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Thursday, 27 June, 2002, 15:29 GMT 16:29 UK

MEXICO

Marquez banned for headbutt
Fifa imposes a four-match ban on Mexico's Rafael Marquez for head-butting.

Garcia Aspe calls it quits
Veteran midfielder Alberto Garcia Aspe announces his international retirement after Mexico's shock 2-0 loss to the USA.

Aguirre blames referee
Mexico coach Javier Aguirre says luck and bad refereeing led to their World Cup exit against the USA.

Struggle for sense
The Mexican press pick over the end of their World Cup dream and find defeat to the USA hard to take.

USA see off sorry Mexico
The USA beat a disappointing Mexico side 2-0 to secure a World Cup quarter-final tie with Germany.

Arena praises recovery powers
US coach Bruce Arena hails the way his players picked themselves up from defeat by Poland to beat Mexico in the last 16.

Clockwatch: Mexico 0-2 USA
All the action from Jeonju as the USA earn a place in the World Cup quarter-finals at the expense of Mexico.

Italy and Mexico go through
Substitute Alessandro del Piero scores a late equaliser as Italy draw 1-1 with Mexico - meaning both teams qualify for the last 16.

Clockwatch: Italy 1-1 Mexico
All the action as a late Alessandro del Piero header sees Italy draw with Mexico and both teams progress into the second round.

Mexico keep mogul awake
Carlos Slim, Latin-America's richest man, is unable to sleep at night as he worries about the national team.

Trouble in Mexico camp
Mexico coach Javier Aguirre has problems with the squad despite them topping Group G.

Stylish Mexicans sink Ecuador
Mexico's 2-1 win over Ecuador puts them in the driving seat in Group G.

Aguirre stays calm
Qualification for the last 16 is still in the balance, says Mexico coach Javier Aguirre.

Group G scenarios
The answer to the question "what will happen if....?" Click here to see who goes through in Group G.

Ecuador coach accuses team
Ecuador coach Hernan Dario Gomez accuses his side of lacking character in their 2-1 defeat by Mexico.

Clockwatch: Mexico 2-1 Ecuador
All the action as goals from Jared Borgetti and Gerardo Torrado give Mexico all three points against Ecuador.

Ambassador declares open house
Ecuador's expatriate community in Mexico is determined to celebrate the Group G showdown between the two teams.

Kaviedes set to start
Ecuador striker Ivan Kaviedes should return to the starting line-up against Mexico on Sunday.

Aguirre signs Osasuna deal
Mexico coach Javier Aguirre will coach Spanish side Osasuna after the World Cup.

Mexico punch their weight
Jose Sulaiman, President of the Mexico City World Boxing Council, believes Mexican football is "poised for a new dawn".

Croatia see red as Mexico win
Boris Zivkovic collects the tournament's first red card as Mexico beat Croatia 1-0.

Aguirre demands more
Mexico coach Javier Aguirre says his team must improve despite defeating Croatia 1-0.

Clockwatch: Croatia 0-1 Mexico
Cuauhtemoc Blanco scores from the penalty spot as Mexico win the opening match in Group G.

Croatia coach optimistic
Croatia coach Mirko Jozic refuses to write off his team's chances after an opening game defeat to Mexico.

Fifa reduces Arellano's ban
The influential Mexican midfielder is now clear to play in at least two of Mexico's World Cup games.

Mexico remain a mystery
A 2-0 victory does nothing to ease the Mexican media's concerns about the national team's World Cup prospects.

Mexico march on
Mexico continue their World Cup preparation with a 2-0 victory over Tokyo Verdy.

Fewer doubts as Mexico fly in
The Mexican squad arrived in Japan on Tuesday with the national press buoyed by the victory over AC Milan on Sunday.

Mexico master Milan
Mexico finish their on-pitch World Cup preparations with a 2-1 win over AC Milan in Los Angeles.

Palencia seals Mexico win
Striker Juan Francisco Palencia in on target for Mexico as they beat Bolivia 1-0 in their final World Cup warm-up.

Thumbs down for the emperor
One of Latin America's most distinguished surgeons dismisses Claudio Suarez's hopes of playing for Mexico in the World Cup.

France head world rankings
The last table of Fifa world rankings before the World Cup shows France ahead of Argentina and Brazil.

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

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