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FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship
Bridge and Canada keeping their poise
The hosts have the strength and the skill to play with any of the teams left in the field

Photos Daniel Motz for FIFA
After storming through the group stage undefeated, Canadian coach Ian Bridge must be feeling pretty confident. He has on his side the tournament's top scorer, Christine Sinclair, one of the revelations of the competition, Kara Lang, and of course they are playing in front of their own supporters. But, like any coach, especially one as experienced as Bridge, he is not looking past his next opponent.

"Once you get into the knockout round, any team can beat any other ... England (the side they will meet in the quarterfinals Sunday) are a well organized team, and we will not take them lightly."

President Blatter praises performances
of FIFA World Cup™ participants

In a letter to the 32 national associations that participated in the highly successful 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter praised the performances of all participants. Writing on 16 August, the FIFA President stated:

“Although the lights have now gone out over the 2002 FIFA World Cup™, the emotions that it aroused are still being felt, whether joy or disappointment, delight or despair.

FIFA Competitions
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Continental Championships
 " Copa America Peru 2004
 " African Cup of Nations
 " CONCACAF Gold Cup
 " Euro 2004 Portugal
 " OFC Nations Cup
 " Asian Cup China 2004
Media Centre
Wide interest for 2004 Olympic Football Tournaments
By 1 March 2002, 150 national associations had enrolled men’s U-23 teams for the preliminary competition of the 2004 Olympic Football Tournament, while 87 national teams had been entered for the women’s competition. The enrolment phase is still open and additional associations may increase the total tally for the event, the final competition of which will be held in Athens, Patras, Volos, Thessaloniki, and Heraclio (Crete) in two years’ time. 07.03.02
FIFA U-17 World Championship Finland 2003 : fixtures officially ratified
The Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 World Championship convened in Zurich today under the chairmanship of Jack Warner (Trinidad and Tobago), Vice-President of FIFA. The dates of the next FIFA U-17 World Championship have been definitively confirmed. The tournament will be held in Finland (Helsinki, Tampere, Turku and Lahti) from 13 to 30 August 2003. 06.03.02

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