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"Staelens shouted out something that had to do with my private life in the past. Take it from me, it was below the belt. But I should have kept my temper under control." Dutch striker Patrick Kluivert, after being sent off for a clash with Belgium's Lorenzo Staelens on Saturday.

"I was very angry when I saw him lying there. I didn't see any elbow." Kluivert's Dutch team-mate, Jaap Stam.

"I think he is one of the best in the world and he can show that in this World Cup. His demeanour exudes confidence and, for defenders, that is refreshing." United States coach Steve Sampson on his first-choice goalkeeper, Leicester City's Kasey Keller.