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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 June, 2004, 08:37 GMT 09:37 UK
Quotes of the week
Referee Urs Meier
England are looking for a scapegoat and they are looking to blame me.
Swiss referee Urs Meier after disallowing England's late Euro 2004 'winner' against Portugal. Surely the English wouldn't do that, would they...?

You Swiss Banker.
Headline in The Sun newspaper, which said Meier was from "the land of bankers and "cuckoo clocks".

The way some of the English press have blamed Urs Meier after a correct decision is completely unacceptable.
Volker Roth, president Uefa referees' committee.

Now the recipe is, as we say in Brazil, feet on the ground, a little bit of chicken soup.
Even Portuguese boss Felipe Scolari, a Brazilian, admits to some "fowl play" after the penalty shoot-out win over England.

Zinedine Zidane's Penalty Taking for Dummies.
Doctored title of a David Beckham book - sent in one of several joke e-mail circulars after the game.

I don't remember anyone making such an impact on a tournament since Pele in the 1958 World Cup
England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson hails striker Wayne Rooney. Three days later, Rooney was injured and England were out.

Warning, Philippoussis.
Umpire Enric Molina to Mark Philippoussis after a foul-mouthed outburst during his match against Tim Henman at Wimbledon.

I should give you a warning because you suck.
Philippoussis' reply.

She's from another planet. She's 48, 50, I don't know, and she won 6-0 6-1. At 47, I'm probably going to be in a wheelchair.
Former men's champion Goran Ivanisevic on Martina Navratilova's comeback n the women's singles at Wimbledon

I was very nervous. You would be shocked at the stuff I don't know.
American tennis star Andy Roddick after his appearance on the Weakest Link quiz show.

Baaaah.
Roddick's answer to the question: Name a female farmyard animal which sounds like a letter of the alphabet. It could be ewe, Andy.

I give up on Wimbledon. It's definitely not the tournament for me.
Marat Safin concedes he is unlikely to be champion at the All England Club.

You take your hiding and you walk away.
England rugby union coach Clive Woodward takes it on the chin after the 51-15 defeat by Australia.






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