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June 28, 2001

Hopeless as a host nation?

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The News Review:

* Germany beats England to hold 2006 World Cup
* Football ‘obsession’ denied
* Caborn’s quiz failure
* Hopeless as a host nation?
* Commentary: Will Soccer’s Rulers Ever Clean Up Their Game?
* I’m proud of the louts who think they are fighting for their…
* Soccer thugs kick off for ‘the most violent season in years’
* When the music stopped, Caborn was left standing
* ESPN.com: ESPNMagazine

Germany beats England to hold 2006 World Cup
Telegraph.co.uk – Jun 19, 2001
Alec McGivan, who headed the campaign, claimed that hooliganism during Euro 2000 undermined any chance of success. The result will be a big disappointment to both the Football Association and Tony Blair, who had thrown his weight behind England’s bid… Alec McGivan, who headed the campaign, claimed that hooliganism during Euro 2000 undermined any chance of success. The result will be a big disappointment to both the Football Association and Tony Blair, who had thrown his weight behind England’s bid. With Fifa considering plans to rotate the tournament between continents, England, which last staged the World Cup in 1966, could face another 20-year wait before having the chance to host the tournament again. South Africa, which had been favourite to win, was defeated by 12 votes to 11 after one member of the committee – Charles Dempsey, 78, of New Zealand -abstained. A tie would have seen the decision left to the casting vote of Sepp Blatter, Fifa’s president, who had been seen as a supporter of South Africa. Germany, which was backed by all eight European members of the Fifa executive in the final ballot, owed much to a dazzling presentation on Wednesday when Claudia Schiffer, the supermodel, joined Chancellor Schröder and Boris Becker in supporting the bid.

Football ‘obsession’ denied
BBC News – Jun 17, 2001
“To this government, football is sport. You mustn’t upset football. ”

Pressure

While the World Cup bid was being considered, Ms Hoey said she came under pressure to speed up work permit applications from foreign footballers who wanted to play in the Premiership. She also said she was expected to do everything possible to assist delegates from world football’s governing body Fifa – even though she believed there was a “gentleman’s agreement” that eventual victor Germany would be the European bidder for the 2006 tournament. She said: “There were times when you’d have thought the government was being run by Fifa… You mustn’t upset football. ”

Pressure

While the World Cup bid was being considered, Ms Hoey said she came under pressure to speed up work permit applications from foreign footballers who wanted to play in the Premiership. She also said she was expected to do everything possible to assist delegates from world football’s governing body Fifa – even though she believed there was a “gentleman’s agreement” that eventual victor Germany would be the European bidder for the 2006 tournament. She said: “There were times when you’d have thought the government was being run by Fifa.

Caborn’s quiz failure
Telegraph.co.uk – Jun 22, 2001
If we forget this, it’s only because recent incumbents have sought to glamorise the role by associating themselves, disastrously, with large scale public projects (the World Cup 2006 bid, Wembley Stadium) and by being seen at the Cup final. Indeed, it may be that, with Caborn, we stand encouragingly.

Hopeless as a host nation?
BBC News – Jun 22, 2001
Does the UK have what it takes to host a major sporting event?

Have Your Say

The financial problems of the Commonwealth Games come hot on the heels of the Wembley stadium fiasco and England’s failure to host the 2006 World Cup. Are there too many bodies and organisations involved in decision-making?

Should the government become more directly involved or is it up to sporting organisations to get their own house in order?

Or is the country simply not interested enough to dedicate large sums of taxpayers’ money to sporting projects?

Have Your Say

Why do the English want to spend millions of pounds hosting these sporting events. I can understand the media crying out for them, they make millions and enjoy great media perks. I can understand the politicians, they use the events to raise their status and get their faces on TV. I can understand the social set who get to all the dinners, events, meetings etc… Until that culture changes, we will always be a laughing stock. Rhys Jaggar,
England
We can’t host a major sporting event for the same reason we can’t run a railway, build a hospital or organise a school – we don’t want to pay for it. Perhaps Napoleon was right, we’re a nation of shopkeepers!

Craig Harry,
England

I think that England do have what it takes to hold a major sporting event, just look at how well Euro 96 went

Rich Loosley, England

If an event has nothing to do with football, the government are not prepared to fork out. They must have thought that because there were a few gold medals from the Sydney Olympics that everything is rosy in the British sporting arena, so they can afford to cut lottery funding. This should not be allowed. The hard work should be beginning to improve standards further. We will be disappointed with coming home with the same number of gold medals at the 2004 Olympics.

Commentary: Will Soccer’s Rulers Ever Clean Up Their Game?
BusinessWeek – Jun 25, 2001
A decade ago, the Cup generated less than $100 million in television and marketing fees. Next year’s event in Korea and Japan will pull in about $1 billion, a powerful sign that soccer’s appeal just keeps growing. Unfortunately, the lure of all that cash has spawned a financial scandal that highlights the dangerous amateurism of the Cup’s owner, the Federation of International Football Assns… “I have no requirement to disclose details,” he said at a June 13 press conference. Perhaps such secrecy was acceptable when soccer was a truly amateur sport. But these days, kicking around a football has become big business. It should be run like one.

I’m proud of the louts who think they are fighting for their…
Telegraph.co.uk – Jun 19, 2001
For several years, he was an enthusiastic participant in football hooliganism, hooked on it as if it were a drug. He said: “The beauty of following England away is that you never know for sure what is going to happen. However, there is always one certainty and that is that somewhere along the line there will be trouble. “Mr Johnson was interviewed by The Telegraph before the start of Euro 2000. He is no longer a hooligan but is thought to be at Euro 2000… “Mr Johnson believed that of fans travelling to England’s Euro 2000 games, at least 20 per cent were out to cause trouble or be prepared to join in. He said: “We are talking large numbers and the police will have a hell of a job to control them. He added that it was “ridiculous” for the media to say hooligans should consider the effect of their behaviour on England’s chances of hosting the 2006 World Cup. “Do they really think that in Copenhagen, when a pub load of Arsenal fans found themselves surrounded by hundreds of Turks armed to the teeth, that they would think: ‘We can’t fight back, as our actions may have a negative impact on our chances of hosting the World Cup’? In those situations, you don’t have time to think about the consequences of your behaviour. You have to fight to stay alive. “Of the “Turkish factor” at Euro 2000, Mr Johnson said: “The Turks will be out for us as much as we will be for them, and in the middle you will have the Belgian and Dutch police running around trying to work out what is happening. If the Turks weren’t there, the trouble would simply be with the Dutch, Belgians, Germans and the police.

Soccer thugs kick off for ‘the most violent season in years’
Telegraph.co.uk – Jun 19, 2001
Football hooligans have been encouraged by their success in. The hooligans increasingly include members of the professional classes, he added.

When the music stopped, Caborn was left standing
Telegraph.co.uk – Jun 18, 2001
To be fair to Blair, few Prime Ministers have cared much for sport, let alone had much knowledge of it. Sir Bob Scott, who twice led unsuccessful bids by Manchester for the Olympic Games, recounts the time when he tried to persuade Margaret Thatcher to travel to Tokyo for the vote on the 1990 Olympic Games. Manchester were up against Atlanta, and Scott knew that the Americans would bring in their heavy guns. She was incredulous that Scott should make such a request… It did not go down well. Those who want to know how little even those in the highest political circles know about sport would do well to read Major’s autobiography. He describes how, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, he reduced football pools duty to help clubs convert to all-seater stadiums following the Bradford and Hillsborough tragedies. Treasury officials were sceptical and wanted the Government to put a levy on transfers. But nobody at the Treasury knew the total value of transfers and Major had to send his press officer to buy a copy of Rothmans Football Yearbook which lists all the transfers. The idea of the levy was dropped, but Major says he will always remember that Spurs sold Chris Waddle to Marseilles for £4. 5 million and bought Gary Lineker from Barcelona for £1.

ESPN.com: ESPNMagazine
ESPN – Jun 28, 2001
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