Football: Quotes Of The Day

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"I accept it in order not to stir up any trouble, although, deep down, I find it unjust." Franck Leboeuf on being a substitute for France.

"If we are stupid enough to think that the Saudis have problems playing in the rain, then we are stupid." Denmark's Bo Johansson, on his team's opponents today.

"If we don't get tickets soon, we're going to take the tour co-ordinator hostage. We will not kill him." Masami Tachi, a 34-year-old Japanese housewife who has travelled to France to find her pre-paid ticket does not exist.

"If anyone tries to cause trouble for us now, they have a problem - with me. Do you know what I'm saying?" Glenn Hoddle's threat to potential trouble-makers.