Football: Republic savour the party mood

Euro 2000: McCarthy's men celebrate flying start to campaign but there is little joy for Brown, Gould or McMenemy

Football: Celtic's fans count cost

THE only vestige of tradition around Celtic Park these days is the club song which blares out as Jozef Venglos's players take the field.

Football: Celtic crushed in Croatia

Croatia Zagreb 3 Celtic 0 Zagreb win 3-1 aggregate

Football: Boyd views rewards beyond first hurdle

TOM BOYD, the Celtic captain, insists his side must succeed in their chase for a Champions' League place if Scottish clubs are to shed their tag of European also-rans. The Parkhead side's destiny rests on the outcome of tonight's second qualifying round second leg tie against Croatia Zagreb.

Football: Celtic seek passport for foreign exchange

CROATIA does not soothe many people's minds as an opportunity for overseas travel. For Tommy Burns, though, the gnawing doubts about visiting a hot spot the Foreign Office would advise against proved unfounded. The only shots fired were by strikers, the only rockets were flares from excited football fans.

Football: Jackson gives Celtic the edge

Celtic 1 Croatia Zagreb 0

World Cup: Suker ensures Croatia spoil the Japanese party

Japan 0 Croatia 1 Suker 77 Att: 39,000

Football: Suker strike puts England in the frame

World Cup: Croatia's maverick talents overhaul a lively but limited Japan to qualify for the second round; Japan 0 Croatia 1 Suker 77 Half-time: 0-0 Attendance: 39,000

Football: Confirmed World Cup squads

Squads published after the France 98 supplement in today's Sunday Review went to press

Croat death camp chief to face court

IT WAS more than half a century later and a continent away but Dinko Sakic's leer was the same. His alleged victims - Jews, Serbs and gypsies - went to their deaths watching that same twisted smile on the face of their concentration camp commander.

Pressing issue in Croatia

Pressing issue in Croatia

Croatian officials covered up slaughter, say troops

Three former Croatian soldiers yesterday accused top Croatian officials of "systematically covering up" the 1991 slaughter of Serbs and Croats in central Croatia.

Travel: A short stay in... Zagreb

Strolling around the capital of Croatia, it's hard to believe that until recently this was a country at war. With its medieval buildings, rumbling trams and rich cultural heritage, it's one of eastern Europe's lesser known treasures. And that's before you've tried a few glasses of its famous slivovia plum brandy. By Gareth Lloyd

Tennis: Rusedski overwhelms his old friend

Greg Rusedski joined Tim Henman in the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open last night. Rusedski defeated Karim Alami, of Morocco, in straight sets on a cool but calm evening. John Roberts reports from Doha.

Travel '98: April Dubrovnik

No cars, no bikes, no rip-offs, no pretension - Dubrovnik is the ideal location for a romantic European break, says David Robson
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