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France go into battle with Holland without usual midfield

No Zidane, no Vieira, no Pires - coach Jacques Santini will send out a France side missing their usual midfield in today's friendly against Holland.


Memories of self

From Gummy Bear

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Barca ride on league form

Barcelona need their superb league form to rub off in the UEFA Cup against Celtic today if Frank Rijkaard#8217;s side are to overturn a 1-0 deficit and reach the quarter-finals.

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Lissek happy with the ‘new’ team

After months of acrimony and uncertainty, the national hockey team now has a new determination and spirit. And national coach Paul Lissek is a happy man these days.


The Hare and the Tortoise

MY natural fleetness is the envy of the other animals,#8221; Harry the Hare boasted to Thomas the Tortoise one morning. #8220;Look at you, a miserable and dawdling creature with your short legs and your stubby head. The only way to make you fast is to take your food away!#8221;

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Ranieri gives Veron a run-out

Chelsea coach Claudio Ranieri, still worried by the fitness level of Juan Sebastian Veron, gives the Argentine midfielder a run-out against Notts County in the English League Cup today.


Conduct teachers’ courses after school

From CONCERNED PARENT,Ipoh. I>(via e-mail)/I>

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England call-up for Kirkland

Uncapped Liverpool goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was named on Saturday in the England squad for next week's friendly against Croatia but Everton striker Wayne Rooney was left out due to injury.

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Real test begins for France

The 2003 Confederations Cup represents the first real test for hosts France to prove to the world that they have recovered from their pitiful showing at last year#8217;s World Cup.


Search continues for sustainable resource development

Indonesian forests constitute one of the world#8217;s megacentres of biological diversity. However, these forests #8211; 10% of the world#8217;s remaining tropical forests, second largest to Brazil #8211; are being increasingly degraded, leaving ever fewer natural resources and causing significant ecological damage.