Quotes of the week

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He has his team and it worked. But the path he chose is what we question. Gerson on Carlos Alberto Parreira, Brazil coach, after World Cup final victory.

I did it my way - to the end, without changes, without giving in. Parreira.

It was at the bottom of our hearts to dedicate this victory to our great friend, Ayrton Senna. He was also heading for his fourth title. Claudio Taffarel, Brazil's goalkeeper.

We emerged from hell and came within touching distance of paradise. We shouldn't look for alibis. Arrigo Sacchi, coach of Italy, who overcame a poor start in the tournament to reach the final.

They're awesome. They come at you at 100 miles an hour. Alexi Lalas, of the United States, on Brazil.

Four of my team want to play for Arsenal as they have never been in your penalty area in five visits. Alan Smith, Crystal Palace manager, in letter to Tony Adams, agreeing to provide opposition for Adams' testimonial.

I've waited a long time - 12 years of being patient. Nick Price, Open champion, who was narrowly beaten by Tom Watson in 1982.