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Friday, 21 June, 2002, 15:18 GMT 16:18 UK


Polish FA sacks Engel
Poland coach Jerzy Engel reveals he has been fired as a result of his team's poor World Cup performance.

Engel waits for job verdict
Poland are given a warm welcome on their return from the World Cup and coach Jerzy Engel will discover his fate on Friday.

Poland produce too late
Poland coach Jerzy Engel hails his side's victory over the USA, saying it will provide the players with a psychological boost.

American dream lives on
Poland thrash the United States 3-1 - but Bruce Arena's side are in the second round at Portugal's expense.

Reyna: We were lucky
USA captain Claudio Reyna concedes that his side were lucky to make the second round despite losing to Poland.

Clockwatch: Poland 3-1 USA
All the action from the Group D match as Poland win but USA still qualify for the second round.

Clamour grows for foreign coach
As Poland head in to their final game , the media back home is convinced a new coach is needed, and preferably one from abroad.

Engel blames his players
Poland coach Jerzy Engel says his team's early World Cup exit is the fault of those on the pitch.

Injury boost for Portugal
Portugal have key players Abel Xavier and Paulo Sousa fit for the curnch match against South Korea.

Dudek's parting wish
Poland's Jerzy Dudek wants to help South Korea progress to the knockout stages by beating USA.

Inquisition begins back home
After their ignominious World Cup exit, the view from Poland is that the present national team has no future

Arena wary of Poland
USA coach Bruce Arena tells his side to expect a resolute Poland as they aim to qualify from Group D.

Engel seeks honourable exit
Whether or not it is his last game in charge, the Polish coach intends to bow out of the World Cup with dignity.

Portugal back on track
Pauleta scores a hat-trick as Portugal beat Poland 4-0 to earn their first points and send their opponents home.

Engel philosophical after defeat
Under-fire Poland coach Jerzy Engel admits his side were not good enough to progress into the second round.

Clockwatch: Portugal 4-0 Poland
Pauleta scores a hat-trick and Rui Costa adds a fourth to keep Portugal's World Cup dream alive and send Poland crashing out.

Oliveira praises team spirit
Portugal coach Antonio Oliveira says teamwork was the key to his side's crucial 4-0 win over Poland.

US win puts Poles on brink
Jerzy Engel's team know that only victory over Portugal will now do after Wednesday's Group D upset.

Poland pick up the pieces
Jerzy Engel looks to build morale in a Poland camp that shows signs of revolt and is heavily criticised at home.

Engel: Korea can hurt anyone
Defeated Poland coach Jerzy Engel says South Korea will test the very best on home soil.

Korea win ignites World Cup
Co-hosts South Korea launch their World Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over Poland.

South Korea make history
A tired Guus Hiddink speaks of his delight as South Korea record their first-ever World Cup win.

Clockwatch: South Korea 2-0 Poland
All the action as co-hosts South Korea dominate Poland to win their first ever World Cup match.

Blow for Lee Young-Pyo
South Korea midfielder Lee Young-Pyo may miss the match against Poland after hurting his calf in training.

Players call truce with media
The Polish squad's media blackout appears to be over after the team reached an agreement with the national press.

Dallas angers Portugal
Portugal complain about the appointment of Scottish referee Hugh Dallas for the match against Poland.

Myung-bo doubt for Korea
South Korea's inspirational captain Hong Myung-Bo is a doubt for his team's World Cup opener.

Poles fear Korean 'spies'
The Polish players are moving from their current training base amid fears that their hosts and group rivals could be seeing too much..

Olisadebe puts team first
Their star striker says he does not mind if he fails to find the net throughout the tournament so long as Poland do well.

Kryszalowicz promises to deliver
Polish striker Pawel Kryszalowicz says he will have regained full fitness for the opening game with South Korea.

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

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