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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 25, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba Sports BRANDON June 2002 B3 Brazilians chasing fifth Cup crown BY NEIL DAVIDSON Canadian Press A look at World Cup semifinal action Wednesday all times BrazU 2 Turkey 22 Where Saitama capacity TV Thursday Storyline Turks want revenge for controversial firstround loss to South Americans on quest for fifth world Brazil Ronaldinho is suspended after being sent off against Juninho and Denilson are both possible Both are gifted offensively and famous for his swivel hips moves over the is especially fun to People may complain that this Brazilian team is not as good as past but its not bad when you can go to the bench for a Cdn reserve like Goalkeeper Marcos took a knock on the thigh in training Monday but is expected to sporting a new is expected to start after overcoming a thigh prob Turkey Left back Hakan Unsal is extremely doubtful knee Ergun Penbe started in his place against Will coach Senol Gunes stick with icecold veteran striker Hakan Sukur two shots on goal in five games up front or opt for Ilhan who scored the golden goal in Sukurs place and led Turkey in scoring with 21 goals in 28 games for This is just the second World Cup finals appearance for the whose only other appearance was in Players to watch Brazils Rivaldo has scored in all five matches But his fine play has been tainted by his ten dency towards poor sportsmanship a toddler is steadier on his feet longer than The Barcelona star was fined for simulation after being hit in the thigh in the opening game against the Cafti has been a marauding force down the right wing for Turkish goalkeeper Rustu Recber has had a fine Unlike he is also Three years when his club side Fenerbahce lost to an amateur club team in the Turkish irate fans dragged him out of his car and beat him His Brazilian has also Turkish forward Hasan Sas two two assists has been one of the stars of the Yaldiray Basturk is crafty in What to Look For After a slow the Turks are coming into Defence is solid and no team has made more tackles at the Speed of the Turks may cause playing alongside Gilberto added some steel to the Brazilian central midfield against Can Turks control Ronaldo Referee Kim Milton Assistant referees are Maciej and Igor Fourth official is Brian Discipline Star Brazilian wingback Roberto Carlos is on a yellow card and will miss the final or thirdplace playoff with another Turkey has five play ers on a including defender Alpay and forwards Sukur and Turkish Note Backup midfielder Muzzy Izzet is a He qualifies for Turkey through his the golden boy of Turkish was born in Germany and played for the German under19 team before pledging allegiance to Canadian Note Montreals Walter Sieber is FIFAs general coordinator of Saitama meaning he runs the Skinny Prior to the Pele said he feared the Turks could give Brazil a rough Turks are an experi enced whose players have been forged in the cauldron of European club Still Brazil has talent and flair and showed real resolve in dis patching the Odds British bookmaker William Hill lists Brazil as the 815 favourite to win the compared to Turkey at CANADIAN PRESS John Daly and Vijay Singh share a chuckle during yesterdays Singh tops money list after opening nine holes BY SHI DAVIDI Canadian Press Vijay Singh enjoyed clowning around but he wasnt here just to have The defending champion picked up five skins worth yesterday including a par worth on the ninth and final hole of the day to take the lead after the first day of golfs Telus Skins The who won nine skins for last birdied six of the nine holes during an errorfree He was the only member of the four some not to find the foliage at the Grandview Golf everyone hit the ball all over the place except for said I hit the ball off the tee veiy When you hit the ball you have a lot of chances to attack the Mike Weir of Blights had a chance to tie Singh on the par4 ninth but his putt for par lipped I didnt think I could win the last hole with a said John Daly was second with after eagling the fourth hole during an erratic and jokefilled I hate to see Vijay get a skin with a par come he complained before challenging Singh to allornothing hole I dont think that would be good for Singh Weir and Spaniard Sergio Garcia were shut out before a capacity crowd of on a pleasant I hit a couple of hooks I didnt like said The foursome plays the back nine Tuesday when will be up for grabs at the par72 Mark OMeara Daly spent most of the day cracking jokes and trading barbs with his oppo riding Garcia particularly The usually stoic Singh also got in on the but said later he was all busi ness on the It makes the game fun when youre playing with guys you know and play around said the Everyone knows we joke around before taking a shot but you concentrate when youre over the Its very serious when youre over the You want to make good Thats what we play The event got off to a slow start Monday as the first three each worth were carried over to the 363yard par4 fourth It was there Daly briefly found his The burly who can launch balls farther with his putter than most amateurs can with stateoftheart took the with a monstrous 347yard drive and a lovely eagle putt from the The two bigmoney shots were Dalys only good strokes of the After sending his sixiron shot far left of the pin on the par3 he I might get my amateur status back after this The 36yearold was more comic than golfer during the early telling Garcia on 2 If you keep hanging around the United youll get fat like WORLD CUP SOCCER FIFA president dismisses referee conspiracy theory Japan FIFA pres ident Sepp Blatter issued a statement yesterday denying there was a conspira cy to keep South Korea in the World Blatter also dismissed speculation Sundays final would be switched from Japan to South Korea should South Korea win its semifinal against The idea of a conspiracy theory favouring the cohosts has gathered momentum since Korea knocked both Italy and Spain out of the tournament amid There have been a string of contro versial refereeing decisions during the but the fact they have favoured the cohosts so much has left many Blatter finally responded to the claims Ongoing rumours require me to reiterate the following The final of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea Japan will be held in Yokohama on 30 June at 8 local as per the match Blatter said in the Any allegations of a conspira cy in favour of Korea Republic are dis missed in their In the second Korea beat Italy with a golden goal after Italy had an extratime effort disallowed and Francesco Totti sent Korea defeated Spain on Saturday in a penalty but not before the Spaniards had two goals ruled out in the quarterfinal Italian club owner backs down on threats Italy Serie A club Perugia which had threatened to fire the South Korean forward whose extra time golden goal sent Italy packing from the World Cup said yesterday that Ann Junghwan will stay with the team next which until now had Ahn on loan from KLeague club Busan has exercised its option and bought the said club spokesman Paolo Ahn has been with the Italian side since the start of the 20002001 spending most of the time on the His header lifted South Korea to a shocking 21 victory over Italy last week delivering the threetime champions a humiliating ASSOCIATED PRESS Ronaldinho of Brazil warms up on the practise pitch Perugia owner Luciano Gaucci responded by telling Ahn he was not welcome I am not going to pay the salary of a guy who has been the ruin of Italian he was quoted as saying by the Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport on a day after Italys In Britain a lawmaker demanded a European Union inquiry into the accusing the Italians yesterday of break ing EU discrimination It was an emotional a Giovagnoni said of Gauccis adding the teams deci sion was made independently of the World Cup Ronaldo shakes oft effects of leg injury Japan apparently fully recovered from a leg muscle trained with the team Monday in preparation for Brazils World Cup semifinal match with Team doctor Jose Luis Runco earlier had said Ronaldo was expected only to run laps on But instead he joined the team for a scrimmage at Saitama the site of Wednesdays The Internazionale striker passed and shot on showing no sign of the muscle pains that led to his substitution in Brazils 21 victory over England last Gold cash coming way of hot Koreans SEOUL The 23 members of the South Korean World Cup soccer squad have each earned at least 300 million won Cdn in bonuses so far for reaching the The Korea Football Association promised 100 million won Cdn each if the team advanced to the second and the same amount for every subsequent South Korea cleared the first round with two wins over Portugal and and a tie with the United The Koreans defeated Italy in the sec ond round and Spain in the quarter Coach Guus Hiddink will also get an unspecified amount in bonuses under a contract signed in late The three Rs make allstar short list Japan Four South Koreans and four Brazilians have been picked by FIFA for its World Cup all star team Ahn who scored the golden goal in South Koreas 21 quar terfinal victory over was included alongside stellar goalkeeper Lee Woon captain and defender Hong Myung bo and midfielder Yoo Brazils three Rs Ronaldinho and Rivaldo have also made the 33man alongside goalkeeper Semifinalists Turkey and Germany and which lost to Brazil in the have three players on the There was no place on the allstar shortlist for Englands defender Rio rated by many as the sides best and Senegal midfielder Henri who scored twice in the secondround match against who won the World Cup three times in 1962 and 1970 with will announce the final allstar team on Friday in Associated Press ECO GREEN has a proven approach to lawn care FERTILIZER and WEED CONTROL on WINDOWS Window Replacements Window Repairs Sealed Units Screens Table Tops Mirrors Auto Glass diekfirHjuvu ctxn DBH 727O123 710 lrt Street Buy your Grad a set of wheels 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