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Wednesday, 3 July, 2002, 14:51 GMT 15:51 UK


Spain turn to Saez
Inaki Saez reveals he has been asked to replace Jose Antonio Camacho as Spain's coach.

Luis Enrique calls time
Spain's Luis Enrique retires from international football after his side's World Cup elimination.

Referees under fire
Fifa may review the way referees are chosen after admitting there have been 'major mistakes' in crucial World Cup matches.

Joaquin puts on brave face
A despondent Joaquin, 20, is in philosophical mood after his penalty miss for Spain costs them victory against South Korea.

Camacho hits out
Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho criticises Fifa after his team's dramatic loss to Korea.

Korean dream lives on
Co-hosts South Korea beat Spain in a penalty shoot-out to become the first Asian team to reach the semi-finals.

Hiddink in dreamland
South Korea coach Guus Hiddink says his team's victory over Spain is unbelievable.

Spain 0-0 South Korea (aet 3-5 on pens)
Korea sensationally beat Spain on penalties to reach the World Cup semi-finals.

Hiddink hits out
South Korea coach Guus Hiddink scotches rumours that his team's remarkable stamina is down to doping.

Hierro to end Spain career
Spain captain Fernando Hierro will retire from international action after the World Cup.

Spain stronger for struggle
Raul says his team are tough enough to win the World Cup after coming through extra time against Ireland with 10 men.

Spain break Irish hearts
Ireland go out of the World Cup on penalties after battling bravely to a 1-1 draw with Spain.

Spaniards thank lucky stars
Spain coach Jose Antonio Camacho criticises the referee but the players thank their luck after beating the Republic of Ireland.

McCarthy hails beaten heroes
Mick McCarthy refuses to blame the players whose missed penalties cost Ireland victory against Spain.

Spain 1-1 Ireland (aet - 3-2 on pens)
Spain beat Ireland in a penalty shoot-out after a tight 1-1 draw in Suwon.

Spain in fiesta mood
The Spanish media is celebrating a national team finally playing to its potential after the victory over South Africa.

Heartbreak for South Africa
A double from Raul gives Spain a 3-2 win and sends South Africa crashing out of the World Cup.

Spain ready for bigger tests
Coach Jose Camacho thinks Spain's 100% record in Group B stands them in good stead for the later rounds.

Clockwatch: S Africa 2-3 Spain
All the action as South Africa make a dramatic exit following their 3-2 defeat by Spain.

Sono blames three mistakes
South Africa coach Jomo Sono identifies three errors for his side's heartbreaking World Cup exit.

Tristan's prospects look brighter
Spain striker Diego Tristan's groin injury is not as serious as first feared.

Camacho hails Helguera
Jose Antonio Camacho says that beefing up his defence was the key to Spain's comeback against Paraguay.

The World Cup stats
Statistical analysis on Spain's performance in the finals to date.

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