Football: Quotes Of the week

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We have always been convinced the Americans are not afraid of anything. But after we organised a meeting in Sarajevo they were afraid and now we are going to Moscow they are afraid again. Primo Nebiolo, the president of the IAAF, athletics' governing body, hits out at the number of Americans who have pulled out of the weekend's Grand Prix meeting in Russia.

He came into the garage like an animal, saying I tried to kill him. I find his behaviour disgusting. David Coulthard after the incident with Michael Schumacher at last week's Belgian Grand Prix.

I have a drink, but at the right time, that's the difference. I've become a bit of a connoisseur - I drink wine. Ray Parlour puts his boozy days at Highbury behind him.

I think that particular person helped Murali get more wickets by saying those things.

What Arjuna Ranatunga, the Sri Lanka captain, said of David Lloyd's comments about spinner Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling action the day before Muralitharan bowled out England and completed a 16-wicket haul.