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Last Updated: Friday, 30 June 2006, 05:32 GMT 06:32 UK
World Cup quotes of the week
David Beckham and Sven-Goran Eriksson
We're just good mates

Don't forget to send in the quotes we've missed using the postform. We'll be doing another special next week.

"I'm not married to David Beckham - I'm not even engaged to him."
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson on the relationship with his captain. Posh must be relieved.

"Ghana played wonderful football, so did Spain, Holland and Ivory Coast. Where are they now? All back home!"
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson defends his win-at-all-costs policy.

If we have only one system, you ask 'Where is Plan B'? and if we have two you say we don't know which to play. Don't tell me I don't know what I'm doing...what do you think I do - let the players go out out and tell them 'Good luck, do whatever you want'?"
Eriksson does know what he's doing, apparently.

"I got a few funny things sent to me for my foot - potions to try and heal it and stuff like that. But I didn't try any of them, though!"
Wayne Rooney on his devoted fans.

"Wazza said before the game I'd been terrible for the last two days but I would get one in this game. I also got a text from Roberto Carlos saying 'score me a free-kick'."
Wayne "Wazza" Rooney and Roberto Carlos provide the inspiration for David Beckham's stunning goal against Ecuador.

Elton John and Geri Halliwell
Can you tell the difference?

"If Brazil are the best team in the World Cup then I am Geri Halliwell."
Elton John spices things up.

"Bring out the black armbands, call the hearse: I'm sorry, but at this level a rigid 4-4-2 is dead.''
Martin Jol urges England to play 4-3-2-1 at the World Cup.

"Our house is in order, we just need to buy more furniture."
Paraguay coach Anibal Ruiz eyes a trip to IKEA after his side's early exit.

"The lads were surprised at the size of Ronaldo - he looked tubby."
Lloyd Owusu of Ghana.

"Joe has got broad shoulders and big nuts."
John Terry's heart-warming tribute to Joe Cole.

"We want to improve and make sure that by Sunday evening we're still in the hat for the last eight."
Joe Cole doesn't realise the quarter-final draw is pre-determined. Bless.

"We made some little mistakes, typical of Portugal. At 2-1 with an extra man, why are we throwing six men forward? We just needed to pass the ball around but didn't."
Luiz Felipe Scolari on Portugal - sounds just like England, not.

Lionel Blair
Oh come off it, ref!

"The keeper had a Lionel Blair there."
John Fashanu goes all Cockney on us while commentating for a satellite channel.

"Me as a right-back? I must have looked like the Brazilian, Cafu - or was it coffee?"
David Beckham makes an hilarious joke at his own expense after being asked if he was likely to return to the right-back position he adopted against Trinidad & Tobago.

"Wayne Rooney wants to spar with me for the belt but I'm not sure it will fit him."
Boxer Ricky Hatton lands a nasty blow to friend Rooney's ego.

"You won't see me slagging off England performances in 20 or 30 years. You can shoot me if you do."
Frank Lampard, who obviously didn't see Steve Redgrave's announcement after winning his fourth Olympic gold.

"Kasey Keller is a very educated man - he wears spectacles off the pitch."
ITV commentator John Helm during Italy-USA.

"I'm not watching the World Cup - I'm Welsh and I don't like football."
Rugby star Gavin Henson.



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