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Friday, 28 June, 2002, 10:51 GMT 11:51 UK


Maradona lands in Tokyo
Diego Maradona arrives in Japan to attend Sunday's World Cup final.

Caniggia hit by ban and fine
Claudio Caniggia is fined 1,500 and given a two-match international ban for his World Cup red card.

Pekerman ahead of Ruggeri
Ex-Argentina youth team boss Jose Pekerman is the favourite to replace Marcelo Bielsa, but Oscar Ruggeri is also in the running.

Lesser of two evils?
Argentines face a difficult choice between supporting Brazil or England in the quarter-final on Friday.

Maradona offers to help
Diego Maradona claims he is willing to coach Argentina for free.

A gloomy homecoming
Argentina's players get a bitter-sweet reception, following their unexpected elimination from the World Cup.

Sweden send Argentina packing
Sweden hang on for a 1-1 draw to reach the last 16 - and knock Argentina out of the World Cup.

Batistuta to be honoured
Argentina's government is keen to honour Gabriel Batistuta by staging a friendly match for him.

Beckenbauer blames tiredness
German legend Franz Beckenbauer claims too many top players went into the World Cup feeling tired.

Sorry Veron is 'devastated'
Juan Sebastian Veron apologises to the people of Argentina after the end of his team's World Cup campaign.

Argentina still want Bielsa
Coach Marcelo Bielsa's job is only half finished, his federation president says after World Cup exit.

Batistuta's 'sad' retirement
Argentina striker Gabriel Batistuta says their early exit from the World Cup is a painful end to his international career.

In pictures: Argentina mourns World Cup exit
Tears and disbelief among Argentina's fans in Buenos Aires and Japan as one of the favourites fails to make it to the second round.

Press cries for Argentina
The Argentine press reflects the anguish after the much-fancied national squad crashes out of the World Cup.

Hedman hails heroes
Sweden goalkeeper Magnus Hedman says his side have proved people wrong by topping Group F.

Argentina's soccer dream ends
Peter Greste is with the crowds in Buenos Aires for an emotional roller coaster that results in Argentina's exit from the World Cup.

Clockwatch: Sweden 1-1 Argentina
Sweden manage to hold on for a draw in Miyagi as Argentina become the latest big name to be knocked out of the World Cup.

Argentine press rue England defeat
Argentine newspapers reflect national frustration at the football World Cup defeat by England.

Bielsa resolute in defeat
Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa says his team must not dwell on their defeat to England.

England's sweet revenge
England earn a stirring 1-0 victory over Argentina that gives them every chance of progressing at the World Cup.

Path cleared for Maradona
Argentina legend Diego Maradona is finally granted permission to enter Japan to watch the World Cup finals.

Eriksson: Best is still to come
Sven-Goran Eriksson believes that England will improve with every step they take in the World Cup.

Beckham savours career high
David Beckham says scoring the winner against Argentina was the "most satisfying" goal of his career.

Clockwatch: Argentina 0-1 England
Re-live England's famous victory over Argentina at the Sapporo Dome.

Silence golden for Bielsa
Argentina coach Marcelo Bielsa is keen to avoid a war of words developing ahead of his side's match against England.

Veron relief at win
Argentina captain Juan Sebastian Veron is pleased to have made a winning start at the World Cup.

Batistuta sinks Nigeria
Gabriel Batistuta scores to give World Cup favourites Argentina a 1-0 win over Nigeria in Group F.

Clockwatch: Argentina 1-0 Nigeria
All the action from Argentina's victory over Nigeria in the Group F opener in Ibaraki.

Onigbinde upbeat in defeat
Nigeria coach Adegboye Onigbinde says he is pleased with his team's performance despite their 1-0 defeat to Argentina.

The World Cup stats
Statistical analysis of Argentina's performance to date in the finals.

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