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Wednesday, 26 June, 2002, 11:16 GMT 12:16 UK


Fan denies throwing opener
Former captain Fan Zhiyi is taking legal action after accusations that China lost to Costa Rica on purpose.

China coach says farewell
Coach Bora Milutinovic quits his job after losing three World Cup matches - but says the team can be proud of their display.

Turkey reach last 16
Turkey squeeze through to the next round of the World Cup with a 3-0 victory over China.

Relieved Turks keep pledge
Turkey coach Senol Gunes says his team fulfilled their promise to their country by reaching the last 16.

Clockwatch: Turkey 3-0 China
Goal from Hasan Sas, Bulent Korkmaz and Umit Davala ensure Turkey beat 10-man China - and reach the last 16.

China show character
China coach Bora Milutinovic praises the spirit of his players even though they lose 4-0 to Brazil.

Brazil smash China
Brazil seal a place in the last 16 as they outclass China for a 4-0 win in Group C.

Brazil send out warning
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insists his side will continue to improve following their 4-0 demolition of China.

Clockwatch: Brazil 4-0 China
All the action as Brazil stroll to victory against China to book their place in the second phase.

Fan and Sun miss Brazil match
China's key defenders Sun Jihai and Fan Zhiyi are out of the make-or-break game with Brazil on Saturday.

Scolari talks up China
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is refusing to join his compatriots in writing off Saturday's game against the World Cup new boys.

Half a billion hopes dashed
The Chinese nation held its breath and then sighed in disappointment at its football team's defeat, the BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

China broken by Costa Rica
World Cup debutants China suffer a 2-0 defeat by Costa Rica in a Group C encounter.

Milutinovic keeps positive
China coach Bora Milutinovic is upbeat despite his side's defeat to Costa Rica in their first game of the World Cup.

Guimaraes expels Brazil thoughts
Costa Rica's Brazilian coach Alexandre Guimaraes refuses to think about the match against his home country.

Clockwatch: China 0-2 Costa Rica
All the action as Costa Rica take three points against China in Gwangju.

Li Weifeng eyes English move
China's star central defender Li Weifeng says he is talking over a move to a Premiership club.

China's Qi is fit again
China midfielder Qi Hong gives his team a boost by returning to training on Friday.

Bora has four-point plan
China coach Bora Milutinovic reckons his side will qualify for the second phase with a win and a draw.

Taiwan lends support to China
Many Taiwanese football fans are putting political differences aside when it comes to World Cup.

The World Cup stats
Statistical analysis of China's performance in the finals.

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