Netherlands qualify for World Cup 2002
This afternoon, Fifa official J. Blatter anounced the immediate
disqualification of Paraguay's National team. When asked for the reasons
for these sudden drastic measures, with only 46 days to go before
kickoff, Blatter refrained from comment. Later this afternoon, Fifa
spokesman Keith Cooper told the press that there is: "a narcotics
investigation in progress, of which the outcome however, will not have
any influence on Paraguay's disqualification."
As disastrous as this may be for Paraguay's National team, there are
also those who can start celebration. Since the Dutch national team was
the first runner-up in the competition, just a few points short of being
able to qualify, the sudden disqualification of Paraguay means their
reinstatement in the World Cup 2002. The dutch are back in the race!
A press conference will be held wednesday afternoon, to shed light on
this matters, and to clarify the reasons of Paraguay's disqualification.