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Thursday, 27 June, 2002, 12:50 GMT 13:50 UK

USA

US take huge strides forward
By reaching the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, the United States accomplished three things they had never done before

Dallas stands firm
World Cup referee Hugh Dallas maintains he made the right decision in not awarding the USA a crucial penalty against Germany.

USA proud in defeat
USA coach Bruce Arena says his players should take great pride from their defeat by Germany.

Germany beat valiant USA
The USA dominate but Michael Ballack scores the only goal to seal Germany's semi-final place.

US fans declare 'victory'
Sam's Army, the small but dedicated supporters of the US football team, declare victory for the sport despite a losing to Germany.

US football comes of age
The BBC's Kevin Anderson has had a life-long love of football, despite growing up in a country mainly indifferent to it - but this World Cup is a turning point for the game in the US.

Ballack salutes Kahn
Michael Ballack admits Germany had to work hard to reach the semi-final of the World Cup.

Clockwatch: Germany 1-0 USA
All the latest action as a Michael Ballack goal steers Germany past the the USA in Ulsan.

Germany and US renew rivalry
The USA and Germany have a footballing bond which will continue in Friday's game.

Aigner not hopeful
Uefa chief executive Gerhard Aigner says England have more chance of winning the World Cup than his native Germany.

Germany aim high
Germany keeper Oliver Kahn hopes victory over the USA will pave the way for a place in the final.

US fans savour historic win
US supporters savour victory against Mexico and their advance to the World Cup quarter-finals, with even President Bush taking an interest.

Germany v USA key battles
BBC Sport Online looks at the key battles likely to unfold in the Germany-USA quarter-final on Friday.

US interest grows
America's surprise World Cup win over Mexico could be confirmed as the most-watched football match in US history.

Metzelder's hopes raised
Germany defender Christoph Metzelder returns to training after injuring an ankle against Paraguay.

Soccer: A different ball game
You play it by kicking a ball with your foot. So what's the game called? Soccer, of course. At least if you're an American.

Voeller fears confident USA
German coach Rudi Voeller warns his players not to under-estimate the USA.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Mixed report card for Team USA
One stunning win, one lucky draw, one sound defeat - is this US team good enough to reach the last eight?

Mexico v USA: the key battles
BBC Sport Online looks at the match-ups in the second round clash between Mexico and the USA.

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.

USA's footballing boost
Former US coach Steve Sampson believes their success in 2002 will do wonders for the sport at home.

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

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.

A hollow feeling
The United States players have mixed emotions after making the knockout stage but suffering defeat by Poland.

Arena praises Friedel
USA coach Bruce Arena hails keeper Brad Friedel as his team draw 1-1 with South Korea.

Korea rally to deny US
South Korea salvage a deserved 1-1 draw with the US to leave Group D wide open.

Hiddink despair at draw
South Korea coach Guus Hiddink says his side deserved to beat the USA convincingly.

Clockwatch: S Korea 1-1 USA
All the action from the thrilling draw between South Korea and the USA in Daegu.

USA target 2014 World Cup
The United States Soccer Federation intends to bid for the 2014 World Cup.

World Cup ball comes under fire
America coach Bruce Arena says the balls used in the match against Portugal did not have the right air pressure.

Old pals punish Portugal
Brian McBride hails the old college link-up that produced his shock winner for the USA against Portugal.

USA stun Portugal
The United States cause one of the World Cup's greatest upsets as they beat Group D favourites Portugal 3-2.

Portugal lose the fight
Portugal coach Antonio Oliveira said his side were undone by the USA's physical presence in the 3-2 defeat in Suwon.

The World Cup stats
Statistical analysis on the United States' performance to date in the finals.

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