WORLD CUP HISTORY Record
GPWTLGFGA
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Final Fours 1966 -- Third place. U.S. RIVALRY 1978 -- Portugal 1-0. 1980 -- Tie 1-1. 1990 -- Portugal 1-0. 1992 -- USA 1-0. TEAM Ricardo, Frechaut, Fernando Couto, Jorge Costa, Rui Jorge, Petit, Paulo Sousa, Figo, Jorge Costa, Nuno ...

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World Cup Finalists: Slovenia

SLOVENIA

WORLD CUP HISTORY Record
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U.S. RIVALRY No games. TEAM Simueunovic, Milinovic, Vugdalic, Galic, D.Novak, A.Ceh, Pavlin, Acomivic, Karic, Osterc, Rudonja. QUALIFYING Sept. 3 in Toftir Faeroe Islands 2 (Arge 87, O.Hansen 90) Slovenia 2 (Udovic 25, Osterc 85). Oct. 7 in Luxembourg Luxembourg 1 ...

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World Cup Finalists: Japan

JAPAN

WORLD CUP HISTORY Record
GPWTLGFGA
300314
U.S. RIVALRY 1993 -- Japan 3-1. TEAM Kawaguchi, Morioka, Matsuda, K.Nakata, Inamoto, Hato, Morishima, H.Nakata, Ono, Takahara, Yanagisawa. QUALIFYING Qualified as co-host.

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World Cup Finalists: Cameroon

CAMEROON

WORLD CUP HISTORY Record
GPWTLGFGA
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U.S. RIVALRY No games. TEAM Alioum, Song, Kalle, Njanka, Geremi, Foe Wome, Alnoudji, Olembe, Eto'o, Mboma. QUALIFYING PRELIMINARY April 19 in Yaounde Cameroon 3 (Mboma 26, Goe 31, Eto'o 37) Somalia 0. April 23 in Yaounde Cameroon 3 (Mba 15, ...

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